Author: Miranda Gardner


Memories of Mariya

MCCC nursing student Mariya Heinzerling's life was filled with family friends and pets. This photo collage was created by her mother for Mariya's funeral. (Photos courtesy of Tammy Heinzerling) Mariya Heinzerling’s shoes wait by the door, but her boyfriend knows she won’t need them anymore. Joe Salloum’s living room is […]


Attorney shares strategies to find fake news

Robin Luce-Herrmann educated the audience on some of the ways to spot fake news. (Photo by Vanessa Ray) No, Pope Francis did not endorse Donald Trump.  Hillary Clinton did not sell guns to Isis. There was no shark swimming along the road in a Hurricane Harvey ravaged Hous-ton. Those are […]


One Book, One Community returns for 2018

Community Librarian Suzanne Krueger unveils this year's book (Photo by Vanessa Ray) One Book, One Community (OBOC) has enjoyed countywide support for the past 12 years. The mystery behind the next book is part of the excitement. On Sept. 13, those wondering what the 2018 choice would be got their […]


No Losers Here

Growing up isn’t easy. At a time in your life, you come to realize that your parents and other adult figures aren’t always going to be able to protect you from the larger world, which feels especially intimidating during adolescence. When you’re on the cusp of adulthood, you find that […]


This is not a drill

Students in one of the designated shelters in the L Building check their phones. (Photo by Miranda Gardner.) What was at first thought to be a routine tornado drill turned out to be the real thing. A tornado alarm went off Tuesday, Aug. 29, about 3:20 p.m., as classes were […]


Fall 2017 semester officially underway

MCCC Student Government members Katie Vandenbrink, Aidan Higgins, and Javed Peracha show off their dance moves. Summer vacation has come to an end. August 23 marked the first day of classes at MCCC. The mood on campus was upbeat and hopeful as many students congregated outside in hopes of enjoying […]


Raise a glass for the college grads

Members of Monroe County Community College's Class of 2017. Surrounded by family and friends, MCCC celebrated the hard work and dedication of 420 graduating students. Held on a cool April 28 evening, the 2017 commencement ceremony was full of happiness, inspiration, and humor. This year’s graduation was special in that […]


Students and faculty join actors on stage for Poetry Alive!

Poetry Alive! actors Brian Knox and Hank Brannocle embrace after a fantastic performance, Through dramatic readings, Poetry Alive! actors introduce audiences to new and exciting ways to experience poetry. On April 6, the MCCC Introduction to Humanities students sponsored a Poetry Alive! performance in the Little Theater. Professors and students […]


Student Government plans for future event

Students play Ping-Pong after the tables are brought up to the cafeteria for the tournament. Family Fun Night, the final Student Government event of the year, is quickly approaching. During the most recent meeting, Student Government members talked about their upcoming event, Family Fun Night, and their most recent events, […]


The Agora receives journalism awards

Web Editor Vanessa Ray wins first place for best First Amendment Reporting The Agora received 14 awards at the Michigan Community College Press Association awards banquet on April 8. The MCCPA recognized the best journalism work at community colleges in the state on Michigan. This year nine colleges competed for […]