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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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Shining Light on the Future

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

There is a countless number of us that wake up in the morning, turn off the alarm, and dread going to school or work. We dread going to work due to it being a place that is just “for now” and wanting to do something that is going to make us happy and pay the […] 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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A Beauty Among Us

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

Beauty can be described as something that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially sight. We have all heard the saying ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. However, do we really know who the beholder is? It is clear that everyone is beautiful in their own special way. People of all different sizes, shapes, and […] Continue Reading…

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Simple Man with a Plan

Posted on 08 December 2016 by

Coming into college, students who are veterans face a wide array of options regarding their pathway to a degree.  Navigating the paperwork and guidelines can be confusing to anyone who is just starting out.  In order to combat this, HCC has the services of Jeff Stewart, who holds the position of Veteran’s Representative. Jeff was […] Continue Reading…

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It’s Not Just Acting. It’s Living

Posted on 22 April 2016 by

Betzabeth Castro, a theater major and writing tutor, refuses to consider any profession outside of acting. Castro is nearing the completion of her third year at Housatonic. After being a general studies major for one semester she transferred into the Theatre Arts program. Pursuing a degree in theater with great enthusiasm. Castro said, “Theater literally […] Continue Reading…

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I Have this Accent for a Reason

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

There are people that you meet on a day to basis that can bring you great energy.  One of those individuals is here at Housatonic,  and her name is Fadiola Gojani, also known as, Fifi. Fadiola was born in the country of Montenegro (a word that translates to “black mountain”), and is also a refugee […] Continue Reading…

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Keeping the Grounds Safe

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

It’s safe to say that students here at Housatonic feel comfortable roaming the grounds due to our school security system. It’s even safer to mention that the man in command is as genuine as they come. Christopher Gough, Director of Public Safety, has served as a police officer at HCC for nearly 14 years and […] Continue Reading…

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This May Thornes Get to Blossom

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

In a quiet corner of the Beacon Hall lounge, Linda J. Thorne, 49, is halfway through a cold cut combo and three quarters of the way through her Accounting II homework. For Ms. Thorne, most breaks, even three-hour ones between classes, are spent multi-tasking. She’s learned to juggle, not bowling pins or flaming torches, but […] Continue Reading…

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A Story of Scales: Fighting Inequality By Day, Mastering Music By Night

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Andrew Pelletier has made a career out of serving underprivileged students. The 34-year-old has worked at Housatonic since May 2014, and he previously spent six years at Naugatuck Valley Community College. These two schools are located in cities – Bridgeport and Waterbury – that are notorious for their urban poverty and deprived school districts.  But […] Continue Reading…