Tag: The Agora

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Features

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 […]

Features Opinion

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 […]

Features Opinion

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Dan Shaw’s influence remains after passing

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dan Shaw, who in addition to serving as the faculty adviser and editor of this great campus newspaper from 2008-2019, was also a community staple at the Monroe Evening News for several years, and brought a fount of knowledge and […]

Features

Black and Meade lead Agora for 2020-2021 year

The Agora recently named Noah Black as the next editor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Black is a 2015 graduate from Arbor Preparatory High School in Ypsilanti and is 23-years-old. He is pursuing a degree in Communications. “It’s more surreal than anything,” Black said. “I started off as someone with […]

News

The Agora awarded by Michigan Press Association

The Agora recently won four awards in the 2019 College Better Newspaper Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Michigan Press Association (MPA) and consisted of content produced between Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019. Vanessa Ray took first place for Best Photographer and third place in the News […]

Staff

Matthew Bird-Meyer, Advisor

My first newspaper job was in 1997 when I worked as the sports editor for a small twice-weekly community newspaper in Missouri. But I wasn’t just covering sports. The paper’s editorial staff was the news editor and myself, so that meant we both had a lot of work to do. […]

News

The Agora receives journalism awards

Web Editor Vanessa Ray wins first place for best First Amendment Reporting The Agora received 14 awards at the Michigan Community College Press Association awards banquet on April 8. The MCCPA recognized the best journalism work at community colleges in the state on Michigan. This year nine colleges competed for […]

Opinion

There is no better time to be a journalist

One of the highlights of being on The Agora is attending the College Media Association Convention in New York City.  There are many ways to get involved while attending MCCC. You can join the Student Government, become a Writing Fellow, or a Student Ambassador. All of these groups provide wonderful […]