Author: Lauren Werlinger


One Book, One Community to host county wide events

Each year, One Book, One Community of Monroe chooses a book for residents to connect through discussion and free events. Even through the pandemic, this year was no different. OBOC announced its book choice for 2022 through a video series of local celebrities unveiling the title on Sept. 24, 2021.  […]


Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is spellbinding

Mirabel Madrigal is the only person in her family who does not have a magical ability. Released to U.S. theaters Nov. 24, animated Disney movie “Encanto” takes the viewer on a colorful journey through the story of a magically gifted family.  As the inciting incident, Mirabel sees a startling vision […]


Makerspace provides community resources

The MCCC Makerspace is like a mad scientist’s laboratory, said Makerspace coordinator Michael Reaume. “It’s really cool to be able to have an idea for something to make or need to fix something, and all of the necessary tools and equipment are right here,” Reaume said.  A makerspace is a […]


The Forum: Episode Five
Levi Couch

The Forum is an interview show where we get to know a student from MCCC. It is scheduled to run at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays Comcast channels 21 and 916 and Charter channel 187. The station is also livestreaming its content.


Roush Industries and MCCC collaborate to create new jobs

Roush Industries, an engineering supplier, and MCCC will be entering into an agreement to create new jobs in the state of Michigan. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of a Michigan New Jobs Training Program Agreement on Oct. 25.   Roush Industries will create 100 new jobs through this […]


Scott Behrens creates new positions to focus on student success

MCCC’s first-time college student retention rate increased by 20% from 2019 to 2020, said Scott Behrens, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success.  Behrens said he attributes this increase to the changes he and his team have made. Behrens created three positions with the goal of taking a more […]


Electric car show displays industry advancements

“I can hardly believe it,” said Ford engineer Ben Garman, gesturing at a battery-powered electric F650. Garman worked on the diesel version of the F650, a medium-duty work truck, and was amazed that the electric version’s maximum load is 14,500 pounds. Along with the F650, approximately 10 other electric and […]


Car show to provide a glimpse into the future of automotives

The gasoline consumers use to fuel their cars will eventually run out. Fossil fuels, which are used to create gasoline, are a non-renewable resource, which means there is not an infinite supply of it. According to, human usage of fossil fuels contributes to global warming by releasing large amounts […]


Presley Bergmooser paints custom commissions

Hand-painted desserts decorate the yellow brick wall of local bakery Cakes by Stephanie.  MCCC student Presley Bergmooser spent a total of 25 hours on the project. “I was ecstatic to paint the mural for Cakes By Stephanie,” Presley said.  The project came about when Presley was working full time at […]