Tag: Jerry Meade

News

‘Koda’ joins the MCCC family as newly named mascot

The Husky mascot of MCCC now has a proper name. The name “Koda” was announced as the winning entry on March 3 after the announcement of the “Name Our Mascot” contest by MCCC’s Student. Government in Sept. 2020. Tom Ryder, Student Government adviser, said 125 entries were submitted with those […]

News

Student Government hosts second scavenger hunt

It isn’t often the members of a virtual event are out of breath most of the meeting. However, this was the case during the MCCC Student Government’s Valentines Scavenger on Feb. 12. The event was the second of its kind, with the first virtual scavenger hunt being in November 2020. […]

Entertainment

Steve digs into ‘Super Smash Bros.’

One of the most bizarrely conceived gaming crossovers has now become a reality. “Minecraft’s” default player character, Steve, officially joined the roster of Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Oct. 14. With “Minecraft” being the current best-selling video game of all time, it’s no surprise that players have wanted the […]

Opinion

How I learned to cut the cable cord and embrace YouTube

I don’t watch any TV shows on a regular basis. That might be expected if I’m busy during the semester, but it’s been the case for well over a year now. Not long ago, I had shows I looked forward to watching every weekday night when a new episode released. […]

Opinion

Why are we being watched?

I am being recorded while taking tests for my online course. With this semester’s online format being new to most everyone, there are certain changes to the course formula that have taken time to get used to. I’ve learned to expect and adapt to the increase in busy work and […]

Features

Middle College classes continue in person

The Monroe County Middle College semester started Sept. 8, with all high school courses still being available in-person. Robert Krueger, MCMC principal, said students were given three different options on how to take classes this semester. One option was taking classes fully virtual from Edgenuity, a third-party vendor separate from […]

Features

Michigan offers free tuition for essential workers

Essential workers have the opportunity to get free college tuition at MCCC for up to four years. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer first proposed the Futures for Frontliners Programs in April 2020 which would offer free post-secondary education to those who worked on the frontlines during the stay-at-home order. This initiative was […]

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 […]

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 […]