A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

Road to recovery: The aftermath of domestic violence

  Alex Delaney-Gesing Editor-in-Chief In the weeks that followed Jennifer Varney’s brush with death, angrily vivid, red hand marks encircling her neck served as unquestionable evidence of her experience. Though the bruises scattered across her body faded with time, the…

Greenhouse and gardens thrive on campus

Ryan Wisniewski Contributor For Marco Wilkinson, Lorain County Community College’s gardens coordinator, working with student and community volunteers to grow and cultivate plant life allows him to pursue his passions.   A certified horticulturist and faculty member of the sustainable…

One student’s dream of coming to America

Kristin Hohman Staff Writer Sinegugu Gasa, known as Sne on Lorain County Community College’s campus, is a native of Durban. She came to the United States two-and-a-half years ago. Known as eThekwini, meaning bay or lagoon in Zulu, Durban is…

Former student living musical dream

  Ryan Wisniewski Contributor For one former student of Lorain County Community College, melding his passion of music with his studies has created a career inspired by his dreams. A business major who dabbled in computer technology, Jeff Nickoloff took…

Forever Professor” featured in alumnus’ documentary

Brenna Shippy Contributor Professor Mark McKinley might not be considered an average psychology professor at Lorain County Community College. From the increasing number of knick-knacks decorating his office to his unique and amusing way of getting around campus on a…

The truth behind students’ sleepless nights

Kristin Hohman Staff Writer Most students will admit to falling asleep in class at least once during their time in college. Sleep deprivation, daytime sleepiness, and irregular sleep schedules are very prevalent among college students. So, why is lack of…

Blast to the past: reflections of the Civil Rights Movement

Kristin Hohman Staff Writer   “Neither the 1964 Civil Rights Bill, nor the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would have even been considered were it not for the demonstrations that were going on in the south,”  said Arlene Dunn, a…

New program aims to accelerate graduation rates

Kristin Hohman Staff Writer Lorain County Community College has started a new academic program called SAIL (Students Accelerating in Learning). SAIL is a three-year research study whose aim is to help students reach graduation in higher rates and at a…

Volunteers dish up Thanksgiving

Alex Delaney-Gesing Assistant Editor For more than 25 years, Lorain County Community College has held a Thanksgiving dinner for those in the community. Residents who may not be able to sit down to a proper meal on the Thanksgiving holiday…

Professor guides inmates’ play

Karl Schneider Editor-in-chief The prison chapel at the Lorain Correctional Institution was full of inmates when the lights went out. Instead of riots and disorder, the returning lights displayed a scene unlike any the prison had ever seen before.  At…