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Netflix to raise prices for new members

Investor report reveals company’s stances and future plans Robert Beiler – Tech Editor 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, More »

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Allies: A new era

Allies gains a new president Shawn Reed — Editor-in-Chief Casey Davies, 22, com­puter sci­ence major, recently became the pres­i­dent of the Lan­caster cam­pus of Har­ris­bur­gArea­Com­mu­nity College’s (HACC) Allies club. Allies, has tra­di­tion­ally been a club of accep­tance, a safe space where stu­dents are free to be them­selves. “A com­mon mis­con­cep­tion about Allies is that we More »

Confessions of a registered nursing student

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, More »

HACC turns 50

Daniel Bell — Man­ag­ing Editor   HACC’s 50th Anniversary! This year marks Har­ris­burg Area Com­mu­nity College’s (HACC) 50th year of ser­vice. Estab­lished Feb­ru­ary 14, 1964 in Har­ris­burg HACC was Pennsylvania’s very first com­mu­nity col­lege. That first year HACC had a class of 426 stu­dents. This year there are some 22,000 stu­dents attend­ing col­lege across all More »

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Game On!

Con­soles step up as the 8th gen­er­a­tion gets underway By Robert Beiler — Tech Editor While Nintendo’s suc­ces­sor to the Wii, dubbed the WiiU released on Novem­ber 18th in 2012, the 8th gen­er­a­tion of game con­soles offi­cially began when Sony and Microsoft entered the fray once again. With the release of the Playsta­tion 4 on More »

Rwanda Genocide: Lessons Learned

Carl Wilkens vis­its HACC Lan­caster to share first hand account of genocide by Danielle Shaver — Staff Writer On Feb­ru­ary 18th, Har­ris­burg Area Com­mu­nity Col­lege (HACC) Lan­caster had the priv­i­lege of host­ing Carl Wilkens, for­mer head of the Adven­tist Devel­op­ment and Relief Agency Inter­na­tional in Rwanda. While many of Amer­i­cans have never heard of the More »

Netflix to raise prices for new members

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Investor report reveals company’s stances and future plans

Robert Beiler – Tech Editor

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 on the coun­try”. He also stated that exist­ing mem­bers would stay at their cur­rent price for a “gen­er­ous amount of time” which will be between one and two years.

Allies: A new era

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Allies gains a new president

Shawn Reed — Editor-in-Chief

Casey Davies, 22, com­puter sci­ence major, recently became the pres­i­dent of the Lan­caster cam­pus of Har­ris­bur­gArea­Com­mu­nity College’s (HACC) Allies club. Allies, has tra­di­tion­ally been a club of accep­tance, a safe space where stu­dents are free to be them­selves. “A com­mon mis­con­cep­tion about Allies is that we are described as being the les­bian, gay, bisex­ual, trans­gen­dered (LGBT) club on cam­pus and this isn’t com­pletely true. Allies is a safe haven for those seek­ing out equal love and equal­ity amongst all groups,” said Davies.

 

Confessions of a registered nursing student

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 allow­ing other peo­ple to call us nurses. The dread is from the real­iza­tion that soon we’ll be out in the world, with­out the safety net of school and our friends, try­ing to make sense of a sys­tem that a good deal of us have very lit­tle expe­ri­ence in.

 

HACC turns 50

Daniel Bell — Man­ag­ing Editor

 

HACC’s 50th Anniversary!

This year marks Har­ris­burg Area Com­mu­nity College’s (HACC) 50th year of ser­vice. Estab­lished Feb­ru­ary 14, 1964 in Har­ris­burg HACC was Pennsylvania’s very first com­mu­nity col­lege. That first year HACC had a class of 426 stu­dents. This year there are some 22,000 stu­dents attend­ing col­lege across all of the 5 cam­puses and online, which is roughly 50 times what it was in that very first year.

 

Game On!

console wars photo by policymiccom

Con­soles step up as the 8th gen­er­a­tion gets underway

By Robert Beiler — Tech Editor

While Nintendo’s suc­ces­sor to the Wii, dubbed the WiiU released on Novem­ber 18th in 2012, the 8th gen­er­a­tion of game con­soles offi­cially began when Sony and Microsoft entered the fray once again. With the release of the Playsta­tion 4 on Novem­ber 15th 2013 and Xbox One on Novem­ber 22nd, all three of the major brands in the last two con­sole cycles were finally available.

