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Students, faculty react to kicked-out gay youth

Growing up, we’re taught to never judge a book by its cover, or to never be afraid to express ourselves, to be whom we really are. That plan backfired when a Georgia teen was kicked out of his home for being gay. When 20-year-old Daniel Pierce told his parents he […]

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Nathan’s Story: illness, struggle, hope

Former MCCC student Nathan Hays and his mother, adjunct instructor Terri Gower,  hope for a future of health and happiness Photo by Mika Kotanova Life hasn’t been easy for Nathan Hays and Terri Gower, but one doctor appointment turned their world upside down. “I felt like my whole life had […]

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Minimum wage, how high is too high?

Tristen Wilhelm is apposed to a minimum wage increase, she thinks it will cause inflation. Michigan’s minimum wage increased this week to $8.15, and eventually will rise to $9.25, but not everyone is thrilled. Tristen Wilhelm, who is a freshman at the college, thinks the increase could lead to inflation. […]

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Former student rises above

CMCCC graduate, Jenna Olson, at her internship at the University of Georgia Athens.aption Monroe County Community College may seem like a small stepping stone to students, but it makes available valuable opportunities for them. No one knows more about these opportunities than Jenna Olson. Olson is a 2014 grad of […]

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Italy molds culinary minds

Student Dan Bryant shows off appetizers at a Parma Ham factory outside the city of Parma in northern Italy. Imagine walking through one of Italy’s vineyards and tasting its finest wines. This is one of the many memories Kim Cousino had when she went on a 10-day "Taste of Italy" […]

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Environmental Science to get lab

Biology professor Tracy Rayl, tends to the plants in the campus Greenhouse which will host experiments for her Environmental Science class. Fall 2014 will be the first semester where the Environmental Science course will have a lab. The class has been offered without a lab for the last 15 years […]

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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 […]