The Science Behind Smoking

In HACC News by Editor

Shawn Reed Assistant Editor   According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 19.3%, or 45.3 million, American adults continue to smoke. The campaign to urge Americans to quit smoking has never been more of a central focus than now with healthcare costs rising. “Smoking-related diseases claim over 393,000 American lives each year. Smoking cost the United States …

Tips for Completing College without Going Broke

In HACC News by Editor

Katherine Gardner Are you finding it difficult paying for college? Do you feel overwhelmed with rising college loan debt? College is supposed to be for someone to become more educated, not create severe amounts of debt. If you figure out how to be wise with your money, then you will feel more confident and relaxed. The feeling of graduating with …

Voices of Heather Roark

In HACC News by Editor

Tracy Rennecker Editor in Chief Heather Roark is a busy woman. She is a mother, a student, and a contributing writer for “Live Wire,” and last but certainly not least, editor of “Voices,” the campus literary magazine. In her spare time, Roark plays co-ed softball both in the fall and spring, she loves listening to music and plays the guitar. …

Scholarships Awarded

In HACC News by Editor

Shawn Reed Assistant Editor     On October 4 the HACC Foundation honored scholarship recipients and donors at the fourth annual scholarship awards dinner. According to literature distributed by the HACC Foundation, “The HACC Foundation endowment consists of more than 245 funds totaling over $28 million, making the HACC Foundation one of the wealthiest community college foundations in the nation.” In …

Tribulations of our student government

In HACC News by Editor

David Solt Staff Writer At 12 p.m.  on Fridays, the parking lot looks mostly empty, and the halls of the campus seem deserted. But this lack of activity is deceiving. In a small room in the East building meets a small group of students who will decide the fate of $279,000 of school money. This is the meeting of the …

Borderlands 2

In Reviews by Editor

Luke “Brawl” Brahl Contributing Writer Gearbox Software, the minds behind the original “Borderlands,” in cooperation with 2K Games, released a sequel to their 2009 phenomenon in September of this year. The people at Gearbox Software returned to the formula that made the original “Borderlands” so successful: shoot bad guys, get loot, rinse, repeat. Prior to, and upon its release in …

Sinister

In Reviews by Editor

Dan Bell Contributing Writer After reviewing last month’s film, I was a bit worried about going to see another in fear that it would be just as terrible as the last one. But I had heard good things about “Sinister” and that kept my hopes up. It’s a good thing, because “Sinister” will probably end up being the best horror movie of …

Confessions of a Registered Nursing Student

In Opinion/Editorial by Editor

 Shawn Reed Assistant Editor   When I spoke last month about perception and experience I think it was some sort of cathartic crystal ball that I was looking into. I had planned on an entirely different article, one where I would come out of the closet and talk about my addiction to smoking, how it started, and how I felt …