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UConn Guarantees Admission to Some Community College Students

Posted on 18 December 2015 by

The GAP program is an acceptance program that the University of Connecticut has established with community colleges in Connecticut. The GAP program stands for Guaranteed Acceptance Program. The UCONN website says, “The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) is an agreement between the Connecticut Community College System and the University of Connecticut, designed for transfer students who […] 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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Practice Sun Safety

Posted on 18 May 2015 by

At least 10 times a year I get a blistering, painful sunburn.   Sun protection is very important year round, but especially during the seasons of spring and summer because during these seasons the sun’s rays are more harmful, due to the rays hitting Earth at a steeper angle, making them more intense. I have […] Continue Reading…

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Quick Healthy Meals

Posted on 14 May 2015 by

Today, many people are busier than they have ever been, with more hours at work, more class credits, more responsibilities, and more pressure. Having more to do means having less time to take care of one’s self and one’s own personal needs. Many people tend to get fast food because they don’t  have the time […] Continue Reading…

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Humans of Housatonic #14: “Theater is My Life”

Posted on 08 May 2015 by

“Theater is my life.” –Juan Ayala, Theater Arts Major More Humans of Housatonic here.  Learn about the Humans of Housatonic series here. 

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Why Early Career Experience is Important

Posted on 30 April 2015 by

Picking a career is one of the most stressful things a student will go through. Many students may go through three different majors before they have chosen the right one. Having the opportunity to learn from experts in one’s desired field of interest or just being immersed in the responsibilities and average day of someone […] Continue Reading…

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Body Shaming: Enough is Enough

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

You take a deep breath and look up at your mirror.  Reflected back at you is your naked body. You just stand there and stare, picking apart every little thing that is wrong with it. The reason no one likes or accepts their body is because they are constantly shown perfect bodies that are unattainable. […] Continue Reading…

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Depression: A Real Problem

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Worldwide, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from some form of depression. Approximately two out of three people who commit suicide suffer from major depression. Yet, although it is the most common form of mental illness, society still does not consider depression to be a serious problem. Common misconceptions regarding depression are […] Continue Reading…

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Club Feature: The UNITY/GSA Club

Posted on 02 April 2015 by

The UNITY/GSA club meets every Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 317A in Beacon Hall. But it is no ordinary club. Yes, there are snacks and drinks provided at meetings, but that is not the best part. The UNITY/GSA club helps students be a part of a community that accepts and talks about sexuality and […] Continue Reading…

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Leadership Society Inducts New Members

Posted on 15 December 2014 by

On the afternoon of Friday, December 12, The National Society of Leadership and Success or Sigma Alpha Pi held their induction ceremony in the Events Center. Sixty-six inductees received either a certificate or a plaque. The Ceremony began with NSLS President, Ace Ricker, introducing himself. He then passed the microphone over to Stephanie Brown, NSLS […] Continue Reading…