A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

The tales tattoos tell

Lauren HoffmanEditor-in-chief Tattoos. Some love them, some hate them, but whatever the opinion, the act of permanently inking works of art into one’s skin has become quite the phenomenon in recent years. Tattoos have given people the chance to retell…

Online vs. in-person? Students weigh in

Lauren HoffmanEditor-in-chief Covid-19. A word that has come to plague our generation and thrust the world into chaos. In the beginning, many businesses were forced to close and multiple jobs were lost. Now entering year three of the pandemic, many…

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…

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…

Social media posts don’t reveal the truth

James WadeJRNM 151  “You could drive past a beautiful home, but you don’t know what goes on behind its closed doors.”Maria McConnell, professor of Business, made this comparison with social media posts and the true emotions that are not revealed…

Make your writing needs write at the Writing Center

Christina YuhaszJRNM 151 Mohammed, a computer science major at LCCC, stopped by the Writing Center recently to get help with writing an essay, so he got guidance from one of the tutors at the center with his assignments. Like Mohammed,…

LCCC alumnus named ME of The Gazette

Owen CooperJRNM 151 As a child, Scott Mahony would get up every morning and run to go grab the latest edition of The Gazette from the driveway. Now, 20 years later, he gets to wake up every morning and work…

‘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…

Students say “yes” to in-person classes, put up with masks

JRNM 151 The first-day college jitters are compounded by mask mandates on campus. While many students are excited to be on campus, an uncertainty only three months ago, the new COVID-19 guidelines and the looming mask policies do not hold…

LCCC wins 11 honors from Cleveland Press Club

Anthony LaRosaEditor-in-Chief The Collegian took eight honors and the Boom Radio won three honors in the trade/2-year school category in 2021 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, hosted by the Press Club of Cleveland on June 24. Oscar Rosado, the…