Welcome Back MCC

New Editor looks forward to a fun-filled year!


Yasmine Cruz

Reporter, photographer, poetry editor, recipe editor, editor. I started at the bottom and worked my way up until I reached where I am now. It’s been a road of obstacles and hardships and there have been times I’ve wanted to quit but, I pushed myself to continue and my hard work has paid off. 

My name is Yasmine Cruz and I am beyond ecstatic to be the Calumet editor this semester. This is my second year being a part of the Calumet. Last year, I brought back the poetry page by featuring poems I have written as well as reaching out to the community and publishing several poems by other students. I also started the recipe page, providing recipes for easy meals for students but also featuring recipes from teachers and staff here. 

Returning from last spring semester are Claudia Artola and Daniel Salazar. Artola’s stories consisted of tracking the weather, having a duel about valentine’s day with Antonio Dabeet and covering the Calumet’s Cream Puff Challenge Bake-Off. This year, Artola will be introducing an advice column where she will be offering everyday advice to students. She will also be accepting requests for advice from students anonymously if they feel like they need an outsider’s opinion. 

Salazar will be returning this year to cover staff profiles. He also has the idea of conducting in-depth interviews with students and staff. 

This year we are pleased to welcome the newest Calumet staff member, Gage Thompson. Thompson is a practicing Buddhist who loves art. He plays the guitar and ukelele, as well as writes his own music and poetry. He enjoys reading nonfiction and books written by the Dalai Lama. Thompson has always loved music and had hoped to make it a career. However, he soon realized that he didn’t want to monetize art. “Creativity isn’t as creative when you’re being told to do it.” Thompson will be taking over the poetry page, now the art page, where any form of art will be accepted.

This year, my vision of the Calumet continues to focus on the MCC community. Last year we did a great job of reaching out to other clubs and covering their events but I hope we can cover even more this year. For any questions, submissions, comments, concerns, your more than welcome to speak with any of the Calumet staff or email me directly at mcc.calumet51@gmail.com. We look forward to you reaching out to us for what you want in your newspaper. Have a great semester everyone. 

Ways to contribute to the Calumet are: 

  • Pictures 
  • Club events 
  • Poems 
  • Drawn art 
  • Letters to the editor
  • Recipes