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You will notice that our February 2012 issue isn't here. That would be because we now have our own website! Visit us at for all of your latest MMCC student news. We'll be publishing the first Monday of every month. You can also join us on Facebook at and / or find us on Twitter @LakerCurrent.
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Janet Sowle, Editor
The Laker Current

Welcome to our January 2012 issue

Welcome to a new semester at MMCC!

I hope everyone enjoyed the break. If you’re a new student, we wish you the best in your endeavors and encourage you to get involved. Not just in your classes but in many of the clubs and organizations that are a part of MMCC and your local community.

We’ve got two new features this month. The first one is called On the Big Screen which is a movie review. This month’s feature is the musical comedy Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. Our second new feature is a creative writing section. Ryan Carey’s piece “A Beauty of Life” is this month’s feature. If you’re interested in contributing to our creative writing section, contact us at

Next month we'll be unveiling some exciting changes so make sure to check back in February!

If you’re interested in writing, taking photos, drawing cartoons or designing artwork for The Laker Current we meet Mondays starting at 10:30 a.m. in the lounge area outside rooms 126/127 in Doan (bookstore side.) If this doesn’t fit in your schedule, send an email to and we’ll set up a time to meet with you. You don’t need to attend meetings or be in the class to contribute.

January 2012:
  • A taste of international food – Activities: On Campus
  • Alternative Energy student lands a job – Student Life: Academic
  • Area students get college prep assistance – News
  • Art in Education forum hosted – News
  • Get involved for your future – Opinion
  • Give your heart to hospice – News
  • Joyful Noise – Activities: Off Campus
  • Lady Lakers first win of the season – Sports
  • Men’s Basketball game at Beaverton High School – Sports
  • MMCC announces Fall 2011 honors list – Student Life: Academic
  • Plan for Spring Break now - News
  • Riverwalk Grill – Mid Michigan Eats
  • SCIT brings art to mid Michigan – Activities: Off Campus
  • Soup and more – News
  • The Beauty of Life – Creative Writing
December 2011:
  • An Ordinary Day – Opinion
  • Global Awareness Consortium offers a glimpse of the world – Activities: On Campus
  • Holiday events in mid Michigan – Activities: Off Campus
  • Let your voice be heard – News
  • Meet me in St. Louis – News
  • MMCC academic services launches new site – Student Life: Academic
  • MMCC and MidMichigan Health win award – Student Life: Administrative
  • MMCC offers free fitness – Activities: On Campus
  • Monte’s Family Restaurant – Mid Michigan Eats
  • Pickin’ Daisy – Local Music
  • Question of the Month – News
  • Spring break with a purpose – Student Life: Academic
  • Students reach for acceptance – Activities: On Campus
  • Training opportunity for small businesses – News
November 2011:
  • Beadwork Artist’s Workshop at Ziibiwing – Activites: Off Campus
  • Chocolate can be deadly – Activities: On Campus
  • Dealing with the Holidays – News
  • Deb and Jesse’s Down Home Diner – Mid Michigan Eats
  • Halloween costumes for all ages – News
  • Hoop Preview 2011-2012 – Sports
  • Lakers take on Cardinals – Sports
  • Medical marijuana plays waiting game – News
  • MMCC receives chassis donation from Ford – News
  • MMCC receives Master Accreditation in Auto Technician Program – News
  • New clubs at MMCC – Activities: On Campus
  • Question of the Month – News
  • Students around the world – News
  • Welcome to Twisted Thistle Inn – Activities: On Campus
October 2011:
  • Cops and Doughnuts – Mid Michigan Eats
  • Cult Classic and Popular Picks contest last drawing October 5 – News
  • Question of the Month – News
  • Students in the news – News
  • Races at Fall BBQ a big success – News
  • MMCC daycare: The time is now – Opinion
  • Club explores Japanese culture – Activities: On Campus
  • Club visits cultural center – Activities: On Campus
  • Taste and Tell culture event was tasty – Activities: On Campus
  • Mardi Gras comes to Mt. Pleasant – Activities: Off Campus
  • Applefest celebrates the best of autumn – Activities: Off Campus
September 2011:
  • Cult Classics and Popular Picks contest – News
  • Gratiot County Players announce “White Christmas” auditions – Student Life: Off Campus
  • Kiss the pig contest a hit at barbeque – News
  • MMCC barbeque a success – News
  • MMCC hockey golf outing – Sports
  • MMCC to sell large vinyl record collection – News
August 2011:
  • At home with historic Alden B. Dow House – News
  • Barbecue tickets available now – News
  • Center for Student Services celebrates with ribbon cutting – News
  • Coming soon to Mid Michigan – News
  • Facilities upgraded at MMCC – News
  • Good study habits – Student Life: Academic
  • How much chocolate is enough? – Activities: On Campus
  • Mountain Town Station – Mid Michigan Eats
  • On the big screen – Activities: Off Campus
  • Put on your dancing shoes – Activities: On Campus
  • Stillwater still going strong – Activities: Off Campus
July 2011:
  • Bracken family full of talent – Activities: Off Campus
  • Explore outside this summer – Activities: Off Campus
  • Fall 2011 registration open – Student Life: Academic
  • Gardening inside – Activities: Off Campus
  • MMCC hockey team reaching for goal – Sports
  • Robots invade MMCC – News
  • Ziibiwing Center offers cel class and dance events open to the public – Activities: Off Campus
June 2011:
  • Differences and complements: MMCC and CMU – News
  • On the radio with MMCC grad Tina Sawyer – News
  • Graphic novel class offers unique experience – Student Life: Academic
  • Calling all artists to the Mid Michigan Sportsman's Expo – Activities: Off Campus
  • Finding the artist within yourself – Activities: Off Campus
  • The Fun Machine – Activities: Off Campus
  • How afterhours can change your life – Activities: Off Campus
  • How much debt is too much? – Opinion
  • Looking for some fresh air – Opinion
  • MMCC hoop action – Sports
  • Basketball standouts sign with PNC – Sports
May 2011:
  • Summer blockbusters filled with sequels – Activities: Off Campus
  • Traverse City getaway – Activities: Off Campus
  • Music in mountain town -- Activities: Off Campus
  • Special topics classes a hit with students – Student Life: Academic
  • Making art in the dark – Student Life: Academic
  • Mid’s big move – Student Life: Administrative
  • Gas prices – How much is too much? – Opinion
  • Bigger is better – Opinion