Author: Selene Avila


Post-Apocalyptic World Survival

The Agora editor Leah Thomas moderated the event with panel members Micah Young, Chase McBee, Mark Hammond, Bob Dluzen, and Judy Dluzen   Learning how to survive could be the difference between life and death during catastrophes. On Wednesday, March 29, the Agora staff hosted a survivalist discussion.  This event […]


Board raises tuition this fall

MCCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to raise non-resident and out of state/international tuition beginning in Fall 2017 semester. At the March 27 board meeting, the board also discussed adding research review board, purchasing of a dynamometer, and supporting the Monroe County Bicentennial Alliance. They also recognized a retirement and […]


Earth Day approaching is growing into the event

Miranda Gardner Staff Member The Math and Science Society plotted to save the planet on March 24 for Earth Day. “We planted approximately 200 paper cups of sunflower seeds,” Kathleen Shepherd professor of mathematics said. The sunflowers are growing in the greenhouse and are expected to sprout in time for […]


March for Science, Not Silence

Miranda Gardner Staff Member This is the resistance and this is history in the making. The National March for Science on April 22 is quite the drive, but the March for Science in Ann Arbor is close to home. Professor of mathematics Mark Naber is encouraging students to band together […]


Phi Theta Kappa Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers pose on the main floor of Habitat’s 93 house built. From left to right; Collin Flynn, Miranda Gardner, Lauren Pillarelli, and Saqib Noor Peracha. Not pictured; Lily Kozicki. Photo by Julia Skaggs. Miranda Gardner Staff Member Phi Theta Kappa members built hope for a Monroe County family, one brush […]


Emergency response team offers disaster training

CERT members learn safe rescue techniques for trapped victims   Are You Prepared? What would you do if a disaster struck your town and 911 was unavailable? Could you keep yourself and your family safe? Do you know how to provide first aid for an injured loved one? Can you […]


Students responsible for their health

Some believe a college lifestyle causes weight gain.   Weight gain cannot be applied to all college freshmen because each student is responsible for prioritizing their physical health. The phrase “Freshman Fifteen” is a stereotypical term for the 15-pound weight gain of a college freshman over the course of their […]


Student Government plans music events

Student Government is winding down from the school dance, but they still have plenty of events planned. Some of the more noteworthy events discussed during their recent meeting include inviting Bubba Wilson to the college for black history month, inviting students to perform at the college, and starting a community […]


MCCC offers tax assistance to community

MCCC has partnered with the IRS to provide tax return assistance. The college wants to help people with low to moderate income taxpayers, who generally earn $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and/or limited English speaking taxpayers, who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. All services are free […]


MCCC works to provide bowling for students

Efforts to get MCCC students bowling have taken a new turn.  At the beginning of the semester, the college proposed a student bowling league at Nortel Lanes in Monroe.  Tom Ryder, the Campus Community Events/Student Activities coordinator for MCCC, is an avid bowler. In the spring of 2014, he and […]