A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

LCCC graduates take flight for 58th commencement ceremony

Lauren HoffmanEditor-In-Chief“Today is the day that your hard work pays off and is the day we celebrate you.” Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., said as she welcomed graduates to the 58th commencement ceremony Saturday morning in the…

False fire causes campus confusion

Lauren HoffmanEditor-in-ChiefLorain County Community College experienced a different kind of emergency alert Thursday afternoon. At 2:45 p.m. Main campus’ fire alert systems blared to life urging students, staff, and faculty to evacuate the building following an “emergency situation.”  Within minutes,…

Intel breathes new life into LCCC’s DNA

Lauren HoffmanEditor-in-chief Lorain County Community College engineering students have big opportunities heading their way in the form of two new leading-edge chip factories being built in Ohio’s “silicon heartland” just outside Columbus. Technological giant Intel, a business whose computer chips run…

Appreciating homegrown literary royalty at LCCC

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief Student Senate Learning Center Representative Luis Hernandez has never seen an event that highlighted his area of interest. In this case, it is literature. To do something about it, he organized a literary appreciation event at the Spitzer…

Video games promote focus on education and culture

Owen CooperJRNM 151 The LCCC Writing Center was the place to be,  on Wed, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m., as Michael Piero Ph.D., a professor at Cuyahoga Community College, and author of two books, with over a dozen peer reviewed…

Stepping into the future with Esports

Destiny TorresStaff Writer The future of gaming has drastically changed in recent years. What once used to be a hobby has become a career for some as competitive gaming, or Esports as it’s typically called has raised to frame. According…

Local businesses revenue booms due to in-person classes returning

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief Many local businesses near colleges and schools have seen  increased sales with the return of in-person classes.  “We’ve certainly seen more traffic because people are here and they need to eat,” said Tracy Green, vice president of strategic…

Jim Powers leads Commodore’s to regional championship

Hayden LowstetterJRNM 151 Jim Powers, LCCC Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach has been at the forefront leading the program since 2008. He has helped push the Commodore’s to a 26-29 win over Kellogg Community College claiming the Men’s NJCAA Region…

German student’s “American dream” comes true

Lauren HoffmanStaff Writer When German student Žaklina Simić was 7-years-old, she always dreamed of traveling to America. She would hear about the different happenings and always wanted to go there to experience it for herself. As she got older, Simić’s…

International Education Week celebrated on campus

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief On the week of Nov. 15, International Education Week took place. The week is an annual event that is hosted by the U.S. Department of state, according to Shaun Marsh Ph.D. Program Coordinator/ESL Faculty International Initiatives Member, and…