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Who’s your favorite musician and why?

By Luke Lombardi March 18, 2020

Jamari Lake Social Work major Edison Second year "Tyler, the Creator: I find his growth as an artist interesting. The way [his] songs’ subject matter shifted so dramatically from one era to the next." Janki Patel Biotechnology major Edison Second year "Camila Cabello: she’s cute and sings well. She has grown into a gorgeous and independent woman, and [I] will expect the best of her." Jackson Petroski Business major Piscataway Third year "My favorite musician, I guess,...

What are your thoughts and feelings about softball returning to MCC for this upcoming season?

By Luke Lombardi March 18, 2020

Madison Buttitta Liberal arts general major Iselin Second year "Softball returning to MCC really got me excited to play and to go to school. It keeps me focused on school, and [I’m] looking forward to playing the sport I love. [I’m] really looking forward to seeing what we can do as a team and for the future of MCC."   Alida Pellicane Criminal Justice major Edison First year "Being that I wanted to play softball in college,...

Healthy Active Minds Encourages Good Student Habits

By Luke Lombardi March 18, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor Healthy Active Minds encourages students to attend their club meetings in Raritan Hall room 234 on the third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. to learn about ways to take care of their bodies and mental health.  Celia Winchester, faculty advisor of Healthy Active Minds, said she started the club because she taught mental health literacy in her ENG 121 course, and some of her students asked if there was a...

College Invites Adjuncts to Faculty Day

By Madison Bara February 26, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor The Council for Adjunct Faculty Development is hosting an Adjunct Faculty Development Day in West Hall, Parkview Room on March 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to teach adjunct professors new strategies and ideas that will help them in the classroom.  Caroline Marchitto, chair of the Council for Adjunct Faculty Development, said, “It will be an interactive session which will allow adjuncts to share effective teaching techniques with each other.”  According...

Pokemon GO Club Expands to Other Pokemon Games

By Luke Lombardi February 19, 2020

Austin Reinhart The MCC Pokemon Go Club  invites students interested in playing Pokemon to attend their club meetings in College Center Room 173 on Tuesdays from 2 - 4 p.m.  Andrew Pollara, president of the Pokemon Go Club, said the club, formed last semester, is looking for new members and welcomes anyone who shares an interest in the game.  Pollara said if students are interested in the game but don’t know where to begin, attending a meeting...

Club Organizes Book Study With Juveniles

By Luke Lombardi February 19, 2020

Madison Bara + Harsh Godhani The Juvenile Justice Reform Club invites students interested in engaging in conversation with detained youths to join their club in the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center on Fridays from 9:30 – 11 a.m.  Alexandra Fields, faculty advisor of the Juvenile Justice Reform Club, said one of the activities the club is focusing on this semester is a book club that engages in the reading and discussion of a novel at the detention...

What is the Best Class You Have Taken? Why?

By Luke Lombardi February 19, 2020

Submission Deadline for “Disappearing Acts” Art Contest Nears

By Madison Bara February 19, 2020

By Gabrielle Ignotis, Copy Editor The Middlesex County College library encourages students, faculty and staff to submit to the “Disappearing Acts” art contest at the MCC library by Feb. 28, to inspire creativity and environmental awareness.  According to, the contest requires applicants to form a creative depiction of an endangered species using any medium or materials.  The Library Services Director Marilyn Ochoa said that these materials must be recycled or reused.   Ochoa said, “We, [the library...

MCC’s On-Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic Provides Many Services

By Quo Vadis February 12, 2020

MCC’s on-campus dental hygiene clinic provides many services at an affordable price to its students and community, while giving students of the program an opportunity to practice. As chairperson, Michelle Roman oversees the dental hygiene program, making sure that both the faculty and the students have everything they need in order to be successful. "The students perform the procedures while overseen by dental hygiene faculty as well as dentists on staff. By their second semester of the...

Super Smash Brothers Club (Smash Club) is Hosting Free Tournaments

By Quo Vadis February 12, 2020

By Andrew Lin & Anish Patel   The Super Smash Brothers Club (Smash Club) is hosting free tournaments for the popular fighting series game, Super Smash Bros., every Thursday in the College Center. Smash Club meets in College Center room 319 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. President of the Smash Club, Ari Gottesman said he has seen the club grow from informal gatherings to scheduled and established meetings with over 60 members....