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HACC remembers Ellen Kessler

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Tracy Rennecker, Editor-in-Chief Ellen Kessler, associate professor of computer information systems at HACC – Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2012. Born in York, PA, on May 29, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Jack E.B. and Vernetta M. (Keller) Kessler. A funeral Mass was held to celebrate her life on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at St. …

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HACC remembers Joe Register

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Shawn Reed, Assistant Editor Joe Register, assistant professor and assistant chair of the English department, died in his home on Saturday,  August 4th, ending his battle with cancer. He was 51. I was tasked with writing about a man I never met. I was not a student of Joe Register. I did not pass him in the hallway, and if I …

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Interview with SGA President Abraham Arehart

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Tracy Rennecker, Editor-in-Chief Every year the student body elects a new president for the Student Government Association (SGA). The student government’s purpose is to promote the educational and social development of the students, to facilitate the activities of student organizations, and to enhance student life at the college through participation and leadership in the student activities program. Recently the incoming president, …

It’s a kind of “Minecraft”

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James Farbo, Managing Editor Each game of “Minecraft” is a randomly generated world of its own, many times the surface area of our little Earth, but built of blocks. That cluster of leaves is a block, you can gather them with the shears that you made from two iron bars, and then you have one block of leaves to do with …

Confessions of a registered nursing student

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Shawn Reed, Assistant Editor I wish I could say that my summer was uneventful. I wish I could say that I spent almost every single day playing Diablo 3. I wish I could say that I spent the time wisely cleaning and organizing my home in such a way that reminds us all of country décor and cinnamon, but for the …

What I learned from my 10-year-old

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Heather Roark, Contributing Writer I was sitting in math class one day this summer listening to the professor talk about the rules of exponents. Once again I found myself in a foreign place. I found myself sweating with a wrinkled scowl, intently trying to understand the world of algebra. It was as if I were in an ancient Egyptian tomb with …

Cross Counter: Gun Control

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Each month our “Live Wire” editors will be sharing their unique views on current media events and pressing issues. Tracy Rennecker, editor-in-chief, James Farbo, managing editor, and Shawn Reed, assistant editor contributed. This month we address gun control issues surrounding the worst mass shooting in United States history. On July 20th, 2012 James Holmes allegedly opened fire in a crowded …

I “choose” civility

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James Farbo, Managing Editor Reading through the Civility Task Force proposals left me mildly nervous about its goals, and I certainly brought those concerns to my interview with Dr. Washington. I found the answers unsatisfactory, obfuscated at worst, but I cannot attribute to conspiracy what I can simply attribute to lack of preparedness. To be clear, I don’t think that the …