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How My Hardest Semester Taught Me the Most

Posted on 11 December 2018 by

I had just completed my first two semesters at HCC with perfect grades, and a 4.0 GPA, so I decided it was time for a challenge. I was taking four classes each semester, so I thought one more class couldn’t hurt. I signed up for five classes during my third semester, which I didn’t think […] Continue Reading…

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How to Deal With Family and School Between Holidays

Posted on 11 December 2018 by

Towards the end of the fall semester, the holiday season begins. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas are all a part of the holiday season tin a span of five weeks. During the holidays, many families gather to enjoy themselves. They play games, cook food, and make memories that usually last a lifetime. You don’t want […] Continue Reading…

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How to Not Gain 3,000 Pounds Over the Holidays

Posted on 10 December 2018 by

The holidays are a time to decompress, enjoy those closest to us, and celebrate, and a big part of this celebration involves food. With this comes lots of treats, large family dinners with irresistible food, and drinking–for those 21 and over. All this drinking and eating can easily sabotage your health and fitness goals if […] Continue Reading…

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Oh Great…We’re Back…So Now What?

Posted on 06 December 2017 by

The moment we hit the month of November, the first thing on my mind is “gotta make sure I get the big piece of turkey.” Then Thanksgiving comes, and this year I stuffed myself on so much turkey that I slept through Black Friday and woke up on Saturday morning. In my expert opinion…totally worth […] Continue Reading…

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If You Don’t Do The Homework, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time

Posted on 06 December 2017 by

I decided this past year to not let stress consume my soul, even though I have every reason to run through the hills screaming “My life sucks. Stop piling on the assignments and burdens, life!” The hills are alive with the sound of my excruciating pain. I have to grin and bear it because getting […] Continue Reading…

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Give Yourself Time to Think

Posted on 06 December 2017 by

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means everyone’s schedules are about to get a little more hectic. Finals approaching, holidays coming up, on top of balancing friends and family.  It’s safe to say that everyone is a little stressed out. Everyone needs to manage their busy schedules and in all that effort to balance, we […] 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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Course Spotlight: Psychology of Addiction

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

HCC has a wonderful psychology department with experienced staff and a variety of courses. Students can enroll in HCC’s psych classes to fulfill an open elective and/or as part of their degree requirement in fields like psychology and human services. A course that is great for both is Psychology of Addiction with Professor Coba-Loh, who […] Continue Reading…

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My GPA Won’t Matter In Heaven

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

Ever read the meme that says “MY GPA WON’T MATTER IN HEAVEN?” Yes, we all get to that point during finals. With so many deadlines to meet, we become so stressed out by the overload that we seem to fall off the earth. Call me crazy, but during my study sessions I enjoy reading aloud and […] 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…