#Throwback Thursday – Draft controversy continues

This Week in History on Feb. 19, 1981, Staff Writer LuAnn Larson wrote on the then-ongoing debate of allowing women the right to register for the Selective Service, as well as the course of action taken by former president Jimmy Carter. She also talked about the influence and push that the registration process was receiving from the president’s administration and the general public.  Former President … Continue reading #Throwback Thursday – Draft controversy continues

SEAC, a Hastings College group raises awareness and makes tremendous impact on the campus community

This year, the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) has been making a big impact on the Hastings College campus community by spreading environmental awareness through various activities and projects. SEAC, affected by decreased group membership and projects over the 2019-2020 school year, is trying to revitalize its significance and role on campus with these initiatives. “SEAC is here to remind the HC community of the … Continue reading SEAC, a Hastings College group raises awareness and makes tremendous impact on the campus community

Rise in student interest to see original work performed leads to first play workshop

This year the Hastings College Theatre Department is beginning a Student Original Plays workshop, hopefully to become an annual event. The workshop was open for any student on campus to submit original plays to be reviewed by the theater faculty. All submitted work will be given feedback, but a few select plays will be chosen and performed in a livestream event on Feb. 28.  Theatre … Continue reading Rise in student interest to see original work performed leads to first play workshop

Hernandez reflects on challenging endeavors

This week in “Persevering the Pandemic,” Richard Romero Hernandez gave his personal perspective on how the pandemic has affected his life, both at the college and privately.  Senior Richard Hernandez elaborated on his experiences this semester and how they have affected him on a personal level, and he explained how his everyday schedule is focused around his classes and work schedule.  “I’m currently taking 18 … Continue reading Hernandez reflects on challenging endeavors

“The Unknown” on life and mental health

While many students spent the end of last school year planning for a summer amidst the coronavirus pandemic, seniors Francisco Arevalo, Robert Hernandez and Will Pointon organized their collaborative project “The Unknown Podcast”. They started planning their podcast back in April of 2020, which they started releasing early that May. The podcast started with weekly episodes, but as conflicting schedules arose this school year, the … Continue reading “The Unknown” on life and mental health

IT department fills two employee positions

At the beginning of this semester, Hastings College welcomed two new people to the Information Technology (IT) department staff, Rocky Czaplewski and Rachael Broadwell. Both are former employees of the IT department at Central Community College. Czaplewski is a CCC graduate while Broadwell is still finishing her degree.  “I was just looking for jobs, then the position came up here at HC since they had … Continue reading IT department fills two employee positions

CCC partnership expands to provide new minors

This semester, Hastings College and Central Community College (CCC) of Hastings have expanded a partnership that, in the past, primarily allowed HC business majors to specialize their degrees. Now, HC students can complete a variety of minors through CCC’s diplomas to diversify their degrees and build experience for their careers.  This expanded partnership, a result of more than a year of discussion and planning from … Continue reading CCC partnership expands to provide new minors

Franklin and Ruff discuss adjustments and challenges related to online learning

At Hastings College, Professor of English Susan Franklin and freshman Ethan Ruff elaborated on the difficulties that they have faced in the midst of the on-going pandemic in regards to academic writing courses using a hybrid model this semester. They explain that given the challenges that they have faced, we must maintain a positive attitude and outcome, because we will get through these trying times.  … Continue reading Franklin and Ruff discuss adjustments and challenges related to online learning

Sissoko’s coffee business creates connections and spreads positivity in community

Hastings College senior Sidy Sissoko’s love for coffee and building connections with people has transcended many obstacles to help him succeed in his dream of launching his own coffee business, LeNoir Dimbaya Coffee, in the spring of 2020.  When Sissoko was 15, he came to the United States as an asylum-seeker from Mali, Africa. By himself, with no knowledge of the culture or how to … Continue reading Sissoko’s coffee business creates connections and spreads positivity in community

Boesen replaces Simoens as student activities coordinator

Bryan Boesen is the new Student Activities Coordinator this year to replace Beth Simoens. As the former football coach and a current student getting his master’s degree, he has lots of experience with the Hastings College community and is excited to create more events that will unite the students on campus.  The Student Activities Coordinator is in charge of organizing and running all of the … Continue reading Boesen replaces Simoens as student activities coordinator