Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduates!

“It’s hard to believe the time has come to graduate. Four years I’ve spent at NVCC, but it wasn’t until my third year I...

1 May 2017

1 May 2017

One Rough Hundred Days

By the time this article hits stands on May 1st, we will have just passed the 100-day mark of the 45th President’s term in office. It has been a period fraught with drama and division as the new administration seeks to make its mark on our nation by systematically chipping away at freedom and equality. The truth is, in such a short time, our new leader has disrupted and adversely affected countless lives, not just in America, but around the world. 
Author: Richard Bosco
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1 May 2017

Legal Discrimination?

Legal Discrimination?
North Carolina’s history of anti-LGBTQ policies continued with introduction of House Bill 780, titled, “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” on Tuesday, April 11, by NC House Republicans. It was designed to restore the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. This is not North Carolina’s first attempt to deny same-sex marriage, as witnessed in 2012’s Amendment One. Both policies are deeply rooted in conservative attitudes toward the institution of marriage. On the other hand, it’s important to note that bills are not laws until passed by House, Senate, ratified, and if required, signed by the Governor. Thus, opposing voices have had a chance to raise their concerns with this bill.
Author: Nicole Hayes
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1 May 2017

Quite an Oasis

Quite an Oasis
It was no April Fools’ joke when NVCC’s cafeteria was transformed into a virtual desert oasis to usher in the new month. Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, the College once again hosted the CT Cactus Show, which drew large crowds—including two visitors from Westfield, Massachusetts. Café West was a sea of spiky green, as several vendors displayed their wares, both the prickly and succulent varieties, along with garden statuary, birdhouses, and all things, well, garden-ish. Plants and supplies were available for sale, and by the looks of the happy sellers and buyers, the event was a great success. 
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1 May 2017

How I Went to NASA (And How You Could Too!)

This April I was fortunate enough to travel to NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio, where I, along with 42 other community college students, from all over the Midwest and New England, participated in 2017’s NASA Aerospace Scholars Program. During the four-day program we formed teams, in which we established fictional aerospace companies that were tasked with coming up with a business plan, designing a prototype rover, and competing for a NASA contract for the next Mars rover mission. 
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1 May 2017

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness
Wednesday, April 19th, the Recovery Society held a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day in Café West from 1100 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This well-attended event, which was open to students, faculty, and staff, provided an opportunity to learn about substance abuse, drug screening and treatment options. Many students participated in the drunk driving simulation, watched a powerful video, and visited numerous information tables. Members of the Recovery Society were on hand to answer questions and provide information about different substances, their dangers, and available treatment for those struggling with dependency. 
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1 May 2017

Stem Cell Advancements

Stem cell research has yielded results within the last few years, from developments in growing “cultured meat” to potentially producing unlimited amounts of blood. These are not intended as replacements for what is currently used, but as an addition or plan B when quantities are limited.  
Author: Alyssa Katz
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1 May 2017

Justice for All / Social Justice Series: Starting Fall 2017

Recently, the FBI and all major news networks have reported an increase in hate crimes.  Within our own community, we have heard from both students and faculty who have personally witnessed or experienced displays of disrespect at school or in their neighborhoods.  We recognize these challenging times as an opportunity for both intervention and conversation, so that we can engage in dialogue, raise awareness, and cultivate critical thinking. In that spirit we are excited to announce the launch of a Social Justice Series beginning next fall. The Social Justice Series will consist of multiple events each semester where students, faculty, and staff will have the chance to engage in respectful dialogue about issues pertaining to social justice. Please be on the lookout for future events and opportunities. More details to come!
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1 May 2017

Editorial: There once was a time...

Like Earth revolving around the Sun, humans now revolve around technology. Not all technology is bad, of course; much good comes from it. However, since society has gotten so reliant on innovations, many seem to have forgotten there was a time before all this even existed. 
Author: The Tamarack Staff
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1 May 2017

Continued Awareness

Continued Awareness
I enjoy advocating for cystic fibrosis awareness, so I felt honored when asked to speak to the sophomore class at Naugatuck High School last month about my own experience with CF. A genetically inherited illness, CF targets the respiratory and digestive systems. 
Author: Chelsea Clow
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