Author: Todd Salisbury


Monroe’s Original offers more

Citizens and students of Monroe have a new place to go enjoy a Monroe classic. Monroe’s Original Hot Dog opened its new location Oct. 15 on Laplaisance Road in the old Wendy’s building. Monroe’s Original is an Americana drive-in restaurant that serves hot dogs and homemade root beer. Monroe’s Original […]


Red Wings announce alternative captains

The Detroit Red Wings skate on the ice before facing the L.A. Kings. Henrick Zetterberg announced that his skates would not make the ice and instead be hung up, as he will no longer be playing in the NHL. Zetterberg announced his retirement Sept. 14, leaving the captain’s C available. […]


Frenchtown hit by tornado

Frenchtown Tornado Damage (Photo Credit: NWS Storm Survey Team) Frenchtown felt the fury of an EF-1 tornado during the nighttime hours on Tuesday. “We definitely had a tornado,” said Director of Monroe County Emergency Management Division Mark Hammond. The National Weather Service first issued a tornado warning for Monroe County […]


Sidewalks, parking lots closing for construction

The numbers on the map refer to the work that will be done at each location, not the order of work. Construction will begin in the center of campus and spread to the edges, according to Jack Burns Jr., director of Campus Planning and Facilities. Students will have to spend more […]


Michigan football teams sputter in season opener

Quarterback Brandon Wimbush and the Notre Dame offense were able to quickly go up two scores and make it 14-0 in the first quarter. These two possessions defined the game, being too big of a deficit for Michigan to overcome. Michigan’s new redshirt sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson lost a fumble […]


Economy blamed for continuing enrollment slide

The downward trend continues as MCCC’s Fall enrollment dropped below 3,000 for the first time in 30 years. Enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is down 5.7 percent, after several years of smaller decreases. This leaves the enrollment count at 2,943 students, compared to last year’s 3,122. According to annual […]


DTE tax cuts may cause harm to MCCC

The DTE coal plant, as seen from Woodland Beach, generates power for customers. Know your own power.  DTE uses this slogan in many of its advertisements. Currently, it is trying to make Monroe County and MCCC know its power. DTE has filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal to lower the […]

Alumni Staff

James P. Quick

Hey, welcome to my page! As you might have gathered from the link and the page title, I’m James P. Quick, a staff writer here at the Agora. I’m 21 years old, turning 22 in May, and I love being on the paper. Writing is great for me, as it […]

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Vanessa Ray

Hello! My name is Vanessa Ray and this is my fourth semester at MCCC and third here on The Agora. One of the best decisions I’ve made while attending MCCC has been joining The Agora staff. Last year I was the Web Editor in charge of our social media profiles. […]