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Fast Food

September 12, 2012

Fast food gets bashed a lot for being unhealthy and evil. I’m not going to deny the alleged evil side about fast food and the frightening farming practices associated with most food court fare, but I would like to attempt to...

The reality vacuum of educational group work

September 12, 2012

Complaints about group work in educational settings is one of those common experiences that seems to be ubiquitously shared by virtually any student who is even moderately motivated in their education. In any given group of...

Violence in a place of peace

September 11, 2012

It was Sunday, a day of worship. Nobody could have expected the tragic violence that was about to occur in a place of peace. On August 5th 2012, Wade Michael Page burst into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin slaughtered six...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

September 11, 2012

How do you tell someone is single? K: A person who is talkative and friendly, maybe even seeming flirty towards you or others could be signs they’re solo, but not entirely. It could also just be their personality. Non-ve...

Eating to live

August 28, 2012

I’m taking Spanish this semester. It’s a useful language that I expect to use a lot and it’s projected to pass English as the main language of the United States in coming years. MCTC offers lot’s of Spanish classes, at...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

August 28, 2012

Your questions answered by our gurus   Communication is important for relationships, but how can you actually foster good communication?   K: Everyone knows communication is key, but it should be the key ...

No time for hello

August 28, 2012

Welcome back, students and faculty, new and returning. This is a wonderful time to be at MCTC. One of the things that makes MCTC a valuable and rewarding place to get an education is that it represents a microcosm of larger...

Modern world “problems”

June 1, 2012

Nothing is perfect, and a little venting here and there about flaws in the world is part of being human. At times a complaint is in order when something truly is unjust or unfortunate, but when it comes to the every day grievances...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

May 2, 2012

Is chivalry a good thing? Where does it cross the line?   K: Chivalry was exercised in the middle ages as a way for knights to court women. Little acts of what is considered modern chivalry towards females are thin...

Tainted Conversations

May 2, 2012

Tensions at MCTC have been mounting throughout the semester. Faculty vs. administration, black vs. white, students vs. everybody. As this tension has grown, the conversation across dividing lines has grown angrier, and more like...

Advisory system needs major reform

May 2, 2012

The advising system at MCTC is broken, and needs to be radically reworked. Scaling the program down would save MCTC money they need for other projects. Maybe some students find it useful to talk with advisors, but many just don’t...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

May 1, 2012

How do you avoid the friend zone?   K: The friend zone actually has thin borders. It can isolate you as “friends only” or it can be entry to something more. Test the waters by acting as more than a friend. Perhaps pa...

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