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

Campus celebrates annual lighting

Hastings College held its annual lighting event on Dec. 2 in front of the French Memorial Chapel. The Lighting of Campus is an tradition held on  campus before finals begin.   Students gathered in the chapel for performances by various HC music groups including the HC jazz band, the student acapella group, SoPe, and the HC choir. Students then gathered on the stage to listen to … Continue reading Campus celebrates annual lighting

Activism, how to change the world in a productive way

We’ve all seen posts on social media that include the phrase: “share this article/picture/story/picture etc. about this issue.” I’m not saying that these types of campaigns are bad, in fact that they are often very helpful for raising awareness of lesser-known issues.  However, they often fall into the trap of fake activism, also known as “slacktivism.” Slacktivism is a kind of passive “activism” that is … Continue reading Activism, how to change the world in a productive way

High school students work on their murals following this year’s prompt: memes.

HC Mural Day sees increased participation for fourth year

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted 36 high schools for their fourth annual Mural Day on September 11, making it the largest they have ever had.  This is a significant growth from the first year of the event, explained Art Department Chair Aaron Badham. The first year the event was held, there were roughly 16 teams and the event was held in the parking … Continue reading HC Mural Day sees increased participation for fourth year