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Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More Monday, June 23, 20140

Summer Classes Mean Less Time in the Classroom - Not More

It can be hard to picture yourself inside as the weather starts getting warmer, but taking classes during the summer means less time in the...
1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.) Friday, May 30, 20140

1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

On May 29, 2014 at its 49th commencement, Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated, for the fifth year in a row, the largest graduating class...
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Greenbacks vs. Green Pots in Medicinal Cannabis Industry

The introduction of legal marijuana has produced a profitable industry and a mountain of issues. A majority of the states that have legalized the drug allow residents of 21+ to purchase up to an ounce at a time and to grow up to six plants for personal use. Although recognized as a viable treatment...

Thursday, September 11, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (18)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: TamarackNews
NVCC Team Builds with Habitat for Humanity

NVCC Team Builds with Habitat for Humanity

For one week in August, ten NVCC student and faculty volunteers had the opportunity to lend a hand for the Coastal Habitat for Humanity in Spring Lake, NJ to help rebuild from destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. Volunteers worked to rebuild a house that had been...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (16)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: TamarackNews

Happenings @ Other Colleges

CT Student First-Ever Division I Athlete to Come Out; Using Google Glass in med school; Smartphone apps keep students safe; Tulsa Community College offers free education; “Work Colleges” Popping Up

Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (18)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Education Is a Civil Right

A priority for many colleges is cultural diversity. Colleges will highlight the number of students they admit from countries across the globe because doing so makes them more appealing to incoming students. However, in most states, undocumented immigrant students do not qualify for in-state tuition despite their many years of residency.  This prevents them from...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (14)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: TamarackEditorials

Summer Internships Are Key to Success

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer internships, which are the proverbial “foot in the door” in a student’s chosen field. The Job Placement Center (JPC) has plenty of resources that help with interviewing, crafting a resume, and searching for internships.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (16)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Policy Affects CT Undocumented Students

In July of 2011, Connecticut became the 12th state to sign into law a new legislation permitting undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education. Prior to that, undocumented immigrant students had to...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (11)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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M.E.N. on the Move

The Male Encouragement Network (M.E.N.), is made up of a group for male students whose vision and actions create a genuinely engaging and enlivening environment on our campus, allowing students to discuss fears, struggles, ambitions and dreams.
Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tamarack Meets Famed Boston Globe Photographer John Tlumacki

Tamarack Meets Famed Boston Globe Photographer John Tlumacki

Members of The Tamarack staff attended a Society of Professional Journalists conference at Boston University on April 26. They participated in workshops and lectures geared toward many aspects of journalism. During the event, they learned from leading minds in the field and veterans who shared their years of experience. The highlight of the day was meeting Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, who took award-winning pictures of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and around the world, including...

Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (49)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Disconnecting on Social Media

The use of social media in the United States of America has exploded in popularity in recent years. Social media has taken its place as a main component of modern life. It has practically replaced face to face conversations, phone calls, and letters as our primary form of communication. Many people prefer this to actual interactions due to convenience and the ability to put forth the image of themselves that they want people to see. While it has become extremely popular, the increasing use of social media could...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (1072)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: TamarackOpinions

Reasons to Reflect on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

It’s been said that “The gloves came off on September 11.”  What happened to the New York City World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania jolted a nation from its sleepy illusion; it was an illusion that life would continue undisturbed while their government conducted its covert operations around the world.  

The horror returned to Boston, Massachusetts, and the disbelief that, after all our military and clandestine activities to fight back against the perceived threat, something could still come from an unknown place. Americans didn’t expect...

Monday, May 12, 2014/Author: Morales, Felicia/Number of views (258)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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