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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...

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...

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 Poynter...

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...

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