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Campus smoking has positive qualities too

December 10, 2010

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I wrote this to try to help represent the smokers of MCTC, to the campus body. I am displaced by this ban on smoking. Since when was smoking contrary to education? It is sad when we see a person smoking outside and consider...

Climate Action Plan conference pushes MCTC toward the green

October 5, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010, the Climate Action Plan (CAP) conference was held at MCTC for faculty, staff, outside affiliations and students. This gathering was to discuss carbon neutrality on campus and how we could improve campus...

First day jitters, for everyone

October 5, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being new faculty can be very tricky — like being the new kid at school. Where is my office? Where is this class? What am I supposed to do with these students? Luckily, MCTC has a great deal of resources to help. As a somewhat...

The Biggest Loser

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Parke Kunkle In July 2010, British astronomers announced the measurement of the most massive star yet found, weighing in at about 265 times the mass of the Sun. How such massive stars form is a puzzle, since they devel...

Welcome MCTC students

September 9, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” This Chinese proverb, reminded me, once more, of the unrepeatable importance...

Hope for the hopeless

May 4, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It would seem: based on a serious look at the status of our generation — aptly named Generation X, or the Lost Generation, or Generation Me, depending on your sources — that we are complete lost causes. In a careful analysis...

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