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Right to revolution?

May 1, 2012

The political theorist and Father of Classical Liberalism, John Locke crafted the idea of the Social Contract. The Social Contract is the idea that the People give up rights in order to have others protected, such as Life, Lib...

What are we really learning?

May 1, 2012

A lack of focus seems to pervade many of the courses here at MCTC. A science course that turns out to be about the politics of medicine. An English course that turns out to be about the wars in the Middle East. A general poli...

Lessons from the first of April

April 5, 2012

Social mores are the accepted, expected ways of behaving in a culture. In America, these are things like saying please and thank you and telling the truth. Violating these social rules is abnormal and rude for most of the year,...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

April 5, 2012

Should you spend more time with your partner than you do logged into Skyrim? K: If you’re in a relationship, essentially you should want to spend more time with your partner than you would a video game like Skyrim. Int...

Swivel

March 20, 2012

You know what they say about opinions. Everyone has one, and in that respect they bear a resemblance to a certain body part. When exactly did it become acceptable within the purview of polite society to fling your most ju...

Dear CCN: Love Advice

March 20, 2012

How do you keep the flame alive when a relationship becomes long distance? K: Long distance relationships require mutual effort and creativity. Technology is a good tool when it comes to communicating, like through phone calls, texts, ...

Unhusking the corn conundrum

March 20, 2012

Corn is amazing stuff, and it is in everything. If it’s not in it, you could make corn into it. The world economy has changed because of this wonder grain. Foods we take for granted that would otherwise be very costly we ca...

MCTC is not the enemy

March 20, 2012

MCTC, and all public schools, are the middle of a very tough battle. A battle which, to most people, is invisible, except for its end result. At MCTC, the end result is in the incredibly long lines at Financial Services and...

Education for the present

February 14, 2012

The Accuplacer test is designed to ensure that colleges are able to meet students where they’re at - where ever that may be. From math to reading to writing, all MCTC students take the Accuplacer to get on appropriate path to...

Seeing green: Eco Cards

February 14, 2012

This semester, Sodexo, the campus food service, launched a new program claiming to be in the name of the environment. "Eco Cards" they dubbed it, with the motto "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" on the signs for it in the cafeteria,...

Sometimes, it is easy being green

February 14, 2012

The new reusable cafeteria clam shell is another effort MCTC and Sodexo have made to promote green habits within the college. Going green is all about personal choice, and these reusable shells provide a new option for studen...

SOPA: Stand up for your rights

February 2, 2012

It's the communication age, but outside the realms of sci-fi, we seldom stop to consider what that means. What does it mean to be a citizen of the internet? The internet has become a sort of second home for many in our society,...

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