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Passion Inspires

Posted on 10 May 2019 by

Teachers are often overlooked and under-appreciated. What goes by the wayside for the students is the passion that teachers have for the subject that they are teaching. Most students just want to go to school and go home, and they don’t care about the subject. All they know is that “I need to do this, […] Continue Reading…

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Captain Kirk

Posted on 09 May 2019 by

College was something my family spoke of in high regard. It was where the smart people went to succeed and where the dumb people sought to avoid. Growing up I feared college, as I felt unworthy and too dumb to go. But after a summer of video games and a part-time job, my mother sent […] Continue Reading…

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A Tribute to Vicente Simanca, My 6th Grade ESL Teacher

Posted on 09 May 2019 by

I remember clearly the minute I stepped into Mr. Simanca’s classroom at Citrus Grove Junior High in Miami, Florida. I was 11 years old and didn’t know a single word in English. Being in a new environment, I didn’t know the language, I had no friends, I missed my family back home, and I had […] Continue Reading…

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Teaching More than Just the Class

Posted on 07 May 2019 by

One teacher that has had a huge impact in my life as a student was my 12th grade psychology teacher, Mr. Wade. I will never forget the first day I went inside my class, and I saw a man who is in a wheelchair.  When I went inside, he turned and greeted me. He welcomed […] 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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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…