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Navigating the online classroom! Experts say it’s not the easy way out

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

By Robert Craig

 

Jessica Baschoff, like many college students, goes to school full time, works and has several off-campus responsibilities.

In addition to her full course load, Baschoff opted to enroll in a few online courses while acquiring her associate’s degree in psychology at DCCC. 

“I decided to enroll in an online course at first because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself during the week going to classes, and thought that an online course might help lighten the load,” said Baschoff, now a psychology major at the University of Scranton.

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Phi Theta Kappa

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two year colleges. 

To receive an invitation to join, a student must complete 12 credits while maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The purpose of the Alpha Tau Epsilon chapter at DCCC is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship, according to a news release.

Twice a school year, once in the fall and once in the spring, invitations are sent out to all students who have met the requirements and an orientation and induction ceremony are held for all who choose to accept a

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Human Services Club gives back

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

By Grace Tolvaisa-Weaver 

Special to the Communitarian

City Team provides hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to our cities’ homeless populations throughout the Delaware Valley, as stated on their website; www.cityteam.org/Philadelphia. 

They have a lot of volunteers who make their programs successful volunteers like the Human Services club. 

The Human Services Club helped City Team with their annual Thanksgiving food box delivery.

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NOPE presents drug awareness seminar to students

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

By James Pearson

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 30,000 annual unintentional drug overdose deaths in the United States. 

On Nov. 5, 2014, The NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) Task Force presented a seminar at DCCC’s Marple campus titled “Sometimes You Never Sleep it Off” which focused on student awareness when drug overdoses occur. 

“The NOPE Task Force is a 501 non-profit organization that formed in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2004, to combat the illegal use of prescription drugs and narcotics, as well as other

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Students learn about LGBTQ issues

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

By Matt Pellegrini

Special to The Communitarian

 

More than 30 students and staff attended a lecture on suicide among youths who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ), run by Brent Satterly, a program director and associate professor at Widener University.  The event occurred Nov. 6 in the Academic Building.

Satterly presented information and statistics about LGBTQ youths and their tendencies towards suicidal behavior as a result of being mistreated.

Satterly believes this topic is “critical to discuss in this day and age,” adding that LGBTQ youths are far more likely

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Getting to know your countries food

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

By Maryleigh Sharp

 

On Nov. 13, Amy Williams Gaudioso, director of Campus Life, bought to DCCC the 20th annual Multicultural Festival in the STEM lobby at 10:30.

A variety of countries were featured in the STEM lobby including Mexico, Italy, Ireland to Haiti.

 The countries offered one dish of food that students could try at their stations. People could go to Mexico for some churros, Chile for some Bruschetta, and Europe had sweet potato pie.

 When people would stop by each station, the people running the tables would usually tell a fun fact about the country.

“My family grew up

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Editorial Cartoon

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

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NBA Lottery needs change

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

By Chris Linvill

 

The Philadelphia 76ers are just plain awful and anyone who is a fan of basketball knows this. It is hard to watch when someone is trying to root for them but cannot stomach how bad they are.

    The 76ers are in a rebuilding phase where they are trying to get the best players possible in the next draft. Nobody knows if they are even going to get the best player, seeing as how the NBA lottery is going to be our obstacle even with the worst record.

    Last year the worst record belonged to the Milwaukee Bucks even though the 76ers tied the record for most losses in a

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Ferguson's fruits of neglect

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

By H. Brandt Ayers

The Anniston Star, Ala.

(TNS)

 

Nov. 30--After decades of neglect, of black and white leaders walking and talking past each other, Ferguson finally had its climax of flames and riot. Now -- if it is smart -- it has a chance for a meaningful denouement.

That is the point in the narrative of a city where in Shakespeare, a shocking tragedy, the deaths of the young lovers Romeo and Juliet, awakens in the House of Montague and Capulet the terrible cost of enmity and separation.

If Shakespeare had written a sequel to his tragic story, the bonding of the two houses

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Public's right to know should be valued

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014

By Josh Moon

Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

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Dec. 03--One of the most disputed and discussed parts of the killing of Michael Brown inFerguson, Mo., has been over the final, fatal gunshot from police officer Darren Wilson.That shot was to the top of Brown's head. Wilson supporters claim it proves Brown was charging, head down.

Brown Family supporters claim the shot was fired as Brown, already hit by five other bullets, was falling to the ground.

The witnesses offered conflicting testimony, although most provided details that aligned with the latter theory.

It's likely we'll never know

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