A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

COVID-19 vaccine saves faculty’s life

Lauren HoffmanStaff Writer When Maria McConnell started writing human interest stories for Lakewood high school newspaper, she never thought she would later become the center of one. McConnell, professor of marketing and hospitality/tourism management classes at LCCC for the past…

Forum highlights college’s programs for student success

Christina YuhaszJRNM 151  “Dream big because opportunities are immense for students,” LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., urged students at the President’s Forum on Nov. 1 at the College Center. At the forum, held two years later due to COVID-19, Ballinger…

College Center becomes hub of student connectivity

Anthony LaRosaStaff Writer “One of the things we always wanted for our campus is for it to feel like home away from home,” said Marisa Vernon White, Ph.D., LCCC Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, regarding the new…

First-generation student, Harlem Wizards entertainer recalls LCCC days

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jack Ryan, aka Black Jack Ryan, is a streetball and basketball player, and entertainer for the Harlem Wizard, as well as a first-generation student at LCCC. He was also a former…

Victims of domestic abuse tell their stories

Destiny TorresStaff Writer “Virginia was a freshman at Southview High School, her boyfriend was a senior. Two days after her 15th birthday, he strangled her with shoelaces. He and a friend of his put her body in a plastic trash…

Avoiding abuse: do’s and don’ts to help loved ones

James BaronJRNM 151 If you feel trapped in an abusive relationship as endured by Gabby Petito, whose body was found on Sept. 19, you should know that there is always a way out. “The most important piece of the puzzle is…

NEO LaunchNET relaunches back in-person

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief After a long while, the NEO LaunchNET team is back converging on campus. NEO LaunchNET Staff Associate, Lisa Mackin discussed how the process of coming back was, as well as announcing upcoming events with the NEO LaunchNET team.Mackin…

U.P. marks 25 years

Oscar RosadoEditor-in-Chief The Campus’ University Partnership celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and many have played a role in its success to help students grow beyond the Associate’s Degree. LCCC President, Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., plays an important role in the partnership…

Bi-polar ionization technology offers safer air on campus

Anthony LaRosaCo-Editor Before classes began this fall, new air filtration technology was installed throughout every building on campus. This is another step Lorain County Community College has taken to provide students and faculty with the safest environment on campus.This new…

‘Excited to be on campus’

Destiny Torres JRNM 222 Students are happy to be back on campus for in-person classes and be off the computer screens at home.  COVID-19 hit college campuses in Spring 2020, forcing many schools and colleges, including LCCC, to send students home…