HC Theatre produces “Men on Boats”, puts a twist on history

As the first production of the 2021-2022 school year, the Hastings College theatre department is showing “Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus at the Chautauqua Park Pavillion on October 7-9 at 7 p.m. and October 10 at 2 p.m. The department originally planned “Men on Boats” as an accompanying production to the 2020 Lecture Series Student Symposium theme “Breaking Barriers: The 19th Amendment and beyond”, … Continue reading HC Theatre produces “Men on Boats”, puts a twist on history

SHAC collaborates with community to provide vaccine clinic on October 28

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a Peer Education group on campus that aims to promote education around causes surrounding physical health. They plan events that promote awareness and education around important health related topics. This month, they are working on bringing flu vaccines to campus.  “We frequently create booths to educate our peers about their health, discussing issues such as flu vaccines, heart … Continue reading SHAC collaborates with community to provide vaccine clinic on October 28

Senate approves $350, alters budget allocations, plans for the year

The Hastings College Student Association Senate held its second meeting of the academic school year this Sunday, October 4, in the Wilson Auditorium. $350 was requested and further plans for the year were discussed.  The meeting opened with Emma Enochs as a representative for the Scott’s Scholar Program, announcing that a nonprofit donor had pledged $170,000 in grants to be used for campus improvement projects. … Continue reading Senate approves $350, alters budget allocations, plans for the year

PUN groups continue to care about, advocate for student health

At Hastings College, the Peer Umbrella Network (PUN) covers multiple student groups on campus that work to provide education surrounding health related topics. The focus of PUN groups are to provide peer education, where students teach or provide support to one another.  A few of the groups that fall under PUN are the Peer HIV Education Organization (PHIVE-O) and the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC). … Continue reading PUN groups continue to care about, advocate for student health

Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen” (spoilers!)

The movie rendition of the popular Broadway musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ was released in theatres on September 24 to varying acclaim and critical opinion. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see Hollywood’s take on this influential musical. Like many musical lovers, I was very hesitant to see the movie rendition of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. They kept Ben Platt as the main character Evan Hansen (thank goodness) … Continue reading Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen” (spoilers!)

Alumna returns to teach exercise science

New to Hastings College’s exercise science faculty is Casey Krowlikowski, a 2019 alumna and  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and completed her master’s degree in nutrition and exercise science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021.  Krolikowski was offered the opportunity to return to the HC campus, this time … Continue reading Alumna returns to teach exercise science

Letter from the editor: HC Collegian still here, still publishing online

Note: intended for release on September 17, 2021 but was missed during publication While everyone and every area and every country was, and continues to be, affected by the coronavirus pandemic in a myriad of ways, many educational institutions are resuming operations with heavy emphasis on in-person attendance. Without context, Block 1 and Block 2 have, so far, been mundane. The fact that Hastings College … Continue reading Letter from the editor: HC Collegian still here, still publishing online

Opinion: College mask mandate keeps community and campus safe, if enforced

Note: intended for release on September 24, 2021 but was missed during publication A collective groan is heard on Hastings College campus on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16. A little past 8 a.m., Dr. Annette Vargas, recently appointed Vice President for Student Access, Enrollment, and Performance, sent an email to campus announcing that despite campus being in the green according to the Guideline Matrix, … Continue reading Opinion: College mask mandate keeps community and campus safe, if enforced

Roush strives for inclusion as new SAC

As Hastings College rebounds from and lifts pandemic restrictions, a key part of returning to the usual college schedule and atmosphere lies in the student activities. As of this Fall semester, HC has welcomed Alyssa Roush as the new Student Activities Coordinator (SAC). As SAC, Roush is invested in engaging students of all levels, backgrounds and identities. Also with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Roush … Continue reading Roush strives for inclusion as new SAC

Homecoming events

Homecoming 2021 started spirit week traditions on Sunday the 12th with the Chalk Walk, and will end on Saturday the 18th after the parade and the homecoming football game. Students Activities Coordinator Alyssa Roush, new to HC, was in charge of planning the homecoming activities, and has enjoyed her homecoming here at Hastings so far.  “I worked at Shepherd University in West Virginia, where I … Continue reading Homecoming events