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Hell on Earth arrives in ‘Doom Eternal’

“Rip and tear until it is done.” These are the words that echo through a player’s mind as they fight off the hordes of Hell in “Doom Eternal.” The game was released March 20 and is the sequel to the 2016 reboot of the classic video game franchise “Doom.” “Doom […]

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MCCC transitions to online courses for remainder of semester

MCCC has transferred all of its on-campus classes to an online format to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. An email was sent to students March 19 to inform that classes will be transitioned to online format for the remainder of the semester. Valerie Culler, director of Financial Aid, said […]

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MCCC course evaluations go digital

Electronic evaluation for all Winter 2020 classes were made available to students April 10. Jeff Peters, MCCC’s coordinator of E-Learning and Instructional support was contacted over video call to explain the process of converting the surveys to a digital format. Evaluation Kit is a tool the college has used for […]

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One Book, One Community events canceled to slow spread of coronavirus

One Book, One Community of Monroe (OBOC) had over 15 events scheduled for 2020. The coronavirus shut down all but one as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased restrictions on public gatherings. The events, scheduled for March 11 through April 3, included an on-stage conversation between Agora staff members and Dr. Mona […]

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Covid-19 affects campus construction

The sound of drills, hammers and other construction equipment has silenced at MCCC. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said construction was occurring March 23 — just prior to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-home order. Since then all construction projects are placed on hold. “Founders Hall (formerly East and […]

Entertainment

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ gives players an escape

I’ve spent the last week on a private island resort, free of any worldwide pandemics. This island, named “Epicana,” is where most of my adventuring takes place in Nintendo’s newly released game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” Released March 20, the game centers on you living in a town with anthropomorphic […]

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MCCC donates, loans equipment to assist during pandemic

COVID-19 cases have spiked in the U.S. over the last few weeks. With hospitals across the country announcing equipment shortages, MCCC has worked to help local and regional hospitals. In a press release from the college, MCCC’s registered nursing program has supplied ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital with 50 isolation gowns, […]

Opinion

Kindness prevails through pandemic

I woke up and could not remember what day it was. While I haven’t completely isolated myself, being home more than 80 percent of the day for multiple days in a row is a bit much. I believe that social distancing as much as possible and normal life being somewhat […]

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The Agora awarded by Michigan Press Association

The Agora recently won four awards in the 2019 College Better Newspaper Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Michigan Press Association (MPA) and consisted of content produced between Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019. Vanessa Ray took first place for Best Photographer and third place in the News […]