Archive | December, 2014

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Oh No! What To Get?

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

We’ve all faced a similar problem one year or another, and that is the gift giving process for the holiday.  We scour the malls, department stores, and outlets just to find that one all inspiring gift.  Then when we feel like we’ve found the perfect gift, we realize that whomever already has that.  Now, it’s […] Continue Reading…

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End of The World? Darn These Finals

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

If you’re like me, you are at the same point I am, balancing work, school, family, friends, and other promises that you may have to fulfill. Believe me, I know how you’re feeling. You’re exhausted and may want to give up on some things, but I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t do that. […] Continue Reading…

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Handmade Gifts and the Best Kind of Gifts

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

The Holidays are a very tough time of the year, especially for students. Many students, myself included, do not have disposable cash to spend on gifts for family and friends. However, there is a way to give a nice thoughtful gift to everyone on your holiday list without destroying your bank account, handmade gifts. When […] Continue Reading…

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Moving Out? Are You SURE You’re Ready to Leave the Nest?

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

I moved out of my parents’ house almost 8 years ago when I turned 18 years old. At the time my parents and I were butting heads.  They didn’t like my blue hair, my boyfriend or my “constant partying,” and I didn’t like their judgments, their rules, or the boring lifestyle they were forcing on […] Continue Reading…

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Why Running Away Works

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

At 21 years old, I am the first out of my group of friends to move away from home and fully support myself. I work two jobs, go to school full time, intern out of state once a week, and plan charity events. I make time for friends and when I’m not doing any of […] Continue Reading…

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Afoot in HCC : Author Eric Lehman Visits

Posted on 05 December 2014 by

“Historians record, memoirists remember, novelists create.”  As this slogan floated up on the wall in  a sprawling mess of handwritten letters, author Eric Lehman pumped a fist into the air and shouted “Rock on, we create man!”  Then he leaned over the projector and slashed a huge black X across the statement. “Now I’m going […] Continue Reading…

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Stand Up for Women’s Rights

Posted on 05 December 2014 by

As women we have come about different campaigns over the decades and we still don’t have complete equality.  We all think it but don’t say it. But, Feminism is a way to change the world for women everywhere. “Only when women rebel against patriarchal standards does female muscle become more accepted,” said feminist author and […] Continue Reading…

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Preparing for Final Exams: What to Expect

Posted on 05 December 2014 by

Final exams week can be frustrating and exhausting when you’ve not prepared properly, Studying and preparing for final exams, though, can be less of a hassle.  You can go into your exams feeling confident, not only that, but you can also improve your grades. “Study early, I would suggest four to six weeks before and to block […] Continue Reading…

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Dance Company Shares “Privacy Settings” with HCC

Posted on 02 December 2014 by

On November 17, the Sonia Plumb Dance Company shared one of their new pieces, called  “Privacy Settings” with Housatonic. The dancers (Chris, Kayla, Emily, Spencer, Meghan, Danielle) danced with a Gopro Camera in their hands, and whatever they recorded appeared in the big screen in the back of the stage. The theme of this piece was how […] Continue Reading…

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U.N.I.T.Y. Club Stresses Fellowship and Freedom

Posted on 02 December 2014 by

U.N.I.T.Y stands for Understanding Nurturing Individuals Throughout the Year. For the past 35 years, this has been a code that a club formerly called the Gay Straight Alliance has stood for and represented. However, this is not just any other regular club that exists around Housatonic, but one of togetherness, fellowship, freedom, and a place […] Continue Reading…