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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...

Honor Society Offers Tutoring

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer Members of the Humanities Honor Society (HHS) are offering certified tutoring sessions at the Learning Center in IRC Room 241 on weekdays at various times to students who are in need of academic assistance. According to MCC’s Tutoring Services and Writing Center web page, the Learning Center is designed to provide a friendly, non-judgmental environment that offers academic support in most subjects. At the Writing Center, tutors can assist students with the...

Highland Park Pride Center Offers Support

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer The Pride Center of New Jersey is hosting the Young Adult Social Support Group (YASS) at 85 Raritan Ave. #100 in Highland Park on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7-9 p.m. for 17 to 25-year-old members of the LGBTIQ community who are looking for support and social connections with people their own age. Gene Talbot, YASS moderator, said, “Currently, [YASS] has more of a support function than a social function, due to its...

STAT Club Collects Socks for Seniors

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Jade Borges  Staff Writer The Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) club and MCC nursing students are hosting their first Socks for Seniors event until Dec. 9. The STAT club is based on volunteerism and giving back to the community. According to a flier for the event, “‘Socks for Seniors’ was established to bring cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our seniors.” Latoya Carroo, the...

MCC Hosts Silent Disco Party

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer Middlesex County College will be hosting Silent Disco on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the College Center cafeterias from 2-3:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of the semester. Director of Student Life, Ode Hoppie said, “The event is the end of the semester celebration to celebrate a successful semester.” “Silent Disco is a party where everyone is wearing headphones. Usually in Silent Disco, you have two separate DJs, and with the headphones, you...

Group Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

By Quo Vadis November 7, 2018

By Jade Borges Staff Writer     The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be hosting an event to highlight the vulnerability of people with disabilities to human trafficking at the Middlesex County Fire Academy on Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. According to the event’s website, individuals with disabilities are especially vulnerable to human trafficking. Elissa Santo, co-chair of the communications committee, said, “The event hopes to shed light on how vulnerable people with disabilities are and discuss...

Students Make ‘Get Well’ Cards

By Quo Vadis November 7, 2018

By Michael Daniewicz Staff Writer      Volunteers in Action held an event to create Halloween-themed get well cards for children currently admitted to Robert Wood Johnson’s Pediatric Center on Oct. 23 in College Center. Club president, Jaelea Jackson, a second-year political science major, along with members Vikas Matta, a second-year business major, and Sumair Iqbal, a second-year biology major, manned the table. Club members handed out markers and other art supplies in order to craft the cards. Jackson...

Perth Amboy Center Hosts FAFSA Workshop

By Quo Vadis October 31, 2018

By Felipe Marroquí Staff Writer   The college will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in Room 224 of the Perth Amboy Center to assist students new to the financial aid process. “There will be four financial aid representatives present at the workshop. The seats are limited and the maximum capacity is 24. The people interested must call 732-906-7755 to register or email [email protected] “The people coming to...

MCC Students Give Back

By Quo Vadis October 31, 2018

By John DeGregorio Managing Editor MCC students enrolled in natural science classes, in conjunction with the Edison Township Environmental Commission, visited the Fox Road underpass, Edison Boat Basin and River Walk during the week of Oct. 15, to help remove litter and beautify the surrounding areas. ETEC commissioner Sally Yabra led the event on Thursday, Oct. 18’s meeting. She said, “I started this in 2015 after my son Jonathan passed away. It was just a way to...