Archive | April, 2016

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Come Together, Right Now!

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

Being a community college student in Connecticut has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. There are many resources at different colleges throughout the state that are available for Housatonic students. Not many students know this, but being a part of Housatonic means we are have access to not only our library but […] Continue Reading…

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Four Things Nobody Told You About College

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

The transition from high school to college and the real world is a scary time in any person’s life. There are few things that school and other authority figures will teach you about the real world and higher education, but many are left stumbling in the dark. Luckily, for those still fumbling for the light […] Continue Reading…

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Counseling Center Offers Academic and Personal Advice

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

Academic advising is key to having a successful college experience. A large number of students often take classes that do not even apply to their majors, making them waste time and money. You may be someone who just seems confused about your college plan and where your path is headed. Housatonic offers one-on-one advising in […] Continue Reading…

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SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding Program

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment sent a major tidal wave of relief to animal advocacy groups and critics in March, announcing it would end its longtime breeding program of orca whales. It has been three years since the release of the documentary Blackfish, which chronicled the deadly attacks of trainers by orca whales at ocean theme […] Continue Reading…

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It’s Not Just Acting. It’s Living

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

Betzabeth Castro, a theater major and writing tutor, refuses to consider any profession outside of acting. Castro is nearing the completion of her third year at Housatonic. After being a general studies major for one semester she transferred into the Theatre Arts program. Pursuing a degree in theater with great enthusiasm. Castro said, “Theater literally […] Continue Reading…

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Housatonic Students Balance Finances and Academics

Posted on 21 April 2016 by

One of the biggest obstacles that can disrupt the academic process for Housatonic students is finances. Many students have to work long hours outside of school to be able to afford to have a place to live, food to eat and emergency savings. Some even work multiple jobs! All of this can be very distracting […] Continue Reading…

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Getting Mental Health Help at HCC

Posted on 21 April 2016 by

A 2014 survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors found that 47.4 percent of college students have some type of anxiety. At Housatonic, many students suffer from stress and anxiety difficulties and do not know how to cope with it. I am one of those students. It took a lot of […] Continue Reading…

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Finding the Right Balance

Posted on 21 April 2016 by

It is finally spring! The weather is getting warmer and days are getting longer. It is also closing in on the final few weeks of the semester, those final weeks where students have their last chances to boost their grades. It is a constant struggle to enjoy the weather and find the time to complete […] Continue Reading…

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One Book, One College, One Event After Another

Posted on 12 April 2016 by

Amidst a constant slideshow of quotes from the top of Laura McBride’s web page, one in particular stands out. It materializes, shines brightly, then evaporates every twenty seconds. “Can’t wait for Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT.” If HCC is a family, then Laura McBride is an out of state cousin. The community college professor from […] Continue Reading…

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HCC Day of Service

Posted on 11 April 2016 by

On Friday, April 1, HCC volunteers helped welcome over a thousand Bridgeport youth into Webster Bank Arena for the city’s first youth summit event. “We love you and we believe in you,” Rina Bakalar told the middle and high school students. She was lead consultant for the event’s planning committee with United Way of Coastal […] Continue Reading…