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Monroe gets homegrown sitcom

Monroe Public Access Cable TV (MPACT) will be airing its first home-grown comedic sitcom on Tuesday Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. The cast and crew of this bi-monthly television show, appropriately named Public Access, are made up of some familiar faces to Monroe County Community College. One of MCCC’s own […]


MCCC employee and former student dies

Kimberly Reaume, 27, an administrative assistant in the Financial Aid office, died unexpectedly Friday night after battling a long-term illness. Reaume was a former MCCC student, and, during her time at the college, worked part-time as a student assistant after class. “Helping students seek financial aid was her forte,” college […]


MCCC reaches record enrollment

As a result of Michigan’s struggling economy, MCCC has reached a record enrollment of 4,723 students for the fall semester. “Michigan’s economy has crashed, and MCCC is one of the key first responders in our region and in the state,” MCCC president David Nixon said. “The students are coming to […]


Woltmann extension denied, reinstated

Jack Woltmann was the only retiree from MCCC to receive a one year extension, but temporarily his extension was denied by the Michigan Office of Retirement Services because of late paperwork. Woltmann, the associate professor of Respiratory Therapy, said he originally intended to retire in two more years, but the […]


Controversial mosque reveals prejudice

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a 7-year-old girl sitting cross-legged in front of my living room TV. I didn’t fully grasp what the World Trade Center really was, or what those fiery explosions would mean for America’s future. All I could really figure out, as the second plane hit, […]


The Agora wants to hear from students

I never thought that my second year at Monroe County Community College would be so different from the first. Last year was my first at MCCC, and when I started school in the fall I had no clue what to expect or what I wanted to do with my time […]


Effects of texting law visible in Monroe County

Since July 1, Michigan drivers can be pulled over and ticketed for text-messaging while driving. Monroe County Sheriff Tilman L. Crutchfield said one ticket has been issued since the effective date, but that doesn’t mean the new law isn’t working. “Visually I have seen quite a difference,” Crutchfield said. “In […]


Athens Agora great inspiration for MCCC Agora

In the shade under a hundreds-year-old olive tree, with a breeze blowing from the nearby Aegean Sea, the Greek sun loses its bite. You can sit back and let the marble and granite ruins, spread in a park-like setting across the hillside, blur in your mind, allowing your subconscious to […]


Summer movie round-up

Toy Story 3 By Danny Shaw Pixar has again proved it is Hollywood’s most reliable film studio by giving theatergoers another pitch-perfect film. “Toy Story 3” might be the most epic and heartening movie this summer. Combining that classic Pixar charm, topnotch animation, and all the characters we’ve grown to […]