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Ahead of the Curve

Posted on 02 May 2016 by

Curvy girls have a lot more to smile about as they step into clothing stores these days. More retailers in the past decade have finally made stylish garments available for women over size 12. Shopping in these stores was not (and still isn’t, in many cases) always a rewarding experience. Often, plus-sized women in this […] Continue Reading…

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Top Five Rocks!

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

Ask a handful of people if they’ve seen Chris Rock’s Top Five, and you probably will get a handful of nos. I didn’t even watch it until about a month ago, although I wish I had given it a chance when it premiered. Rock directs, produces, and stars as comedian/recovering alcoholic Andre Allen in the […] Continue Reading…

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This Year I Learned…

Posted on 19 December 2015 by

I have a lot of first-world problems. C’mon!  Who else can genuinely complain about the coffee machine’s malfunction or spotty WiFi? Obviously there are worse things that can happen, but I realized I make these situations a bigger deal than I should. This world is a terrifying place, especially America. Tragedy after tragedy seems to […] 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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More than a Meal

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

This year, the homeless community and anyone less fortunate will benefit from a hot meal courtesy of Bridgeport’s Funchal Cafe. The State Street location just opened this fall but is giving back to the community with the event. Valerio Fernandes, the restaurant owner and manager, uses this as a way to “thank everybody.” “I believe […] Continue Reading…

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Shoot, Why Does This Keep Happening?

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

In October the nation was rocked once again by another senseless shooting in a southwest Oregon Community College. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization advocating gun control, it was the 45th school shooting this year. It makes us wonder when these tragedies will end. Unfortunately Umpqua Community College has become just another statistic […] Continue Reading…

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Getting to the Other Side

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

The year is 2014: I am staring at Lafayette Hall, wondering how the hell I’m supposed to find the registrar’s office before I have to leave for work. One daunting step after the other leads me around the first floor to B wing and a solemn face greets me (more or less). “Next,” the man […] Continue Reading…

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They’re Black, and Better Than Ever!

Posted on 29 October 2015 by

This season’s fall television lineup is packed with juicy dramas, gut busting comedies, and compelling stories. But who is dominating the small screen with big roles? Black women. Forget about the nannies and the assistants you used to see them play. Now they are center stage, portraying powerful positions while staying stylish. A wider spectrum […] Continue Reading…

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Wellness Center Offers Free Fitness

Posted on 21 September 2015 by

  Look no further for your physical improvement needs! Located in Beacon Hall Room 117, HCC’s Wellness Center provides students and faculty with complimentary access to its facilities, including dozens of cardio and weight training machines. There are lockers and showers available for use as well. The gym also offers yoga and Zumba classes on […] Continue Reading…

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How You Can (and Will!) Have Fun This Winter

Posted on 16 December 2014 by

Let’s face it, 2014 has kind of been a long year. With all the stressful group projects and petty drama between friends, we definitely deserve to enjoy ourselves. Here’s a foolproof list of different activities that help keep boredom at arm’s length. Eat something that will warm you up and make your stomach merry. Plus […] Continue Reading…