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Reminding students of HACC’s new inclement weather delay policy Like 1996, PA faces a severe blizzard 20 years later

In Community/World News, HACC News by Travis ArmentLeave a Comment

Today, Jan. 22, Lancaster is gearing up for severe winter weather. The blizzard could affect millions, with meteorologists expecting at least one foot of snow in Lancaster County. With the possibility of delays early next week, it is important to note HACC, Harrisburg Area’s Community College’s new delay policy. HACC implemented a new delay policy for the 2015/2016 semester. The …

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Silent Hill, PA

In Community/World News by Marissa Morin

There is an abandoned town where smoke rises from the landscape and sink holes appear and swallow anything they can reach. There were once people and houses and stores- the place was once buzzing with activity and thriving from hard work . Fifty years ago people were urged to evacuate and leave this place and give up their homes; the …

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Safety before salsa Roburrito's Lancaster store under construction; new projects in the works

In Community/World News by Nick Hughes

Roburrito‘s, a restaurant located at 227 North Prince Street in Lancaster, was condemned on May 27, 2015 by Lancaster city officials. The problem with the building was the failing structure. The wood and bricks were 150 years old and began to bow and lean forward, which caused the ceiling to cave in. The cave-in spread to the front wall and required reconstruction. They have jokingly commented, …

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Warren Bair bids farewell to HACC The Director of Student Life and Multicultural Programming is leaving HACC Lancaster Campus

In Falculty, HACC News, Profiles by Emilie Stoltzfus

After fifteen years at HACC’s Lancaster campus, Warren Bair, the Director of Student Life and Multicultural Programming, will be leaving on June 30th. Bair is personable, helpful, and focuses on what’s important: connecting people. Whether it was connecting students to a resource or to a layer of support, Bair networked and used his natural positive outlook to motivate those around …

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Reminding students of HACC’s new inclement weather delay policy Like 1996, PA faces a severe blizzard 20 years later

In Community/World News, HACC News by Travis ArmentLeave a Comment

Today, Jan. 22, Lancaster is gearing up for severe winter weather. The blizzard could affect millions, with meteorologists expecting at least one foot of snow in Lancaster County. With the possibility of delays early next week, it is important to note HACC, Harrisburg Area’s Community College’s new delay policy. HACC implemented a new delay policy for the 2015/2016 semester. The …

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Students stressed over library distractions Tips for a quieter study session

In HACC News by Christian LomboyLeave a Comment

The library at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College in Lancaster is a popular place to study among its students. It has also become a thoroughfare for students walking to class and their loud conversations that began outside continue into the library. Students and faculty have both noticed that the room can be quite noisy at times. Some students have complained …

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Continuing your education The intricacies of transferring from HACC

In HACC News by Dallas ModdermanLeave a Comment

One of the benefits that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College offers students is a smooth transition in transferring to another institution. Many students attend HACC to earn an Associate’s Degree and then transfer to another college. Josh Schultz, a HACC alumnus discussed his experience, explaining, “Early in my first or second semester I was given information [about] what Millersville will …

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Ricardo Gonzalez A HACC Student Profile

In HACC News, Profiles by Emilie StoltzfusLeave a Comment

Students may have seen Ricardo Gonzalez around the bookstore or at a new student orientation. He is one of those students who attend as many club events as possible, offering assistance or information. His openness and willingness to engage in his environment are qualities that make Gonzalez memorable.

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HACC’s East Lounge HACC's new Lounge Provides New Relaxation Spot

In HACC News by Emilie StoltzfusLeave a Comment

The East building, third floor, student lounge has experienced some changes. The computers that used to fill the East building lounge are redistributed to a study lounge, also on the third floor towards the back of the building. Once the area was cleared, an issue with electrical boxes protruding from the floor caused additional delays and required another contractor to …

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Campus Orb New app keeps students in contact with clubs

In HACC News, Media, Technology by Nick Hughes

The Student Government Association (SGA) is promoting a student life app called Campus Orb. The app shows all the SGA sponsored events and lists the clubs associated with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, along with the leaders of each club. The convenient app provides students with weather alerts, similar to the service E2 Campus provides through text messaging. Also featured …

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Wellness committee funds exercise stations New equipment complements recently completed trail

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Emilie Stoltzfus

Students participating in the third 5k Wellness Run on Saturday, October 3, 2015, may have notice new exercise stations along the recently completed trail. HACC Central Pennsylvania’s Community College Lancaster campus added four new exercise stations containing a variety of stationary equipment. Jim Bath, a health and fitness full-time adjunct professor, said, “We decided to incorporate some exercises along the …

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Wellness committee funds exercise stations New equipment complements recently completed trail

