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Rainbow Alliance Offers Safe Place for LGBTQIA+ Students

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College believes in creating an environment on its campus where all students feel safe and thrive. The Rainbow Alliance Club is that safe place at Hocking. Katie Walters, the club's advisor, states the club is open to all students regardless of their sexual orientation. They welcome every goofy, straight-laced, lost, and confident student. They believe that every student has a place among those in Rainbow Alliance. It doesn't matter if you're Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, or you want to be a better ally to your friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community, this club is for you. It's also the perfect place to meet other students and socialize. This club participates in and organizes various social events throughout the year, including movie nights, trivia nights, discussions, and education. 

Lake Snowden is the Perfect Place for a Staycation

by Melinda Casilli

If you're staying local this Memorial Day Weekend, stop by Lake Snowden for some family fun! Lake Snowden is 675 acres of natural beauty and adventure. There is something for everyone with camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. 

May Is National Mental Health Month

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Let’s celebrate because Mental Health is finally being recognized as an important piece of our overall well-being and healthcare. Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health; and as a result, there are times when we need to focus on taking better care of our mental health.

Hawks Finish Strong on Successful First Season

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

The Hocking College Hawks softball team wrapped up its first season in school history this weekend, by splitting a pair of doubleheaders with Edison State Community College. With the wins, it lifted their overall record to 16-15. The Hawks also finished with an 11-12 record in conference play, good enough to land them in 4th place for their inaugural season. 

Check Out Hocking College’s Library for National Library Week

by Melinda Casilli

“Reading is a passport to countless adventures.” -Mary Pope Osborne

Students Celebrate “Global Massage Makes Me Happy” Event

by Melinda Casilli

March 20, 2022, was "Global Massage Makes Me Happy Day." The Hocking College Massage Therapy Program is an Ambassador School for this event. To celebrate, the college dedicated the week of March 20 through March 26 to educate people in the community about the health benefits of massage and the career options available for massage therapists.

How to Get Involved on Campus

by Melinda Casilli

As a new student, you might be wondering why you should get involved on campus. You've got enough going on with classes, studying and you might even work. So why would you add one more thing to your to-do list? 

Hocking College Men's Basketball Team: Winning on the Court and the Classroom

by Melinda Casilli

After a tough loss in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) semi-final game, the Hawks have ended their 2021-2022 basketball season with a record of 24-2. For the first time in Hocking College history, the men's basketball team won the OCCAC Championship. They are co-champions with Lakeland Community College, as both teams were 11-1 in the conference. Even with the playoff loss, the team has a lot to be proud of. Their hard work and dedication showed every day on the court, but even more so off the court.

Hocking College FFA Chapter Celebrates National FFA Week

by Melinda Casilli

National FFA Week is from February 19 - February 26, 2022, and is a week-long celebration to promote what FFA is and how the organization helps its members.  

Hocking Welcomes New Vice President of Student Affairs

by Melinda Casilli

Hannah Guada joins Hocking College as the new Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Hannah’s journey in higher education began in New York City in the aftermath of 9/11. One week after the attack, she started at Nyack College Manhattan Center (NCMC) in lower Manhattan.

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