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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…

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The Great De-Stress Event

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

With finals week coming and hitting many students with a reality check, HCC has offered an event that lasts the whole week to assist students. For those students who are pulling their hair out, or have no more chill for this cold exam week, the library is having what is being called “The Great De-stress […] Continue Reading…

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Escape The Darkness

Posted on 07 December 2016 by

As humans (most of us at least), we find ourselves getting sucked into negativity from time to time.  Here are some methods to think about to remain exuberant. Everyone has those days where the most minuscule situation can set us off, and it can make us feel like the world is ending. After weeks, months, […] Continue Reading…

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Non-Traditional is the New Black

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

Students who have been out of school for at least five years before coming to HCC may be eligible to transfer to Yale University to complete their degrees. The Eli Whitney Program was established for non-traditional mature individuals with high academic potential, so they can have an opportunity that they might not get otherwise. Specifically, […] Continue Reading…

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Be a Cake God with 7-Up Cake

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

Finals are coming and grades will be dropping. People are more stressed now than they have ever been before. There has to be something that can take this frustration away. How about 7-Up Cake? Yes, you use the actually 7-Up soda. Are you interested now? Well, here you go: Ingredients: ¾ lb butter (softened) 3 […] Continue Reading…

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Brighten Finals Season with Some Ugly

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

Finals season is always a time of stress; everyone is cramming for their tests, staying up all night for those last minute projects, wondering what to take next semester, and let us not forget buying tons of gifts for the holidays. Why not lighten the mood with something silly or “ugly”? Having an ugly sweater […] Continue Reading…

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Dunkin’ Deals

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

Monday mornings are hard. After staying up late to finish that last minute assignment, rolling out of bed is never easy. On top of that, you might not be able to purchase your medium coffee from dunkin donuts. Is the price the problem? If it is, just start watching football on Sundays and save your […] Continue Reading…