Tag: Lauren Werlinger

Features

Spending a short time, learning so much

One brief semester ago, I was not familiar with AP Style, the excitement of doing an interview or the unnecessary restraint of omitting the Oxford comma, despite being tempted to add one to this very sentence. The newsroom is a place I have come to love. I am excited to […]

Features

Werlinger named editor for 2021-2022

When I joined the Agora as a freelance writer during the 2020 Fall Semester, I had no idea how much it would come to mean to me. I also had no idea that I would become the Agora editor for the 2021-2022 school year. That’s what everyone says, it seems. […]

Features Opinion

The journey from ad to assistant editor

Sometimes a small advertisement to get involved can go a long way. My first time on campus, at the new-school orientation, I saw a flyer to join the Agora, and upon reading, was immediately interested. Though joining didn’t fit my schedule that semester, I was encouraged to still get involved […]

Opinion

Sharks in the water, use caution

Writing an article and watching all the details fall into place is one of the best parts of being a journalist. What lots of readers don’t know, however, is just how much it takes to get that information. That sounds a lot more dramatic than it really is. I’m not fighting against a government’s censorship or skillfully extracting a […]

News

Student Government plans virtual talent show

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Monroe County, Student Government is in the process of planning around the restrictions for social gatherings. Nicholas Manor, president of Student Government, said their goal is to find unique ways to keep MCCC students engaged in the community while also keeping everyone safe. One […]

Entertainment

‘Disco Elysium’ introduces new faces and voices

In Martinaise, the grimy seaside district of the capital Revachol, an amnesiac detective jogs across streets marked with scars from a failed revolution. In the role-playing video game “Disco Elysium,” you play as a detective who drank so much he forgot that he was a police officer. He doesn’t even know his own name. Nevertheless, […]

Features

MCCC food desert receives oasis; The Foundation develops food pantry

MCCC is in a food desert. The Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) conducted a study that found that residents who live near MCCC have a hard time accessing healthy, affordable food. Sixteen percent of students who attend MCCC reported “very low” food security in the 2021 study conducted by Trellis Research. The Foundation at MCCC is creating a food pantry with the […]

News

New programs lead to increased to winter enrollment

In the 2021 Winter Semester, enrollment is up by 3%. Typically, enrollment will increase in the fall and stay the same or decrease in the winter. The total number of students currently enrolled is 2,380, which is up from 2,312 compared to the 2020 Fall Semester. MCCC ranks third in […]

News

MCCC works towards diversity, equity and inclusion

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center is being created on campus to celebrate cultural diversity and provide community resources. Melissa Grey, professor of psychology, said the DEI task force plans to do this by putting student clubs at the center of programming and bringing in speakers. The task force wants […]

News

C Building renovations enter final planning stage

The committee for planning renovations of the C Building has moved into the third and final phase of planning. In this phase, they will focus on construction documentation, said Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities. The selected architects and engineers will produce the diagrams and specifications, which will be used […]