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DCCC renovates Marple Campus... again

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

 

By Maryleigh Sharp

DCCC is undergoing phase 3 of its campus wide renovations, some of which are scheduled to be finished by Spring 2015.

Phase 1 focused on improving the STEM Building and Advanced Technology Building. Phase 2 focused on converting the library to a Learning Commons and making better use of empty space on Marple Campus.

Phase 3 involves renovating parts of the Academic Building and Founders Hall, the latter of which will be started Oct. 20.

The renovations will consist of a new Enrollment Services Center, Institutional Advancement Area, Student Center and Dining/Lounge

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Audra McLaughlin rocks DCCC

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

 

By Rob Buffum

“I have always loved the medical field as well as helping people,” said Audra McLaughlin, a recent contestant on “The Voice,” in a recent telephone interview. “In music you help people as well, but I

was unsure if I could make it in the music industry so I picked the medical assistant program so I could help people.”

Like many DCCC students, McLaughlin changed her major more than once. Her journey to find herself took her

from a psychology major to liberal arts and most recently back to the medical assistant program at DCCC.

McLaughlin said she never imagined she would

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Welcome Back Social gives new opportunities for DCCC students

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

By James Pearson

DCCC’s Campus Life Office offered its Welcome Back Social to students at the Upper Darby Center Sept. 18.

The event encouraged students interested in creating, joining a club or student government branch.

Tables were set up in the Upper Darby Center, while the presenters waited for students to finish classes. Once students began congregating to the tables, Assistant Director of Campus Life Allyson Yacovett and Student Activities Coordinator Richard Smith began answering questions.

During the process students decorated sugar cookies and enjoyed ice tea and water as

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Write or Wrong? DCCC students may soon have a second option when registering for ENG 112

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

By Robert Craig

 

After Beckie Northwood graduated high school, she was excited to begin college. But despite an earnest desire to study public health, her current major, Northwood said she did not anticipate the rigorous study of literature in her English Composition II class.At DCCC, most students must take English Composition II: Writing about Literature, otherwise known as ENG 112, to transfer or earn an associate’s degree.“Having such a strong focus on literature made writing the papers a lot less interesting for me…,” Northwood said.

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Students respond to the question, "How do you feel about the tobacco-free campus here at DCCC?"

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

By Nicole Ryder

Special to The Communitarian

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Students create MESA to help the earth

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

 

By Alyssa Wilson

Special to The Communitarian

Encouraging    the environmental protection at Delaware County Community College is one of several important initiatives facing the college’s student body.In Fall 2013 this issue was brought forth to the student community. The Modern Environmental Sustainability progress  

Association (MESA), founded by Nick Jackson, was established as the first real student effort towards environmental awareness with the intention of allowing current students a voice in environmental efforts both on and off campus.In its first academic year, the club

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Surgical tech students celebrate their profession

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

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Correction

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

 

In the May 6, 2014 edition, The Communitarian incorrectly reported that a newly created hiking trail on Marple campus was a collaborative effort of Campus Life and the DCCC Veterens Club.

According to Matthew Wilsey- Cleveland, assistant professor of English, and a recent news release, the trail was created by the college’s Modern Environmental and Sustainability Association (MESA) in partnership with the Human Services Club, the Military Club, and the Art Club.

The college community was invited to walk the trail for the first time April 22. Wilsey- Cleveland and Tanya Gardner,

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Roger Goodell’s credibility is shot

By Chris Linvill

Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, received a two-game suspension after a video was released of him dragging his then fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator in the Revel Casino and Hotel in February. The video was released right before the NFL preseason started.

While NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was being scrutinized for administering such a light sentence, a second video from inside the elevator was released, which showed Rice punching and knocking Palmer out.

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

The NFL doesn’t really care about domestic violence

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014

 

By Brett Quinn

Special to The Communitarian

In the fall out of the Ray Rice Saga and the handful of other domestic abuse cases involving NFL players that have arisen in the past few months, we have been fed the same statements countless time. We’ve been told this is something that the NFL refuses to tolerate, yet the actions by the league say otherwise.

Commissioner Roger Goodell’s original ruling of suspending Ray Rice for two games was recently upgraded to an indefinite suspension, but the motive behind his decision is questionable.

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