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Students support same-sex marriage

MCCC students apparently are more accepting of gays and lesbians being able to marry than the State of Michigan.  A federal judge on March 21, 2014 struck down the ban on lesbians and gays being allowed to marry in the state of Michigan, and samesex couples ran to the courts […]

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A left handed perspective

Caption From a "lefties" perspective, left-handed people are the only ones in their right minds. The opposite has proven true throughout history. A medical doctor reported in the New York Times that many left-handed people in ancient times were once synonymous with criminals, and even associated with the devil. Today, […]

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Water sometimes murky, but safe

Monday mornings at MCCC bring on another week and murky water. Some students and staff are greeted with an unpleasant sight when they turn on the faucet or use the toilet: Spigots spurt rusty-colored H20 and toilet bowls are tinged with yellow. "I'm not scared of the water; it just […]

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Former MCCC student remembered

The memories of a former MCCC student continue to live in the hearts of those who knew her. Julia Niswender lit up the room every time she went somewhere.  She made her presence known, best friend Jacob McLaughlin said. “She was such a bubbly, fun person. She had a laugh you couldn’t forget,” Julia’s twin sister, Jennifer […]

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Sandy Kosmyna resigns as Whitman Center director

The Whitman Center is starting fall semester without a director. Sandy Kosmyna, director of the Whitman Center for seven years, resigned over the summer to take  a position with the University of Toledo. Grace Yackee, MCCC’s vice president of Instruction, announced Kosmyna’s resignation in an e-mail to MCCC faculty and […]

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Should professors ‘friend’ students?

With the world of social media growing, there are new methods and concerns that come along with it. When it comes to relationships between students and their professors, social media sites, such as Facebook, can be a controversial issue.   Social media sites allow people to communicate with and get […]

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MCCC student plays human target

MCCC student Justin Alcorn spent his weekend as a human paintball target for the local charity T.H.A.N.K.S. Inc. at its annual Winterfest fundraiser in Ida. Splatz Paintball is a small attraction started by John Branham and Randy Lentz. Combining the fun of an arcade with real guns and moving targets (i.e, poor […]

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MACRAO helps with transferring

  A recent study shows that the most major Michigan universities are over-priced. Twelve of the fifteen public universities in Michigan cost more than the national average for similarly ranked schools, according to a recent analysis by Bridge Magazine. The three schools that aren’t currently above the average are U […]

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DJ Zarza cultivates musical talents at MCCC

DJ Zarza could go on to become the next Skrillex, but for now he is just a student who enjoys spinning for his fellow classmates.   DJ Zarza, known by the first name of Josh, has been attending MCCC since his sophomore year. He is majoring in computer science and […]

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Socialist offers views on Occupy Wall Street movement

The Occupy Wall Street movement, since its inception in September, has come to a crossroads. Founded on issues of social and class inequality, the Occupy movement began as a response to corporate power and greed, becoming a significant voice in public media. Now the movement is searching for direction and […]