Archive | October, 2014

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Occupation Confrontation

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

College is a very difficult time in anyone’s life, whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult coming back to fulfill a new dream. One thing every student has in common is the fact that they are pursuing a career path that will change their life. Choosing a major is like choosing […] Continue Reading…

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Strive for Honors

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

The best action I took for my academic career was joining the Honors Program at HCC. Everyone should strive to be a part of it. The honors program is a four-part program and is open to any student who has completed at least 12 credits and has a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The first […] Continue Reading…

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How to Slash the Price of your Education

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Said simply, School Ain’t Cheap. Students pay, on average, $22,826 a year for in-state tuition at a four year college. Private college tuition runs at approximately $44,750 a year. As many students and parents who foot the bills have said, ”money doesn’t grow on a tree in their backyard.”  Many students just cannot afford these […] Continue Reading…

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HCC Enrollment Down This Semester

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Everything may seem fine and dandy at Housatonic Community College from the student perspective, but is it really? According to Janice M Schaeffler, the Director of Institutional Research and Adjunct Instructor of Statistics, school enrollment has dropped by a total of 7.7 percent this semester. This can affect students and staff in a big way. […] Continue Reading…

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Crazy for Signing: New Policy for Financial Aid This Semester

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Housatonic started the fall 2014 semester with a few different policies, including the Financial Aid Audit. This new policy forced students to sign the class roster at least once before September 12 for Monday-Friday classes and September 14 for weekends; this would tell the financial aid office which students never showed up, and which ones […] Continue Reading…

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Chavis Accepts Challenge of Advising

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Look no further for help navigating through the maze affectionately known as college courses. Tracey Chavis rises to the challenge of advising the Housatonic student population. Chavis, currently an Academic Advisor in HCC’s Academic Advising Center, is no stranger to academia. This UCONN alumnus spent decades working in various departments in higher education. His past […] Continue Reading…

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Underage Brewing

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Andrew Johnson is a difficult person to miss here at Housatonic.  The attention-grabbing masses of thick brown hair about his mouth and chin is enough to make women swoon, and men bristle with jealousy.  His appearance makes it seem as though he had been plucked out of some medieval fantasy story, and dropped, right here […] Continue Reading…

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A Librarian for the Students

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Mark Gore is a book lover, like most librarians, but his favorite part of working in Housatonic’s library is definitely helping the students. At first glance he’s tall, with slightly dark and slick hair, glasses, and an English accent. He’s probably one of the first people you see when you walk into the library, sitting […] Continue Reading…

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Disabled to Co-Host of Keepin’ It Real

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

My experience with Cerebral Palsy has been very interesting. Being born with something I had no control over has given me a deeper insight into the “human condition.” I have overcome a lot of obstacles. I felt very insecure about myself. So much so, that I wouldn’t wear any shorts during the summer because they […] Continue Reading…

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Tuition Anxiety

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

I lost track of time sitting at my desk looking intensely at the computer screen. I was flipping through online college catalogs and scrolling through my iPhone reading emails from Rutgers, The King’s, Tulane, and UPenn, among many others. I was smiling because I had choices. Sitting on my soft purple chair next to the […] Continue Reading…