Category Archives: Issue 63.7

Young Marriage

Why not tie the knot?



Marriage is a word that causes many women to look expectantly at their boyfriends and a makes those same boyfriends shuffle their feet and mutter something about “waiting until it’s right.”

For college students, everything is about the future. Careers, jobs, next semester, that test that was completely forgotten about. But should marriage be on that list? Continue reading Young Marriage

The season of receiving

The Christmas tradition and why it terrifies me


The holiday season is a special time during the year where collectively as a society we seem to band together to fight of the melancholy of winter. Lights are strung, carols are sung, and everyone is in the kitchen baking for big family reunions and parties.

SAd Christmas
Used under a Creative Commons license. Photo by Michael Dorausch

But one insidious tradition stands among the rest when December comes around, and it comes in the guise of a fat man breaking and entering households and leaving behind presents for everyone who mom and dad think have behaved. Continue reading The season of receiving

Reporter of the Month

Reporter of the Month is an award given to a staff writer of the Erie Square Gazette for journalistic excellence or above and beyond assistance given to help the Gazette in its mission to produce a quality publication for the students of SC4. Staff writers are chosen by vote from the editorial team.


Photo provided by Jennifer Gibson

Another unanimous vote was cast from the editorial team for December’s Reporter of the Month and we are pleased to announce the final recipient of the recognition for the fall semester, Jennifer Gibson. Continue reading Reporter of the Month

Dead air

The discontinuation of the communications program


   The holidays may take a stressful turn for the worse with the new program cuts at St. Clair County Community College.

Students majoring in communications will notice that broadcasting and journalism are not in the fall 2013 program catalog.

Although, don’t fret just yet, the change may not be as bad as initially assumed. Continue reading Dead air

Seasonal Jobs: Good and Bad Benefits

Tips and Advice for Seasonal Jobs


Seasonal jobs can bring positive experiences like earning extra money during the holiday season. However, it can be rough for students having to deal with upcoming exams and busy work schedules. It may be hard for students not to have enough time to study or to work efficiently.

However, according to Vvaldo (Val) Sánchez, an SC4 student from Texas, he has worked many seasonal jobs, particularly in the summer. Mr. Sánchez has worked security for public pools, and for the Port Huron Bridge as a bridge operator. “Seasonal jobs are good for the summer and in between the college semesters.” Sánchez said, “My favorite job was the pool job because I could go swimming when no one was there.” Continue reading Seasonal Jobs: Good and Bad Benefits

Winter is coming for the console wars

Brace yourself


XBOX 1 vs PS4 consolesLate autumn, the colorful leaves have now all fallen to the ground, the air is bitter cold, and the next generation of video game consoles are settled in to be enjoyed for the long winter; or are they?

The release of the Xbox One (XB1) and PlayStation 4 (PS4) was the biggest combined console launch in video game history according to, with each selling over one million consoles on their respective launch weekends alone. Continue reading Winter is coming for the console wars

Pet of the Issue – Wolverine

Gorgeous eyes on a gorgeous cat. Photo credit: Angie Stoecklin

   Say hello to Wolverine. He is a 4 year old all white male who is most likely a Main Coon mix since he is a rather large feline. A very vocal and people-friendly creature, Wolverine arrived at the humane society for no other reason than that he did not get along with the other cats his previous owners had.

He would do best as the only cat in the household, unless his new owner was to adopt his sister Sassy, another white cat who arrived with him. Both cats are spayed and neutered. Continue reading Pet of the Issue – Wolverine

Actors and audience go back to the 20’s

SC4 Players’ perform F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, ‘The Great Gatsby’


The SC4 Player’s performance of the Great Gatsby was met with many laughs, gasps, and overall audience approval on the weekend of December 5th.

Elizabeth Wentzel as Daisy Buchanan during a flashback scene in SC4’s production of The Great Gatsby in SC4’s Fine Arts Theatre. Photo credit Angie Stoecklin.

‘The Great Gatsby’ takes place during the roaring 20’s in a somewhat divided New York. The main plot is that Jay Gatsby, who is madly in love with his former lover and now married Daisy Buchanan, buys an extravagant house across the water from Daisy in order to be closer to her, in hopes that they will cross path’s once again. When Gatsby befriends Daisy’s cousin Nick Carraway, he becomes the catalyst that reunites the two lovers, resulting in a dramatic chain of events. Continue reading Actors and audience go back to the 20’s