It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and that means its getting dark earlier. Although Grand Rapids Community is a notably safe campus, sometimes that walk back to your car after a night class can be tense.
The Student Leadership Advisory Council has released preliminary revisions to the Student Congress Constitution, but the ratification of the full document and Student Congress Elections have been pushed to next semester.
When most students think about school, the traditional ideas of textbook reading assignments and class lectures usually come to mind. Well, suppose there was a class that did much more than that. Picture a class where the students not only learn, but also use the information outside the classroom while helping and motivating others in the process.
The very first MWest Competition was further introduced Nov. 14 with a kickoff event held at Kendall College of Art and Design with a turnout of approximately 80 West Michigan college students.
The Academic Governing Council is currently in the midst of reviewing a new policy that would require all video shown in classrooms at Grand Rapids Community College to have closed captioning or subtitles. The policy comes in the wake of multiple Americans with Disabilities Act violations at GRCC, and in light of several other colleges in the country being served with class-action lawsuits over the failure to caption video.
The next generation of gaming has officially arrived. In a previous article the PS4 console was covered, and now it’s time for the Xbox One to get scrutinized. The Xbox One has gone through many ups and downs in popularity since its unveiling back in May. It initially received a good deal of backlash due to a number of unpopular features such as it’s restrictions on used games and the the mandatory 24 hour online requirement. Thankfully, these features having been removed and Xbox One is set to be one of the next big things in gaming.
Performing tonight will be Grand Rapids Community College’s Jazz Orchestra, directed by GRCC professor Michael Gillan and Robert Engelsman. The GRCC Jazz Combo is directed by Engelsman, and Shades of Blue, a vocal jazz ensemble, and the Shades of Blue Combo are both directed by Robin Connell.
Grand Rapids Community College’s Library will be featuring a talk with Saladin Ahmed on “Writing Muslim American Fantasy: A Reading and Talk” on Thursday. The first installment of Ahmed’s novel trilogy “The Crescent Moon Kingdoms: Throne of The Crescent Moon” won the Locus award for Best First Novel.
On Friday, the next generation of console gaming will officially arrive. One of the most interesting features of the PS4 is called Remote Play. Remote Play allows the PS4 player to ‘untether’ their console and access their PS4 from the Playstation Vita. According to Sony, this means that the Vita can be used to play any PS4 game or access any PS4 programs which would free up the TV for other uses.
Grand Rapids Community College is currently holding Foreign Language Speaking Groups in room 505 of the Language Arts Lab on the fifth floor of Cook Hall. Every language session is student led and can be reserved at any time depending on the purpose. German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and French are what are provided at the Foreign Language session.