Archive | November, 2015

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E-Sports Are Sports…..Get Over It

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Do you need mental focus to perform well in a football game? What about the skill to play the game?  Well, you need these same skills to be good at video games. When you think of traditional sports, you think of football, basketball, and baseball.  Yet video games are just as competitive as sports, just […] Continue Reading…

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What HCC has Offered Me and How I Pay it Forward

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

In my eyes Housatonic is such a nice, quiet, friendly school. It won’t be easy for me to stop going when this semester comes to a close. I have taken all kinds of classes at Housatonic for seven years now. After graduating high school, I took a year off and got an apartment with a […] Continue Reading…

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Getting to the Other Side

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

The year is 2014: I am staring at Lafayette Hall, wondering how the hell I’m supposed to find the registrar’s office before I have to leave for work. One daunting step after the other leads me around the first floor to B wing and a solemn face greets me (more or less). “Next,” the man […] Continue Reading…

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You Smelly Hippie!

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

As reigning recycling queen in my family, an organic foods fanatic and a cat-obsessed animal rights activist, I know that I’ve nailed a lot of the bases on the hippie drop down checklist. I own up to the name with pride. Of all the stereotypes I happily own up to, from granola-munching, to compost advocating, […] Continue Reading…

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An Advisor’s Guidance

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

In 2013 when I first entered Housatonic with my best friend Kelsey, I was unexcited. Biting my nails at orientation, I looked around, hoping that everything went smoothly. Being unsure about the career choice I wanted did not sit well in my stomach. It was freshman year  and I could not decide what classes I […] Continue Reading…

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Speaking Out and Becoming Yourself

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

  Figuring out what is going on inside your own head is difficult, but sometimes trying to vocalize these thoughts is the hardest part. Not everyone is entirely comfortable revealing how they feel to others, but when an issue or complication is causing chaos inside someone’s brain, the most important step to feeling better is […] Continue Reading…

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How Video Games Helped Me

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

Growing up in a not so good neighborhood I had all the opportunities in the world to become just another statistic: no father, an only child, and friends with gang members who wanted me to join them. But what kept me from all of that was video games. They helped me see a better future […] Continue Reading…

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Meet Dr. Paul Broadie II, Housatonic’s New President

Posted on 02 November 2015 by

On April 3, 2015 Dr. Paul Broadie II was named as the new president of Housatonic Community College. He comes to HCC from SUNY Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, Broadie was selected from a pool of 44 other applicants that were slated for the position  previously occupied by Interim President Elizabeth Roop.Broadie […] Continue Reading…