Monday, December 16, 2013

Finals Week

Finals are here; make sure you prepare yourself by coming to the library during it’s open hours this week. Hours are Monday & Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Finally on Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Have a great holiday.

My experience at McCook Community College has been a great experience over the past two years. I have been involved with five extracurricular activities; which include GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), PBL (Phi Beta Lambda), PTK (Phi Theta Kappa), SMAC (Student’s Making Active Choices), and Student Senate. Not to mention I have gotten involved with music this year; Choir and Band. Things get pretty hectic around campus when involved so much and taking seven classes all at the same time. Everyone is more than happy to help out with homework or if you have a bad day just openly talk about it.

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Fun

Student Life held another successful Santa's Workshop on December 5th. The kids enjoyed games, prizes, and pictures with Santa Claus (John Olsen).

Men's basketball will play in York, Nebraska on Tuesday, December 9.

PBL and PTK will take tickets and work concessions for Saturday, December 14th basketball games; both men's and women's games against Northeastern Junior College at 5:30pm and 7pm.

This is the last "regular" week of school. Next week is finals week. The library will have snacks and coffee to keep you awake while studying for your finals!

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's December

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) will have a first Thursday of the month meeting at 12:15pm on the 5th. SMAC (Student Making Active Choices) is having their week of Christmas Lights Fundraiser; free will donation. Call 345-8117 to set up an appointment. Both boys and girls will play basketball at Southeast Community College on Tuesday the 3rd @ 6:30pm. Girls and boys basketball will be on the road again on Wednesday at Central Community College @ 5:30pm. On Sunday, December 8th @ 2:30pm basketball will continue here in McCook.
Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turkey week

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) will travel to Lincoln for the Governor’s Recognition on Monday, November 26, 2013.
The dorms will close on Tuesday afternoon so that people could go home for Thanksgiving break. No classes will be held Wednesday.
Girls’ basketball play in Kansas over the weekend of November 30 and December 1; while the boys played at home.

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The wonders of November

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL); the business group on college had their first Monday afternoon meeting.

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) had a meeting Tuesday afternoon. The GSA will be partnering with PTK to provide “rescue packets” to students in the dorms for finals week.  If interested in helping, contact Tina Walker – or Michael Jonckheere –
Also on Tuesday was Founder’s day for PTK. The day PTK was “found”.
Harry Potter movie marathon going on in the dorms Friday night at 9pm and home basketball games this weekend.

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shenanigans of November

Monday was Veterans Day, so support was shown throughout the campus for honoring our Veterans.  

Tuesday the 12th, was weekly movie night; Thor, Free Birds in 3D, and Last Vegas were the movies of the week.  

Video interviews happened on Thursday through the Marketing Department. 4 college students took place in this.  

Last, but not least we had the theatre department present Leaving Iowa at 7pm both Friday and Saturday night; and 2pm on Sunday afternoon. 

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Happenings

Last week was busy with high school students visiting the campus for an FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Conference on Wednesday, November 6th. Just like freshman orientation, students started their morning at the Events Center and then had small groups on the campus.
Thursday, November7th, motivational speaker, Kevin Sharp was at McCook High School at 7:00 pm. Kevin Sharp is an award-winning vocalist, entertainer, cancer survivor, and now one of the country’s top speakers. He spoke of his battle with cancer, his career in music and how the two intertwined.

Brittany Sutton, Campus Cafe student writer

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone to another exciting, fun-filled semester at McCook Community College.  We have had several new faces join us this past year and many long-time returning staff and faculty have returned to campus.  The dorms are full and the athletic teams have begun their seasons for the Fall.

Welcome to new Vice President Andrew Long.  Mr. Long is a Nebraska native and returns home after a stint working in community colleges in Colorado.  Everyone please say "Hi" and make Mr. Long feel welcome. I am sure he is exhausted after helping with move in day at the dorms and Orientation Day on Monday.

We look forward to a wonderful 2013-14 school year. 

Campus Cafe staff

Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow, Illness and Injury.

It has been a while since our last post due to illness, injury and weather.  As things go in Nebraska, this is not unusual.  The amount of snow we have been getting is definitely unique to the past few years.  Living in Nebraska my whole life, I have not seen snow like this in many years.  It brought back memories of being a small child waking up to 2 feet of snow and building igloos and snow forts.  Although the snow causes problems and travel difficulties, it can be pleasant and enjoyable for children.  Now that I am older, I can't say with such fervor that I enjoy this wet, thick, slick substance as much as I used to.

As for the illness and injury, it seems that everywhere I look, someone is down and out with fever, sore throat, nausea or stomach illness.  If they are not ill, they are getting injured.  It has been quite a month for our students and staff, and I am hoping our 4 day weekend will lead to better health for all.

As for our local sports teams, they have all been very active.  If you have a chance to check out your campus email account, look for the sports updates from Kellen Fernetti.  He has been doing a wonderful job with pre-game write-ups and post-game follow-up.

Tina Walker
Webzine Advisor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blue Out!

This week the big event on campus is the BLUE OUT when our men and women basketball teams take on North Platte. Join the rush and come to the game on Tuesday completely blued out!!! We need all the support we can get. Go, fight, win MCC!

           Women- 5:30
           Men- 7:30 

Feb. 02 @ Lamar CC
           Women- 6:00
           Men- 7:30

Get an early start on graduation preparations.  Remember to complete your intent to graduate and your cap and gown order form before the deadline:  March 18th.

Remember IT's FLU SEASON!  Everyone should be very deliberate in washing your hands to prevent the spread of viruses.  Remember only soap and water kills some viruses.

Zoe Budge, Webzine Team Member

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Spring 2013 New Semester

Welcome back fellow MCC students! With the new year and fresh semester, it is not hard to be enthused about what is ahead. Let us make this spring term all that we are hoping it to be, academically and otherwise. If you have any problems with your schedules, the admissions office is always there to help. If you would like to withdraw from any classes you have until April 26. Make sure you are taking what you need and what you want. McCook Community College has a lot to offer for students in the now present 2013! Here is quote that is something I believe we can all ponder on as we start this new beginning,

"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn." Gloria Steinem.


Our women's and men's basketball teams have been playing through the break and are competing well.

Women play at 5pm and the Men play at 7pm this weekend the 25th - Lamar CC @ Home
Men play on the 26th - Laramie County CC @ Home at 7:00p pm
Women play at 5:30 pm and the Men play at 7:30 pm on the 29th – North Platte CC @ Home

Zoe Budge, Webzine Team Member