The Hawkeye

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 disease's spread.

Quaranteen romance

An HCC student’s experience being young, in love and in quarantine.
Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 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 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...

D'Amico and her family enjoying the outdoors.

HCC’s new speech teacher helps students find their voice

Jason Turner, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

Evie Simmons D'Amico feels blessed to be able to work in her hometown. D’Amico is a proud Plant City native who teaches speech at HCC. The majority of her classes are online, but her office is on the...

Micaela Alba instructs her class.

Micaela Alba shares her passion with HCC

Jason Turner, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

Some teachers truly love what they do. Micaela Alba, the newest member of the veterinary technology team, is one such teacher. Voicing her enthusiasm, Alba says, “I love HCC and am so glad to be part...

The secret life of an American cadaver

The secret life of an American cadaver

Amaryllis Rivera, Staff October 30, 2019

Death is a tragic and undeniable part of every human’s life. What happens to our conscious entity is unknown. Surprisingly enough, there are many things that your body can potentially experience...

Susana Matta, an unauthorized immigrant, fears she will be deported. She has been living in the United States since she was 6 years old and is pursuing an education at HCC.

Buried In Silence: Chasing the American dream

HCC student, Susana Matta, opens up about the realities of living as an unauthorized immigrant in the United States.
Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2019

Susana Matta has always been good at keeping secrets.  Since she was 6 years old, her parents told her the slightest slip of the tongue could lead to the end of their livelihood. So, she kept quiet. Her...

An Ybor City chicken crossing the road.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2019

You've seen them on your way to school, strutting across the street with a puffed chest and a cocky attitude. They're unrestrained, oftentimes reckless and almost always vocal. One was accused of destroying...

Lloyd Pidich Jr. casts a woeful stare as he waits for his next class to begin.

After the Friday night lights

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2019

Lloyd Pidich Jr.’s life has never been free from disappointment. An absentee father. A lifetime with social anxiety. The death of his great-grandfather and hero, Charles Caruso.  Hidden...

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