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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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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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Culinary program returning to HACC’s Harrisburg campus

By Wyatt Boyer


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The kitchen at the Harrisburg campus is currently closed and awaiting renovation.


Two weeks ago, HACC announced their plan to relocate the culinary program back to the Harrisburg campus’ student center for the fall semester. Culinary classes are currently occupying leased space at the Blue Ridge Country Club. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Hard News

 

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HACC defends smoking ban, reveals cessation programs

By Wyatt Boyer


HACC defends smoking ban, reveals cessation programs

HACC Harrisburg, one of the five Campuses affected by the upcoming smoking ban.


HACC campuses and students will no longer carry the distinct odor of cigarette smoke. They will also no longer smell like the multitude of exotic flavors used in e-cigarettes. Two weeks ago HACC announced their plan to ban all tobacco products and e-cigarettes by August 10, 2015. Student reaction to the ban has been mixed. Regardless, HACC is determined to rid tobacco and e-cigarettes from all 5 of their campuses. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Feature Stories

 

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