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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…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is Epic and Amazing

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

In the modern animation and manga industry, there are few series that are as entertaining and withstanding as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. That being said, it would seem intimidating to learn that the JoJo story spans eight arcs which have been published from 1987, till the present day. However, that is diluted by the fact that […] Continue Reading…

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Two True American Horror Stories

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

Whether we realize it or not, Hollywood releases new shows and films for a good reason. Though it often goes unnoticed, new works tend to have some sort of relevance to the public or popular culture at the time. One of the most watched shows right now, American Horror Story, has just finished up Season […] Continue Reading…

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No Need to Fast Forward

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

I know many of us get sick of everything on basic cable, between the commercials, crappy reality shows and more commercials it becomes hard to binge unless you DVR it. Besides, no one wants to start a series from the middle. Since winter break is approaching and more free time could possibly be available for […] Continue Reading…

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Out with the Old, Kylie is the New

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

For my girls out there, remember when you were in middle school and wanted to fit in so you would put on some red lipstick with some eyeliner on the waterline and mascara? Well, boy, have things changed. For many years now, makeup has been a trending topic all over the world, whether it is […] Continue Reading…