Category: News & Editorial

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.  

A Tangled and Melodious Web

by Edward Boice

Since the turn of the century, the Internet has threatened to destabilize the music industry and take away artists’ revenues.

For once, Taylor Swift actually has something legitimate to complain about. And no, it is not about one of her boyfriends.

Music streaming services have been a controversial topic since their inception, launching a battle between artists, record labels, and the services themselves. Swift and other music creators believe that because these services offer their music for free with few restrictions, they are losing money. Now, Swift might not be the best person to push this issue; she’s rolling in dough. However, her point is valid for smaller name bands and those beginning to emerge into the industry. If people can listen to music for free, even if royalties are being paid out, they will not be buying albums or downloads and ultimately artists lose money.

Dress to Impress

by Jasmine Lattimer

RACC’s Professional Clothing Sale provides the look to go with the resume.

Even with the random dumping of snow, and one last minute blast of frigid weather, spring is right around the corner. With spring comes sunshine, warm days, long walks, and more job openings. Many RACC students want to find the right job, but there’s a problem: employers look for sharply dressed applicants, but professional clothing is expensive. So RACC is offering a solution for students seeking sartorial assistance without breaking the bank.

A Golden Opportunity

by Zac Godwin

The HECBC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference gives students the chance to get outside the classroom and enter the professional world.

Think about something you created for a school assignment, something you slaved over for weeks, something you were really proud of. After the grade was given and the semester ended, where did your handiwork end up?