Rwanda Genocide: Lessons Learned

Carl Wilkens vis­its HACC Lan­caster to share first hand account of genocide

by Danielle Shaver — Staff Writer

On Feb­ru­ary 18th, Har­ris­burg Area Com­mu­nity Col­lege (HACC) Lan­caster had the priv­i­lege of host­ing Carl Wilkens, for­mer head of the Adven­tist Devel­op­ment and Relief Agency Inter­na­tional in Rwanda.

While many of Amer­i­cans have never heard of the geno­cide that took over Rwanda in 1994, Wilkens and his fam­ily had a first-hand expe­ri­ence with the atroc­i­ties of geno­cide. For 100 days the geno­cide con­tin­ued dur­ing which 800,000 peo­ple lost their lives.

There was ten­sion already in this area, and in 1990 Carl Wilkens and his wife Teresa and their young chil­dren moved to the cap­i­tal city of Kigali. They were human­i­tar­ian work­ers for Adven­tist Devel­op­ment and Relief Agency (ADRA). They became part of the com­mu­nity. Their lives became that of the peo­ple they served. They ate meals with their neigh­bors, they social­ized within their com­mu­nity, and their chil­dren played with the neigh­bor­hood children.

Student Profile: Jillian Kleinfelter

Jillian Kleinfelter Profile

Nurs­ing in the face of adversity

Shawn Reed — Editor-in-Chief

Jil­lian Kle­in­fel­ter, 28, is a reg­is­tered nurs­ing stu­dent cur­rently enrolled in her last semes­ter at Har­ris­burg Area Com­mu­nity Col­lege (HACC) Lan­caster cam­pus. Kle­in­fel­ter was born and raised in New Jer­sey, and relo­cated with her fam­ily to Lan­caster at the age of 14 after her father was trans­ferred to the area. She cur­rently lives in Corn­wall, PA with her 5 year-old son, Chase, her 110 pound Great Dane, Tal­la­has­see, and her fiancée Kara.

 

Kle­in­fel­ter was raised by both par­ents, how­ever her father was away often for busi­ness related rea­sons. “As far as the nur­tur­ing and the home rais­ing def­i­nitely came from my mother,” said Kle­in­fel­ter. It was her mother that sup­ported her through her mid­dle school years of dis­cov­ery, and when Kle­in­fel­ter announced to her mother that she was a les­bian in her early 20’s her mother never waivered in her sup­port. “The only issue that I had run into was with my father. My father is not approv­ing, he does not believe [that Kle­in­fetler is gay], and the only words out of his mouth were ‘You’re ruin­ing your life,’ but every­one else in my life…nothing but sup­port,” said Kleinfelter.

Who owns your email?

A look at mod­ern privacy

By Robert Beiler — Tech Editor

            The gov­ern­ment spies on your email. Your boss checks your Face­book. Some­one sold your email and now you’re get­ting spam. If all of this sounds famil­iar, you may have been think­ing about inter­net pri­vacy. While dis­cus­sions about the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the inter­net on pri­vacy have been going on for years, inter­net pri­vacy has been a hot but­ton topic since 2013.

With the reveal of the PRISM pro­gram run by the National Secu­rity Agency (NSA) by for­mer con­trac­tor Edward Snow­den, more cit­i­zens both Amer­i­can and abroad are think­ing of what pri­vacy means for them more than ever. While the ini­tial report of blan­ket phone data col­lec­tion had been a shock to many, sub­se­quent rev­e­la­tions about the extent of the track­ing have led to a sus­pi­cious view of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment worldwide.

            What does this mean for the aver­age per­son? To para­phrase, the reports about the NSA’s PRISM pro­gram gave them unprece­dented access to back­doors from major web con­tent hold­ers includ­ing Face­book, Apple, and Google. While it has been vehe­mently denied that it would be used in this fash­ion, this means the gov­ern­ment had been given near full access to emails, mes­sages, posts, and pic­tures stored on these sites.

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