RANGE a cappella tunes up pop culture

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By Gianluca Russo

Campus News

The new Broadway musical “Hamilton,” written by Lin Manuel Miranda, has taken New York City and theatre fans all over the world by storm, becoming one of the fastest grossing shows in history. From its powerful story and message to its beautiful score, the brilliant show has become the talk of the town, drawing in a completely new crowd to the Great White Way. Continue reading

MVCC to host seminar on overcoming hopelessness, despair

Mohawk Valley Community College will host a seminar called “iam idecide” at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in Schafer Theater, located in the Information Technology Building on the College’s Utica Campus. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention in honor and memory of Eric J. Smith. Continue reading

Corporate discounts for college students!

By Umaima Anwar
Campus News

Your degree will definitely get you places, but so can your school ID. A solid way to save big as a college student is to take advantage of student discounts. Whether it be out of sympathy or just a smart business tactic many companies offer very generous discounts to students both online and in-stores. Rather than searching through hundreds of websites yourself, here are some of the most relevant discounts you should consider looking into: Continue reading

See the latest ‘Star Wars’ movie in Utica for $5 or less!

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The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will host a “May the Fourth Be With You” screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Wednesday, May 4, on the Utica and Rome campuses. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Continue reading

LaGuardia and Westchester CC partner with Whole Foods on English language training

Ingrid Guzman, originally from the Dominican Republic, has been a Whole Foods Market employee for approx. 10 years. She is studying ESOL at LaGuardia Community College to improve her communication with customers and team members. Here she is holding a photo of one of the expertly decorated fruit tarts she makes as a pastry chef at the Upper West Side store.

LaGuardia Community College has begun providing English language training, contextualized for the retail sector, for NY-area employees of Whole Foods Market. A pilot program led by the National Immigration Forum, in collaboration with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and Miami Dade College, the 12-week course is designed to increase English language skills among retail sector employees for whom English is a second language. Continue reading