Tag: COVID-19

News

COVID-19 delays L Building construction

The L Building renovations were supposed to be completed before the start of the 2020 Fall Semester. However, there have been significant delays in the completion of this project. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary cause of the delay. “It’s made […]

Opinion

My newfound online optimism

To say I once disliked online classes would be an understatement. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay out home order multiple times, and  the college inevitably made the decision in May to switch to online courses this fall. This change was necessary in light of what was going on around […]

News

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 […]

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 […]

Features

Quartey’s daily messages encourage MCCC employees

To combat the fear and dread the coronavirus pandemic has sparked, Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, has been sending daily messages of encouragement to all college employees and Board of Trustee members. Quartey said he wants the messages to act as “a common thread” to keep staff, faculty and administration […]

Entertainment

‘Aries’ fails to continue Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ potential

Continuing their “Song Machine” initiative, which sees a new track released almost every month, Gorillaz released their latest track, “Aries,” on April 9. “Aries” features Peter Hook from Joy Division on bass and music producer and drummer Georgia on drums, a change different from the prior iterations of “Song Machine” […]

News

MCCC graduation postponed

The spread of coronavirus has forced MCCC to postpone the 2020 graduation.  Tracy Vogt, registrar of MCCC, said graduation was originally scheduled for 7 p.m May 1 in the Welch Health Education Building.  Vogt said caps and gowns have not been purchased, and information regarding gown pickup will be sent […]

Opinion

A pandemic is hard for everyone

Lately, days have been hard for a lot of us. Whether it is practicing social distancing or not having a job right now, the coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s daily lives. I would like to take the time to talk about what I have been going through from almost the […]

Opinion

Unpreparedness makes me question

As the government at state and federal levels continues act against the unprecedented coronavirus, this pandemic leaves individuals in communities across the country wondering, “but what do I do if I have it?” Two weeks ago, I was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. As MCCC closed its physical doors and students began […]

Features

Students adjust to online classes, self-quarantine

MCCC has switched all face-to-face classes to an online format, causing students to adapt to a new way of learning. On March 19, MCCC announced that all classes would be moved to an online format for the rest of the Winter/Spring 2020 semester in an effort to prevent the spread […]