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

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

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

Sophomore Kai Marshall performs their original poem for the audience at the poetry open mic event.

Students perform at First Verse poetry open mic

The new year’s first open mic night was hosted in the Scott Studio Theater on Jan. 17 by Sophomore Rylie Felton. Felton started First Verse last year as a poetry workshop group for students, continuing later on with open mic performances.  First Verse was an event open to all Hastings College students. It started at 7 p.m. and lasted for an hour. A handful of … Continue reading Students perform at First Verse poetry open mic

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

Block 3 check-in survey results

On Nov. 20, 977 students were invited, via email, to participate in a “Block 3 Check-in” survey which could be accessed through Canvas or a direct link sent invitational until Nov. 22. Administered through EvaluationKIT, the college was able to gather responses regarding academics, activities and the environment on campus from 435 students out of the 977 invited. A summary of the results was emailed … Continue reading Block 3 check-in survey results

SA hosts craft-making nights for students

As the winter holidays approach, Hastings College offers a solution for the holiday dilemma of buying gifts on a student budget. Since November, five events have been hosted with the goal of encouraging students to learn new skills while giving them the opportunity to create unique gifts for family and friends.  This series of events started with a Pinterest craft-themed night, following with knitting and … Continue reading SA hosts craft-making nights for students

Diversity Team holds panel discussion about campus culture

A panel discussion was held by the Diversity Team to discuss the current culture and climate of Hastings College and its students, faculty and staff this past Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11:45 a.m. in Hazelrigg Student Union rooms A and B. The panel was moderated by Chief Copy Editor Jordan Ismaiel on behalf of the Collegian — Ismaiel is also a member of the Diversity … Continue reading Diversity Team holds panel discussion about campus culture