Tag Archive | "Academics"

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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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Research For Your Research

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

The modern student is granted access to more data than any other person in history. We have access to a number of libraries and the infamous Internet. Along with avenues only accessible to students, conducting research and finding information for papers should not be too difficult. However, that isn’t always the case. For a good […] 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…

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Posted on 03 December 2016 by

Here at Housatonic there is no doubt about the staggering amount of age diversity. Many students are fresh from high school, while others are coming back to finish a degree or learn something new. Due to this, students tend to group themselves together with the same age group and figure things out on their own. […] Continue Reading…

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The Catch 22: Getting a Job to Afford School So You Can Get a Job

Posted on 29 November 2016 by

Ever since we started school students have told that we have to go to school to get a good job and  make more money. Now that we’re in college we have to work bad jobs that often distract us from our academics to be able afford school and eventually enter a job market that is […] Continue Reading…

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Paying for Microsoft Office Now a Thing of the Past

Posted on 29 October 2016 by

Far too many students are wasting their money. Many HCC students have innocently purchased a new version of Microsoft Office completely unaware of their free access to Office 365. The question then becomes, how could they have missed this? More importantly, how do they access it? Office 365 is a service provided to all students […] Continue Reading…

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Honor Yourself

Posted on 29 October 2016 by

Here at HCC, there are a multitude of programs, clubs, and classes that students can sign up for in order to enrich their minds and bodies.  Most of these outlets are easily accessible, except for one. The Honors Program here at school may be the most underutilized resource on campus, and it is completely free […] Continue Reading…

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The Elite Society’s Secrets Revealed

Posted on 16 May 2016 by

While studying at HCC sometimes it is hard to find the time to actually be a community. Either we are rushing to class, heading to work, or trying to pick up the baby from daycare. Whatever we have to do, we are never really allowing ourselves to see how beautiful the diversity of students here […] Continue Reading…

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HCC Starts New Program to Maximize Students’ Success

Posted on 02 March 2016 by

On Monday, February 8, 2016, the Supplemental Instructional (SI) Leaders entered their classes that they are assigned to for the first time. This program was made to help students gain study skills and maximize academic success. The SI leaders are students who have taken the classes prior and have  a  B+ or higher average in […] Continue Reading…

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HCC – $1.4 Million = Hard Choices, Widespread Impacts

Posted on 22 October 2015 by

I’m sitting in B-120, the tutoring center in Lafayette Hall. I have an exam in my math class in two days, and my comprehension of some of the material that will appear on it is weak and worrisome. I’ve come here to seek the aid of a tutor, but I quickly come to realize that […] Continue Reading…