Tag Archive | "Literature"

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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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Color Blind or Color Bold?

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Race in America remains at the pinnacle of hot topics people seldom like to talk about, but Housatonic is confronting the race issue head on, exploring topics like the law murdering unarmed black men, women and children; the upgraded Jim Crow laws of mass incarceration; and major book publishers rewriting text books to skew African […] Continue Reading…

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The Revolution Will Be Staged

Posted on 20 October 2015 by

“I want what we are doing to be a catalyst for change,” explains Jeorge Watson. co-founder of The Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop.  He then turns to his female friend and asks if she is okay with him continuing the interview. “I want people to look at the situation differently,” Watson adds, then quotes James Baldwin, […] Continue Reading…

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Caught in a Bad Romance

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Romance isn’t just running rampant throughout the ever popular young adult fiction novels. It’s often in line with what would be considered dating violence. According to an Association of American Publishers 2014 report, YA books are reaching wider audiences than ever before and with that, spreading the word about what it means to be in […] Continue Reading…