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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...

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...

The TikTok Ban: What is it really?

The TikTok Ban: What is it really?

Emmelie Frias, Hawkeye Staff May 16, 2023

portion of the RESTRICT Act stands for “Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology” Act, as sighted per Bill S.686. The Bill in essence bans and...

Station 41 is located in Tampa on 15905 Mapledale Drive.

Inside Station 41: Life as a firefighter

Aida Sarsenova, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

  Local firefighters were expecting the worst when Hurricane Ian was projected to hit Tampa in late September. The firefighters at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 41 only had 12 hours to go to...

The Chillum dispensary opened in September 2022, but its mushroom sales were short-lived, and are currently suspended.

Chillum: A new kind of euphoria in Ybor City

Alaina Barry, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

  Ybor City has made a remarkable step forward in being the first city in the United States to have a medicinal dispensary that sells legal mushrooms. Carlos Hermida is originally from Miami, Florida...

Scouting volunteers read books to dogs to help them socialize.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay: a place built on positivity and kindness

Amaryllis Rivera, Staff January 30, 2023

When you think of an animal shelter, you usually suspect the primary focus of this organization is to give stray animals a good home. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay greatly exceeds that role. This...

Disco Joe just wants a treat

Animals feel pain too

Jason Turner, Staff December 20, 2022

More than 45 million household pets suffer from chronic or acute pain. Unlike humans, they cannot say where it hurts. To raise awareness on how to recognize and manage pain in animals, the International...

The Return of FCSPA Conference to HCC’s Ybor City Campus

João Pedro Ferreira Magalhães, Staff May 16, 2022

The Conference After 2 years of virtual attendance, on Mar. 30, 2022, the Florida College System Publications Association Conference has finally returned to the former face-to-face format. This...

Alejandra Hernandez won  first prize for her essay, The Aftershocks.

The world felt ‘the aftershocks’

Jason Turner, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

The Plant City Diversity Council, chaired by Dr. Carol Reid and Ms. Michelle Monteleon, recently announced their Student Diversity Essay Contest winners. The contest was open to all HCC Plant City students....

Collegiate 100 Program receives $4,000 grant

Collegiate 100 Program receives $4,000 grant

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2020

The Equity, Diversity and Special Programs (EDSP) department of Hillsborough Community College received a $4,000 grant through the “Winning with Walmart Diversity Bootcamp” program. 10 students participated...

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