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HCC’s new speech teacher helps students find their voice

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 Plant City campus. As a high school student, D’Amico was a dual enrollment student at HCC. Upon...

Micaela Alba shares her passion with HCC

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 of the veterinary technology program [to] help shape the future of veterinary technology.” Alb...

Buried In Silence: How the Other Half lives

Buried In Silence: How the Other Half lives

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 friends would often ask why she was so hesitant to participate in their reckless endeavors — why ...

Why did the chicken cross 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 property, a few have been caught engaging in “romantic frenzies” out in the open. Th...

After the Friday night lights

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 beneath a ne'er-do-well attitude was a troubled spirit desperate to avoid being labeled a joke: a troubled sp...

HCC student brings home the gold

HCC student brings home the gold

Emma Oliver, Hawkeye Staff

May 6, 2019

Hillsborough Community College international student Albis Amaya, headed off to Abu Dhabi for Spring break to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. He took home a gold medal, after winning in a nail-biting game against India. Amaya is from the Cayman Islands, the country he represented...

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial

Yesenia Bustamante, Hawkeye Staff

May 6, 2019

The impact the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had, is one that will be forever embedded in the history of not only New York City, but of the United States of America. Where the iconic World Trade Center Building One and Two once stood, now stands the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Ground Zero. T...

Right in our backyard

Right in our backyard

Kaitlyn Narvaez

May 6, 2019

Lettuce Lake Park, conve­niently located just a mere 10 minutes from the Uni­versity of South Florida just off of Fletcher Ave, had so much to offer. Lettuce Lake Park was opened in 1982 and is operated by Hills­borough County Parks. It is open to everyone for a $2 entrance fee per car up to 8 people and a...

Find your nest at Hawks Landing

Emma Oliver, Hawkeye Staff

May 6, 2019

When you go off to college, away from home, dorms are usually provided to students, but for community college students that is not the case. Many would say community college students deserve the same privileges university students are given. Well, here in Tampa, across from our very own Hillsboroug...

Not so fair?

Maggie Pollitt, Hawkeye Staff

May 6, 2019

It is the fair season in the U.S., and for many people that brings up images of candied apples, carnival games, and Ferris wheels. There are also many ani­mals on display, and while entering farm animals for prizes at the local fair may seem almost as American as apple pie, there are some who have called int...

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