Band holds annual fall concert

The Hastings College Band held its fall band concert at the Masonic Temple downtown on Nov. 17. The concert was conducted by Dr. Louie Eckhardt, assistant professor of music and director of bands, and also featured vocal solos from Senior Carly Cremers and Dillon Beede, instructor of voice and choral music.  The concert opened up with “Diamond Tide,” by Viet Cuong. The piece was inspired … Continue reading Band holds annual fall concert

LocalGlobal highlights needs within community and abroad

Hastings College’s LocalGlobal fights hunger and homelessness on campus, in town and across the globe this week with the awareness activities they organized across campus. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a nationally-recognized campaign that takes place the week before Thanksgiving every year. HC teams up with those in the Hastings community in an effort to bring about change. On Nov. 13, LocalGlobal invited students … Continue reading LocalGlobal highlights needs within community and abroad

Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

In May of 1980, the world was filled with fear by director Stanley Kubrick. After the release of Kubrick’s “The Shining,” audiences were subjected to seeing fears that they could previously only see in their minds or read in a book. The movie in question is based on Steven King’s novel of the same name. The film starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall … Continue reading Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

Luz announced as HR director

This October, Hastings College hired Ana Luz as the new director of Human Resources (HR), replacing Kari Fluckey who left earlier in the month. With about four weeks into her new position, Luz is currently in the process of evaluating the processes and procedures of the HR department and undergoing training for her new role on campus, including becoming the new Title IX coordinator. “In … Continue reading Luz announced as HR director

Soccer teams look forward to opening round of nationals

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has a new format for the opening round of soccer this year. The top 16 teams will host two games: one game on Friday for the two play-in teams, and the winner will go on to play the host team on Saturday. The winner of Saturday’s game will then move on to the final site: the women’s final … Continue reading Soccer teams look forward to opening round of nationals

From Left: Junior Emma Redinger, Sophomore Keaton Ludwig, Senior Basil Rabayda, Junior Riley DeMent and Group Volunteer Sponsor Christine Haba sit outside the cafeteria on Nov. 20.

Student groups promote volunteerism

Students in Dr. Austin McDonald’s, assistant professor of communication studies, small group communication class held informational booths this week in the Hazelrigg Student Union concourse inviting students to sign up for possible volunteer opportunities in the Hastings community. Students in the class, split into groups, volunteered at these community organizations as part of their communications class and are aiding in the process for other students … Continue reading Student groups promote volunteerism

Air Drop Functionality

AirDropping is a fantastic way to quickly share a document outside of Google Drive with someone. AirDropping allows you to securely connect to another person’s iPad and share a file with them. To do this you need to first enable Airdrop in your settings. Go to settings and locate the “general” tab. Once in “general,” there will be an “AirDrop” menu item on the right. … Continue reading Air Drop Functionality

Senate approves constitutional changes

The Hastings College Student Association (SA) Senate held their fifth budget request meeting of the academic school year on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in rooms A and B of Hazelrigg Student Union (HSU) — Senate meetings are usually held in the Wilson Auditorium, but due to room reservation conflicts Senate had to move to a different location. Three student groups requested a total of … Continue reading Senate approves constitutional changes

Dr. Kittie Grace talks on engaging narratives

On Nov. 20, Dr. Kittie Grace, professor of communication studies and director of forensics, presented for the invited faculty lecture series on the importance of rhetoric in narrative storytelling and tips for creating engaging, exciting, detail-rich narratives and stories, with stories of her own, audience participation and research on what makes a narrative. “I feel very honored being invited twice; some of my colleagues have … Continue reading Dr. Kittie Grace talks on engaging narratives

Dr. Eleanor Reeds moderates a discussion of the novel "The Wall Jumper" by Pete Schneider

Conference: “The End of the Cold War… or is it?”

The Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with this last week being the 30th anniversary of the notably historical event. To commemorate not only our own country’s history, but events that shook the entire world, Hastings College hosted six events to make up “The End of the Cold War… or is it?” conference. The week-long conference was presented by the Pushkin Institute for the … Continue reading Conference: “The End of the Cold War… or is it?”