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Alejandra Hernandez won  first prize for her essay,

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...

The Hawkeye joins the Poynter College Media Project

The Hawkeye joins the Poynter College Media Project

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2020

Hillsborough Community College's student-led publication, The Hawkeye, was one of 10 college newspapers in the nation selected to participate in the Poynter College Media Project this year.  The...

Photographed above are one of the many “COVID Kiosks” scattered around campus.

New school year, new policies: HCC reopens

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief August 21, 2020

Five months after its closure in March, Hillsborough Community College welcomed students back to campuses on Aug. 17 for the 16-week Fall 2020 term.  As expected, this reopening came with many...

Keeping clean during a global pandemic

Keeping clean during a global pandemic

Brandon Soto, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Right now, COVID-19 is continuing to spread from person to person, resulting in sickness and, in worse cases, death. With each passing day, the situation seems to be getting worse, and the number of...

HCC transitions to online classes

HCC transitions to online classes

Jason Turner, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

One of the most significant changes for HCC students due to COVID-19 has been the change from face-to-face classes to having everything online. A few of the students in a math class that was supposed...

'VR Free' a new method to improve mental health among prisoners

‘VR Free’ a new method to improve mental health among prisoners

Liz Leyva, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

For some, one of the most enjoyable experiences at the Sundance Film Festival is watching virtual reality movies. Unlike traditional films, virtual reality (VR) offers a total immersion in the filmmaker’s...

New beginnings for Riverview couple

New beginnings for Riverview couple

Stephen Clarke, Staff Writer February 17, 2020

RIVERVIEW — Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Riverview, Florida, John and Cassandra Hansell officially celebrated the opening of their new party store, Partyrific. Partyrific is located in the Summerfield Square...

Dalton Cezar, 20,  smoking his vape in a local gas station

New law restricts the purchase of e-cigarettes

Tessa Chestnut, Staff Writer February 3, 2020

As the new year approached, several new laws came with it. At the end of 2019, just before the fireworks went off, President Donald Trump signed a new law that stated the new legal age to purchase tobacco...

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 October 30, 2019

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...

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