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Student Life Shares Updates with Stay Connected Hour

By Quo Vadis October 29, 2020

By Caprice Benifield-Sanchez, Staff Writer MCC’s Library and Academic Advising Center shared the new updates and events on Student Life’s Stay Connected Hour for October to support students online. According to the Student Life Canvas page, Stay Connected Hour is a monthly virtual interactive event to inform students of upcoming events and live updates from resource offices at MCC. Assistant Director of the Academic Advising Center, April Johnson, said, “We know, especially virtually, that you guys still...

New Brunswick Center Hosts American Dream Panel

By Quo Vadis October 29, 2020

By Sanjana Butala, Staff Writer, The Middlesex County College New Brunswick Center organized a guest speaker panel to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This event was held in collaboration with EMPOWER, a college preparatory program for high school students, and was conducted virtually over Zoom. The event was moderated by Alexis Delgado, director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at MCC, and Evelyn Rosa, director of the New Brunswick Center. The panel was attended by Rafael Manzanares...

South River Holds Holiday House Decoration Contest

By Quo Vadis October 21, 2020

By Tatwa Vaidya, Staff Writer The South River Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a Halloween House Decoration Contest for the residents of South River on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. to celebrate Halloween. Lakisha Thomas, recreation director, said that the administration came up with this creative idea so their residents could enjoy Halloween and could also practice social distancing at the same time. Thomas said, “The last day of registering for this event is...

The Empty Campus of Middlesex County College

By Quo Vadis September 16, 2020

By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief Middlesex County College reopened at an extremely limited capacity on September 8 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, resulting in normally heavily populated areas looking empty and abandoned.

Bookstore Opens During Limited Hours

By Quo Vadis September 16, 2020

By Cassandra Maisonet, Editor-in-Chief The Middlesex County College Bookstore is operating on a temporary schedule that began last month to reduce the store’s capacity in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Bookstore is now open from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, according to the Middlesex County College Bookstore website. Josie Tavarez, manager of the bookstore, said that there are several ways that she and her staff are adhering to social distancing protocols. ...

Store Signs Advising Customers to Wear Masks

By Quo Vadis September 16, 2020

Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief Businesses across Middlesex County are posting various signs illustrating the required precautions customers must take before entering their facilities to protect against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Feminist Collective Prepares For Virtual Events

By Quo Vadis September 16, 2020

By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief The MCC Feminist Collective is planning remote activities for the fall semester in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The collective’s faculty advisor, Denise Rompilla, said that the club is planning to hold remote meetings in the fall.  Rompilla said the club would also be hosting a digital event, in partnership with the MCC library, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.  “We will be discussing prominent women who fought for our...

Academic Advising Department Adjusts to Working Remotely

By Madison Bara May 6, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor Academic Advising made changes to the way they operate this semester to continue helping students plan their schedules online amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  John Kruszewski, director of the academic advising department, said the department has always been used to foot and web traffic, but due to working remotely, they had to adjust to the traffic being exclusively online.  “Due to the excellent work of my colleagues we were able to transition...

Co-op Modifies Requirements

By Madison Bara May 6, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor MCC’s cooperative education program made adjustments to their course requirements this semester, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Arianna Illa, the coordinator of civic engagement and community partnerships, said, “The students had to do 180 hours at their internships, and the final project, which is a portfolio of all the things they’ve done at their internships throughout the semester, has been shifted to focus more on career exploration and readiness.”   She said...