A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

Kestler finds his calling at LCCC

Ethan LindenbergerJRNM 151As a 10–year-old, Harry Kestler, studied his medical books looking for information about rheumatic fever. This is where the immune system responds to the earlier strep throat or scarlet fever infection and causes a generalized inflammatory response. But…

LCCC sports strikes out for the second year in a row

Hunter OsborneJRNM 151 For the second consecutive season, the Lorain County Community College’s baseball team has to take a seat on the bench.The 2021 season has ended before it began for the Commodores, just like the 2020 season. After two…

2260 grads to receive diplomas at the virtual commencement May 15

Anthony LaRosaStaff Writer More than 1900 Lorain County Community College graduates along with the largest class of University Partnership graduates, 362, will receive their diplomas during a virtual commencement at 9:30 a.m. on May 15.As was in 2020 though, commencement…

LCCC helps student leapfrog from retail to circuit board designing

By Leigh KeetonSpecial to The CollegianWhen Chris Mariner decided it was time to start a new career, he was scared.  “I was unhappy with the work, but it was my family’s main source of income,” says Mariner, who lives in Elyria.“And I had grown quite comfortable…

Bookstore reimagines to help students during Covid-19

Juliana PeppleJRNM 151When COVID-19 started in March of 2020, Lorain County Community College responded by shutting down the campus and turning to virtual learning. This meant that the businesses on LCCC’s campus were affected too, including the LCCC bookstore. The…

BBB warns students against scammers

Emma KonnJRNM 151 Even though LCCC students are not on campus, scammers are finding ways to get to them. The new scam, according to Better Business Bureau, crooks are pretending to be from the school’s Financial Aid Department. The scammers…

Dr. Kestler urges students to get COVID-19 vaccine

By Ethan LindenbergerJRNM 151 “When I get a flu vaccine or any vaccine, it’s to help myself, and also because I love you,” said Harry Kestler, Ph.D., in a recent online interview. Dr. Kestler is a microbiology professor at LCCC,…

International students struggle with Covid restrictions

By Emma Konn JRNM 151 As the nation is approaching a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of victims are continuing to rise. The pandemic is growing at about 3,231 as a 7-day average, whereas during March of 2020…

LCCC Student Nikita Johnson Named DREAM Scholar

One of only eight students in the country to receive the award Special to The Collegian Lorain County Community College student Nikita Johnson has been named a 2021 DREAM Scholar by Achieving the Dream (ATD) – the nation’s most comprehensive…

Covid restrictions cut athletic programs,
cross country takes second place

Anthony LaRosaJRNM 151 The National Junior College Athletic Association announced on March 13 that their spring sports would be postponed for 21 days. Three days later, the NJCAA released a statement cancelling all spring sports for the season. This was…