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

Invited Faculty lecture upholds Molifua’s rescheduled presentation

Last week on Oct. 28, Casey Molifua, instructor of physical education and human performance, gave his Invited Faculty Lecture titled “You vs. You: If You Want to Influence the World Influence Yourself First” at the Lynn Farrell Arena. Each year, students help select two faculty members to give a public lecture on a topic of their choice. This tradition began in 1985 and it is … Continue reading Invited Faculty lecture upholds Molifua’s rescheduled presentation

Student Symposium goes virtual

The 2020 Hastings College Lecture Series Student Symposium (HCLS) on Oct. 14 was a day full of eight accomplished speakers presenting on the main themes of women’s suffrage and “Breaking Barriers: the 19th Amendment and Beyond.” As the lectures were all delivered over Zoom, HCLS had more freedom for scheduling when choosing out-of-state speakers. “Expanding upon the theme of women’s suffrage…allowed us to invite speakers … Continue reading Student Symposium goes virtual

Student teaching in the pandemic

After adapting the student teaching program to work in the pandemic, Chair of the Education Department Dr. Darci Karr and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jessica Allen-Pickett feel prepared and say that communication is key for developing a student teaching plan in the spring. In a typical year, senior education majors are placed in a school for the entire spring semester. They begin by observing … Continue reading Student teaching in the pandemic

KPY sorority brings bright vibes to campus with the Chalk Walk.

A COVID-19 Homecoming

This week, Hastings College has seen a different Homecoming than usual. All students and visitors have been expected to follow COVID-19 health measures such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.  One of the biggest changes has been planning events around the health measures. This has led most events to be on-campus, featuring new venues and formats being introduced to the Homecoming line-up for … Continue reading A COVID-19 Homecoming

Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

The effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic are being felt around the globe, most notably through the closure of school campuses. Professors and students have had to adapt to online classes, but such a universal experience has had a unique impact on seniors and study-abroad students. With the decision to stream Commencement via Facebook and YouTube at 10 a.m. on May 16, seniors have been … Continue reading Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Department of Visual Arts hosts largest-ever art auction event with highest-ever funds raised The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted its annual art auction event, newly named “Art on Elm,” in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. with an estimated record attendance. Artwork auctioned during the event was submitted by students, faculty and staff of the department, … Continue reading 150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

BSA members, along with other students, faculty and staff, walk around campus in observance of MLK Day.

Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

At Hastings College, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a walk around the campus on Jan. 20. The walk was led and planned by Kiera Anderson, Ikeah Cuff, Jordyn Fanfair, Chris Adams, Travis Agagah, Jarius Stuart and Steven Dunham. Audio of King’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech was played to remind those joining the walk of its … Continue reading Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

Glass students aid in the process of blowing the piece.

Visiting artist visits HC glass blowing studio for demos

On Jan. 8 and 9, professional glass artist Jason Christian presented a series of lectures and demonstrations open for any students interested in glassblowing. Christian’s experience of working with glass for more than 20 years includes working under glass masters such as Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra, and teaching at several colleges and universities.  Christain’s passion for working with glass arose after an accident in … Continue reading Visiting artist visits HC glass blowing studio for demos