Archive | October, 2015

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HCC – $1.4 Million = Hard Choices, Widespread Impacts

Posted on 22 October 2015 by

I’m sitting in B-120, the tutoring center in Lafayette Hall. I have an exam in my math class in two days, and my comprehension of some of the material that will appear on it is weak and worrisome. I’ve come here to seek the aid of a tutor, but I quickly come to realize that […] Continue Reading…

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50 Years and Counting: A Look into the HCC Museum of Art

Posted on 21 October 2015 by

The Housatonic Museum of Art is turning 50 and recently celebrated by offering viewers a glimpse into the works of this new collection. While some see it as a typical art gallery on a college campus, it’s actually an established cornerstone in the college and community, a showcase of talent, history, and creativity. From ancient […] Continue Reading…

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Fantastically Fall Cranberry-Pecan Farro

Posted on 21 October 2015 by

The New England landscape is a beauty to behold this time of the year. The leaves are turning brown, gold, and orange, and thoughts of grinning jack-o-lanterns, buckets of colorful wrapped candies. Thanksgiving dinners roasting away in an oven begin to come to mind more frequently. The foods of fall deserve as much fanfare as […] Continue Reading…

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The Revolution Will Be Staged

Posted on 20 October 2015 by

“I want what we are doing to be a catalyst for change,” explains Jeorge Watson. co-founder of The Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop.  He then turns to his female friend and asks if she is okay with him continuing the interview. “I want people to look at the situation differently,” Watson adds, then quotes James Baldwin, […] Continue Reading…

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Press Release: HCC Presents Symposium on Race and America

Posted on 20 October 2015 by

The innovative use of theater performance as a springboard for InterACTion, a multi-activity symposium on Race and America will take place at Housatonic Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 20, Thurs. Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. Geoffrey Sheehan, HCC professor of Theater Arts says, “This critical exploration and discussion will consider the place of race […] Continue Reading…

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The Creative Maven Who Reads Your Angry Facebook Rant

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

The ghost in the machine is not a ghost, but a real, live human. If you have posted on our Facebook page, tweeted at us, or commented on one of our Instagram photos, you were actually connecting with Megan Cacioppo, who oversees the college’s advertising, marketing, and graphic design. In an office decorated with typeface […] Continue Reading…

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Cinematic Celebrity, or Colonial Crook: Pick Your Columbus

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

In the age of exploration when humble Italian sailor Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America, with his eyes on the prize to trade with India, the klutzy kook ended up in the US of A instead of reaching that land of spices, elephants, and bengal tigers. Some might say it’s glorifying a genocidal figure, while others […] Continue Reading…

HCC to Observe National Moment of Silence for Umpqua CC

Posted on 08 October 2015 by

HCC President Paul Broadie II announced last night that the CSCU Community Colleges and Universities will be coming together and participating in supporting a national moment of silence tomorrow, Thursday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. for the victims of last week’s Umpqua Community College shootings.  The president is requesting that students, faculty, and staff pause for […] Continue Reading…

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Ticks Know No Bounds

Posted on 06 October 2015 by

It isn’t every day you meet someone that has no memories of the seventh or eighth grade. Those are cringeworthy years, for sure, but instrumental in someone’s childhood. Meghan Preto-Rodas had these years stolen from her. She wasn’t kidnapped, so don’t expect a heartbreaking story. Instead, this nurse-in-training was a victim of Lyme disease for […] Continue Reading…

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Professor Makes a Difference

Posted on 06 October 2015 by

When Professor Michael Amico teaches a lecture, you can hear in his voice that not only does he love what he’s doing but he’s proud of where he is. I’ve never met anyone who has so much energy at 8 a.m.. Amico came to class every day with a smile on his face and a […] Continue Reading…