Author: Vanessa Ray


Attack on Titan

What’s in the basement? The question that’s been plaguing “anime-onlies” since the first episode of “Attack on Titan” (AoT) aired back in 2013, is on its way to being answered this season. Unfortunately, due to a delay, fans are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. At […]


Board of Trustees candidates

Board of Trustees candidates, from left, Gerald Williams, Jack Schwab, Darrell Moore, Krista Lambrix, David Kubiske, and David Heilman. The MCCC Board of Trustees is replacing two seats. To help residents with their decision at the ballot box Nov. 6, a forum was held Thursday evening in the A Building. […]


One Book, One Community novel set in the Old West

2019 One Book, One Community book selection "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles, on display during the unveiling event at Bedford Branch Library Thursday evening. A morally complex historical fiction set in the Old West is this year’s One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection. “News of the World,” a […]


Remembering Jim DeVries

Family and friends gather to pay tribute to James DeVries (seated, center) in the atrium of the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College August 24. (Photo by Vanessa Ray) Professor emeritus James “Jim” DeVries, who spent 40 years teaching MCCC students about history and the world, died Sept. 13 […]


Beneath the fedora

Professor Edmund La Clair talks to a history class during the Winter 2018 semester. (Photo by Vanessa Ray)   If History Professor Edmund La Clair could tell each MCCC student one thing, it would be to fail. “Look for opportunities to fail,” La Clair said. “Go in trying to succeed, […]


Hundreds turn out to honor James DeVries

MCCC President Kojo Quartey hugs professor emeritus James DeVries during a reception to honor his life in the atrium of the La-Z-Boy Center Aug. 24.   When life starts to end, reflection begins.   For James “Jim” DeVries, a member of the MCCC Board of Trustees and professor emeritus, this […]


Spirit Rock ready for the class of ‘18

The Student Government painted the spirit rock, located near the south entrance, just in time for last Friday night's commencement and the end of the Winter semester. 2018 graduates are encouraged to stop by, sign the rock and take a picture with it.   Those wishing to share their photos can either […]


2017 Fall Semester Dean’s List

Students walking on campus (photo by Vanessa Ray) To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Each student who made the Dean’s List is listed in alphabetical order below according to city of residence: […]


MCCC to hold career and opportunity expo

With graduation just around the corner, there are many MCCC students who will, after receiving their Associates Degree or Trade Certificate, be looking to enter the workforce. In an effort to bring the jobs to the students, MCCC is hosting a career expo April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 […]


Come work or play

The lounge has plenty of room for students to relax on couches and chairs, or they can study or socialize around the science-themed end tables Attention students! The new L Building addition is opening soon! The tentative date for the outside building to be completed by is Spring 2018 […]