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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 […]

Opinion

My second round at the College Media Association

The Agora recently went to New York City for the College Media Association’s national event. The annual trip helps staff members of the Agora learn new skills, meet professionals from the country’s biggest news organizations and discuss college media with students from across the country. Last year the event was […]

Opinion

COVID-19 leaves visible changes to everyday life

It’s unsettling to be flipping through TV channels in a hotel room only to find talk shows with little to no audience. As if the proverbial rapture was upon us, the populations of streets, audiences and buildings grew thinner by the minute. The day the Agora crew left New York […]