Tag Archive | "Personal Essays"

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One Eye Open

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

I really, really love music. I love that it can be such a creative and motivational tool for all of my endeavors. I love music so much that I walk around my house and have one-man dance parties to it practically every day. It was my saving grace in high school. I was the millennial […] Continue Reading…

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What HCC has Offered Me and How I Pay it Forward

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

In my eyes Housatonic is such a nice, quiet, friendly school. It won’t be easy for me to stop going when this semester comes to a close. I have taken all kinds of classes at Housatonic for seven years now. After graduating high school, I took a year off and got an apartment with a […] Continue Reading…

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You Smelly Hippie!

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

As reigning recycling queen in my family, an organic foods fanatic and a cat-obsessed animal rights activist, I know that I’ve nailed a lot of the bases on the hippie drop down checklist. I own up to the name with pride. Of all the stereotypes I happily own up to, from granola-munching, to compost advocating, […] Continue Reading…

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An Advisor’s Guidance

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

In 2013 when I first entered Housatonic with my best friend Kelsey, I was unexcited. Biting my nails at orientation, I looked around, hoping that everything went smoothly. Being unsure about the career choice I wanted did not sit well in my stomach. It was freshman year  and I could not decide what classes I […] Continue Reading…

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Speaking Out and Becoming Yourself

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

  Figuring out what is going on inside your own head is difficult, but sometimes trying to vocalize these thoughts is the hardest part. Not everyone is entirely comfortable revealing how they feel to others, but when an issue or complication is causing chaos inside someone’s brain, the most important step to feeling better is […] Continue Reading…

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How Video Games Helped Me

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

Growing up in a not so good neighborhood I had all the opportunities in the world to become just another statistic: no father, an only child, and friends with gang members who wanted me to join them. But what kept me from all of that was video games. They helped me see a better future […] Continue Reading…

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Learn about Some of Our Experiences in “First Person” Personal Essays!

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

  Our senior staff writers explore a range of issues including: The loss of a beloved grandparent Learning that “when you’re a mixed-race kid with white skin, you get to see how ignorant and stupid people really are.” A sudden financial downturn that resulted in dramatic changes for everyone in one family A trip to Hungary […] Continue Reading…

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Tootsie Rolls in the Casket

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

Stomach cancer. The words were said over and over but they were just words, that is, until the day I went to the nursing home with my mom, dad, and grandma. My grandpa had stomach cancer. It was misdiagnosed for too long and it was too late to do much about it. None of the […] Continue Reading…

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A Very European Experience

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

On the heels of HCC’s trip to Spain where students studied abroad and with another Study Abroad class in Italy planned, this seems like the perfect place to write about my experience in Europe. I was not in Spain, nor was I there for school but I still learned quite a bit. Back in 2006, […] Continue Reading…

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Dealing with Job Loss

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

“Debbie? Jamie? Can you come here?” called my father. Jamie, my little sister, and I ran across the cold hardwood floor. Our dog, Kane, followed us, leaving a trail of his slobber behind. We run down the stairs to find our mother and father sitting down on the clean white couch. The lights were dimmed, […] Continue Reading…