Author: McKinley Striggow


Seven types of love

In Psychology a student learns that there are seven types of love, each powerful and sometimes they come without warning. The seven types are Eros, Philia, Storge, Agape, Ludus, Pragma and Philautia. Each type of love has their own place in your life, but what Psychology fails to explain […]


One Book, One Community kick off

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford tells the story of Henry Lee, a Chinese-American boy who befriends and falls in love with Keiko, a Japanese-American girl during WW II. Due to the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, Keiko is forced to move with her […]


One Book, One Community 2018

March 14 — One Book, One Community kickoff, 6-8 p.m., La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. The event will feature a tribute to Asian culture: tai chi, origami, teas and other activities. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a used book sale. Copies […]


Rock on

With the current state of the world, it can seem like there is little people can agree on. However, music — particularly the Blues — is one of the few things where people who would otherwise find little to no common ground can bury their differences and get along. On […]


Celebrity waiters raise money for One Book One Community

Professor Edmund La Clair reads off the winning numbers for the raffle prizes at Public House Mon. evening  It’s not often the mayor of Monroe takes your dinner order and refills your drink, but for those who came out to Public House on Monday night, there was a chance of […]


College football playoff faces scrutiny

The College Football Playoff Committee makes the final decision on which four teams will compete for a national title.   The 2017-18 college football season came to an exciting conclusion with the overtime thriller between two SEC foes, Alabama and Georgia. True freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench […]


Top 10 movies of 2017

2017. What a unique and surprising year for film. As I write this, it’s New Year’s Eve, and this year alone I saw 51 movies at the multiplex. That’s more than any previous year and almost one film a week. More than any year in recent memory, 2017 was when […]


Music important part of self care

Adding music to your self care routine can be good for your soul. (Artwork by Cheyanne Abel) At the beginning of every semester, I tell myself I’m going to stay ahead in my classes, go to bed early, and do yoga. By the second week, I’m scrambling to keep up […]


Enrollment down for second semester in a row

Community Colleges of Michigan enrollment chart for Winter 2018. {Information via}   MCCC Registrar Tracy Vogt released enrollment figures for the 2018 Winter semester Friday morning, and with 2953 students signed up for 23,022 credit hours, the numbers are once again down. Going into Winter 2017, MCCC had 3,055 students […]


Mission planning and pizza

Students are invited to join President Kojo Quartey and members of his Task Force this coming Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 5-7 p.m., for a brainstorming and compression session. The evening will also include a comprehensive review of MCCC's mission, vision and values.  The session will be held in room 173ab of the A Building and […]