Archive | November, 2015

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Reclaiming Thanksgiving

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

The Black Friday deals that spill into Thanksgiving evening is a dark trend indeed. There was much outrage last November when big box stores and other retailers opened their doors to the masses for their much-hyped annual bargain bonanzas. In a recent Connecticut Post article published last Thursday reporter Dirk Perrefort writes that the modus […] Continue Reading…

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More than a Meal

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

This year, the homeless community and anyone less fortunate will benefit from a hot meal courtesy of Bridgeport’s Funchal Cafe. The State Street location just opened this fall but is giving back to the community with the event. Valerio Fernandes, the restaurant owner and manager, uses this as a way to “thank everybody.” “I believe […] Continue Reading…

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Police for the Next Generation

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

It has never been easy to be a Police Officer, according to my father, who was a member of the Bridgeport Police Department for twenty-five years. The stress that anything that can happen will happen, fear of making the wrong decision or action, and just having almost everyone just plain hate you and love firemen […] Continue Reading…

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What Kind of Lifestyle Are You Living?

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

With the billions of people living on Earth today, it is inevitable for some to live their lives differently than others. As a resident here, I find it worth the time to find out more about how my neighbors and I are living. Each person has differing priorities. These priorities are driven by a balancing […] Continue Reading…

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Social Media Activists Won’t Change Anything: But We Can and We Will

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

Many people complain that social media is plaguing our society. It is blamed for having created a generation that lacks face-to-face social skills. What these naysayers fail to realize is that social media is a powerful tool. It has helped create and bring attention to multiple political and social movements. Social media has actually changed […] Continue Reading…

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Shoot, Why Does This Keep Happening?

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

In October the nation was rocked once again by another senseless shooting in a southwest Oregon Community College. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization advocating gun control, it was the 45th school shooting this year. It makes us wonder when these tragedies will end. Unfortunately Umpqua Community College has become just another statistic […] Continue Reading…

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A Cure for Blank Page Blues and First Draft Fuddles

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

HCC’s Writing Across the Curriculum Center welcomes all students to come for one-on-one tutoring appointments for help with any writing task. Literary analyses, APA research papers, arrest reports, internship application essays…tutors are happy to assist on practically anything with words. Beyond the center’s Lafayette locale lies its Beacon Hall annex in the second floor lounge, […] Continue Reading…

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Senatus! Student Government in Action at HCC

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Long lines, circular arguments, and stuffy suits; that’s what most people think of first when they hear the word “government.” But at HCC, our student-led government does more than make you want to fall asleep. From chartering clubs to organizing many of our activities, there is plenty of energy in the HCC Student Senate. The […] Continue Reading…

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Beneath the Skin: Tattoo Acceptance

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Nowadays, it is extremely common to see an array of people with tattoos. However, this trend has not always been entirely accepted by the public. With times changing and more and more beautiful artwork and artists emerging, it is completely understandable why tattoos are so commonly seen in society today. Tattoo artists and artwork have […] Continue Reading…

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Final Fantasy IX Review

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Final Fantasy IX is the third and last Final Fantasy game to be released on the Sony PlayStation in 2000.  Developed and published by SquareSoft, now known as square Enix, Final Fantasy IX is good because of its plot, characters, and music. Final Fantasy IX takes place primarily on the four continents of a world […] Continue Reading…