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Holiday Gifts From the Heart

Posted on 14 December 2015 by

There are endless ways to show the love and appreciation for the ones dearest to you during the holiday season. Some can get their creativity on by baking up a batch of spiced gingerbread men (and women!), or decorating sugar cookies. Even the most craftily self-conscious person can take heart in knowing that homemade holiday […] Continue Reading…

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Answering the Call to Rise

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Community is our college’s middle name. In the spirit of that, this coming spring semester Housatonic will be host to the first ever community reading program featuring,“We Are Called to Rise,” the debut novel of author Laura McBride. McBride’s book weaves a yarn of four characters’ perspectives from a precocious immigrant child, to a battle-hardened […] Continue Reading…

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“Boys Will Be Boys” Just Doesn’t Cut It

Posted on 01 December 2015 by

The late afternoon sun was smiling down on me and one of my girl friends as we walked side by side down a stretch of kitschy cafes and storefronts with colorful awnings. The mild August day we spent exploring New Haven’s lush green university district was coming to an end. Then, suddenly, on the sidewalk, […] Continue Reading…

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Reclaiming Thanksgiving

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

The Black Friday deals that spill into Thanksgiving evening is a dark trend indeed. There was much outrage last November when big box stores and other retailers opened their doors to the masses for their much-hyped annual bargain bonanzas. In a recent Connecticut Post article published last Thursday reporter Dirk Perrefort writes that the modus […] Continue Reading…

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You Smelly Hippie!

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

As reigning recycling queen in my family, an organic foods fanatic and a cat-obsessed animal rights activist, I know that I’ve nailed a lot of the bases on the hippie drop down checklist. I own up to the name with pride. Of all the stereotypes I happily own up to, from granola-munching, to compost advocating, […] Continue Reading…

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Meet Dr. Paul Broadie II, Housatonic’s New President

Posted on 02 November 2015 by

On April 3, 2015 Dr. Paul Broadie II was named as the new president of Housatonic Community College. He comes to HCC from SUNY Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, Broadie was selected from a pool of 44 other applicants that were slated for the position  previously occupied by Interim President Elizabeth Roop.Broadie […] Continue Reading…

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Fantastically Fall Cranberry-Pecan Farro

Posted on 21 October 2015 by

The New England landscape is a beauty to behold this time of the year. The leaves are turning brown, gold, and orange, and thoughts of grinning jack-o-lanterns, buckets of colorful wrapped candies. Thanksgiving dinners roasting away in an oven begin to come to mind more frequently. The foods of fall deserve as much fanfare as […] Continue Reading…

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Cinematic Celebrity, or Colonial Crook: Pick Your Columbus

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

In the age of exploration when humble Italian sailor Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America, with his eyes on the prize to trade with India, the klutzy kook ended up in the US of A instead of reaching that land of spices, elephants, and bengal tigers. Some might say it’s glorifying a genocidal figure, while others […] Continue Reading…

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Don’t Panic, Just Write!

Posted on 06 May 2015 by

It doesn’t matter what university it is, or what type of major you pursue, one of the non-negotiable job descriptions of a student is being a writer.  The usual suspects are introductory English composition, history, and sometimes even psychology or sociology courses. For some students, writing those required papers hurls them into one of those […] Continue Reading…

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Humans of Housatonic #7: “I Stand Up for Gay Rights a Trillion Percent”

Posted on 06 May 2015 by

“I stand up for gay rights a trillion percent. Gay rights and human rights are the same thing.” –Marlene Kinchen, Theatre Arts major, Vice-President of Unity Club More Humans of Housatonic here.  Learn about the Humans of Housatonic series here.