Berlin Wall's fall remembered at SMC
“We were never allowed to call it a wall,” said Thoburn, expelled from school in eighth grade for an essay containing that word. The government demanded it be called “the anti-fascist protection rampart.”
275 attend SMC automotive ‘Green Flag Day’
“Growing up,” NAPA's Russ Paroff said, “we thought we would have (flying) cars like The Jetsons. Instead of losing the wheels from cars, we are losing drivers to autonomous vehicles.”
Human trafficking survivor speaks at SMC
College students are especially vulnerable. “Traffickers know college students are poor, so they’re going to offer you something,” Flores said. “College students are away from home. I have a son in college. Parents aren’t calling every night to make sure you’re tucked in bed. Most roommates don’t have your parents’ phone number. If you don’t come home it might be 24 hours before they freak out.”
Howard managing SMC dual enrollment
Howard grew up in Auburn, a city of 4,700 south of Springfield in central Illinois where 63 graduated in his high school class. The oldest of six boys, he was the first person in his family to attend college.
SMC gains enrollment
Students in the 591-member "freshman class" range in age from 15 to 56 and are 60 percent females, 40 percent males. They include three military veterans and come from 17 Michigan counties, nine Indiana counties and six other states, plus an international student from the country of Georgia.