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

In Community/World News by Victoria Bostwick

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 Hannegan

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 Vicente

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: 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 Vicente

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

In Community/World News, Health and Wellness, Opinion/Editorial by Cindy Vicente

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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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 Miranda

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 …