Students walked, chanted, and cheered for safety during the sidewalk rally held in October. The event called attention to the need for sidewalks along Chase Parkway to make a safer pathway for pedestrians crossing the street and reaching the bus stop and our campus.
Nationwide, there has been a lot of talk, and action, on college campuses against sexual assault. Last month, the state of California passed a bill that requires its colleges to define “yes means yes” when investigating claims of sexual assault. With this bill, the definition of consent requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
Naugatuck Valley Community College is a well-respected school that is ranked among the best community colleges in Connecticut. NVCC offers open enrollment to over 7,000 students, low in-state tuition, and a large amount of highly qualified professors and advisors. Founded in 1967, the campus has seen many generations of graduates, and in many cases it carries the wear and tear of its years on the surface.
A coat. A flower. A ceramic snowman. These items signify the holidays for me. Movies and shopping malls may try to tell us what the holidays are and how they should look, which can distort our focus on what they mean to us.
Much too often Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah are all stereotyped. According to Macy’s department store, everyone has a turkey for Thanksgiving or an ornately decorated coniferous tree standing in their living room during December.
The results are in. Most young people ages 18-29 have chosen to forego their constitutional right to vote. According to CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the Connecticut voter turnout during the 2012 election fell to an all-time low of 21.6% for young people 18-29.
In 1620 a group of 102 brave colonists set sail on a 66 day harrowing journey across the Atlantic Ocean, landing on Plymouth Rock in Cape Cod. The colonists befriended a community of Wampanoag Indians, who taught them how to plant and cultivate corn. In the fall of 1621, they all gathered together to celebrate the first harvest in a three-day feast that is now known as Thanksgiving.
A hot button issue at NVCC right now is whether people should be allowed to smoke on campus.
NVCC is currently a smoker-friendly campus, with designated smoking areas behind Technology Hall, on the 2nd Floor Ekstrom garage and on the plaza. There are also rules that prevent people from smoking within a certain distance of the main entryways. These rules seem to be rarely enforced, however, and now students from a number of clubs are speaking out.
Recent changes shorten developmental sequences for math and English courses, reducing the amount of credits students take as well as saving them money. But reactions to the changes have been mixed.
NVCC held a symposium in the Playbox Theater celebrating the life and legacy of Puerto Rico’s legendary poet and feminist, Julia de Burgos, with guest speakers and students. Julia de Burgos blazed a trail for writers in Latin America and gave a voice to the social injustice issues in her country.
With Veteran’s Day on November 11th, there are many companies and restaurants that honor veterans by offering countless discounts and freebies available on this day as well as all year round.
To all male gamers who have ever encountered a female gamer: Yes, she can probably beat you on your favorite map in Call of Duty. Yes, she really is female. No, she doesn’t care for your opinion about her playing video games. No, she isn’t there for your entertainment. She is there for her own, and deserves to be treated like a fellow gamer, regardless of her sex.
Millions of Americans sort recyclables from their trash, waiting for large, noisy trucks to come pick up their materials. From there, the materials are brought to a processing facility, where everything is organized and crushed into smaller pieces. Then, these goods are refined and transformed into another product that is ready to be put on shelves for consumers to buy.
For more than 5 years, the Danbury has broadened the reach of Naugatuck Valley Community College and allowed students to earn credit without traveling into Waterbury. More importantly, the college branch has continuously expanded throughout its existence, with over 1100 students taking courses there this fall.
Many college students may not understand the significance of their thoughts or opinions regarding the welfare of politics. Their insights and initiatives on how to make Connecticut, or even this country, function in a more fruitful and beneficial way are important; however, many do not voice their thoughts. Young peoples’ votes carry more weight than they realize. As recent elections have proven, political decisions can be decided by just a handful of votes.
For the first time in the Greater Waterbury area, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), an organization for breast cancer awareness through the American Cancer Society, will hold a walk through Library park to raise awareness about breast cancer, and to celebrate its survivors.
Four male undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are creating a discreet tool women can use to protect themselves against drug-assisted sexual assault. Nail polish. These students are designing, and are close to producing, a nail polish that will change color in the presence of several date rape drugs.
Upon recognition of the alarming rate of college students going hungry, NVCC began the necessary research to find the best way to provide for its students.
“We recognize the concerns, we appreciate them bringing them to our attention and we intend to do something about it,” says Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services. Over the summer, NVCC has attained funding to provide storage cabinets and refrigerators of healthy snacks for its students at both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses.
After thirty-two and a half years of dedicated work at Naugatuck Valley, grounds superintendent Leonides Luciano has seen a lot of change happen at the school and in his church, the First Assembly of God in Naugatuck, where he was elected a pastor in January. He has formed a connection with NVCC different from most who are involved with college by being an employee, a graduate, and the parent of a student.
The cafeteria has become one of the centerpieces of this school, a place where students can meet to talk, play cards, duel at the ping pong tables, and shoot the cue ball at the pool table. Social activity thrives here but something not often talked about is the food culture that accompanies it...
In the past 15 years, over 100 million prescriptions for Oxycodone were given to Americans. This is equal to one prescription for every three people. Almost half of these prescriptions never should have come to be. “Drug dealers with MD’s” are the corrupt doctors of today. They are protected by federal law and...