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The student quad on the HCC Plant City campus sits empty
mid-day during the semester.

Campus grounds “is coming like a ghost town”

Lauren Lee, Hawkeye Staff May 19, 2023

While students have had to adapt to life after the pandemic and are trying to navigate this new way of “normalcy” there’s a common trend among many college campuses. Schools are seeing fewer college...

Leyva graduates UF with Honors.

Former Hawk’s med school dream takes flight

Liz Leyva, Hawkeye Alumni May 19, 2023

Five years ago I immigrated to America midway through my senior year of high school. I had only three months left to fulfill my graduation requirements, so my goal of receiving the diploma along with my...

The Lady Hawks earned their second NJCAA National Championship in May 2023.

Lady Hawks are NJCAA National Champions

Luise Barbieri and Emele Gaspar May 19, 2023

The Lady Hawks began the season ranked number 1 by the NJCAA, but for many HCC students, this feat went quietly unnoticed for most of the semester. At a home match on February 16, a Hawkeye staff member...

Local teams and businesses drive through the parade in Jeeps and convertibles. Tampa Roller Derby members skated through the parade and threw beads while passing out flyers for their first game.

Welcome to The Haus of Tampa Pride

Meghan Bowman, Staff March 16, 2023

The Tampa Pride Diversity Parade and Festival is more than just famous drag queens and a flashy parade; it’s a community-driven event providing education and promoting equality for the LGBTQ community...

The fans were in full force at this years Megacon, Orlando.

2022 Megacon, the ultimate nerd expo!

João Pedro Ferreira Magalhães, Hawkeye Staff May 27, 2022

A Warm Welcome Whether you like cartoons, animes, video games, Star Wars or role playing games, Megacon is the right place for you. Even if you do not consider yourself a fully fledged nerd, as soon...

300 words: The boy with the toy gun

300 words: The boy with the toy gun

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

GAINESVILLE — “Maybe I’ll be underground by tomorrow,” Robert Dentmond texted his girlfriend, pacing the parking lot of his sister’s apartment complex. “Don’t believe me, I’ll show you.” It...

A Coin Task Force was created in response to the disruption to coin circulation brought on by COVID-19.

COVID-19 alters the way we deal with change

JaDisia Crichlow, Hawkeye Staff September 28, 2020

As 2019 shifted to 2020, many of New Year’s resolutions were made, and many of us vowed to start saving money. However, these aspirations were quickly shot down by March, as COVID-19 surged through...

The onslaught of COVID-19 has led to the closure of schools, stores and restaurants in an effort to contain the diseases spread.

Quaranteen romance

An HCC student’s experience being young, in love and in quarantine.
Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2020

Outside, it’s warm and sunny. The wind rustles through the branches of palm trees, a sound that remains audible as cars stay parked in their driveways.  Inside a three-bedroom house in Carrollwood,...

Susana Matta, an unauthorized immigrant, has spent most of her life living in silence — bound shut by the fear of being deported. When the abuse began, Susana found herself torn between the realization of her worst fears and her need for justice.

Buried In Silence: How the other half lives

HCC student, Susana Matta, shares her trials and triumph as an unauthorized immigrant in the United States.
Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2020

MIAMI — Juan was arrested today, Susana Matta wrote in her journal, shifting in her seat as though uncomfortable with sitting still. This is my worst nightmare and my most joyful dream clashing...

Social Media fitness: #Sad, #Hungry

Social Media fitness: #Sad, #Hungry

Wanda Mainard, Staff February 25, 2020

As I was scrolling through Instagram after a long stressful day, I came across not one, but seven posts of celebrities promoting a 28-day detox called “Fit Tea.” I was concerned and felt a little...

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