News from around the MCC campus

Tuition will stay the same

MCC will not be increasing their tuition for FY 2022, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The college ranked 38 of 39 in the state in terms of lowest tuition and fees costs. The school’s approach toward tending to students’ needs has resulted in them being among the lowest costs in the state.

MCC’s costs are approximately 14.2% less than the average costs of tuition and fees.With there being no increase, students can expect to pay the same amount for their schooling through the year 2022.

— By Ethan Gawronski

Tartan Bistro to offer tasty choices

The Tartan Bistro is the work of students from the culinary degree program serving food on campus twice a week. The Tartan Bistro opened on February 24 and will be closing for a few weeks around spring break week. The regular Wednesday/Thursday schedule will returns to its normal time of 4:30-6:30 p.m. starting on April 14.

This group of chefs, cooks, bakers, and restaurant owners have a wide variety of food available to purchase. The four main categories of food available are: appetizers, sides, entrees, and desserts. The majority of the appetizers as well as about half of the entrees are forms of seafood. Tuna Poke and Seaweed Salad, Scallop Tostadas, Duck Confit Quesadilla, and many more delicious recipes are available for order. The entrees range from about $15-$20 with the appetizers ranging from $7-$12.

To place an order at the bistro, call 815-479-7800, all orders must be paid with cash. Delivery is available however the Tartan Bistro will not accept any order from outside the delivery service zone.

Pickup is an available option by showing up to parking lot C at the designated time given during the order; the workers at the bistro will bring the food outside to the customer when it is ready. There are no alcohol sales currently at the bistro, there is a four-meal limit per order, and no emails or voicemails will be accepted as a form or ordering.

— By Riley Brands

Poll shows students learning preferences

When students of McHenry County were given a choice between participating in online classes (Zoom) or in-person classes, there was a clear cut view of what the students preferred . Out of the 15 students that participated in the survey, only one student preferred learning via Zoom. The poll showed that 93 percent of these students preferred face-to-face classes.

— By Katelyn Davis