A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

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…

Zombie Blondes author visits campus

Keith A. Reynolds Staff Writer Entering the world of publishing seems like a daunting task. There are nearly as many books out there as there are people to read them and more are being released every day. In order to…

Performing artists and dinner shows to kick off

Brenna Shippy Staff Writer Legendary actress Molly Ringwald will kick off Stocker Arts Center’s Performing Artist Series on Oct. 24. The series of dinner theatre events will showcase a variety of singers and musicals. For the premier show, Ringwald (star…

Student Debt

Karl Schneider & Alex Delaney-Gesing There is an emphasis placed on higher education in this country. Get a college degree and secure a more stable financial future for your family and yourself. The trouble is that 70 percent of those…

Career Services to launch new online program

Alex Delaney-Gesing Assistant Editor Choosing a career path to follow is one of the most difficult things a person will do in life. More specifically, selecting to work in a field that not only appeals to the person, but pays…

Death by the spoonful, Part 3: Heroin in the home

Melissa Swindell JRNM 151 student    Hathaway (who prefers not to give her full name), has had an ongoing battle with heroin addiction for years. As a mother of four, Hathaway sought help after seeing what her lifestyle was doing…