Theater seniors finish season

The Hastings College theatre department produced its last show of the semester, “A Comedy of Errors,” at the Scott Studio Theatre May 2-5. The show was chosen by Kara Wooten, assistant professor of theatre. Wooten has directed several Shakespeare plays, but this was her first time directing “A Comedy of Errors.” The last Shakespeare play the HC theatre department performed was in the fall of … Continue reading Theater seniors finish season

Six classes finish Faces of Hastings exhibition

Brandi Bosier drives a white convertible around Hastings with trophies and high-heeled shoes attached to the outside. A flag in a rainbow-colored font that says “Born this way” is on the back. Bosier is transgender. She was assigned  male at birth, but now identifies as female. “I’m part of the town now,” Bosier said, standing next to a poster board with a photo of her … Continue reading Six classes finish Faces of Hastings exhibition

Model UN represents Montenegro at national conference

The Hastings College Model United Nations (Model UN) team negotiated with over 5,000 domestic and international students at the National Model UN Conference B in New York City, New York on April 14–18. The 12 students represented Montenegro this year, a southeastern European country on the southeast coast of the Adriatic Sea. Model UN teams are tasked to represent one of the countries in the … Continue reading Model UN represents Montenegro at national conference

Recognition for professors’ work is overdue

The past year and a half has been challenging for Hastings College. Students are frustrated by having to throw out their four-year plan. Administrators are working out the rewriting of procedures of long-held standards. However, today I want to focus on the brains of HC: the professors. The amount of work you have done for HC in the last year has gone mostly unnoticed, and … Continue reading Recognition for professors’ work is overdue

HC plants tribute tree by Fuhr Hall for Arbor Day observance

Hastings College celebrated Arbor Day on April 26 with the planting of a tribute tree for Elaine Warner Chard, a 1961 alumna and piano and music major.  Students, faculty and staff helped plant the Northern Red Oak on the southwestern side of the Fuhr Music hall, near Weyer Hall and the Hazelrigg Student Union.  “This tree could be here for 200 years,” said Will Locke, … Continue reading HC plants tribute tree by Fuhr Hall for Arbor Day observance

Send opinions; this is our second request

Hi, my name is Jarad Johnson. You might recognize me as the person who writes stories for the Collegian, but two weeks ago I was in an editorial piece about how we need opinions. In that piece, Caitlin Smith mentioned how I was among one of the limited people that have written opinions for the Collegian this semester. Well, funny — look what I am … Continue reading Send opinions; this is our second request

Nature’s Educators bring birds to HC for education, Earth Day

Hastings College celebrated Earth Day on April 23 with a flurry of feathers. The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) invited alums Devin Jaffe ‘08, Julie Paszek ‘81, and four of their birds of prey to talk about working at Nature’s Educators, a non-profit educational wildlife program in Colorado. SEAC brought back Jaffe and Paszek to HC with birds of prey for an educational seminar about … Continue reading Nature’s Educators bring birds to HC for education, Earth Day

Three new picnic tables will be replacing the ones previously in front Altman Hall on the basketball courts.

Piper, Fisher finalize new campus seating

Geena Piper, Student Association (SA) president, and Cole Fisher, SA vice president, are putting the final pieces together for improving campus with more outdoor seating — one of the platforms they ran on for presidency last school year. There are currently three traditional picnic tables in front of Altman Hall on the basketball courts and two hexagonal tables in front of Taylor Hall. One of the hexagonal tables is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, with one of the attached side benches removed. The Hastings … Continue reading Piper, Fisher finalize new campus seating

Sophomore Austin Esch and Juniors Brendan Lipovsky and Logan Cale watch Junior Ryan Ierna as he plays Fortnite in the Hazelrigg Student Union.

Intramurals expands on e-sports tournaments with Fortnite

Hastings College Intramurals held its first Fortnite Tournament April 17 at 7 p.m. The tournament is held alongside a growing number of e-sports hosted by Intramurals. Fortnite is a free-to-play game with 250 million registered users. One hundred players drop into a map and loot weapons, ammunition and gear to try to be the last man standing while a “storm” slowly closes in on a random area of the map. The winner is the last surviving person. About … Continue reading Intramurals expands on e-sports tournaments with Fortnite

Lee Wigert socializes during his retirement reception.

Lee Wigert retires after 30 years at HC

Professor of Psychology Dr. Lee Wigert was declared by Psy Chi psychology honorary as “Hastings College’s greatest storyteller.” On April 16, in the Morrison-Reeves Science Center, the HC community celebrated Wigert beginning a new chapter in his story: retirement. “One of the things my students respond to greatly is I’m a storyteller. I’m telling stories about life, life issues, life changes so that they can understand from my experiences of life. I always … Continue reading Lee Wigert retires after 30 years at HC