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Matonak Talks Layoffs, Program Cuts

February 6, 2013 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The college is facing 20 staff layoffs, as well as possible program cuts, due to financial difficulties that include budget cuts and decreased enrollment. At the All College Meeting, for which all classes between 11 a.m. and noon last Wednesday were canceled, President Drew Matonak discussed the college’s financial hardships,Read More

Hypnotism at Hudson Valley

February 6, 2013 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Hypnotist Tom DeLuca will be on campus for a free event Feb. 7 in the BTC Auditorium at 6 p.m. DeLuca earned his master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois and then focused on hypnosis. In a recent interview, DeLuca discussed why he decided to pursue hypnosis. “IRead More

Scholarships Available

February 6, 2013 at 10:27 am 0 comments

There are scholarships available for fall 2013 and the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is accepting applications until Friday, Feb. 15. Scholarships for returning students range from $500 to $1,000 for educational costs. In order to apply, many scholarships require that a FASFA is completed and on file before applying.

Featured Athlete: Samantha Tomeck

February 6, 2013 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Freshman point guard Samantha Tomeck came into Hudson Valley from the small town of Duanesburg and has had to adjust to playing basketball at the college level and being effective in her position. Head Coach Kathleen Russell thinks Tomeck has actually exceeded expectations. “She’s adjusted very well,” Russell said. “She’sRead More

Community Sports Day

February 6, 2013 at 10:23 am 0 comments

It was Community Sports Day at Hudson Valley Community College last Saturday, as both the men and women played the Hawks of Mohawk Valley Community College. The men took the court first, looking to avenge a road loss to Mohawk Valley on Dec. 6. In the game plan, Coach KenRead More

HVCC Takes Out the Bruins and Gets the Sweep

February 6, 2013 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The Vikings Men’s Hockey team cruised by the Broome Bruins Saturday afternoon 8-2, in front of a good crowd at the Vikings community sports event. With the win, the Vikings got the three game sweep against Broome this year. “It was a big win. I really cut back on theRead More

Letter From The Editor

February 6, 2013 at 10:19 am 0 comments

To the reader, I can’t say I like the phrase “wasting time,” because everyone has different interests, so there is no definitive way to “waste” one’s time. Instead, I’d like to suggest to you that people use their time for good and bad purposes, and some people do more thanRead More

Hooters: One Man’s Mealtime Escapade

February 6, 2013 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Wolf Road in Colonie has many restaurants and dining choices. One restaurant that interests me, in particular, is Hooters. However, it may be considered more of a man cave than a restaurant. Known for its wings, sports, and, of course, the women, Hooters is a universal word in the vocabularyRead More

The Ten Commandments of Writing: 2. Thou Shalt Not Use General Words

February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am 0 comments

In the Bible’s Old Testament, God speaks directly to Moses and gives him the Ten Commandments. Fortunately, a similar code exists for writers. The second commandment of writing follows: 2. Thou shalt not use general words when you can be specific. Can you identify the problem in the following sentence?Read More

Upcoming Soprano Performance

February 6, 2013 at 10:09 am 0 comments

World renowned soprano, Dr. Li Zhang, will be visiting Hudson Valley for an operatic performance in the Maureen Stapleton Theater on Feb. 11 at noon. Over the course of her career, Zhang has performed across the globe and has picked up honors on the way. She is the chairperson forRead More