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Spending a short time, learning so much

One brief semester ago, I was not familiar with AP Style, the excitement of doing an interview or the unnecessary restraint of omitting the Oxford comma, despite being tempted to add one to this very sentence. The newsroom is a place I have come to love. I am excited to […]

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Agora Chorale takes listeners ‘From Despair to Hope’

With live performances being rare in the last year, recent in-person performances can be much more impactful. The MCCC Agora Chorale hosted “From Despair to Hope” on April 27 in the Lay-Z-Boy Center’s Meyer Theater. This was their first concert in over a year due to COVID. Catherine Brodie, the […]

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MCCC Library packs up ahead of renovation

A library is typically thought of as a place to collect hefty books and find a corner to quietly study. MCCC is challenging this view as books are packed up to make room for a more updated learning environment, said Jack Burns, director of campus planning and facilities. In the […]

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Werlinger named editor for 2021-2022

When I joined the Agora as a freelance writer during the 2020 Fall Semester, I had no idea how much it would come to mean to me. I also had no idea that I would become the Agora editor for the 2021-2022 school year. That’s what everyone says, it seems. […]

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My self-efficacy — saying goodbye is hard

I am not a humble person. That’s not to say I am a boastful person either. Rather, I am self-depreciating or effacing to a fault. I do not enjoy taking pride in my work. When looking at an end result, I am only able to see the flaws and what […]

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The journey from ad to assistant editor

Sometimes a small advertisement to get involved can go a long way. My first time on campus, at the new-school orientation, I saw a flyer to join the Agora, and upon reading, was immediately interested. Though joining didn’t fit my schedule that semester, I was encouraged to still get involved […]

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Learning from successors’ legacies

No amount of detail in records can compare to the words of those who lived through that history. The MCCC Oral History Project gives an opportunity to learn about the history of the college from those who shaped the institution and made it where it is today. Josh Myers, executive […]

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MCCC food desert receives oasis; The Foundation develops food pantry

MCCC is in a food desert. The Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) conducted a study that found that residents who live near MCCC have a hard time accessing healthy, affordable food. Sixteen percent of students who attend MCCC reported “very low” food security in the 2021 study conducted by Trellis Research. The Foundation at MCCC is creating a food pantry with the […]