Archive | December, 2016

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From Humble to Harvard, From El Paso to HCC

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Whether you’re lifting knee to chin to reach the peak of a mountain, or digging your heels into the downgrade of the other side to keep from tumbling, every inch forward is measured and counted. For Sergio Troncoso, each step of his unlikely journey is recounted in heartbreaking fashion in his collection of 16 essays, […] Continue Reading…

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New “Drug Wars” Class Being Offered for Spring

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Students at Housatonic who are interested in the effect the drug war has on our democracy are in luck. A special topics class will be offered in the spring of 2017 to anyone who wants  to be a contributing member of our democracy. The  formal name of the course is IDS 298:  “Special Topics: Drug […] Continue Reading…

Discover Hidden Housatonic

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

Recently, as the advisor to Horizons, I gave the staff an assignment to search out the “Hidden Housatonic,” inviting them to inform, surprise, delight, or enlighten readers with a short article about a little-known aspect of HCC.   I asked them to look for the unexpected, the unusual, the unknown, to go beyond the obvious to discover and share […] Continue Reading…

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Shining Light on the Future

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There is a countless number of us that wake up in the morning, turn off the alarm, and dread going to school or work. We dread going to work due to it being a place that is just “for now” and wanting to do something that is going to make us happy and pay the […] Continue Reading…

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Stand In Unity: HCC’s Safe Space For the LGBT Community

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It hasn’t been the best year for whichever letter people may fall under when it comes to the LGBT community. Sure, there’s been more exposure to those who tell similar stories in the media and in real life. But with the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, as well as the campaigns to have what little […] Continue Reading…

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Hidden Housatonic: Joao Paltanin

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For Joao Paltanin, moving to America at age eight was a big culture shock.  One of the biggest differences for the Brazil native came in the form of American music, which felt way more diverse and upbeat than the folk music he grew up listening to.  After discovering house DJ Afrojack at age 11, he […] Continue Reading…

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Rendezvous in Black

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Many of us here at Housatonic aren’t aware of our art gallery, which is one of the best art galleries in Connecticut starting from 1886. Here, we feature new artists and every season there is a new exhibit! People that are aware of the art gallery just assume that it is all student work but, […] Continue Reading…

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Course Spotlight: Psychology of Addiction

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HCC has a wonderful psychology department with experienced staff and a variety of courses. Students can enroll in HCC’s psych classes to fulfill an open elective and/or as part of their degree requirement in fields like psychology and human services. A course that is great for both is Psychology of Addiction with Professor Coba-Loh, who […] Continue Reading…

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Russian History Being Offered Again

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Next semester, Russian history will be offered once again here at HCC. Anyone who is a history major or just interested in history should really check out this class. It’s always nice to learn about history from another country other than the United States, to get an understanding of how other countries came to be. […] Continue Reading…

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My GPA Won’t Matter In Heaven

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Ever read the meme that says “MY GPA WON’T MATTER IN HEAVEN?” Yes, we all get to that point during finals. With so many deadlines to meet, we become so stressed out by the overload that we seem to fall off the earth. Call me crazy, but during my study sessions I enjoy reading aloud and […] Continue Reading…