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A.M.C.C.N.S. Hosts “Go Red for Heart Health”

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Harsh Godhani, Managing Editor The Association of Middlesex County College Nursing Students is co-hosting “Go Red for Heart Health” with professors Katherine Howard and Mary Adams on March 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Center lobby, where nursing students will administer free blood pressure screenings and distribute information on healthy preemptive habits college students can practice. The event will be beneficial for anyone who receives a free prevention checkup for cardiovascular and renal health systems. This community outreach program was brought to...

Police Blotter

By quovadis February 27, 2019

February 2019 Fire Alarm/Medical Call - Main Hall - Feb. 4, 7:41 p.m. Police were dispatched to Main Hall on Feb. 4 at approximately 7:41 p.m. for a medical call. Upon arrival, a large number of individuals were standing outside of the building as the fire alarm had been activated by an unknown individual. The Fire Department arrived on scene and deactivated the alarm after conducting a walkthrough of the building. In the meantime, police tended to...

Galentine’s Day Celebrates Solidarity

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Gabrielle McLean, Staff Writer The MCC Feminist Collective hosted Galentine’s Day in College Center’s Cafeteria C on Feb. 14 from 1-3 p.m. According to the flier, Galentine’s Day is “A celebration of female friendship.” Amanda Lyons, one of the advisors of the MCC Feminist Collective, said, “We hosted the Galentine’s event in the spirit of supporting the One Billion Rising Event. Lyons said, “[Since violence and abuse affect] women, children and marginalized populations, we wanted to lend our support to the event and connect with those making it...

Martial Arts Club Seeks Tournament Participants

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Alexander Salazar Staff Writer   The Martial Arts Club is looking to form a team to face other colleges in a spring tournament. Gabriel Gonzalez, who has been running the club since the ‘90s, said he hopes to have a team ready before April. Gonzalez said the tournament is held every year, and colleges from around the states compete against one another in traditional taekwondo in a tournament style. He said transportation is given if there...

ToastMasters Club Meets in Sayreville

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Julia Block Staff Writer   The ToastMasters International club will be holding a meeting at Sayreville Public Library on March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Public speaking professor Jeremy Nickerson said ToastMasters is a club he would recommend for students. “I’ve never actually been to a meeting, but I certainly know of them. I even show some Toastmaster videos in my public speaking classes. There are several clubs both here in Edison and surrounding towns. I...

PTK to Host Induction Ceremony

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Jade Borges  Managing Editor   Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, is having their semi-annual induction ceremony on Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Vikas Matta, PTK’s vice president of service, said students with over 12 hours of coursework and at least a 3.5 GPA are invited to join PTK. Upsilon Gamma, MCC’s chapter of PTK, holds an induction ceremony every semester, said Matta. Matta said all new members are invited to the...

Dental Hygiene Dept. Volunteers to Give Children Free Oral Care

By quovadis February 27, 2019

By Harsh Godhani   Managing Editor   The Middlesex County College Dental Hygiene department hosted its 14th annual National Children’s Dental Access Day on Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in L’hommedieu Hall room 164. Michelle Roman, chairperson of Dental Hygiene department, said the program was first introduced to The College in 2005. The Give Kids A Smile Program is a national event first started by the American Dental Association in 2003.     According to the...

Foundation Organizes a Casino Night

By quovadis January 24, 2019

By Harsh Godhani  Managing Editor The Middlesex County College Foundation will organize their eighth annual Casino Night in College Center on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. to raise money to provide scholarships to students.  According to the invitation card, entrance tickets are $75 per person, $25 of which is tax-deductible. Each ticket will include $50 in chips, a dinner buffet with dessert, and an open bar which will serve beer and wine. The deadline...

Democracy House Hosts Food Drive

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer Democracy House is hosting its annual food drive in Raritan Hall, Room 005 through Dec. 14 to help end hunger. According to the food drive’s flyer, accepted donations are any non-perishable food item, including canned meats, canned vegetables, peanut butter, gravy, rice, cranberry sauce and more. Ariana Simon, Democracy House program coordinator, said, “Instead of doing a Thanksgiving drive, we decided to do an end of the year drive for the holidays...

MCC Students Volunteer on Thanksgiving

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Alexander Salazar Staff Writer Members of Democracy House and Volunteers in Action volunteered to help serve food and donate coats from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Presbyterian Church ofNew Brunswick. Volunteers from Rutgers University, Berkeley College and the Church of God New Life, a youth group that is a part of the Presbyterian church, were also present. Over 100 people in need of coats and hot meals were welcomed into the...