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Helpful information for SC4 students

parking article 2

Stephanie Pedrotti

Photo Editor



If there’s one thing that the students of SC4 always complain about, it’s the parking. Sometimes parking at SC4 can be hectic, and sometimes it’s impossible to find a parking spot, causing some students to park at the McMorran lot. But what some students are not aware of is the fact that there are fees to park at McMorran. These fees are quite simple and are listed below:

North & South West Lots

Hourly Rates:

$1 per hour for up to three hours

$3 for three hours to nine hours

$6 for nine hours to 24 hours

Event Rate


Business Pass (6 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays):

Semi-Annual Rate $175

Annual Rate $260

24 Hour Pass (seven days a week):

Semi-Annual Rate $250

Annual $365

 South East Lot

Hourly Rate

$1 per hour

Event Rate


Semi-Annual Rates


Annual Rates


  Make sure that you’re aware of having to pay when you park over in the McMorran lot! If you want to get a decent parking spot for free, come earlier and park in the SC4 parking lot!

Do you think McMorran parking should be free for college students? Give us your opinion over at the Erie Square Gazette’s Twitter! @ESGazette1931


Are you aware of the discounts that you, as SC4 students, can get? Everyone loves to save money, especially on things like food. Here’s a list of a few stores in Port Huron area where you can get great discounts.

Alexander Fine Jewelers: 10 percent off purchases.

A Little Something: 20 percent off purchases.

Casey’s Pizza & Subs: 15 percent off all food only purchases.

Cavis Grill: 10 percent off.

Chef Shells: 10 percent off.

Daybreak Café: 20 percent off card holders meal (excluding happy hour).

Ernest Camera Shoppe: 10 percent discount on photos, enlargements, copy work and video transfers.

ForSports: 10 percent off in stock retail items.

Jimmy’s Frozen Custard: 10 percent off (except from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays only).

Kate’s Downtown: 10 percent off entire bill.

Kerr-Albert Office Supply: 20 percent discount on any non-sale items in store.

Little Caesars Pizza: One free Crazy Bread with the purchase of a Deep Dish Pizza (doesn’t include sauce).

Lynch’s Irish Tavern: 10 percent discount on food and drink purchases.

Maria’s Downtown Café: 10 percent off.

Mortimer Lumber: 10 percent off regular priced paint and sundries.

Mosher’s Jewelers: 20 percent off.

Port Huron Tire and Services: 10 percent off all services.

Sail in Café and Convenience Store: 10 percent off storewide – this includes prepared food, fountain drinks, grocery items and personal care items.

Troy Dry Cleaners & Laundry: 25 percent discount on all dry cleaning only.

Zebra Lounge & Bowl-O-Drome: 10 percent discount, not including alcohol or daily specials.

Also, students can get $250 dollars off their purchase when buying a MacBook from the Apple Store!


Every student enjoys saving money, so be aware and always ask if college students get discounts at the business you’re visiting. A few dollars can make a big difference in your budget!

Ralphie May to visit McMorran

Breigh Edmondson

Staff Writer

   Comedian Ralphie May will be visiting McMorran Arena, March 10.

   Winner of the former NBC show “Last Comic Standing,” Arkansas native May has since been a regular on Comedy Central, and has been on various talk shows.

   According to McMorran Arena’s website, all tickets for May’s show are $29.50.

   Known for his combination of comedy, hip-hop and topical themes, May will surely crack up the arena.

   Since his win on “Last Comic Standing” May released his first comedic DVD in 2004, “Just Correct.” According to his official website, the DVD went platinum. In 2006, he released another comedic DVD, “Girth of a Nation.”

   May has opened up for comedians such as Sam Kinison, whom he said in his biography, was a dream of his to open up for Kinison.

   May will perform his comedic show at 7:30 p.m. on March 10.

   To find out how to get tickets to see Ralphie May, visit www.mcmorran.com, or call (810) 985-6166, and visit the box-office.

Animal Unleashed at McMorran


Photo Editor

   Before he became a pro wrestler, he was a teacher. Born April 16, 1937 in Madison Heights, Michigan, William James Meyer would earn a Master’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University before becoming George “The Animal” Steele.

   Steele dropped the ceremonial puck in the game between Ice hawks and Flint Generals at McMorran Feb. 12 in Port Huron.

   Prior to becoming the animal, Meyers coached football at Madison High School in Madison Heights.

According to the “History of the WWE” (WWE.com), Meyers was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Hall and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.

   Although Steele’s wrestling career spanned from 1967 through 1989, he continued making appearances through the late 1990’s.

   The line to meet “The Animal” stretched out of the door of the McMorran Arena’s Pro Shop, around the corner and up one level into the main arena at McMorran.

   A fitting tribute to the fans that still support him.

One dollar. No, two dollars.

Students returning to school this January had quite the surprise when paying to park in the South McMorran lot. Previously, the price to park on the South lot was a single dollar, but as of Jan. 1, the price has doubled.
The students may have gotten a surprise but the school knew of the price increase ahead of time, according to McMorran’s General Manager Randy Fernandez.
The reason for the increase is to lower McMorran’s running cost; the subsidy they’ve been receiving is in the process of being lowered. “The city has asked myself and the board to reduce operating costs and one of the ways we can do this is parking,” Fernandez said.
SC4 student Amanda Hartfil, 23 of Croswell, parks on the South lot. She was surprised. “I saw it, but everything is going up these days, isn’t it. I’ll still occasionally park here, on my long days” she said.
Whether parking in the school’s lot, which is free and frequently full, or on one of the McMorran lots… a student does have options.
Mary May, 79 of Port Huron, works for McMorran in the guard booth at the South lot. She said, “Many are surprised (about the increase), and question the price, because the North lot is still one dollar.” Just remember to bring your school id or backpack to receive the discount. May also said, “Some days are busier than others, but at night kids still like to park here because they feel safer.”
McMorran also offers parking booklets for 25 dollars which contain 40 passes. Permanent passes can be obtained at the office inside McMorran and are 250 dollars for the South lot, and 120 dollars for the North lot according to Fernandez.
It may cost an extra dollar to park in the South lot, but it is convenient, and what may cost an extra dollar now could be saving pennies upon pennies of tax money.