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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 ...

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...

Angelas’s story from HCC to NSF

Angela Ousley

April 18, 2019

I wasn’t sure about my career path before attending HCC, but building relationships with my professors and attending networking events outside of class helped me learn about different majors and career options. One day while taking a class with Dr. Margaret Hopson-Fernandes, she informed me abo...

HCC Grad, Hunter of LIMBS

HCC Grad, Hunter of LIMBS

Jason Turner, Hawkeye Staff

November 5, 2018

What makes Jordan Hunter special? He is an HCC graduate and a guitarist for Tampa based post hardcore band LIMBS. When asked about other bands, Hunter says, “I grew up listening to a lot of Blink-182. They’re definitely one of my favorite groups of all time. Another all-time favorite artist is Justin...

Spatola: from student to teacher

Spatola: from student to teacher

Jason Turner, Staff

November 5, 2018

Anthony Spatola is very excited to be part of Hillsborough Community College. He is the newest Veterinary Technology instructor on the Plant City campus. Spatola says, “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be here. It’s a close family group and everyone knows each other like at ‘Cheers.’” Outside...

Why I love being the president of SGA

Why I love being the president of SGA

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...

HCC student helps hurricane survivors

HCC student helps hurricane survivors

Jason Turner, Staff

November 30, 2017

Although the 2017 hurricane season has come to a close, it was a rough one for Florida and the Caribbean. Irma and Maria devastated the area. Not content to sit and do nothing, people from the Tampa Bay offered whatever assistance they could. There were many opportunities for people to help. Jena Lee...

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