Author: James P. Quick


Political beliefs affecting family relationships

People around the Internet have told horror stories of how their families have been split by the election and differing political ideologies. “I’ve heard stories of a lot of different families, where the son’s a Trump supporter and mom and dad are all for Hillary, or maybe Bernie,” MCCC student […]


Textbook prices discourage students

Tuition is not the only major expense that students have to consider when it comes to enrolling in college. The cost of textbooks, which often run upwards of $200 or more per book, can leave students feeling discouraged. “It’s frustrating,” said business student Marissa Sawyer. “My total cost of books […]


MCCC will miss Ted Vassar

From left, students Skyler Prevanas and Christin Kern, Ted Vassar, and students Kathleen O'Brian, Kathryn Beland, Noelle Fragner, and Alan McKee.   Art professor Ted Vassar enriched the lives of students in his classroom every day.   “Ted is an inspiration to the students and a trusted friend,” said […]


Student IDs

Student IDs will be taken on the main campus in the fitness center (located in the Health Education Building). Tuesday through Thursday, January 17, 18, 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Friday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Monday through Thursday, January 23, 24, 25, 26 […]

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Cheyanne Abel

Cheyanne Abel is a graphic arts student at Monroe County Community College and is the illustrator for the Agora Newspaper.  She has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and has always dreamed of becoming a well-known artist.  In 2012, she became the proud author and […]


MCCC Writing Center receives new director

Lori Couch is the new Writing Center director   With the retirement of Tim Dillon, the fate of the Writing Center has been in the air. MCCC’s Writing Center is free and open to all students. It provides support at every stage of the writing process, with the goal of […]


MCCC hosts discussion over Kaepernick

Dave Uhl and Catina Polk look at Bob Leski as he demonstrates the black power sign. There has been much talk as to whether Colin Kaepernick and other athletes are justified in their protest of the National Anthem. About 70 people attended an Oct. 18 forum at MCCC on the […]


Quartey gives annual State of the College address

MCCC President Kojo Quartey gives his annual State of the College address. Keeping the word “community” in community college was the theme of this year’s State of the College address.  Held Oct. 25 on the fourth floor of Monroe Bank and Trust’s downtown headquarters, the event overlooked the very community […]


Faculty, students discuss politics in classroom

Artwork by Leigh Cole With the election fast approaching, political talk is at an all-time high. It seems nearly impossible to escape discussion of Clinton’s e-mail server and Trump’s views on… everything.  We’re bombarded by a constant stream of news headlines and television shows; all giving their two cents.   […]


Student’s organize political information event

Students Alexa Angel and Avery Hanes represent Joe Bellino, Republican candidate for state representative. An MCCC student-organized political information forum was held on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  The event was created so students, many of whom will be voting in their first major election, could talk to candidates face-to-face. The event […]