Archive | April, 2015

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Dealing with Job Loss

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

“Debbie? Jamie? Can you come here?” called my father. Jamie, my little sister, and I ran across the cold hardwood floor. Our dog, Kane, followed us, leaving a trail of his slobber behind. We run down the stairs to find our mother and father sitting down on the clean white couch. The lights were dimmed, […] Continue Reading…

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Body Shaming: Enough is Enough

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

You take a deep breath and look up at your mirror.  Reflected back at you is your naked body. You just stand there and stare, picking apart every little thing that is wrong with it. The reason no one likes or accepts their body is because they are constantly shown perfect bodies that are unattainable. […] Continue Reading…

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The Black Sheep

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

When I was a kid I had no clue I was different from anyone in my family. I didn’t know that I was white and they were not. Obviously I wasn’t color blind, I could see that my complexion paled in comparison to my grandmother’s. Half Black, half Cuban, my grandmother had beautiful brown skin, […] Continue Reading…

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Spring Has Sprung at Housatonic

Posted on 14 April 2015 by

Yesterday brought the warmest, sunniest weather we’ve had in quite some time, and the Horizons staff took some time to capture the signs of its arrival around campus.

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Black Student Union Sponsors Cafe Night

Posted on 11 April 2015 by

On April 2, Housatonic’s second annual Cafe Night took place in the Beacon Hall Events Center.  Organized by the school’s division of the national Black Student Union, Cafe Night invited students of all races to dine on some delicious food while enjoying beautiful dancing and powerful poetry. The night was a relative success, with over […] Continue Reading…

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Student Activities Committee Discusses Upcoming Events

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

On March 31, 2015 the Student Activates Committee held a meeting where club members discussed events that are happening and events that are still in the planning stages, including events ranging from blood donation drives to reading aloud to kids. There were 11 people who attending the meeting include both the Director of Student Activities […] Continue Reading…

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Not Your Average Health Article

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

There is something lacking in America, healthy every day routines to create a healthy lifestyle. No, this is not your average “get skinny” article. This is about loving yourself and creating a healthy body; whether you have a skinny body or a curvy body is not the focus here. It is on being healthy when […] Continue Reading…

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Depression: A Real Problem

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Worldwide, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from some form of depression. Approximately two out of three people who commit suicide suffer from major depression. Yet, although it is the most common form of mental illness, society still does not consider depression to be a serious problem. Common misconceptions regarding depression are […] Continue Reading…

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Caught in a Bad Romance

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Romance isn’t just running rampant throughout the ever popular young adult fiction novels. It’s often in line with what would be considered dating violence. According to an Association of American Publishers 2014 report, YA books are reaching wider audiences than ever before and with that, spreading the word about what it means to be in […] Continue Reading…

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ATM Madness

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

It’s 11:30 in the morning, and that bacon, egg, and cheese you’ve been craving since your three hour chemistry class is calling your name. You go to reach into your wallet, and come to the realization that you have no cash, only debit. That long walk from Beacon hall to Lafayette hall just to take […] Continue Reading…