The College Center was invaded by all sorts of costumed characters during Korgaracon in April. Several hundred cosplay students interacted, shopped, played video games, attended workshops, listened to music and had a great time. It was organized by the MCC student club Geek Index.
The Indian Students Association and Hindu Student Council celebrated the festival of Holi and Vaisakhi in April. On the day of Holi, friends and families get together, hug and put colors on each other. Vaisakhi, a festival of music and dance, is celebrated by Sikhs in India to mark the birth of religion.
The Visual Arts Student Exhibition, an annual showcase of the work of MCC students in art classes, kicked off with a reception. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Here, Karen Famiglietti shows her untitled artwork to fellow artist Nick Baldie.
Library Presents Poetry and Examines Homelessness
Two programs at the Library celebrated spring and looked at homelessness. In the first, poets read from their works. Above, seated from left, Dan Zimmerman, Dan Weeks, Gregg Glory, Mat Spano; standing Emanuel di Pasquale, Hank Kalet, with Library Director Marilyn Ochoa. At left, a panel discussed homelessness in and around Middlesex County. Hank Kalet, an MCC adjunct professor and journalist, read from his book, “As an Alien in a Land of Promise,” and MCC student Alexander Lewis (speaking) shared his story as a 20-year-old who found himself homeless during a cold New Jersey winter. Representatives from nonprofits also spoke on how students can help.