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Hidden Housatonic: Joao Paltanin

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

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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The Next Step: Promoting The New Hip-Hop Renaissance

Posted on 07 December 2016 by

If you ask any serious hip-hop head what the golden age of the genre is, they will most likely tell you it was somewhere in the 90s.  It was a time where rappers had moved past the fun and often cheerful roots of the genre and were using it more as a tool to describe […] Continue Reading…

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Building The Future Through Popular Music

Posted on 05 December 2016 by

During this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards rapper Big Krit gave a powerful spoken word performance addressing police brutality, joining the ranks of countless musicians who have spoken out about societal injustices. Today it is common for artists like Kendrick Lamar and Vic Mensa to use their platform to promote awareness of wrongdoings, while artists […] Continue Reading…

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Meditation: A Tool for Coping With the Hectic Life of a Student

Posted on 12 May 2015 by

Let’s get this out of the way now.   I’m no meditation guru. In fact, I regrettably don’t even meditate every day. Instead, I am simply someone who has experienced the positive effects of this age old tool of relaxation and self discovery. You may have heard of these effects yourself, and, in fact, it’s very […] Continue Reading…

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Humans of Housatonic #15: “I’d Like to Make Art That Changes the Way People Feel”

Posted on 11 May 2015 by

“I’d like to be able to make art that changes the way people feel or how they see things, or maybe they’re having a bad day and they see it, and it’s not so bad anymore” –Isaia Gonzalez, Graphic Design major More Humans of Housatonic here.  Learn about the Humans of Housatonic series here. 

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Humans of Housatonic #8: “I’d Like to Affect the World in a Positive Way…”

Posted on 06 May 2015 by

  “I’d like to affect the world in a positive way, to teach people things they arn’t normally susceptible to.” –Elliot Chudwick, Business Major More Humans of Housatonic here.  Learn about the Humans of Housatonic series here. 

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Humans of Housatonic #4: “A Very Good Stepping Stone”

Posted on 05 May 2015 by

“I think [Housatonic] is a very good stepping stone from the high school to college experience. I feel like if I had gone to a four year school right away I would have gotten lost in the party aspect, but now that I know a bit more about the academic side of things, I’m more […] Continue Reading…

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Don’t Stay in School: A Collective Response

Posted on 02 May 2015 by

When the long haired rapper known only as Dave, creator of BoyInABand.com, posted his music video, “Don’t Stay In School,” he was trying to cause discussion.  What Dave wasn’t prepared for, however, was just how big of a response he would get.  Although not actually encouraging students to drop out, the video raised the issue […] Continue Reading…

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Black Student Union Sponsors Cafe Night

Posted on 11 April 2015 by

On April 2, Housatonic’s second annual Cafe Night took place in the Beacon Hall Events Center.  Organized by the school’s division of the national Black Student Union, Cafe Night invited students of all races to dine on some delicious food while enjoying beautiful dancing and powerful poetry. The night was a relative success, with over […] Continue Reading…

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The Rhythm in the Rhino: Local Artist Brings New Life to Housatonic With Captivating Exhibit

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Our universe seems to be built on the principle of millions of small pieces coming together to form one big product.  Whether it be words coming together to make a paper, atoms constructing matter or a series of seemingly unimportant decisions building on top of each other to create your own life story, nothing seems […] Continue Reading…