Posts Tagged ‘HCC’

Student hit in Plum Street crosswalk

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

On Aug. 23 at the intersection of 13th and Plum Street, Ashley Griffith, HCC student, was hit by a car.
Hutchinson Police report that Griffith was sitting on the curb when the EMS arrived. She then was taken to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment. The accident happened on Plum Street, which separates the campus and the new parking lot. There are two points to cross from that lot, across Plum to campus.
One is at 12th Street and the other one at 13th Street. The 12th Street crosswalk has yellow lights that flash when students are crossing, as well as warning signs. The crosswalk at 13th Street has signs, but no flashing lights. Steve Dunmire, head of security on campus, heard the police dispatch on his radio and got to the scene right away.
“She was in pain,” Dunmire said. “She had an abrasion on the head and the EMS immobilized her right arm.”
Despite some rumors around campus, it was not a hit and run. The driver stayed there and showed concern for the young lady. Valery Avery, 47,  was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and inattentive driving, according to the police report.

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Dr. Carter File, president of Hutchinson Community College, talked  about the accident.
“I was concerned about the young lady, of course; it’s a terrible thing to happen to anyone,” File said. “I am feeling sympathy for her.”
When the parking lot on Plum street was planned to be built, the college had the intention to get signal lights on the crosswalk.
“We asked the city to approve a crosswalk light several months ago,” File said. The city still hasn’t given the approval.
On the day of the accident File again called the city to ask about  crosswalk lights. “They were understanding and concerned about what had happened,” he said. Once the city approves the light, the college will have to fund it, he said.

There may be concerns by the city that Plum would have too many stops for motorists. When asked if he worried about public opinion about another crossing light, File’s answer was straight forward. “Not a bit. It is not a matter of public opinion; it is about the safety of the students and faculty.”

There may be concerns by the city that Plum would have too many stops for motorists.

When asked if he was worried about the public opinion about another crossing light, File’s answer was straight forward. “Not a bit. It is not a matter of public opinion; it is about the safety of the students and faculty.”

They are hoping to get the approval for the crosswalk light before the end of this fall semester.

It is important to be reminded that even if cars are required to stop for pedestrian anywhere and at anytime, it is better be safe than getting hurt.

It is the driver’s fault in any accident on a cross-walk, but stop before stepping out. Be careful and watch for cars that might come speeding through just as you are crossing.

‘Vendetta’ has sinister storyline

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Amaelle Caron

“V for Vendetta” is a movie inspired by the graphic novel by the same name.

The story takes place in the United Kingdom in a post-apocalyptic world, where war and dictatorship rule everything.

The main character, V (Hugo Weaving) is a revolutionary who wants to free the English people from their corrupt police state government.

Drugs seen by the school counselors

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Loribeth Reynolds

College can be full of tough decisions, like whether to wear pajamas to class, choosing homework over Netflix, or sleeping instead of partying. The time spent in college is easily some of the best times of a person’s life. However, some students have a different experience.

Many students have a hard time making these tough decisions and go down the wrong path. According to, no one is “immune” to drug or alcohol abuse. The site attributes social pressure, availability to drugs, and alcohol use. They suggest that students seek counseling if they find themselves on this path.

Hutchinson Community College students have access to free counseling services inside Parker Student Union. The sign on the door reads, “Student Success Center,” and all counselors are willing to help.

HCC students went for the gold

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Angela Lingg

Hutchinson Community College hosted a Skills USA competition on April 19. Hutchinson High School collaborated with HCC to host the competition.

The competitions were held on HCC’s campus, at Hutchinson High School, at the State Fairgrounds and Atrium Convention Center.

According to Janet Hamilton, Department 2 Co-chair, HCC will be hosting the Skills USA competition in the foreseeable future. In an effort to try and consolidate the competition into fewer locations, HCC will be hosting most of the Kansas Skills USA competitions.

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.

Bernie Sanders wins at promoting his ideas

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Troy Daugherty

At this point Bernie Sanders is most likely not going to be the Democratic nominee.

After this Tuesday’s primaries, in which Clinton won four out of the five states, he is behind over 300 pledged delegates. That number rises to over 800 when super-delegates, which are stupid, are calculated in as well.

That means that he would have to win around 80% of the remaining delegates to get the nomination.

Thirteen ways to avoid pesky click-bait media

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Casey Jones

Almost every college student has a social network account, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

However, many users have probably noticed that over the course of the past year or so that many posts have turned from a standard status, tweet, or text post to a seemingly never-ending stream of links to “news” articles that dance around whatever topic was mentioned in the headline.

So, here are my 13 amazing ways to avoid click-bait media! You won’t believe number 6.

One: Avoid any links that start with a number followed by “ways to…” or anything of the sort. This is the key giveaway to basically any “Buzzfeed” style news article.

Kroll plan at HCC does not monitor tax fraud

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Shelby Horton

Since the data breach on March 24, Hutchinson Community College employees have been concerned about being targeted by the attackers.

One of the first attacks happened to sociology instructor Kimberly Newberry and her husband when criminals attempted to file fraudulent taxes in their name.

Then another HCC staff member was hit as someone filed fraudulent taxes in her name. However, this staff member had been signed up with Kroll for over a week but was never notified when she was compromised. Instead she had to be notified by the IRS. She later reported the issue to HCC administrators, but continued to feel HCC was not doing enough to deal with the March 24 security breach.

Golf wins the Jayhawk West title

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Taryn Gillespie

Taryn Gillespie/Collegian - Lewis Schenk, Canberra, Australia, swings the club to hit the ball during practice on April 13.

Taryn Gillespie/Collegian - Lewis Schenk, Canberra, Australia, swings the club to hit the ball during practice on April 13.

The HCC golf team is going into Regionals next week with a conference championship.

They are in first place in the Jayhawk West conference and are working towards qualifying for the national conference in Melbourne, Florida, May 17-20.

“If we play well enough in this next tournament we will qualify for nationals for the 16th year in a row,” Chris Young said.

“In the past 16 years we have come out of nationals with the best finish being 6th place. Last year we placed 9th in the national tournament.

During the conference tournament April 18 and 19 the team took a second place win following another second place and a first place win to come out conference champions.

HCC student Lewis Schenk, Canberra, Australia placed first in this tournament to help the team gain the win.

Baseball wins three of four games against Dodge City

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Bailey Terry

The Blue Dragon baseball team played Dodge City in Dodge City on April 14 and 15.

Hutch won three of four games in the series.

The Dragons lost the first game 4-3 and won the last three, 12-7, 9-3, and 6-2.

The first game wasn’t very exciting as Hutch scored two in the first and Dodge City scored three in the second, and neither team scored from the third inning until the seventh and final inning.

Both team scored one run in the final inning, but the Dragons lost the game 4-3.