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Dixie and the Lancaster SPCA Community shelter provides care for adoptable companions

In Community/World News by Victoria BostwickLeave a Comment

Floppy-eared, Dixie, has been looking for a family to give her the love and affection she deserves. She is a kindhearted, 1-year-old Terrier mix who loves people as much as she loves mealtime. Unlike other dogs, she does not have a tendency to bark, but snores instead. Dixie is one of 60 dogs at the Lancaster Society for the Prevention …

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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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Zenkaikon X Local anime and video game convention celebrates ten years

In Community/World News by Haley Duryee

Zenkaikon celebrated its tenth successful year April 1-3, 2016. The event took up four floors of Lancaster City’s Marriott Convention Center. Dubbed Zenkaikon X in honor of its anniversary, it was a judgement-free convention and a small glimpse of paradise for fans of anime, science fiction, comics, and video games. Lively energy filled the halls as attendees, dressed in cosplay, …

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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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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 Arment

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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Where Ideas Brew: Part 2 Power through Studying with Caffeine

In Community/World News by Marissa Morin

With the semester wrapping up and finals just around the corner, the inevitable pressure and panic erupts like a boiling pot of tea. Students need a place to flee; somewhere to work and check off boxes on the ever-growing to-do list of a busy college scholar. Below are four options of cafés downtown to which the burdened scholar can escape. …

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

In HACC News by Jackie BleichLeave a Comment

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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Conservation Biology HACC's third annual Humanities Symposium: Part 1

In HACC News by Haley Duryee

Presented by HACC Lancaster’s biology professors Geremea Fioravanti and Brad Basehore, this seminar covered a variety of topics from endangered animals to de-extinction. The first topic that was mentioned was mass-extinction. In Earth’s history, there have been a total of five mass-extinction events: Cretaceous-Tertiary, Permian, Triassic-Jurassic, Late Devonian, and Ordovician-Silurian, with human beings quickly becoming the sixth. The panel discussed …

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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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HACC Lancaster campus rings in Chinese New Year Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute celebrate and educate with students

In HACC News by Domenic DeSimone

Two days after the dawn of an eastern new year, Students and Faculty alike celebrated the coming of the Chinese New Year at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to honor and gain insight on the practice and customs of the Chinese New Year celebration. Sponsored by the Office of Student Development, the event featured the knowledge and talents of lead …

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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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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 …

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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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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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Intersections Pink and Brown

In Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

The English professor, who reignited my fervor for composition, insisted his students define their terms. How could we write effectively if the audience is not 100% certain of how we use words or colloquialisms?

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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, …

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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 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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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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