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Letters to the Editor

Dan Shaw’s influence remains after passing

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dan Shaw, who in addition to serving as the faculty adviser and editor of this great campus newspaper from 2008-2019, was also a community staple at the Monroe Evening News for several years, and brought a fount of knowledge and […]

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

Former adviser Dan Shaw passes away at 68

Dan Shaw, former MCCC professor of journalism and Agora adviser, died unexpectedly during a basketball game Sept. 28. Shaw was 68 years old. President Kojo Quartey called an all-campus meeting Sept. 29 to break the news to faculty and staff. Shaw was the faculty adviser to the Agora from 2008-2019, […]

News

Constitution Celebration Day at MCCC

In celebration of Constitution Day, a webinar was hosted Sept. 16. Michael Snyder, professor of political science, moderated this event. Panel discussants included Edmund La Clair, professor of history, and Dan Wood, professor of criminal justice. Snyder said they had the idea for a while to host an online event […]

News

MCCC’s Student Government plans through the pandemic

MCCC’s Student Government has been planning a series of events through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Government at MCCC has been meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another. Tom Ryder, coordinator of campus and community Events and student activities, said this is a strange time to figure […]

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 […]

Features

MCCC presents zero-increase millage for November ballot

The election season is just around the corner and voters will have a lot of decisions to make. For local voters, this includes MCCC’s zero-increase millage renewal. MCCC’s new millage will be staying at the same rate as the previous millage at .85 mil (85 cents per $1,000 taxable value). […]

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 […]

Features

CARES Act aids both students and campus

The college still has over $395,000 to give away to students. MCCC was granted $1.3 million for COVID-19 relief on April 9. First passed by Congress and signed in to law by the president on March 27, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act gives $2.2 trillion to Americans […]