Archive | October, 2014

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It’s the Most Political Time of the Year!

Posted on 30 October 2014 by

With Election Day right around the corner, you’re probably asking yourself what you can do to become more politically involved. Right? Well it’s never too late to start. Don’t beat yourself up if you’ve never registered to vote, let alone actually voted. Join the club.  According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in […] Continue Reading…

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Don’t Waste Halloween Being Wasted

Posted on 30 October 2014 by

Halloween is approaching, and young adults are starting to prepare for the holiday. Costume, check. Mask, check. Fake blood, check. Keg… wait, what?  Unfortunately Halloween has been turned into just another excuse to drink the night away; turning this awesome holiday into a regular Friday night, with costumes. “I usually just go to a friend’s […] Continue Reading…

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The Haunting on Lindley Street

Posted on 27 October 2014 by

As summer fades  leaves change from green to shades of orange, red, and brown. Another scenic chilly fall descends upon us. This is a time when the days get shorter, the nights get colder. At this particular time of year many have claimed unusual sightings and other interactions with spirits and ghosts. Hauntings, or frequent, […] Continue Reading…

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Join Us in Welcoming the New Horizons

Posted on 25 October 2014 by and

In an effort to better serve Housatonic students, the Horizons staff would like you to join us in celebrating the launch of the new Horizons, our student newspaper. What’s new about the student newspaper? Well, for one thing, we are now a completely online news outlet for all things HCC. Your new and easily accessible news source will allow […] Continue Reading…

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New Associate Academic Dean at HCC

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

HCC has a new Associate Academic Dean.  His name is Dr. Terry Brown. Brown received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Florida. He also has master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware and completed a Ph.D in clinical psychology as well. His career began as a member of the […] Continue Reading…

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Private School Emptied Their Bank Accounts

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

In the past, I would play the scenario in my head in response to being asked what school I attended. I would say “I went to Yale and majored in Computer Science,” then my listener’s eyes would widen and their voice would get higher as they replied, “WOW! You must be really smart.” However, my […] Continue Reading…

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More Than Just Advice

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

For HCC counselor Linda Wolfson, counseling is not about giving advice. “It’s about supporting people as they work out their own issues with the support of a non-judgemental, caring person,” says Wolfson, who has been a counselor at Housatonic for a remarkable twenty-two years. “I have learned so much from the many students that I […] Continue Reading…

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Meeting Financial Need

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Financial Aid grants are available for those who may need extra funds to pay for their schooling, right? Well, not for everyone. Some students in need of financial aid, can’t receive it because he or she does not qualify for it. If a student is still living with a parent, or parents, Financial Aid wants […] Continue Reading…

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Hungry for Healthy

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Who would have ever thought you could gain “The Freshman 15” without even living on campus? Well, it’s indeed possible if you are eating daily in the cafeteria at HCC. Who doesn’t love a burger and fries with a sugar filled beverage on the side? However, some people prefer healthier options on the menu, and […] Continue Reading…

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Bus Tokens vs. Bus Passes: Should Students have Alternative Ways to Get to Housatonic?

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

HCC students may not be aware that Housatonic offers bus tokens each semester to its students. The cost is $1.75 each. Students who apply have to meet a certain scheduling and distance criteria in order to receive the tokens. Applications are available at the Dean of Students office. Qualified students receive their tokens in a […] Continue Reading…