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Emilie Stoltzfus

Students participating in the third 5k Wellness Run on Saturday, October 3, 2015, may have notice new exercise stations along the recently completed trail. HACC Central Pennsylvania’s Community College Lancaster campus added four new exercise stations containing a variety of stationary equipment. Jim Bath, a health and fitness full-time adjunct professor, said, “We decided to incorporate some exercises along the …

Confessions of a registered nursing student

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Editor

A student’s personal journey through the nursing program Shawn Reed – Editor-in-Chief I think that in the final semester of nursing school there are two, deeply opposite emotions – relief and dread. Relief because the end is so in sight most of us can taste it. We’re applying for jobs, thinking about the state boards, planning our graduation parties, and …

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The great lie of media

In Health and Wellness by Editor

How America is being swindled one channel at a time Shawn Reed – Editor-in-Chief The week of November 24, 2013 brought the announcement that Iran has pledged to freeze its nuclear program: the first day Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are on the same date for the first time in 500 years (Prompting Kanye West to declare that African Americans have less opportunity …

Confessions of a registered nursing student: A student’s personal journey through the nursing program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Editor

Shawn Reed Managing Editor There is something about a group of thousands of nursing students that reinforces just how old I actually am. The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) convention held in Charlotte, NC, was a smorgasbord of young men and women whom I am fairly certain I have never been like. This is not to say that I do …

Confessions of a Registered Nursing Student

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Editor

  Shawn Reed Assistant editor When I was a teenager, I spent a good deal of time in the wood paneled room of a trailer built somewhere around the year 1975 with headphones and Morrissey on repeat. I know every word to “We hate it when our friends become successful,” and there is a part of me that thinks this …

Confessions- A student’s personal journey through nursing program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Editor

Shawn Reed Assistant Editor   Not too long ago one of my best friends called me with a story. One of the things about being a nursing student is that you hear everyone’s stories. Things that they might not have told you before about illness, or bodily function, seems to arise the moment you make that facebook status/tweet/text/telephone call/singing telegram …

Seasonal affective disorder and you

In Health and Wellness by Editor

   Shawn Reed Assistant Editor    Amid the cheer of the holiday season, there is a dark cloud that hangs over many Americans – depression. Depression during the holidays can be caused by a number of factors. It is usually in the holiday season when friends and family gather that a person may feel increasingly alone, compounded by the guilt …

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Star Wars Episode VII What to do before it Comes Out

In Media by Nick Hughes

“Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” comes out on Dec 18, 2015 and the canon is changing. Fans are excitedly awaiting the new film, but there are things they should do before it comes out. The canon, for those who do not know, is a list of books and games that are considered part of the official “off-screen” story …

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Campus Orb New app keeps students in contact with clubs

In HACC News, Media, Technology by Nick Hughes

The Student Government Association (SGA) is promoting a student life app called Campus Orb. The app shows all the SGA sponsored events and lists the clubs associated with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, along with the leaders of each club. The convenient app provides students with weather alerts, similar to the service E2 Campus provides through text messaging. Also featured …

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Commuting can be great, if you can make it work A combination of methods may sometimes be required for students

In Opinion/Editorial by Robert Beiler

I’d never considered the possibility that all my classes wouldn’t be at the same campus, yet that is where I found myself at the beginning of this spring semester. Commuting between the Lancaster and Harrisburg campuses of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) has been an interesting experience. The hard part was figuring out how to get there. While I have a car, …

Confessions: Stress

In Opinion/Editorial by Editor

As I sit here in the office I find it harder and harder to think of something to write as my confessions article. To be honest I feel like I am losing my mind. So many things are happening on and off campus lately its hard to decide on just one topic to discuss. I find myself just typing what …

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How Aspergers works socially a look at how the syndrome effects the lives of those with it

In Opinion/Editorial by Nick Hughes

When I was fourteen years old the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities diagnosed me with Aspergers Syndrome, a social development and anxiety disorder. At least that is what those who diagnosed me told me. I didn’t feel any different physically at the time, but I vividly remember feeling as if a weight was being lifted off of my shoulders. It could be said …

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Vaccines: the informed truth, why we need them Flawed science boosts the spread of disease

In Opinion/Editorial by Robert Beiler

Personal liberty and public safety are lines the government constantly walk a tightrope on. In the past two decades, a growing trend of parent choices is endangering public health. Parents fearing the chemical ingredients to common vaccines including the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine are opting not to vaccinate their children. This has left me angry as hell.

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‘Gamergate’ is a lost cause, but not its goals

In Opinion/Editorial by Robert Beiler

   The controversial event known as Gamergate began with the proposed goal of enforcing ethics in video game journalism. However, it has been met with considerable backlash due to the movement’s ties to harassment against female game designers and critics. This culminated with a story in the New York Times featuring the movement’s hateful elements. That is why I believe …

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Ricardo Gonzalez A HACC Student Profile

In HACC News, Profiles by Emilie StoltzfusLeave a Comment

Students may have seen Ricardo Gonzalez around the bookstore or at a new student orientation. He is one of those students who attend as many club events as possible, offering assistance or information. His openness and willingness to engage in his environment are qualities that make Gonzalez memorable.

