Opinion

Opinion

How I learned to cut the cable cord and embrace YouTube

I don’t watch any TV shows on a regular basis. That might be expected if I’m busy during the semester, but it’s been the case for well over a year now. Not long ago, I had shows I looked forward to watching every weekday night when a new episode released. […]

Entertainment Opinion

Can video games be considered art?

In November of 2005, renowned film critic Roger Ebert incited a storm of criticism after stating that video games as a medium should not be considered “Art.” Ebert said, “To my knowledge, no one in or out of the field has ever been able to cite a game worthy of […]

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Why are we being watched?

I am being recorded while taking tests for my online course. With this semester’s online format being new to most everyone, there are certain changes to the course formula that have taken time to get used to. I’ve learned to expect and adapt to the increase in busy work and […]

Entertainment Opinion

Agora podcast picks to perk you up

My Brother, My Brother and Me If you’re looking for a simple advice show, well, look elsewhere. “My Brother, My Brother and Me” is an advice show for the “modren” era. Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, are just three brothers who started a podcast and their advice should never be […]

Cryptid Corner Opinion

Cryptid Corner: The Quinkan

Every culture is scared of things that go bump in the night. Modern civilization hasn’t quite desensitized us to our fear of the dark quite yet. However, modern civilization’s fears of the supernatural are more than likely nothing compared to those of prehistoric humans. Hidden deep in the Australian outback […]

Opinion

My newfound online optimism

To say I once disliked online classes would be an understatement. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay out home order multiple times, and  the college inevitably made the decision in May to switch to online courses this fall. This change was necessary in light of what was going on around […]

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MCCC looks toward the future after COVID-19

To say COVID-19 took us all by surprise would be a tremendous understatement. In the middle of the spring semester, we were compelled by an insidious and unseen enemy to adjust, re-evaluate, reconfigure, and reassess everything that we do. Fortunately or unfortunately, we were not alone. Not only were all […]

Cryptid Corner Opinion

Cryptid Corner: Dogfolk

I may be cursed by dog people. But more likely than that, I just have very odd luck when it comes to local legends. Living in Michigan all my life and moving around several times, I’ve been to very unique rural areas with varying urban legends and myths. Most were […]

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‘Robotexts’ are growing increasingly frustrating

One of the most well-known issues cellphone users have is being available to virtually anyone. And I do mean anyone. Even if you never give out your phone number to a single soul, you’re still inviting a large portion of the world to your doorstep by simply activating the device. […]

Opinion

No commencement, but plenty of perseverance

This article was originally published in and is used courtesy of the Monroe News Perhaps we should add the letter “P” to Monroe County Community College’s student transcripts this year. That’s “P” as in perseverance. To state that “It’s been a long haul” for them to complete their winter 2020 […]