Archive | December, 2015

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Aiming to Arm

Posted on 14 December 2015 by

In the aftermath of the shooting in California, community colleges in Connecticut are aiming to arm all security officers, Connecticut News 12 reported. The Board of Regents voted unanimously to place a gun in the hands of security officers statewide. How do HCC students feel about the Board of Regents unanimous decision? “I would rather […] Continue Reading…

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Pump up the Air, Pump Up the Care

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Training bikes, mountain bikes, original bikes, and regular bikes: Bike-Port Co-op is serving up bikes to Bridgeport’s youths, from tots to teens. Tucked conveniently between Read’s Artspace and the historic Arcade, this artistic space is doing big things with bikes in the community. Bridgeport Creates’ artistic interior is the backdrop for a long row of […] Continue Reading…

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Hit The Quan Or Hit The Books?

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

From Future, French Montana, to Migo’s “Pipe it Up”, Dj Keemy displayed his artistic talent at Housatonic’s 2015 Winter Glow Bash. A Biochemistry student said, “Because of finals and bad days, I feel like events can help and be stress free.” The party, which was brought together by the Student Senate, was a refresher for […] Continue Reading…

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Pour It Up, Pour It Up: Wine Consumption Does Your Health Wonders

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Seen as the drink as old as time, wine has been both used as an offering to the gods and consumed for less than religious purposes for centuries. But  the naysayers that believe this drink of choice brings no real benefits to the table may want to rethink this perspective. Studies show that wine consumption […] Continue Reading…

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Composition Intuition: A Look Inside Graphic Design

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

The process of combining colorful graphics and text into captivating advertisements is a method that requires a lot of patience and skill. Graphic Design Club welcomes anyone who wants to master the art of these visual concepts with open arms. Kat Travis is the president of Graphic Design Club. “As you’ll see, Kat is great!” […] Continue Reading…

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Cupcake Appreciation

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

The smell of freshly baked goods is something satisfying to almost everyone. Starting the morning with a smile is important, and that’s exactly why Wildflour Confections opened for business this past February. Alyssa DeMatteo, a cake decorator and Seymour resident, opened her own confection shop earlier this year in hopes to add a little something […] Continue Reading…

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Not Just Pretty Pictures

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Housatonic offers great events that not many students really feel the need to attend. The Larry Silver: Then and Now exhibition was something that I also wouldn’t normally attend, but I actually enjoyed it. This gallery was an exhibition of documentary and abstract photographs by the artist. The web site explains how Larry Silver began […] Continue Reading…

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For a Good Time, Visit the Acoustic

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

Music has the tendency to improve our moods and perspectives by both listening to it or creating it. It also embodies the freedom to open our minds by allowing anything to be possible, what with all the different songs and genres created already, and the inspiration and room for new ones to be born anytime. […] Continue Reading…

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To CAP It All Off…

Posted on 11 December 2015 by

When you’re stuck choosing between there, their, or they’re and don’t even know what an algebraic function is, who you gonna call? The Center for Academic Progress, that’s who! Fondly referred to as CAP, this division of the Academic Support Center aids new and continuing students alike in math and English. Andrew Pelletier, Coordinator of […] Continue Reading…

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A Story of Scales: Fighting Inequality By Day, Mastering Music By Night

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Andrew Pelletier has made a career out of serving underprivileged students. The 34-year-old has worked at Housatonic since May 2014, and he previously spent six years at Naugatuck Valley Community College. These two schools are located in cities – Bridgeport and Waterbury – that are notorious for their urban poverty and deprived school districts.  But […] Continue Reading…