January 4, 2014

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What do you call your instructor?

by Travis Leader

Yes, ma’am. I’m sorry, I mean Missus. No, Miss. Uh, I mean Doctor. Oh, but you also go by your first name? Okay….

Calling an instructor by his or her proper name shouldn’t be that difficult, especially for college students. It’s something we all learn before going off to our first day of kindergarten. But college is a new environment, and students are finding out that the Mr./Ms./Mrs. of high school may not always apply.

“I refer to two of my instructors as ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.,” said student Sparkle Lynn. “But I have another male teacher who I call by his first name.”

Lynn says college is a more professional environment than high school, and with that higher level of professionalism can come new expectations about what is and is not a respectful way to communicate with one’s instructors.

“College is an adult environment,” Lynn said. “Adults are interacting with adults in college, therefore an instructor’s choice of title can be used more freely within respectful boundaries.” […]

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December 21, 2013

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Rebecca Grille adds dining options at LV

by Lindsey Lehmann Studying a text is getting weary on the eyes. Stomachs start to growl. And the desire for a pick-me-up is sounding more than fabulous. Luckily, the Rebecca Grille is now in business, serving contemporary American cuisine in the New Longview shops. The restaurant originally was opened in Springfield, but has currently closed […]

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December 19, 2013

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Construction happening at Longview

by Zach Dalton and Michael Scassellati Returning students may find themselves somewhat disoriented at the start of the spring semester. Construction will take place in Longview’s Campus Center January through June 2014. The update is intended to make things easier for students by cutting down on the back-and-forth many experience when trying to juggle advising, financial […]

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December 19, 2013

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Reduce gifting expense to enjoy the season

by Lindsey Lehmann Buying gifts for loved ones can be a bit challenging, as well as pricey at times, especially for a college student barely making ends meet. Even though getting crafty and making homemade items for people may sound like an elementary student giving a photo frame of macaroni and fruit loops to their […]

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December 17, 2013

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Join MCC’s Day of Service, Jan. 14

by Zach Dalton Metropolitan Community College Students and faculty will be coming together to celebrate MLK day by giving back. MCC will partner with local organizations to provide volunteer opportunities district-wide. To find out which organizations will be at each campus, go to mcckc.edu/mlk and click on the volunteer tab. Longview will work with Crittenton […]

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