A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

LCCC graduation rate rises

Kerri Klatt Staff Writer “Every Dream Matters” was the theme of LCCC’s 53rd Commencement celebrated today. “Today is a celebration of dreams,” said LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., at the Commencement ceremony held at LCCC’s Ewing Activities Center. “Your dream…

Pulitzer winner shares powerful wartime stories

Zac Wenzel JRNM 151 Student The lives of fallen servicemen and the emotions experienced by their families echoed in the words of Pulitzer Prize Award winning journalist, James Sheeler, at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Cinema Hall on April 3….

Suicide prevention walk hits home for two students

Zach Srnis Special Correspondent The campus of Lorain County Community College hosted the Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention on April 22. The national event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), an organization that is…

Policy will ban tobacco on campus

Beginning on Aug. 1, all tobacco products will be prohibited on campus. Rebecca Marion Managing Editor With August 1st steadily approaching, the students and staff of Lorain County Community College can expect to breath easier on campus this fall semester….

Security urges alertness in case of emergencies

Gina Hamby JRNM 151 Student Lorain County Community College students, faculty, and staff are urged to always be on guard for active shooters. “Preparation is critical for people to be able to respond in an efficient way that buys time…

Area addiction crisis persists

Stephanie Weber JRNM 151 Student Lorain County struggles to fight the constant battle of drug use and overdoses that have managed to consume and overpower a large part of the community. Michael Plas, 38, and current Lorain County Community College…

Test anxiety workshop will ease finals stress

Zach Srnis Special Correspondent With final exams right around the corner, Americorps completion coaches at Lorain County Community College will be offering a test-taking workshop. The presentation will help students develop strategies for how to tackle exams and dealing with…

Earth Day promotes sustainable lifestyles

Kerri Klatt Contributor Lorain County Community College students and staff celebrated Earth Day on April 21. The celebration was to bring awareness to environmental issues and to promote ways to become proactive in preserving the Earth, and discovering new ways…

New program works for craft small businesses

Logan Mencke Staff Writer The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at Lorain County Community College has partnered with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) to bring the Scratch Made Incubator program to service local small businesses that create handmade…

Dining options crucial to healthy lifestyle

Logan Mencke Staff Writer “Just one meal away from home each week translates to about two pounds of weight gain every year, so that’s where our problem is,” Renee Cooper, a registered dietitian, said during an informational session on healthy…