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It’s Not Living Unless It’s With the 1975

Posted on 10 December 2018 by

There’s nothing I love more than a new CD release. Well, that is unless we’re talking about the band the 1975, who just released their highly anticipated third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The album is a breath of fresh air for those music connoisseurs who are looking for something zesty and flavorful […] Continue Reading…

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Vinyls on the Wall

Posted on 10 December 2018 by

The feeling of tearing off the plastic film cover, pulling out a paper sleeve, and then grabbing a silky smooth, riveting vinyl record is unparalleled. The only other feeling greater is placing that new vinyl on a turntable, dropping the needle, and hearing the first crackle fade into an euphoria of music. Vinyls are making […] Continue Reading…

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Hulu Gets Sunny

Posted on 08 December 2018 by

What better way to fill in free time from studying than finding a new show to stream on a service such as Netflix or Hulu? Finals week is wrapping up almost as quickly as it arrived. As we’re submitting our last papers and taking those end-of-the-semester exams, we are looking to relax and reap those […] Continue Reading…

Art to the People: Sidewalk Art Festival at HCC

Posted on 01 May 2018 by

On Wednesday, May 2, Housatonic students and staff members will be presented with the Sidewalk Art Festival, a celebration of all sorts of art and entertainment, right in the courtyard. The free festival will feature live music, dance, graffiti, chalk art, frisbee art, and more. John Favret, professor at HCC and the mastermind behind the […] Continue Reading…

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50 Years of Killin’ It

Posted on 14 September 2017 by

The HCC Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary is coming up, and the Housatonic community is throwing a fun, nautical event to celebrate. Museum Director Robin Zella is bringing the artistic gems of our museum into public light at a murder-mystery fundraiser. On Friday September 29, all are invited to this cocktail-party event to support the […] Continue Reading…

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HCC’s One Book One College Crosses Paths with Author Sergio Troncoso

Posted on 10 April 2017 by

From page one to the final sentence of any piece of literature, a theme is present. One or many themes in a text can be hidden or obvious, but they are always there, laid out by the author to convey a meaning or belief, an underlying message or even purpose for the story. The themes […] Continue Reading…

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From Humble to Harvard, From El Paso to HCC

Posted on 12 December 2016 by

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…

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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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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Rendezvous in Black

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

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…