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Warren Bair bids farewell to HACC The Director of Student Life and Multicultural Programming is leaving HACC Lancaster Campus

In Falculty, HACC News, Profiles by Emilie Stoltzfus

After fifteen years at HACC’s Lancaster campus, Warren Bair, the Director of Student Life and Multicultural Programming, will be leaving on June 30th. Bair is personable, helpful, and focuses on what’s important: connecting people. Whether it was connecting students to a resource or to a layer of support, Bair networked and used his natural positive outlook to motivate those around …

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‘Monty’ McNair wants to be a role model

In HACC News, Profiles, Students by Robert Beiler

Lamont “Monty” McNair has had an inspiring journey that landed him at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Lancaster campus. McNair is reaching the end of his second year as a Business Administration major, but also has interests as an aspiring musician. McNair has been well received as a rapper; he has even worked with rap groups such as Team Backpack …

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Where ideas brew A student's guide to the study grind

In Reviews by Marissa Morin

Everyone has that special spot where they feel in the zone and prepared to work. It makes a student feel relaxed and at ease with projects and assignments. With the right area to study, motivation and productivity tend to rise and provide better studying and learning experiences.

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Windows 10

In Reviews, Technology by Travis Arment

Microsoft released their latest operating system, Windows 10, into the wild on July 29th, 2015. Windows 8, like Vista before it, left many users feeling alienated. Lack of third party development and poorly implemented user interface (UI) design left the operating system feeling stagnant and forced. Microsoft listened to their customers and came out swinging with Windows 10.

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Monarchy Album Review: Part Two New Rivers of Nihil Album, a Fan's Perspective

In Reviews by Nick Hughes

Death metal has been stagnant as of late, but Rivers of Nihil’s latest release, Monarchy, show promise for the genre. Rivers of Nihil has managed to combine the beauty of melodic death metal with the intensity of technical death metal. These genres can be considered opposites in the death metal spectrum, but it is safe to say that Rivers of Nihil mastered both …

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Mad Max: Fury Road review New film in the franchise makes dystopian future feel new again

In Reviews by Travis Arment

In 1979 emergency room doctor-turned-film director George Miller defined dystopian future action as we know it with Mad Max. The film put Miller and Australia on the cinematic map and brought actor Mel Gibson into the limelight. Miller followed the original Mad Max with two sequels, but 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road feels like the film that truly brings Miller’s …

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‘Monty’ McNair wants to be a role model

In HACC News, Profiles, Students by Robert Beiler

Lamont “Monty” McNair has had an inspiring journey that landed him at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Lancaster campus. McNair is reaching the end of his second year as a Business Administration major, but also has interests as an aspiring musician. McNair has been well received as a rapper; he has even worked with rap groups such as Team Backpack …

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Campus Orb New app keeps students in contact with clubs

In HACC News, Media, Technology by Nick Hughes

The Student Government Association (SGA) is promoting a student life app called Campus Orb. The app shows all the SGA sponsored events and lists the clubs associated with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, along with the leaders of each club. The convenient app provides students with weather alerts, similar to the service E2 Campus provides through text messaging. Also featured …

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Windows 10

In Reviews, Technology by Travis Arment

Microsoft released their latest operating system, Windows 10, into the wild on July 29th, 2015. Windows 8, like Vista before it, left many users feeling alienated. Lack of third party development and poorly implemented user interface (UI) design left the operating system feeling stagnant and forced. Microsoft listened to their customers and came out swinging with Windows 10.

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Netflix to raise prices for new members Investor report reveals company’s stances and future plans

In Community/World News, Technology by Robert Beiler

The Q1 investor report released by Netflix on April 21st, 2014 indicates that the streaming movie company plans to raise their prices by as much as $2 a month. The company did not release specific details on when this would be executed, but CEO Reed Hastings is quoted as stating it “would be a one or two dollar increase, depending …

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HBO GO stutters, Xbox takes on the mantle

In Technology by Robert Beiler

HBO Go, the streaming service included with HBO subscriptions, had a service outage on Sunday night after the season 4 premiere for ‘Game of Thrones’. The fatal error left many users unable to watch the premiere. HBO sent out a tweet regarding the outage, apologizing to fans and informing them of restoration progress. The service saw a similar issue during …

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Windows XP: The End is Here

In Technology by Robert Beiler

  The time has come. On Tuesday April 8th 2014, Microsoft officially ended its extended support on Windows XP for the majority of users. Some countries such Ireland and the UK have paid for additional support time, but for the mainstream user this will not be the case. What does this mean for the average user? It means mostly security …

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