Archive | December, 2014

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A Brief Hiatus: Going Back to Get Ahead

Posted on 19 December 2014 by

Perception is reality, well maybe; at least that is what seems to dominate society’s outlook on others. There is something  innate in all of us that drives us to believe what we are told until proven otherwise. This belief may be the flaw in the universe that is holding back all the potential and possibilities […] Continue Reading…

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How You Can (and Will!) Have Fun This Winter

Posted on 16 December 2014 by

Let’s face it, 2014 has kind of been a long year. With all the stressful group projects and petty drama between friends, we definitely deserve to enjoy ourselves. Here’s a foolproof list of different activities that help keep boredom at arm’s length. Eat something that will warm you up and make your stomach merry. Plus […] Continue Reading…

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Leadership Society Inducts New Members

Posted on 15 December 2014 by

On the afternoon of Friday, December 12, The National Society of Leadership and Success or Sigma Alpha Pi held their induction ceremony in the Events Center. Sixty-six inductees received either a certificate or a plaque. The Ceremony began with NSLS President, Ace Ricker, introducing himself. He then passed the microphone over to Stephanie Brown, NSLS […] Continue Reading…

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Farewell Message from the Dean of Students

Posted on 08 December 2014 by

From the Desk of the Dean of Students Dear HCC Student. I applaud you for the effort you put into getting to the place of becoming a student at Housatonic Community College.  When you earn a certificate or associates degree, the applause will become a standing ovation at Commencement. Continue to invest your efforts in […] Continue Reading…

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Read Our Latest #worksforme Articles!

Posted on 08 December 2014 by

This time of the semester can be particularly stressful for students.   You have major projects due, final exams looming, and holiday preparations and shopping to contend with, as well as your usual work and family obligations.  Some of you are juggling parenting, marriages, or relationships with your school life as well. In our special #worksforme […] Continue Reading…

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Coping with End of Semester Stress

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

It’s that time of the semester again–deadlines are approaching, and finals are coming faster than we all realize. Upcoming deadlines can be very scary and if you’re like me, just thinking about them makes your stomach knot and your palms sweaty. The best thing to do is get organized. Having an agenda helps because you […] Continue Reading…

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The Price Tag on Friendship

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

This time of the year amidst snow flurries, Christmas lights, and the sharp scent of pine trees in the air comes expectations for gift giving. While relationships aren’t based on material items more than any other time, there’s a strong sense of providing a token of appreciation to those who are closest to you and […] Continue Reading…

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Time Flies When You Feel Grounded

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

Eight hour work shifts, ten page papers due by midnight, and a badgering girlfriend who wants to watch half-priced movies on a Tuesday night. Start the coffee pot because it’s going to be a long night. How does one balance all of this out? I was a troubled person asking this same question at a […] Continue Reading…

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7 Steps to Writing your Paper on a Tight Deadline

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

By this time of the semester, there’s a 99% chance that you’ve Googled “How to stop procrastinating” about a million times. Of course you’ll never really implement those strategies, not in the near future anyway. Oh, and remember that eight-page paper from the beginning of the semester? It’s due tomorrow! This has happened to everyone […] Continue Reading…

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“I Have a Life!”

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

“I have a life!” is often the complaint of many students who are stressed out about juggling school with a career, children, or a relationship. Instead of whining about your problems and feeling offended when professors don’t give you special treatment, take into consideration that you are not alone. The person on your right could […] Continue Reading…