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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…

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New “Drug Wars” Class Being Offered for Spring

Posted on 12 December 2016 by

Students at Housatonic who are interested in the effect the drug war has on our democracy are in luck. A special topics class will be offered in the spring of 2017 to anyone who wants  to be a contributing member of our democracy. The  formal name of the course is IDS 298:  “Special Topics: Drug […] 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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Stand In Unity: HCC’s Safe Space For the LGBT Community

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

It hasn’t been the best year for whichever letter people may fall under when it comes to the LGBT community. Sure, there’s been more exposure to those who tell similar stories in the media and in real life. But with the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, as well as the campaigns to have what little […] 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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IMAGES: Much More Than Just Pictures

Posted on 07 December 2016 by

It’s the work we love to do, not the work we have to do, that should have the brightest lights and eagerest eyes fixed upon it. Though it may be in the infant stage, it’s not too early for our creative students to get excited about the rebirth of IMAGES, HCC’s literary magazine. Professor of […] 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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Public Transportation at HCC

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

As college students at Housatonic, many feel like without reliable transportation, much stress can be brought on a person. It then can cause lack of concentration, which could be dreadful for courses. One benefit that HCC provides to students are free bus use passes by Greater Bridgeport Transportation (GBT). This services explains how students can […] Continue Reading…

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Addressing High Cost Of College Tuition Important to HCC Students

Posted on 05 December 2016 by

Students at Housatonic agree that paying tuition can be a burden, but they disagree on how to address the problem. Some assume college students would support  Bernie Sanders’ plan for free college tuition. But it is not that simple, as students have differing and unique ideas on how to lower college tuition. Hector A. Mendez […] Continue Reading…