Opinion, Profiles

Passion Inspires

Posted on 10 May 2019

Teachers are often overlooked and under-appreciated. What goes by the wayside for the students is the passion that teachers have for the subject that they are teaching. Most students just want to go to school and go home, and they don’t care about the subject. All they know is that “I need to do this, […] Continue Reading…

Profiles

Captain Kirk

Posted on 09 May 2019

College was something my family spoke of in high regard. It was where the smart people went to succeed and where the dumb people sought to avoid. Growing up I feared college, as I felt unworthy and too dumb to go. But after a summer of video games and a part-time job, my mother sent […] Continue Reading…

Profiles

A Tribute to Vicente Simanca, My 6th Grade ESL Teacher

Posted on 09 May 2019

I remember clearly the minute I stepped into Mr. Simanca’s classroom at Citrus Grove Junior High in Miami, Florida. I was 11 years old and didn’t know a single word in English. Being in a new environment, I didn’t know the language, I had no friends, I missed my family back home, and I had […] Continue Reading…

Profiles

Teaching More than Just the Class

Posted on 07 May 2019

One teacher that has had a huge impact in my life as a student was my 12th grade psychology teacher, Mr. Wade. I will never forget the first day I went inside my class, and I saw a man who is in a wheelchair.  When I went inside, he turned and greeted me. He welcomed […] Continue Reading…

News

Get a Sneak Peek at our Spring 2019 Print Magazine!

Posted on 21 March 2019

You’re going to want a copy to hold in your hands to get the full effect, but, in the meantime, you can read our print magazine online by clicking here.   

Events, From Our Readers, News in Brief

Housatonic Community College Foundation Participates in Fairfield County Giving Day

Posted on 14 February 2019

From the HCC Foundation… With a goal of helping low-income students to open doors through education, the Housatonic Community College Foundation will participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on February 28. As a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement, HCC  is assisted by the Foundation, which provides student scholarships, student emergency […] Continue Reading…

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…

News You Can Use

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…