By: Deniece Diggins, East Editor-in-Chief Tri-C has always provided students tools, resources and counsel they need to not only complete each semester successfully, but also to exceed and excel in their studies. Each semester students are recognized for their academic achievements and participation in extracurricular activities in the preceding semester at the Student Recognition and Honors Program which is celebrated separately by each campus. Diana Del Rosario, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Eastern campus, kicked off Eastern campus’ event by welcoming all of the participating students and their families, and congratulating all the students on achieving Dean’s List status for the fall semester. Dean’s List is not only a prestigious honor, but a testament of the hard work and
By: Daniela Cacho, West Staff Writer Tri-C's Western Campus held their own multicultural event titled “Culture Shock” in the north galleria. Students put together tables with displays of countries they originated from and international clubs Tri-C West sponsors. Student Noelle Abuoun, is part of the Japanese club at Tri-C West. She truly enjoys Japanese culture and appreciates the club. Abuoun stated, “I really like the language and how different it is. There is so much in Japanese culture like with all the pop culture too, and anime.” Many gathered to listen and read about places and traditions from outside the U.S. from student to student. Everyone who walked passed the displays couldn’t help but to turn their heads, and many even stopped to check out various tables. T
By: Jordan Johnson, West Staff Writer On April 11, 2017, the Galleria of Tri-C’s Western Campus was full of people learning how to improve their lifestyle by making healthier choices at the semi-annual “Exercise is Medicine” event. Held every April at the Western Campus and every November at the Eastern Campus, this free event has been inspiring students, staff, and members of the community to make an effort in staying healthy since 2014. This event is sponsored by Tri-C’s Sport and Exercise Studies Program, and their partner, the American College of Sports Medicine, to increase awareness of the benefits of exercising and the consequences of inactivity. In the words of Holly Clemens, the director of the event, “We are really trying to promote health and wellness, [and] over
By: Tammy Merritt, West Staff Writer Life can be challenging, confusing and tiresome with all its joys, pain, lessons and triumph. When one falls down, one must get back up. Throughout life there is sowing and there is reaping what you sow. Now what falls in the center of it all is being human, living and making mistakes along the way. While on this Ferris wheel of life and walking through this maze called existence, it becomes apparent that being human is a constant growing process, from trials and tribulations to successes and failures and these are all OK. Throughout the course of life, many will have experiences in which they must endure. There is no right or wrong way, nor is there a time frame to deal with a loss or pain. There will inevitably be ups and downs, along ...
By: Alaina Bradley, East Staff Writer As the Spring semester comes to an end, a lot of students around campus are eager to get their summer plans started even if some of them are coming right back for summer semester. What are your plans for the summer? Te’Angila Porter, Business Management “My plan for the summer is to be working at Cedar Point in Sandusky for the next five months.” Zavyer Watson, College Credit Plus Student “My plans for the summer is to take Spanish here and then I have two other jobs that I will be doing in the summertime, and then a competition with Leaders of Tomorrow of the NBMBAA [National Black MBA Association].” Brandon Tsirlin, Associate of Science “Well I’m going back to my summer job so I’m going to be working two jobs and then I’m going to be ta
By: Donald King What color says America What hue would pass the test. Who would claim that status, And disregard the rest. And why not I, a descendant of slaves, Should not my spirit soar. For knowledge that our blood was shed, Whenever our country was engaged in war. And while engaged in mortal combat, We proved time, and time again. That we fought for love of country, With no regard for our colored skin. What color says America, Who sings “oh say can you see.” You needn’t look far, just turn around, Turn around, and look at me!
Poem written by: Tammie Robinson You say you love me how is this true You take every opportunity to turn my sunny days blue You are happy when I am down and out Since you found out I enrolled in school all you do is scream and shout You walk around screaming you’re the man of the house Then stop squirming, whining, and running around like a little mouse If my success threatens your status as a man It’s over, I quit I have done all I can My success shouldn’t come at that big of a cost So you can walk around with your chest stuck out trying to be a boss Are you listening, can you hear me, is this your mission I won’t let your boy insecurities kill my life’s vision
By: Tracy Hudson, Metro Editor-in-Chief Moneeke Davis is the epitome of a strong and positive woman. She is a humanitarian, a woman of strength, love, happiness, discipline, chaos and indifference. As the daughter of a drug addicted mother, her life began on a rollercoaster and continued as such in her journey to overcome many obstacles. Her mission is to use her gifts, knowledge, and abilities to bring people together to change the nation one community at a time. Moneeke’s major is Nursing, she will graduate with an Associate of Art, Science and Applied Science from Tri-C, Fall 2017. Her goal is to transfer to Cleveland State University to obtain her Bachelor’s Science in Nursing and continue on to obtain her Master’s in Public Health. Her goal is to start a nonprofit organization t
By Hannah Lovejoy, West Staff Writer With the end of the spring semester fast approaching, countless students are preparing for graduation. Graduation can be a stressful time for many. Deadlines, interviews, jobs, and more responsibilities, all loom over students heads. Luckily, Gradfest is the perfect remedy to help sort out the concerns of some students. Gradfest (previously named ‘Got a Plan?’) is an event that takes place in the springtime to help students ease their way into graduation. Gradfest allows students to meet with more than thirty colleges from around the area, all the way from Cincinnati to Toledo. This is the first year that the coordinators of Gradfest incorporated this many transfer schools. Gradfest also allows a student to meet with a counselor to map out a ro
By John Kay, West Editor-in-Chief America is the land of opportunity, enriched freedom, and enlarged social and economic liberties. For these reasons, America has become the nation of immigrants. Many immigrants swarm to the U.S. for a variety of reasons contingent around the chance to live better lives; that is such the case with Tri-C student, Abdullah A-lmutairi. Abdullah, an immigrant from Kuwait, first arrived in America in the summer of 2015. His mother, a breast cancer patient, came to the U.S. with hopes of better treatment from the Cleveland Clinic. Abdullah spoke to his families’ condition that brought him to the country, “I came with my two brothers Abdulaziz and Mohmmed and my sister Reem to reassure [my mom] and return back home with my mother, but her treatment didn’