Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

Naugatuck Valley Community College Student Newspaper, The Tamarack Honored for Excellence in Journalism

The Tamarack, NVCC's student newspaper continues its winning tradition. The paper recently achieved a personal best, taking five awards for...

17 Jun 2016

1 May 2016

Unbreakable Spirit

Unbreakable Spirit
I was born on 8/8/’88 and raised in the “Brooklyn” section of Waterbury, just minutes from NVCC.  My father, also Gary Henry, worked as a machinist, and my mother, Yvonne Henry, stayed at home to raise my brother and two sisters in our small, 2-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. We didn’t have a car, so we took the city bus everywhere, or we walked. I didn’t get in trouble much, only when it came to my sister, Jessica. One time my dad came home from work and found me basically strangling her. He tossed me like a beanbag and made me write, “I will not touch Jessica” for 3 hours a day for a week. It was the worst.
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Article rating: 4.0

1 May 2016

Ray’s Interactive Adventure

Ray’s Interactive Adventure
Last summer I trekked across the United States with a full access pass to SIGGRAPH 2015, a Digital Arts Mecca. I had devised a plan for the five-day conference that I thought would allow me to see everything that was offered. Unfortunately, that plan fell short. Once immersed, I realized how much more there was to experience, and I ended up missing more than I should have. The knowledge I gained from last year has better prepared me for this year. I now know what I need to make a priority.
Author: Ray Leite
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1 May 2016

Iconic Experience

The Experience Hendrix Tour was as close as one can get to hearing Jimi perform live again. Anybody who knows guitar knows Jimi Hendrix was the best. Innovation, feeling, technical skill, imagination, showmanship, he had it all. That he could write such profound songs and sing as well is mind-blowing.
Author: Steven Delvalle
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1 May 2016

Sunnyside Up

The current CT state budget crisis has many of us feeling like we’re living under a permanent gray cloud. Money’s tight, and no one’s quite sure of a solution. But maybe the answer is right behind those clouds. The sun can provide light, heat, and energy for all. Could it also be an antidote to our state’s budget problems? It doesn’t take money to buy sunlight, so why not figure out how to use that free energy here on campus?  There are many ways to accomplish this that will also help save the earth from toxic carbon emissions.  And the best part for those thinking of green paper is that solar power could help CT save thousands of dollars.
Author: Torri Cyr
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1 May 2016

Otaku Out-of-Town

Otaku  Out-of-Town
One of the most important goals as a club officer is to make sure your club members are happy. As president of the Otaku Club here at NVCC, I, along with my fellow officers, planned a one-day trip to Anime Boston 2016. Although it did take some time getting all the correct paperwork done--gathering medical information and confirming contact info—the event was worth all the preparation. 
Author: Robert Wilson
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Article rating: 4.0

1 May 2016

Finding Community

Finding Community
This past year I have been honored to write for Naugatuck Valley Community College’s school newspaper. The Tamarack group are bright, engaging and hardworking writers, not to mention there are only two editors reviewing the entire newspaper each month. And did I mention the brilliant creative designer who, somehow singlehandedly, manages to keep our newspaper looking amazing? It is a little daunting for a rookie such as myself being surrounded by such talent, but also an incredible learning experience.
Author: Christopher Gordon
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Article rating: 5.0

1 May 2016

Color-coding

Although the year is 2016, racial discrimination is still occurring. Colorism, discrimination based on one’s color, is rampant in society. The article, Understanding Colorism and its Effects on Society, states, “Colorism can result in legalized discrimination against people of certain pigmentations, resulting in a loss of opportunities and social care... In most cases, groups with the lightest skin tones are awarded special opportunities and privileges.” These practices cause division within the Black community. No wonder, that has always been the intention.
Author: Nicole Hayes
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Article rating: 5.0

1 May 2016

Y? Not! Psychology of Apology

I’m running late to class, walking, nearly jogging, through the halls. I’ve got to finish a paper and find a stapler, and in front of me are three people walking abreast, laughing and talking and taking up the whole hallway. I slow to a crawl and fight a sigh. At first chance I rush past them, apologizing as I squeeze into a ball and slip by, taking care not to bump a soul.
Author: Jessica Ney
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1 May 2016

Uncaregivers Need Not Apply

Connecticut plans to close two residential facilities dedicated to caring for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in June. In an effort to save money, the state has decided to outsource care of these individuals to private companies.
Author: Christopher Gordon
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Editorial

Chelsea Clow, Editor

Richard Bosco, Staff Writer

Danielle Atkinson, Staff Writer

Joe Corkindale, Staff Writer

Torri Cyr, Staff Writer

Emily Daly, Staff Writer

Steven Delvalle, Staff Writer

Anna-Nicole Doucette, Staff Writer

Christopher Gordon, Staff Writer

Nicole Hayes, Staff Writer

Kimberlyn M. Hernandez, Staff Writer

Jaylin Holland, Staff Writer

Alyssa Katz, Staff Writer

Kayla Mueller, Staff Writer

Eron Ramadanov, Staff Writer

Veronica Ramirez, Staff Writer/Illustrator 

Katherine Abreu, Bonnie Goulet, Samuel L. Johnson,Columnists



Art
Janice Bielawa, Creative Director
Anabelle MichacaStaff Illustrator
Jes Velez, Editorial Cartoonist

Web/Video

Zhakelina Kacani, Webmaster


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