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“Great Wall of Love” holds back Westboro Baptist Church member’s message of bigotry Supporters of the Mazzoni Center outnumbered Westboro protestors

In Community/World News by Emilie StoltzfusLeave a Comment

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) protested the Mazzoni Center, a health clinic for the LGBTQ-plus community, in Center City Philadelphia were drowned out by supporters and counter-protesters on July 25, 2016, during the week of the Democratic National Convention. Community members, LGBTQ supporters and a group of volunteers called the “Great Wall of Love” created a Facebook event to …

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Heroin epidemic infiltrates communities Chief of Police Keith Sadler targets drug dealers

In Community/World News by Victoria BostwickLeave a Comment

Heroin claims the lives of citizens nationwide and has skyrocketed with momentum in the past few years. Many people are asking the simple, yet perplexing questions “why?” and “how?” Although it may seem this issue appeared out of nowhere, “the government, law enforcement have been battling something that had a 70 year head start,” said Lancaster County Chief of Police …

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Police Cadet Program returns bringing more Lancaster natives into the fold First recruit in ten years, two more looking to join

In Community/World News by Travis HanneganLeave a Comment

The Police Cadet Program is back, after a two-year shutdown to “regroup,” with one recruit attending HACC and two McCaskey High School students expressing strong interest in joining. Cadet programs, which were popular in the 1960s and 70s, are coming back to cities in the United States as police are look to recruit more people from the communities they serve. 

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Intersections: Potty politics HACC's bathroom policy supports transgender civil rights

In Community/World News, HACC News, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

The rhetoric has been strong with the fight over where a transgender person can perform the most natural of acts—utilizing the restroom. I doubt any of us has been sheltered from the rainstorm of fear tactics planted and maintained by the conservative right. Our collective psyche has been bombarded with fears of a “man,” who exists only in urban legends, …

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Intersections column: HIV part two Why non-disclosure laws are unjust and counterintuitive to public health

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

Currently, in thirty-two states—including Pennsylvania—it is a crime for HIV positive individuals to engage in sexual activities without first disclosing their HIV status to a sex partner. Charges may include, but are not limited to reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and even attempted murder. To most people, this is justified; however in many cases this is not only unjust, it is …

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Intersections column: HIV part one HIV's silent history perpetuates social stigma

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

When HIV first made headlines, there was little consensus among medical professionals and public health officials; many myths were embedded into our psyche and into the persisting narrative for the HIV and AIDS communities.  I worked for a local non-profit which provided case management and educational prevention services for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA).

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Hai Nguyen HACC student profile

In Download Live Wire by Danielle Kunkle

Those who struggle with math may have run into Hai Nguyen in the learning center or the Brossman library. Hai is from Vietnam and moved to Pennsylvania three years ago. She currently resides in Lancaster city with her sister. As soon as Nguyen moved here, she knew she wanted to continue her schooling and HACC was the best option. In …

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The conscientious student Faculty panel chimes in with tips on college success

In Download Live Wire, HACC News by Emilie Stoltzfus

On Jan. 26th, five faculty members discussed expectations they have of their students during Prof 1:1, a question and answer session with the professors of HACC’s Lancaster Campus. Dr. Matthew Goodman, Dean of Academic Affairs, hosted Prof 1:1. He asked the panel to advise students, inquiring, “How do I become a conscientious student?”

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

In Faculty, 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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Intersections: Potty politics HACC's bathroom policy supports transgender civil rights

In Community/World News, HACC News, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

The rhetoric has been strong with the fight over where a transgender person can perform the most natural of acts—utilizing the restroom. I doubt any of us has been sheltered from the rainstorm of fear tactics planted and maintained by the conservative right. Our collective psyche has been bombarded with fears of a “man,” who exists only in urban legends, …

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Father and philosopher George Brown went from student worker to SGA president Brown hopes to use his experience to build a strong foundation in the student body

In HACC News by Ismael MirandaLeave a Comment

George Lee Brown is the current president of the Lancaster Student Government Association (SGA). His journey at HACC started here several years ago when he initially sought a degree in business or marketing. Despite starting the process to attend classes on campus, he later realized he would not have the time necessary to dedicate to his studies and be a …

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Lancaster 5K Wellness Run Fundraiser benefits students and Wellness Program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Nathaniel ChambersLeave a Comment

More than 40 people participated in HACC Lancaster campus’s fourth annual 5k Wellness run on Saturday, Oct. 8. The muggy morning did not prevent students and community members from participating in the 9:15 a.m. race. HACC’s President John Sygielski, commonly known as “Dr. Ski”, proudly announced the winners, including first place winner, Joel DeJesus, with a time of 18:41. Race …

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Forget Lebanon Levi, Fireball Run is here TV series raising missing childrens' awareness filming in Lebenon

In Community/World News, HACC News by Derek Eberly

HACC’s Lebanon Campus will be closed today, Sept. 27, while filming the “Fireball Run” television series in Lebanon Country. Filming began at 8:30 a.m. on Sheridan Avenue at Lebanon Valley College. Driving teams started out across Lebanon at 9 a.m in search of secret locations in an effort to complete their mission. The teams finish at 3 p.m. when they …

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Contemplative Spaces: I Am What I Make HACC's third annual Humanities Symposium: Part 3

In HACC News by Jackie Bleich

The art studio located in the East building displayed James Fuhrman‘s Contemplative Spaces installation during HACC’s Lancaster Campus Symposium, ‘Ecology: Connecting with Nature’ on March 22nd – 24th, 2016. Fuhrman was there to discuss with students the different elementary types of art such as lines, texture, context, and symbols that evolve over time. Fuhrman does not seem to value creating …

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It’s the End of the World and I Feel Fine HACC's third annual Humanities Symposium: Part 2

