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KEYS bill goes to Senate

By Corrie Lingenfelter


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They KEYS program helps students succeed at community college.


A KEYS bill has been passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 198 to 0 on May 5, 2015.  The bill is to lengthen the allowable Vocation Education time in KEYS. The next step now is getting it through Senate. The total allowable time for KEYS students is 12 months. This bill will extend the time to 24 months if passed.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Hard News

 

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SGA’s State of the Campus Address

By Dejay Meredith


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Former SGA President Madeline Barber gave the State of the Campus Address on Wednesday April 29. Barber also swore in the new SGA president elect Hayden Alison along with the new senator representatives. Barber’s address highlighted the rift between students and the HACC Administration.

Barber gave the address to a small group of students and faculty. The most important topic that Barber touched on was the recent smoking ban that is to start in the fall semester.

“I think it’s important to have a connection between the college and its students, the student government is the bridge between the two.” said Barber. “The smoking ban is a good example of how the college left out the opinion of the students before making that decision—SGA is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

When Barber finished her speech, she swore in the new president elect Hayden Alison who has attended HACC for two years and was a senator in SGA. Nine senator representatives were also sworn into SGA.

Alison briefly discussed his plans and his time working with Barber. “We hope to carry on the same ideas and to mix in some of our own next year.” said Alison. “I’m going to do my best to keep the same mindset as Madeline, she did a wonderful job in her position and I’m glad I had the pleasure of working with her.”

This is the 51st Senate of the Student Government Association at the HACC main campus. “Student Government is the voice of the thousands of students that we never hear from” said Jennifer Jackson Director of Student Life. “State of the Campus helps students stay connected to what’s going around them.”

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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Harrisburg Hawks Search for a Head Coach

By Dejay Meredith


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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania—The HACC Athletics Department announced on March 1, 2015 they would start looking for someone to fill the head coaching position for the men’s basketball team. The department is searching for a head coach to replace former head coach John Murphy who resigned after two seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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All Fun and Games at HACC Fest

By Ashley Geise


Scene from Hacc Fest.

Scene from Hacc Fest.


It was all fun and games at HACC Fest last Friday. The festival was a fun filled day for students to unwind before hitting the books for finals. Music filled the air as students rode rides, played carnival games, and enjoyed the food vendors. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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HACC Puts Veterans First With Priority Registration

By Ashley Geise


Student registering for classes.

Student registering for classes.


A new act went into effect on Monday, March 30 at Harrisburg Area Community College providing current military and veteran students with priority registration for courses starting in the summer and fall semesters of 2015. Act 46 which was signed into effect on May 14, 2014 by Governor Tom Corbett requires Pennsylvania Public Institutions to provide course scheduling preference for veteran students. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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HACC converting to single stream recycling

By Wyatt Boyer


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Bins such as these will start to be phased out as this transition takes place.


HACC is officially beginning the conversion to single stream recycling. Bins specifying ‘plastic’ or ‘aluminum’ will be replaced with a single container that can hold multiple forms of recycling.

“The single stream recycling accepts more materials than what we used to recycle. Students, faculty, and staff are now able to place tin, aluminum, plastic (1-7), cardboard (corrugated and non-corrugated), mixed paper, newspapers, and magazines all in one container” said Richard Cardamone, executive director of business affairs.

The change will be fully implemented over the next few weeks. In the meantime, any recycling material may be placed in any container. Cardamone states “we are trying to make it as simple as possible to increase recycling participation.”

Switching to single stream recycling simplifies the recycling process. The hope is to increase participation in recycling in order to have a greener campus.

Student opinion favors the switch. “People are going to be attracted to the fact that they can dispose of any piece of recycling in a single container” says Becky Arney. “I think this will help HACC reduce their amount of waste.”

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

Curfew lifts in Baltimore, effects still impact area

By Corrie Lingenfelter


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A rundown CVS Pharmacy shows the damaged caused to the Baltimore area.


The daily curfew implemented in Baltimore following the violent protests of the death of Freddie Gray, was lifted on Sunday by the city’s mayor hours before hundreds of demonstrators came to City Hall for a peace rally. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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