On Oct. 28 and 29, “Chicano
Latinos Unidos” a very active MCTC
student group, brought the festivity
of a very special holiday, “Dia de los
Muertos” or Day of the Dead, to Helland Center in invitation to share the
traditional music, food, and dancing
of this important event with the students and staff of MCTC.
On Oct. 28 and 29, “Chicano
As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, students on campus have been collecting food to be given to needy students.
Sponsored by the Director of Resources and Referral Services, the distribution of that food will be done on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the Bowman Hall gymnasium.
The world population is presently growing at a rate of 1.15 percent per year. This may sound like a small number at first, but with the current global population at 6.7 billion people, it suddenly becomes an alarming figure. Since the inception of the Industrial Revolution, human population has been growing at an exponential rate.
Take a walk on any given day this fall, and you will see beauty. Exit your classrooms upon their finish. A sigh of relief washes over you. Follow the pathway from MCTC’S large modern buildings, into the brisk, welcoming air of Loring Park. Walking to the park, perhaps towards the widely known fountain, you will see your classmates.
Be part of the community- join up with student life! Minneapolis Community and Technical College has a vibrant student life that emerges to be more and more vibrant every day. Whatever your interests may be, or whatever kind of social support you are looking for, you will probably be able to find an organization on campus that suits your needs.
A fellow classmate turns to you and discloses that he or she has HIV. What would you do? How would you react?
The MCTC Sustainability Fair is an annual event hosted by two MCTC student groups: Three-Legged Frog, and Sisters for Social Justice. “It’s all about raising awareness and encouraging conversations among like-minded people,” said Jessica Braun, a 25-year-old MCTC math major and president of Three-Legged Frog.
Mary Ann Prado has seen about 300 students experiencing homelessness and hunger since she started working as the Director of Resource and Referral Services at MCTC in May 2008. It’s her job to connect with students who are experiencing hunger and homelessness to find services so that they can find or stay in housing and stay fed and clothed.
On April 9, MCTC hosted a spring job fair on the second floor of the T Building with the objective of uniting students with employers. Job fairs are prevalent this time of year; companies at the fair described it as “peak season” for the job market. It is also a great time for students to find work due to its proximity to graduation and the end of the school year.
This past month, MCTC president Phil Davis delivered an address on the state’s staggering budget deficit, and the effects that deficit will have at MCTC. The announced reductions were devastating. “The significant loss in state funds will produce a fundamental shift in the range of programs and services,” Davis said.