In HACC News by Domenic DeSimone

Spring is a time for new beginnings. Flowers blossom, trees grow, and HACC’s Lancaster Campus reconvenes for their annual humanities symposium. While past symposiums have covered topics such as the cultural influence of the novel “Frankenstein” and the impact of protesting in society, this year took a more natural approach. “Ecology: Connecting with Nature” was the theme this year, with …

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Intersections column: HIV part two Why non-disclosure laws are unjust and counterintuitive to public health

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

Currently, in thirty-two states—including Pennsylvania—it is a crime for HIV positive individuals to engage in sexual activities without first disclosing their HIV status to a sex partner. Charges may include, but are not limited to reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and even attempted murder. To most people, this is justified; however in many cases this is not only unjust, it is …

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Intersections column: HIV part one HIV's silent history perpetuates social stigma

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

When HIV first made headlines, there was little consensus among medical professionals and public health officials; many myths were embedded into our psyche and into the persisting narrative for the HIV and AIDS communities.  I worked for a local non-profit which provided case management and educational prevention services for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA).

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Lancaster 5K Wellness Run Fundraiser benefits students and Wellness Program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Nathaniel ChambersLeave a Comment

More than 40 people participated in HACC Lancaster campus’s fourth annual 5k Wellness run on Saturday, Oct. 8. The muggy morning did not prevent students and community members from participating in the 9:15 a.m. race. HACC’s President John Sygielski, commonly known as “Dr. Ski”, proudly announced the winners, including first place winner, Joel DeJesus, with a time of 18:41. Race …

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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 …

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Movie review: Deadpool Merc with the mouth earns R rating

In Media, Reviews by Travis Arment

On Feb. 12, 2016 Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool (alter ego of Wade W. Wilson), debuted in his first starring roll on the big screen. Ryan Reynolds has suited up as the Regenerating Degenerate before, but 2016’s Deadpool film made it easy to forget the atrocities committed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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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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Intersections: Potty politics HACC's bathroom policy supports transgender civil rights

In Community/World News, HACC News, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

The rhetoric has been strong with the fight over where a transgender person can perform the most natural of acts—utilizing the restroom. I doubt any of us has been sheltered from the rainstorm of fear tactics planted and maintained by the conservative right. Our collective psyche has been bombarded with fears of a “man,” who exists only in urban legends, …

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Intersections column: HIV part two Why non-disclosure laws are unjust and counterintuitive to public health

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

Currently, in thirty-two states—including Pennsylvania—it is a crime for HIV positive individuals to engage in sexual activities without first disclosing their HIV status to a sex partner. Charges may include, but are not limited to reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and even attempted murder. To most people, this is justified; however in many cases this is not only unjust, it is …

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Intersections column: HIV part one HIV's silent history perpetuates social stigma

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy VicenteLeave a Comment

When HIV first made headlines, there was little consensus among medical professionals and public health officials; many myths were embedded into our psyche and into the persisting narrative for the HIV and AIDS communities.  I worked for a local non-profit which provided case management and educational prevention services for people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA).

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The tiring rhetoric of the Clinton campaign Gender-based voting and you

In Community/World News, Opinion/Editorial by Travis Arment

The presidential primary race is in full swing and the democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are neck and neck. Residents of Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to cast their primary vote on April 26, 2016. It is important for voters to stay informed, but to do so one must wade through the muck and mire of mud-slinging campaigns.

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Intersections Renewed vitriolic rhetoric hurts communities

In Community/World News, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

11 million. That is the estimated number of undocumented individuals in the United, as reported by the Pew Research Center. In this piece, you will note my intentional use of the word “undocumented” instead of “illegal immigrant/alien.” This is to preserve the dignity of this community and to be more accurate—people are not illegal, some simply lack the proper documentation …

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Intersections The damaging effects of hypermasculinity

In Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

Hypermasculinity—defined as an exaggerated display of masculine aggression, sexuality, and strength—has caused incredible damage to cisgender and transgender women and girls in all reaches of the world. Misogyny, a byproduct of hypermasculinity, has caused many societies to view and treat women as secondary to men and boys.

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Dan Rolston HACC student profile

In Profiles, Students by Travis Arment

Students may recognize Dan Rolston from sightings around campus, but they may not know how he ties into their lives. Rolston is currently the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) at HACC’s Lancaster campus.  

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Club profile: Student Government Association Get involved with the SGA

In HACC News, Profiles by Emilie Stoltzfus

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a club that promotes educational events and social functions for students at  HACC’s Lancaster campus. The SGA is always looking for members to join. One of the club’s largest draws is opportunity. Scholarship application season is here and extracurricular activities can help students strengthen their applications. Students can include their involvement in a club …

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Ricardo Gonzalez A HACC Student Profile

In HACC News, Profiles by Emilie Stoltzfus

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 Faculty, 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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WrestleMania 32 See what you missed at the "Super Bowl" of Pro-Wrestling

In Community/World News, Reviews by Dustin Beaverson

On April 3rd, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) took place on the “grandest stage of them all” in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for WrestleMania 32. WrestleMania 32 broke an attendance record with a successful number of 101,763 people. WrestleMania holds a series of matches that the fans so desperately want to see unfold from the rivalries that had built …

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Movie review: Deadpool Merc with the mouth earns R rating

In Media, Reviews by Travis Arment

On Feb. 12, 2016 Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool (alter ego of Wade W. Wilson), debuted in his first starring roll on the big screen. Ryan Reynolds has suited up as the Regenerating Degenerate before, but 2016’s Deadpool film made it easy to forget the atrocities committed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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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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Dan Rolston HACC student profile

In Profiles, Students by Travis Arment

Students may recognize Dan Rolston from sightings around campus, but they may not know how he ties into their lives. Rolston is currently the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) at HACC’s Lancaster campus.  

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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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