The Current swept the Newswriting category in the two-year college division of the Missouri College Media Awards in May. Rachel Madearis and Antoinette Bradley took first place for their story ”Struggle to diversify workforce continues at MCC.” The Current also received the following awards:
News Writing: First, Rachel Madearis and Antoinette Bradley, “Struggle to diversify workforce continues at MCC.” Second, Rachel Madearis, MCC budget workshop considers tuition increase, cost cuts.” Third, Daniel Spaulding, ”Chancellor to retire.”
Sportswriting: Second, Josh O’Hora, “XC runs with the sun.” Regular Column: First, Callie V. Hanson, “Good times.” Sports Column: First, Josh O’Hora, ”Chiefs keep on rolling.” HM, Dani Post, ”MW women’s soccer is a bonding experience.” Entertainment Review: Second, Louis Kemner, “‘Paranormal 2′ out-frightens its predecessors.”
News Photography: First,Louis Kemner, “‘Students protest puppy mills.” Feature Photography: HM, Marcus Sunde, “Polar Bear Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics.” Sports photography: Third, Marcus Sunde, “LV Lakers vs MW Monarchs.” Page One Design: Third, The Current, May 2010. Editorial Page: Third, The Current. Photo Page: HM, The Current, “Cold.”
by Rachel Madearis and Antoinette Bradley
Missouri College Media Award: First Place, Newswriting
The diversity data released by MCC this fall parallels the accusations made last spring by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The report, compiled as part of regulatory compliance and internal consideration, discloses the racial and gender makeup of the college’s employees.
According to the report, only 152 of 999 employees at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) are African-American. Eleven are American-Indian, 17 are Asian, and 32 employees are Hispanic. Racial minorities, as a whole, total 212, only 20 percent of MCC’s employee base. [...]
by Antoinette Bradley
Clubs and organizations are essential to college life and can enhance your leadership skills. While some students choose to join the club’s and organizations that have already established a name for themselves, some students choose to form a club that is geared towards spreading unity and fairness.
Cultures Incorporated is just such a club. [...]
Antoinette Bradley/The Current
by Antoinette Bradley
Afro-Caribbean Salsa Night on September 29 was part of MCC-Longview’s Discover the World: International
Arts Series. The Miguel “El Mambo” Orchestra performed and offered salsa dance lessons
in between sets.