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Is The New Library Helping Students?

By quovadis October 17, 2018

The college’s library officially re-opened on June 20 and now offers a variety of new features that are intended to help MCC students improve their learning.     The ceilings had to be taken down in order to install a sprinkler system as well as occupancy lights, which are environmentally-friendly.     There have been a number of renovations to help restructure and improve lighting and central air within the library in the past; however the new renovation allowed for even...

Noel Jones: Being an Artist

By Matthew Serraty October 3, 2018

Noel Jones is currently a student at Middlesex County College and attended North Brunswick Township High School, graduating in 2016. Sounds pretty typical right? But while being a high school student, Noel made a name for himself using his music. He released music under the stage name NoL.   He details how he first fell in love with hip-hop, and how big an influence his father was. “My dad is one of my biggest influences; he’s the...

Internet Addiction Plagues the Lives Of Teens Around Us

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana Staff Writer Scientists have dedicated several years to research that will help identify the leading causes of internet addiction. Identifying what category internet addiction falls into is the first step in solving the problem. Internet addiction can be categorized as a mental disorder that plagues the lives of individuals every day because the effects inflict a variety of problems all around us. Internet addiction in teens has become a more leading issue, according to...

The Plant Based Diet Is Healthier Than Other Diets

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Cierra Talavera Staff Writer Over the past few years, the plant-based lifestyle has taken over social media, television, and even your local grocery store. Many of these images have shown healthy plates containing vibrant fruits and vegetables with the occasional tofu and alternative meats. Throughout my experience, being plant-based for almost eight months, I can say that this lifestyle has plenty of benefits inside and out. Before being plant-based, most of my meals contained red or...

NBA Playoff Setup Must Change

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer Now that the NBA regular season has ended, the playoffs have begun. The ongoing issue of teams that are good enough to participate in the playoffs but not making it because they play in a tougher conference has been going on for years now and this must change. Currently, the setup for the playoffs is that the top eight teams in the east, as well as the top teams in the west,...

Should National Anthem Protesters Be Allowed to Play in the NFL?

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer Should National Anthem protesters be allowed to play in the NFL? The short answer to this question is yes. But, there’s a lot more that goes into this answer. As of April 12, the Seahawks decided to “postpone” their workout with Colin Kaepernick because he could not commit to not protesting the national anthem. The reason I put quotations around postpone is because everyone knows that the Seahawks postponing the workout means...

The Increase and Decrease in College Students’ Motivation

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Kayla Lombardo Staff Writer There are only a few weeks left until the spring semester is over at MCC, are students more motivated to get good grades or are they procrastinating more than ever? I feel as though once it comes down to the last two weeks students start to push everything until the last minute. A lot of professors assign research papers at the beginning of the semester so that students have months to work...

Success Should Pay Off With Hard Work

By quovadis May 1, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor Most college students aim for success when they enter college. They should, compared to public schools, which a majority of college students have attended, a college education---whether it is community college, traditional college or a university—is being paid for by the student or the students’ parents. It is an educational and economic investment and they should use that investment wisely. Using it wisely comes in actually doing the best they can in...

The Suburban Blues

By quovadis April 25, 2018

By Jamal Kingston Opinion Editor The American shopping mall was once one of the greatest inventions in history. In the 1950s and the 1960s onwards, millions of Americans ventured to the suburbs of America to go shopping in shopping malls, centers, plazas to have more space to look for great deals instead of venturing into the cities where the prices are much more expensive and crowded with people. However, these days in the 2010s and most likely...

“Breathe Easy” but Not Really

By quovadis April 25, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Staff Writer The maintenance carts on Middlesex County College campus have their purpose of transporting campus maintenance staff from place to place quickly, but I don’t think the college factored in the irony it poses. MCC has a “Breathe Easy” non-smoking policy that bans cigarettes on campus and there are signs everywhere enforcing this rule. Middlesex County College maintenance carts are annoying, there are too many of them and they contradict the “Breathe Easy”...