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‘Hands on a Hardbody’ wins over crowd

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Shannon Reardon

 

“Last man with his hands on the truck, wins it,” said character Mike Ferris, played by DCCC student Clark Smith.

“Hands on a Hardbody,” a musical focusing on 10 individuals competing to take home a brand new truck, was performed by DCCC students and alumni on the Marple Campus April 12 to April 23.

At the April 12 matinee, more than half the auditorium was filled with students enjoying the play.

“I performed in the musical last year, but I liked this one a little bit better,” said actor and DCCC alumni, Shawn O’Donnell, now a student at Berklee College of Music.

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Latinos overcome barriers to succeed

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Michael Blanche

 

“Lazy,” “dirty,” “uneducated,” “job taker,” “illegal.”

Those words do not describe the Latino population in America, a hard working, vastly intelligent, compassionate, and imperative part of America’s success in the future.

Yet, Latino immigrants are often judged harshly by people that do not take the time to look at them as equals, because they were born in another country.

In spite of this bigotry, many Latino families have come here in search of a better

life.

Such is the case for Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, and grandson of a Puerto

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Let’s get down to business

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Rolando Figueroa

 

Business Professors Lauren Donovan and Susan Stranix hosted the “Exploring Careers in Business” workshop on DCCC’s Marple campus April 7. Five students interested in majoring in business attended.

The presentation included tips on how to ensure employers were paying fair wages to their employees in a variety of occupations.

Other advice pertained to finding and using appropriate resources, such as focus2.com and local Chambers of Commerce. According to Stranix, who students know can be more important than what they know.

The workshop kicked off with Donovan asking

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Hitting the road with Uber

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Shannon Adams

 

Kodjo Okenba, a mathematics and natural science major at DCCC, was looking to make extra money on top of his full-time job when he first became an Uber driver in July of 2015.

Okenba reached out to his cousin, hoping he could assist him in finding someone who had a little experience with the transportation company and could provide him with some information on what it was like.

“I asked if he knew someone who worked for the company and he told me he did,” Okenba says. “He gave the guy my number, but I never [heard] back from him.”

When reaching out to his cousin fell

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Bianca Smith: addictions counselor, singer, friend

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Megan Milligan

 

Before her work day officially starts, Bianca Smith (not her real name) can be seen sitting at her desk comforting her residents. “Today is a new day. Let’s put yesterday to bed,” Smith says between sips of coffee.

On her desk is a worn book dealing with different strategies for therapeutic counseling, and her computer is loaded with information about her residents and their progress.

With no sign out front indicating what’s inside, the old Victorian house gives off the feeling that you are home.

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Editorial Cartoon

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

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Leveling the playing field

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Maryleigh Sharp

 

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard, “Maryleigh, you’re such a smart and talented girl. You have so much going for you. Yet, why do you know so much about sports? Isn’t that a guy thing?”

When I hear that comment, I sometimes reflect on something Nelson Mandela, a civil rights activist said, “Sports can create hope where once there was despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

This statement is a great example of how women are generalized to know nothing about

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Harriet Tubman is deserving of a spot on U.S. currency By Dom Giordano

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Dom Giordano

Philadelphia Daily News (TNS)

 

Late last week, Google's top trending question was depressing. The question was "Who is Harriet Tubman?" It's hard to believe so many people would have no sense of Tubman when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew named her to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.

Almost equally predictable was that Tubman would not replace Alexander Hamilton, as had been originally speculated. The thought originally was to get a prominent woman on our currency, and Hamilton was not a former president and thus targeted.

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Community college: a place to start

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Alicia Stearn 

 

While attending DCCC in my first semester, I received two of the worst insults: “Community college isn’t a real college” and “community college is really easy.”

What those critics don’t know is that there are many more advantages to starting at a community college then most people realize.

First of all, tuition is cheaper.

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Acting career is not without challenges

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016

By Kelly Witman

Special to The Communitarian

 

When Megan Farley was still studying theatre at Rutgers University in Camden, she thought life as an actor was going to be easy after college.

“I was sheltered in college,” Farley said. “It was a small theatre community. So I got all the parts I wanted.”

But Farley, 23, who graduated in 2015, has struggled to find acting jobs since.

Instead, she works full time as a substitute teacher in a pre-school and lives with her parents. “I am grateful that they don’t make me pay rent,” Farley added.

To make more money to pay for headshots, reels,

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