Author: Emma Marion


Catherine Brodie takes her final bow

The Agora Chorale sang under the direction of Catherine Brodie for one final concert on April 26, 2022.  In an emotional performance, the chorale performed many well known tunes that had the crowd hooked The show was kicked off by a tribute piece and prayer for Ukraine. The Chorale was […]


Inside Out Dance Ensemble returns to Meyer Theater

Inside Out Dance Ensemble was set to host the celebration of their 10th anniversary as an ensemble in 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. Kellie Lajiness, director of IODE,  said she is thrilled to be back on stage for their first annual concert since 2019. The Inside Out Dance Ensemble […]


Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to MCCC

Nicholas Myers, Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist, was one of the first musicians to enter the Meyer Theater stage on Jan. 28, 2022. Myers likes to be sure to warm up his bass before his actual performance.  “It is important to get into the right musical mindset before I play big […]

Cookies on a cooling rack

Pandemic concerns put bake sale on hold

The writing fellows were planning to hold a bake sale this month on campus. With many concerns about the pandemic and high case numbers, Lori Jo Couch, the Writing Center adviser, has tabled the idea of a bake sale for the time being. “I am on hold for the bake sale,” […]


Agora Chorale to perform for the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, MCCC’s musical ensembles continue to do their best at getting into the Christmas spirit even with pandemic restrictions. MCCC’s Agora Chorale will host a concert titled “Sing Noel”, while also hosting The John Tyner Chorale. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to be […]


Stop the music
Pandemic robs local musicians of chance to perform

In a conversation during class about our upcoming holiday concert, College Community Band Director Mark Felder got quite emotional when he found out that he would no longer be able to hold full ensemble concerts. “I had a resignation letter written,” Felder said during class. He was frustrated with campus […]


Luke LaPrad returns home for MCCC concert

Smells won’t be the only thing drifting from the cafeteria at lunchtime. Student Government is hosting a ‘Tunes at Noon’ concert on Monday, November 29, 2021. The event starts at 11:30am in the A Building.  “Noon time concerts aren’t new,” said Tom Ryder, Student Government Advisor. “Each year we bring […]


“No playbook on pandemic”
College vaccination policy in development

Adults who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are 17 times more likely to be hospitalized compared to vaccinated adults, according to a study conducted this year. MCCC President Kojo Quartey’s mother was affected by these hospitalizations from the pandemic.  “Because she had a stroke, she needed to be hospitalized, but […]


Live music returns to campus

As performers and audience gathered together for a long awaited performance, choir director Catherine Brodie said we need our health to live, but we need music for our soul to thrive.  On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Agora Chorale broke the long-held silence in the Meyer Theatre. “With this being the […]


News Brief
College administration yet to respond to vaccine mandate

MCCC officials are still evaluating the best way to respond to the federal government’s vaccine mandate. President Joe Biden announced on Sept. 24 that the Department of Labor developed an emergency vaccination rule. The rule requires either a full vaccination status or a weekly negative COVID test from each employee […]