College students creating a SPARK

SPARK table at an SGA event

Katie Loudermilk, Staff

June 6, 2018

College clubs are vital to the average student’s life. They provide more than extra help in the community, they bring together diverse students with common interests. Members of the SPARK Club at the Plant City campus inform and engage the community about those with or without disabilities. This club...

The high cost of access codes

Katie Loudermilk, Staff

June 2, 2018

Along with the high cost of college tuition, students also face the difficulties of paying for textbooks required for their courses. There are ways to avoid the book store, such as, cheaper options online. However, this is not the case with the Pearson Access Codes. The book stores are not helping either. Amber...

Tutors live lives

Elizabeth Wherry, Plant City tutor

Jason Turner, Staff

June 2, 2018

“I wish people knew that I wasn’t so quiet.” For the past two years, Elizabeth Wherry has been a writing tutor at the Plant City Academic Success Center. Since Feb. 1, she has been the lead tutor. Wherry likes “talking and interacting with people.” She has lived an interesting life and enjoys...

Some boys love dolls

Whiting’s home is a display case for his unique collection of vintage mannequins he has gathered since the 1990s.

Katie Loudermilk, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2018

Hobbies are a healthy escape from reality. They give people something to help focus their passion. John Whiting, a resident of Riverview, has an unusual one: he loves dolls. Big dolls. His home is a display case for his unique collection of vintage mannequins he has gathered since the 1990s. His...

Biking your way through Tampa Bay

Ina Morrissey, Staff

May 29, 2018

It’s that time of the year again, the sun is shining and the wind is whisking by. This time only comes once a year: spring. A great way to take advantage of spring weather that makes Florida famous is to get outside and explore your city. Coast Bike Share is “the healthy, fun and affordable...

Why I love being the president of SGA

Desiree Rangel, SGA President

Katie Loudermilk, Staff

May 17, 2018

Student government is essential to the student body of any institution. What makes SGA successful and productive is the team that works behind it to make their voice heard. Desiree Rangel, Plant City SGA President, shares her passion with the HCC community about her work about her role. Rangel joined...

Prometheus returns

Fire From the Gods onstage

Jason Turner, Staff

May 17, 2018

AJ Channer, vocalist for the Austin, Texas, band Fire From The Gods, thinks of himself as the modern-day Prometheus. Although the band had existed for 10 years before he joined, he feels the band’s name is strong and wants to tie it in more to the Greek story. He feels Prometheus bringing fire and...

The guardian of the hawks

Jason Turner, Staff

April 9, 2018

  Have you ever felt nervous or scared? Have you been on campus and saw a dangerous situation but didn’t know what to do? Have you ever wondered how to reach campus security quickly? Now there is an app for that.   Hawk Guardian is an app for Android and iPhone devices avail...

Making art from pain

The cast and crew of The Sentence provide Q & A time with the audience.

Jason Turner, Staff

April 9, 2018

Some say the best art comes from painful experiences. If one were to watch many of the films screened at Sundance Film Festival 2018, one would believe the current filmmakers have taken this advice to heart. Films of all types and lengths are shown at Sundance. This year, a common theme in multiple...

A ripple of hope makes the difference

Karen Sklaire onstage in

Jason Turner, Staff

March 12, 2018

What gives people hope? For some, it is the idea of a better life. For others, it is raising a family. In his 1988 Cape Town speech, Robert F. Kennedy said, “Each time a man stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple...

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