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One Eye Open

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

I really, really love music. I love that it can be such a creative and motivational tool for all of my endeavors. I love music so much that I walk around my house and have one-man dance parties to it practically every day. It was my saving grace in high school. I was the millennial […] 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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“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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What HCC has Offered Me and How I Pay it Forward

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

In my eyes Housatonic is such a nice, quiet, friendly school. It won’t be easy for me to stop going when this semester comes to a close. I have taken all kinds of classes at Housatonic for seven years now. After graduating high school, I took a year off and got an apartment with a […] 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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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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An Advisor’s Guidance

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

In 2013 when I first entered Housatonic with my best friend Kelsey, I was unexcited. Biting my nails at orientation, I looked around, hoping that everything went smoothly. Being unsure about the career choice I wanted did not sit well in my stomach. It was freshman year  and I could not decide what classes I […] Continue Reading…

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Speaking Out and Becoming Yourself

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

  Figuring out what is going on inside your own head is difficult, but sometimes trying to vocalize these thoughts is the hardest part. Not everyone is entirely comfortable revealing how they feel to others, but when an issue or complication is causing chaos inside someone’s brain, the most important step to feeling better is […] Continue Reading…

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How Video Games Helped Me

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

Growing up in a not so good neighborhood I had all the opportunities in the world to become just another statistic: no father, an only child, and friends with gang members who wanted me to join them. But what kept me from all of that was video games. They helped me see a better future […] Continue Reading…

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A Chance at My Dream College

Posted on 01 May 2015 by

Waking up to find your picture on the front page of the newspaper isn’t something that happens every day. Nor is it common to become a star overnight. No, I didn’t become the next American Idol, nor did I win Dancing With the Stars, but I did win the lottery. I played the game like […] Continue Reading…