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Never Forget to Remember

By Jason D. Greenough

This past Sunday, September 11th, marked 15 years since the most devastating day in our generation’s lifetime. Sure, we were pretty young, but I for one still remember watching the planes hit the towers, and while not knowing the full impact of what had just happened, I bought my Old Navy t-shirt that had the American Flag on it, just like droves of other Americans did, and we were all one, as a nation.

Also taking place this past Sunday, September 11th, was the kickoff to the 2016 NFL season. Even before the first kickoff, there was already controversy erupting. A number of players all across the league were sitting, kneeling, and raising their fists in protest during the National Anthem. Of course, this whole thing was started by Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers superstar Quarterback, when he sat down for a preseason National Anthem in August, and was met with criticism, condemnation, and even death threats (from the less rational folk around the country), because of his reasoning.

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New Year, New Mount!

As many of you who are returning to the Mount can tell, the school has gotten a significant facelift since last semester.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CONSTRUCTION! Do you like what they’ve done with the place? Do you feel it could be better? Let us know what’s on your mind!
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ESL Resources

Alexandra Rodriguez

Resources available for English as Second Language students of the Mount.

Mount Wachusett Community College, a place where students from all over the world can learn and grow with the help of ESL Courses, Clubs and Student support services.

The Language Café, home for ESL students of MWCC has brought life to students from all over the world to interact and have fun, with the help of Jose Mangual, leader ambassador of Language Café and Professor Madhu Sharma who feels empathy for her ESL students.  The Language Café, English as a Second Language club, offered for beginners in the English Language is a place for students all over the world practice conversational English at an informal setting.  It takes place six to seven times per semester at noon in room 104 of the Leominster Campus.

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By Andrew Hoenig


Gardner, Mass. – The Student Government Association (SGA) at the Mount is an elected group of students who represent the students’ interests to the college’s administration.

But in a recent survey done on campus regarding the general knowledge and impact of the SGA, a theme seemed to appear.

Many of the students answered these three words on at least one of three questions, “I don’t know”. In fact, 90% of the students who participated in the survey had little to no knowledge on what the SGA does for students and the school, what clubs it has organized on campus, and what impact it has on the students themselves directly.

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Ring in the New

By President Daniel M. Asquino

We ring in the new year at Mount Wachusett Community College not with the customary noisemakers of bells and horns, but with drills, hammers and saws as construction continues on our Gardner campus.

Your patience as you make your way to classrooms and offices during the modernization of our 45-year-old facility is greatly appreciated. In the coming months, renovations to our Advising Center, Commons Area, Theatre at the Mount, and main entrance will be unveiled, followed later this year by the opening of our new science and technology building.

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Discover your Inner Contractor


John Blombach

Want to learn some marketable skills?  Snatch up the tool apron.  Grab a hammer, a square and a level.  Let’s build something and change somebody’s life.  Volunteerism is alive and well at Habitat for Humanity. Discover your inner contractor!

The college has a partnership with several community organizations to provide service learning experience for students.  I’ve just completed a stint with Habitat for Humanity.  It has been a life changing experience for me as well as those underprivileged families who will receive the benefit of the homes we are building.

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