Category: Campus Life

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What is the FSJ?

by Brett Schultz

Introducing the “What is” series, where FSJ members explore the clubs and organizations around campus and answer the big question, “What is that?” To start, let’s answer “What is the FSJ?”

The Front Street Journal is the student newspaper of Reading Area Community College. Its mission is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas and information among all members of the college community. The strength of the club is found in the expertise, teamwork, and dedication of its members.

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Phi Theta Kappa Invitations Have Been Sent!

by Dr. Donna Singleton

Early in every semester, email and “snail mail” invitations to join Phi Theta Kappa go out to more than two hundred RACC students.  All students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher with 12 credits of associate degree coursework are invited to join.  After receiving the invitations, many students ask two questions: “What is Phi Theta Kappa?”  and “Why should I join?”

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is a prestigious honors organization for outstanding students at two-year colleges.  The primary purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence; the secondary purpose is to encourage four-year colleges to give members scholarships; and the third purpose is to give leadership, fellowship, and service opportunities to those who choose to be active in the local chapter which operates as a club on campus.  Opportunities are also available on the regional and international level.

From Hard Coding to Soft Skills

by Amie Croteau

A career in information technology requires interpersonal skills as well as technical skills.

At first glance, a job in the field of information technology may see like an easy way to avoid human interaction. When working on a computer, the interaction appears to be clearly between user and machine. For introverts, a relationship with computers seems like an enticing future.