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Alan Mckenzie is Leading BLSA by Love at MMC

Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor March 18, 2022

From a young age, Alan Mckenzie was taught by the example of his grandma, who encouraged him to “lead by love.” Growing up under her roof, he recalls how his love of people and interest in film all...

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Katelyn Hannan: Behind 99 Angels

Elliott Case, Guest Writer March 17, 2022

Passion, drive, dedication, and work ethic. Qualities of any successful business owner. The years that go into cultivating a company and brand identity require a strenuous schedule that calls for all the...

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Practice Safe Simulated Sex: The Art of Intimacy Direction

Rebecca Koenig, Guest Writer December 3, 2021

In the spring of 2006, Katie Bradley, a graduate student in the movement department at Virginia Commonwealth University, witnessed the senior thesis piece of Tonia Sina who would a decade later become...

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Eagle Witt: Comedian Tackles Social Issues while Dodging Cancel Culture

Myah Lake, Guest Writer May 5, 2021

Eagle Witt is a 26-year-old comedian from Brooklyn, who doesn't believe in Cancel Culture and isn't afraid to joke about anything. . To Witt comedy “is the hardest thing in the world to do, but once...

The members of Bummer! From left to right: Josh Miller, Jesse Prior, Drew Harvey, and Andrew Caira

A Pandemic Creation

Maria Collins, Guest Writer May 3, 2021

A phone screen lights up with a notification: “@bummertheband is live on Instagram.” A viewer enters the livestream, finding themselves transported to a small music studio enclosed by walls adorned...

Mallorie Greene of Black Girl Basics Podcast

A Conversation with Mallorie Greene, Creator of the Black Girl Basics Podcast

Rayiah Ross and Meg Masseron April 26, 2021

 Mallorie Greene’s podcast may be called Black Girl Basics however she is anything but that. In an age revolving around digital media, Greene found that she couldn’t find content tailored directly...

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Exploring a New Terrain

Maria Collins, Guest Writer April 15, 2021

In a matter of days, the concept of an audience shifted from 250 people placed in neat rows of velvet-covered chairs, breathing the same air as performers perched upon the stage, to a limitless number...

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The Rising Poet Whose Head is in the Stars: Shelby Hall

Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor March 12, 2021

After 10 years of thinking and dreaming about publishing her first poetry book, Shelby Hall took to her Instagram, surprising her followers that grey eyed would be ready to order in a mere few days....

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Professors That Have Inspired Us: Profile on Professor Tatiana Serafin

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 17, 2021

I can vividly recall the feeling of instantaneous relief when I sat down in Professor Tatiana Serafin’s office in September 2019 for a frantically-scheduled meeting about my first opportunity to be published...


A Force to Be Reckoned With

Ben Lewis, Guest Writer January 26, 2021

When 15-year-old Sarah Goody was in sixth grade, her teacher presented a unit on the harsh effects of climate change and what that meant the future could look like for her, her community, and her generation....

The Zoom Undergraduate: The Past, Present, and Future of a MMC Student

The Zoom Undergraduate: The Past, Present, and Future of a MMC Student

Imani Rivera, Social Media and Website Designer December 24, 2020

In 2016, I had gone through several changes in one year: I attended my first college, St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, New York, with seven of my high school friends and slipped into a slight depression...

An Advocate and an Arts Hero

An Advocate and an Arts Hero

Meg Masseron, Features Editor November 24, 2020

The nature of which Brooke Ishibashi sat down for her interview with her alma mater’s newspaper certainly reflected the strangeness of this moment for many performers across the United States this year:...

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