News You Can Use, Opinion

How My Hardest Semester Taught Me the Most

Posted on 11 December 2018

I had just completed my first two semesters at HCC with perfect grades, and a 4.0 GPA, so I decided it was time for a challenge. I was taking four classes each semester, so I thought one more class couldn’t hurt. I signed up for five classes during my third semester, which I didn’t think […] Continue Reading…

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How to Deal With Family and School Between Holidays

Posted on 11 December 2018

Towards the end of the fall semester, the holiday season begins. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas are all a part of the holiday season tin a span of five weeks. During the holidays, many families gather to enjoy themselves. They play games, cook food, and make memories that usually last a lifetime. You don’t want […] Continue Reading…

Arts

It’s Not Living Unless It’s With the 1975

Posted on 10 December 2018

There’s nothing I love more than a new CD release. Well, that is unless we’re talking about the band the 1975, who just released their highly anticipated third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The album is a breath of fresh air for those music connoisseurs who are looking for something zesty and flavorful […] Continue Reading…

Arts

Vinyls on the Wall

Posted on 10 December 2018

The feeling of tearing off the plastic film cover, pulling out a paper sleeve, and then grabbing a silky smooth, riveting vinyl record is unparalleled. The only other feeling greater is placing that new vinyl on a turntable, dropping the needle, and hearing the first crackle fade into an euphoria of music. Vinyls are making […] Continue Reading…

Food, News You Can Use

How to Not Gain 3,000 Pounds Over the Holidays

Posted on 10 December 2018

The holidays are a time to decompress, enjoy those closest to us, and celebrate, and a big part of this celebration involves food. With this comes lots of treats, large family dinners with irresistible food, and drinking–for those 21 and over. All this drinking and eating can easily sabotage your health and fitness goals if […] Continue Reading…

Arts

Hulu Gets Sunny

Posted on 08 December 2018

What better way to fill in free time from studying than finding a new show to stream on a service such as Netflix or Hulu? Finals week is wrapping up almost as quickly as it arrived. As we’re submitting our last papers and taking those end-of-the-semester exams, we are looking to relax and reap those […] Continue Reading…

Events, News, News in Brief

Come Celebrate Writing Day Today

Posted on 16 October 2018

Today, Tuesday, October 16, Housatonic will be hosting its annual “Reading Day.” According to the HCC homepage, “‘Reading Days’ are used as study days and/or… make up class time.” Classes will be canceled, but students can use this day to study, to make up any missing work, or to work with tutors in subjects that […] Continue Reading…

Arts, Events

Art to the People: Sidewalk Art Festival at HCC

Posted on 01 May 2018

On Wednesday, May 2, Housatonic students and staff members will be presented with the Sidewalk Art Festival, a celebration of all sorts of art and entertainment, right in the courtyard. The free festival will feature live music, dance, graffiti, chalk art, frisbee art, and more. John Favret, professor at HCC and the mastermind behind the […] Continue Reading…

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Oh Great…We’re Back…So Now What?

Posted on 06 December 2017

The moment we hit the month of November, the first thing on my mind is “gotta make sure I get the big piece of turkey.” Then Thanksgiving comes, and this year I stuffed myself on so much turkey that I slept through Black Friday and woke up on Saturday morning. In my expert opinion…totally worth […] Continue Reading…

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If You Don’t Do The Homework, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time

Posted on 06 December 2017

I decided this past year to not let stress consume my soul, even though I have every reason to run through the hills screaming “My life sucks. Stop piling on the assignments and burdens, life!” The hills are alive with the sound of my excruciating pain. I have to grin and bear it because getting […] Continue Reading…