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Rafko poses at his soon to be old desk.
Features

Rafko resigns as director of admissions

A change of scenery is just around the corner for Ryan Rafko as he resigns as director of admissions and transitions into a teaching position at Waterloo Elementary School.  “Just with circumstances and that pull between that work-life balance, it just works out better for my family for me to […]

News

MCCC Art Club debuts first showcase

An art gallery presented by the new MCCC Art Club allows visitors an insider’s glimpse into the members’ artistic inspiration and strengths. The student art gallery is on display Jan. 18 through March 4 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse Gallery and available to the public through a virtual tour. Exhibits were not based around a single theme, but rather focused on each artists’ individual artistic strengths, including digital, acrylic and ceramics. Kadia Allen, Mitchel Bietat, Cassy Fallon, Tessa Garlepied, Emily Gibson, Ethan Kuhl, Karina Manghum, […]

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One Book, One Community sees changes for 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Monroe County organizations have made changes to 2021’s upcoming One Book, One Community events. Every year, the OBOC program encourages the community to read a selected book so it can be discussed and understood  as a community every year. The goal of the program is […]

Opinion

A surprisingly quiet election night

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at my voting precinct. 2020 has been a chaotic struggle of a year, and I expected Nov. 3 to be the same. To my surprise, my voting precinct was rather quiet and orderly from noon to 7 p.m. As a voter I was […]

Features

Former adviser Dan Shaw passes away at 68

Dan Shaw, former MCCC professor of journalism and Agora adviser, died unexpectedly during a basketball game Sept. 28. Shaw was 68 years old. President Kojo Quartey called an all-campus meeting Sept. 29 to break the news to faculty and staff. Shaw was the faculty adviser to the Agora from 2008-2019, […]

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Constitution Celebration Day at MCCC

In celebration of Constitution Day, a webinar was hosted Sept. 16. Michael Snyder, professor of political science, moderated this event. Panel discussants included Edmund La Clair, professor of history, and Dan Wood, professor of criminal justice. Snyder said they had the idea for a while to host an online event […]

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COVID-19 delays L Building construction

The L Building renovations were supposed to be completed before the start of the 2020 Fall Semester. However, there have been significant delays in the completion of this project. Jack Burns, director of Campus Planning and Facilities, said the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary cause of the delay. “It’s made […]

Features

MCCC presents zero-increase millage for November ballot

The election season is just around the corner and voters will have a lot of decisions to make. For local voters, this includes MCCC’s zero-increase millage renewal. MCCC’s new millage will be staying at the same rate as the previous millage at .85 mil (85 cents per $1,000 taxable value). […]

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Peaceful protests reach Monroe

As protests against police brutality continue around the country, organizers in Monroe are following suit to rally people around the Black Lives Matter movement. Azia Hawthorne, 39, has lived in Monroe for eight years after moving from Chicago and said she has been to 12 BLM protests over the past two […]