Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry

On Oct. 29, Hastings College had its 7th annual cell-phone film fest in the Wilson Auditorium at 8 p.m. This year, Juniors Kelli Brichacek, Tyler Huntsman, Luke Liffengren and Senior Basil Rabayda created the only film submitted this fall. Being the only group to enter, they won first place and a $200 prize. This is their second year in a row winning first place.  Their … Continue reading Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry

Zombieland 2: Double Tap doesn’t disappoint

In the early 2000s, the zombie movie genre grew in popularity with movies like ‘02’s “28 Days later,” ‘04’s “Shaun of the Dead” and ‘09’s big hit “Zombieland.” The genre grew in a way many movies had tried and failed when they tried to combine horror and comedy. “Shaun of the Dead” and “Zombieland” were two movies that combined the genres and gained a large … Continue reading Zombieland 2: Double Tap doesn’t disappoint

Staab ‘89 has show, inducted into Hall of Fame

Gary Staab’s “Collections” is on view in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the inaugural Hastings College Fine Arts Hall of Fame induction, which took place in the JDAC lobby on Oct. 13; inducting Staab ‘89 for art, Ruth (McKevitt) Moore ‘69 for music and Michael Tushaus ‘98 for theater. Staab, based out of Kearney, Missouri, is … Continue reading Staab ‘89 has show, inducted into Hall of Fame

Condom grant benefits student body

This fall, Hastings College will be receiving 1,000 new Trojan and Magnum condoms via The Condom Collective. Seniors Kaitlin Bierman and Melissa Loney both applied and received a 500 condom grant as members of Peer HIV Education Organization (PHIVE-O), the HIV/AIDS awareness group on campus. It has expanded into a group that encompasses all issues regarding sexual and reproductive health. Two years ago, another student … Continue reading Condom grant benefits student body

DaeRon Jones, Resident Assistant, reads children's books to college students.

Storytime with DaeRon Jones

Hastings College’s night activity line-up has a new addition as of last month: “Storytime with DaeRon” and “Activity Time with DaeRon,” alternating each week. These events, lead by Sophomore DaeRon Jones, are held in the basement of the Daugherty Center at 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.  Storytime with DaeRon consists of Jones himself reading children’s books to anyone who comes. Activity Time with … Continue reading Storytime with DaeRon Jones

Cremers records music to empower women

On Sept. 20, Senior Carly Rose Cremers, also known as C.C. Rose, released her debut studio single “My Fairytale,” that she recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, to the public. She premiered her single with a performance at the Chocolate Bar in Grand Island that night, as well as the Stuhr Museum Gala being held the following day.  Rose got the opportunity to record down in Nashville … Continue reading Cremers records music to empower women

Intramurals revamped to increase participation

Intramural sports and activities offered through Hastings College have undergone various structural changes after recognition that the YMCA’s multiple week-long leagues didn’t work for students’ busy schedules, resulting in low participation. Steven Dunham, community living coordinator, was named as the intramural coordinator to head up these events. Dunham graduated from HC in 2018 with a master’s degree in physical education. One of his main interests … Continue reading Intramurals revamped to increase participation

HC adds post-doctoral fellows, classes centered around Hastings Habits

Additional contribution provided by Jordan Ismaiel. Hastings College has added three new faculty members this year who have redesigned the previous “Questions” class into the new First-Year Seminars. These new faculty are all post-doctoral fellows, a position renewable every year for up to three years, adding to their teaching experience within higher education before moving onto a tenured faculty position.  Fellows Dr. Eric Kennedy, Dr. … Continue reading HC adds post-doctoral fellows, classes centered around Hastings Habits

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

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