iPad “assistive touch” feature

The iPad has a feature called “assistive touch.” This feature allows the user to use a pointer on the screen that can be programmed with several commands and functions. The assistive touch button should interest folks who don’t enjoy having to swipe to get around on the iPad. This feature provides an alternative for swiping in and out of apps. The assistive touch feature can … Continue reading iPad “assistive touch” feature

SAAC supporting athletic events

Starting this school year, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been part of several initiatives on and off campus, ranging from events at games promoting attendance to looking inward at helping athletes succeed beyond sports. SAAC is formed of representatives from each sports team, a fine arts representative, and a faculty advisory board. SAAC promotes games in several ways, such as with tailgates, themed … Continue reading SAAC supporting athletic events

Tobacco age law changes

As of Dec. 20, 2019, federal law has been changed to prohibit sales of tobacco products (including cigarettes, vape products, electronic cigarettes, and chew) to anyone under the age of 21.  Previously, the federal minimum legal sale age (MLSA) was 18. According to Time USA, 20 states have complied with the changes to the law.  As this is a federal law, individual states are still … Continue reading Tobacco age law changes

JDAC features national submissions

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries opened “In Your Own Words” on Jan. 23, featuring a national juried exhibition curated by Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of “Create! Magazine.” The publication highlights emerging and underrepresented artists working in a variety of mediums through physical and in-text exhibitions, as well as artist and curator interviews. The national juried exhibition features 20 artists, all of which … Continue reading JDAC features national submissions

Travel funds awarded to four students

Four students will have $2,390 of their travel costs covered by the Student Scholarship Funds Selection Committee (SSF). The SSF, formerly known as the Student Research and Travel (SRT) Funds Committee, awarded the funds this month from their $5,000 Trustee Innovation Grant to the students to help them cover costs for travel and conference attendance. This comes after their first round of the Students4Students Fund … Continue reading Travel funds awarded to four students

South African adapts to North American wrestling

With the critical National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Qualifier tournament just three weeks away, First-Year Edrich Nortje (known as Eddie among teammates) has been waiting a long time for this moment. Hailing from South Africa, Nortje came to Hastings this season with high expectations for himself due to his success back home, where he won many national championships. Nortje currently has a record … Continue reading South African adapts to North American wrestling

iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

The size and location of your on-screen keyboard is  customizable by utilizing the floating keyboard feature. Use this feature by having the keyboard visible on the screen and then pinching inward with two fingers on the keyboard. Now, drag the keyboard to any location on the screen. To undo this setting, you will do the same pinch with two fingers over the keyboard, except this … Continue reading iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

The importance of college, student journalism

Students are the target audience of college campuses; they are built and designed for and, by and large, who they are occupied by most predominantly. This is why the student perspective is so vital to understanding a college campus entirely. Student journalism is one of the most accessible ways for students to have their voices heard and experiences recognized in an official manner on campus. … Continue reading The importance of college, student journalism

BSA members, along with other students, faculty and staff, walk around campus in observance of MLK Day.

Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

At Hastings College, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a walk around the campus on Jan. 20. The walk was led and planned by Kiera Anderson, Ikeah Cuff, Jordyn Fanfair, Chris Adams, Travis Agagah, Jarius Stuart and Steven Dunham. Audio of King’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech was played to remind those joining the walk of its … Continue reading Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

Football team, SHAC host blood drive with Red Cross

On Jan. 22, the Hastings College football team, Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and American Red Cross worked together once again to host the annual January blood drive. The drive took place in the Hazelrigg Student Union, rooms A and B, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both whole blood and red blood cell drawings, which the Red Cross calls “Power Reds,” were drawn at … Continue reading Football team, SHAC host blood drive with Red Cross