New school year, new policies: HCC reopens

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

New law restricts the purchase of e-cigarettes

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

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

Scouting volunteers read books to dogs to help them socialize.
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...

HCC helps spread mental health awareness for veterans

HCC staff member Molly Coufal serving in Iraq.
September 25, 2019

The HCC campuses are hosting various events for Mental Health Awareness Month. One of the events on the Plant City campus involves veterans. Molly Coufal, who works in the office of the Dean of Student...

Animals feel pain too

Disco Joe just wants a treat
September 24, 2019

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...

Strike out HD Tampa

Strike out HD Tampa
June 1, 2019

WHAT Strike Out HD is a bowling fundraising event that will include games of bowling, pizza, drinks, and great prizes to win WHO Contact: Mary Horton Phone: 931-626-0421 Email Address: mah1942@yahoo.com WHEN Sunday...

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