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Campus services available yet meetings still uncertain

Despite MCCC’s limited on-campus interaction, various resources and newly renovated facilities will still be available to students this Fall Semester. President Kojo Quartey first announced in May that the Fall 2020 Semester would consist of mostly remote online classes. Student services online and in-person Ryan Rafko, director of Admissions and […]

Features

Peaceful protests reach Monroe

As protests against police brutality continue around the country, organizers in Monroe are following suit to rally people around the Black Lives Matter movement. Azia Hawthorne, 39, has lived in Monroe for eight years after moving from Chicago and said she has been to 12 BLM protests over the past two […]

Opinion

MCCC looks toward the future after COVID-19

To say COVID-19 took us all by surprise would be a tremendous understatement. In the middle of the spring semester, we were compelled by an insidious and unseen enemy to adjust, re-evaluate, reconfigure, and reassess everything that we do. Fortunately or unfortunately, we were not alone. Not only were all […]

Entertainment

Character unfolds in ‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’

I could not have imagined such 3D charm could be packed into a 2D game. “Paper Mario: The Origami King” was developed by Intelligent Systems and released on the Nintendo Switch on July 17, 2020. “Origami King” is the sixth entry in the Paper Mario series since “Paper Mario” was […]

Opinion

Cryptid Corner: Dogfolk

I may be cursed by dog people. But more likely than that, I just have very odd luck when it comes to local legends. Living in Michigan all my life and moving around several times, I’ve been to very unique rural areas with varying urban legends and myths. Most were […]

Entertainment

“The Umbrella Academy” takes on the 1960s

As the adage goes, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In the case of the members of the Umbrella Academy, however, they are simply condemned to repeat the past, or in this case, the future. Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” premiered on the […]

Entertainment

The Beatles ‘Rubber Soul’ still has me tuning in

I can rarely say that a 55-year old album is still on my heavy music rotation to this day. The Beatles sixth album “Rubber Soul” was released on December 3, 1965. The album title is derived from the term “plastic soul,” a colloquialism for un-authentic soul music, with the Beatles […]

Opinion

‘Robotexts’ are growing increasingly frustrating

One of the most well-known issues cellphone users have is being available to virtually anyone. And I do mean anyone. Even if you never give out your phone number to a single soul, you’re still inviting a large portion of the world to your doorstep by simply activating the device. […]

Features

Black and Meade lead Agora for 2020-2021 year

The Agora recently named Noah Black as the next editor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Black is a 2015 graduate from Arbor Preparatory High School in Ypsilanti and is 23-years-old. He is pursuing a degree in Communications. “It’s more surreal than anything,” Black said. “I started off as someone with […]