Posts Tagged ‘Dorms’

Women spend more on shoes? Times have changed

Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Brenna Eller

Opinion Page Editor

The myth that women buy more shoes than men is out the window now.

Since Michael Jordan’s sneakers, Air Jordans, it seems that guys are inclined to buy more athletic shoes than women are to buying high heels. In fact, the thought of women purchasing pumps is inaccurate in today’s society as well. Many women pay for comfort over fashion now.

A student at Hutchinson Community College is one of many guys that own several pairs of athletic shoes. His name is Taylor James, from Jetmore.

“I started buying shoes senior year of high school,” James said.

He is now up to about 20 pairs. Athletic shoes have also become very expensive lately.

“My favorite brand is Nike,” James said.

Stated on forbes.com, in an article titled: The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands, Nike shoes are one of the highest athletic brand names, and range from $80 and higher if they are brand new. James bought a pair of Gold Jordan 11’s/ retro shoes for $200. It may sound like a lot, but there is much higher than that, price wise.

Ever seen or heard a guy freak out about his new shoes getting dirty or wet? It is common with high school and college males to get upset when they have a spot of dirt on their brand new Jordans. With shoes being so expensive, it is no wonder men feel the need to take care of them like they are their pride and joy.

However, this isn’t directed to all males in this age range. There are also guys who couldn’t care less and have about two or three decent pair of shoes and for cheap prices.

Another HutchCC student, Dusty Page from Little River, shared his views on buying shoes. Unlike James, he prefers purchasing his shoes via thrift stores and second-hand stores.

“When I buy shoes, I think about the price and don’t normally spend over $50 because I like bargains from Goodwill or discount racks in any shoe store,” Page said.

Women still tend to purchase a large sum of shoes, but not as much as they used to according to executivestyle.com.

The web site states, “Women’s sales are shrinking as men’s continue to rise, in both revenue and number of pairs sold.”

When there are so many new athletic shoes being made, it is hard for some to resist the temptation of buying the newest, coolest thing. Catalogs, magazines, and commercials make new shoes harder to stay away from. There are several categories that shoes fall under, that being said, it is common to have shoes for any kind of sporting event or outdoors activity.

Whether you are the male who pays a good sum of money for a pair of brand new Nike’s and cleans their shoes often, or are the one that has only a few pairs of shoes, but pays less than half of what the other does, shoes are shoes, it just depends on the person wearing the shoes.

Drugs found in student dorm room

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Ethan Ball

On April 19, a security employee of Hutchinson Community College reported finding drugs in a residence hall, according to Hutchinson Police Department records.

The resulting scene took place under the eyes of students and staff members.

However, the identification of the student involved cannot be revealed at the moment; the case is still under investigation.

The ongoing probe is active and Hutchinson police are in cooperation with HCC.
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Faulty toilets can lead to health issues

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

By Branson Strasner

Loriena Nokes/Collegian - Branson Strasner, Collegian reporter,  holds a sheet of newsprint covered with droplets of water that erupted from a flushing toilet in Lockman Hall.

Loriena Nokes/Collegian - Branson Strasner, Collegian reporter, holds a sheet of newsprint covered with droplets of water that erupted from a flushing toilet in Lockman Hall.

Anyone who has used a bathroom on campus has had to deal with the sometimes frustrating and disgusting automatic-flush toilets.

There are some issues with these motion-detector toilets, including water droplets being sprayed into the air during each flush — or water wasted each time the flush sensor repeatedly goes off as a person moves in a bathroom stall.

After a few tests by the Collegian staff, several toilets in Lockman Hall were shown, during flushing, to spray droplets of toilet water into the air, landing anywhere between waist and forehead high.
Exposure to these droplets can be a health hazard, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC said droplets from toilets can spread the sewage bacterium “clostridium difficile,” known as C. difficile, which can cause both vomiting and diarrhea that can last several days.
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Blackout results in stuffy, dark dorms

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

By Shelby Horton

Shelby Horton/Collegian - Red emergency lights in Kent Hall came on Nov. 17, during the power loss.

Shelby Horton/Collegian - Red emergency lights in Kent Hall came on Nov. 17, during the power loss.

It was a blackout.

Hutchinson Community College students living in Kent Hall peered out of their windows in the darkness of the dorms.

When they looked across into the windows of Elland Hall, they could see the glow of cell phone lights, like floating fireflies, as other students wandered around the dark halls trying to figure out what happened.

On Nov. 17, at about 1 a.m., there was one loud crack of thunder and a flash of lighting to warn the students in the dorms of the impending blackout.

Students gathered in the lobby of Kent Hall using flashlights and cell phones to light their way through the darkened halls.
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Resident in dorm arrested for pot with intent to sell

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

By Angela Lingg

Darrel Adams, lead residence hall supervisor, and Steve Dunmire, lead security officer, knocked on the door of an HCC student’s dorm room on Oct. 23.

The two men asked the 20-year-old man to step into the hall.

A pungent odor in the air left little doubt in the Dunmire’s mind that there was processed marijuana in the room.

An anonymous tip, through HCC’s tip-line, had alerted campus security of this case of illegal possession of drugs in the dorm.
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Dragons’ Landings nixed need for Ramada rooms

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

By Davey Smith

Dragons’ Landing I, located at 1300 Plaza Way,  was expanded during Summer 2014,  to add more options for student housing, as a second apartment building was purchased by the college. It is now called Dragons’ Landing II. The buildings are just east of campus, next to the Ade-Wifco welding shop.

Dragons’ Landing I, located at 1300 Plaza Way, was expanded during Summer 2014, to add more options for student housing, as a second apartment building was purchased by the college. It is now called Dragons’ Landing II. The buildings are just east of campus, next to the Ade-Wifco welding shop.

In the fall of 2009, HCC started renting rooms from the Ramada Inn to house students who were on dorm waiting lists.

These were students who applied or enrolled after the deadline for the semester, when there was no room in the residence halls.

The dorms could only house 500 students when filled to capacity, “It leaves a majority of the students responsible for their own housing,” Dana Hinshaw, director of residence life, said.

The Ramada was used mostly for the fall semester; students were moved to the residence halls as soon as possible.
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Dorms can be expensive when staying for the holidays

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

By DaKota Hilburn

College is expensive for everyone, whether it’s tuition, books, or housing.

Every year students living on campus pay roughly $5,000 for their housing and meal plans. For some, this is the most expensive thing they pay for all year.

Students off campus may not know this, but for the students living on campus who want to stay and work over breaks, they have to pay $9 a day to stay.

Dana Hinshaw, director of residence life, said “the fee is the Board of Trustees rate per person and is used for utilities and making sure we have a security guard on staff.”

She also pointed out that just a few years ago, you had to have an official HCC reason to stay in the dorms over break, such as basketball or other activities.

Some things students need to remember to do if they are staying in the dorms during break is to let Hinshaw or Ann Marie Burk know so they can get them into the door security system for the days they will be staying.
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