October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which often occurs in a relationship with an intimate partner. It can be difficult to spot. Many young people who are going through unhealthy or abusive situations in relationships may describe the situation as “drama.” They may even believe it's drama, but the facts are it could be much more than that.
On a typical day, the PTK Honor Society at QCC office is bustling with students. The door is always open to current, former and prospective members; there is always someone there to hear you out and guide you in the right direction. But as the pandemic hit, the advisors and officers of Phi Theta Kappa had to re-think all the ways students are supported in our local chapter and they didn’t miss a beat. Before you knew it there were a series of remote engagement activities and new ways to connect with students in order to provide a sense of normalcy, involvement, leadership, scholarship support, and fellowship- everything our chapter and QCC strives for on a daily basis, pandemic or not.
It’s time to get motivated, set some new goals and have the coffee pot on standby for the late night study sessions because back to school is here again. Sounds easy, right? We know starting college for the first time, or coming back after a long time (or even a summer break), can be challenging. But starting a new semester in college during unprecedented times like these – well, you may have to dig a little deeper.
For most of us, this is our first experience with a pandemic, social distancing, quarantine and isolation. That’s a lot for people to take in, especially in the beginning when the weather had us cooped up inside our homes staying warm and dry. As the Director of QCC’s mentoring program it was certainly an adjustment for me, as well as the participants on both sides. We had to find new ways to communicate, keep in touch and keep that personal connection we worked so hard to build. Matching mentors and mentees takes getting to know people and building the relationship once we make the match takes time and effort as well. So, like so many others, we turned to Zoom, Facetime, phones, iPads, laptops and whatever else was necessary to keep our momentum.
Can you hear the calendar pages turning? Is it getting louder the closer we get to tax day? If you have already filed your 2019 return, congratulations... if you haven't, you're one of many. Even with the temps still below seasonal averages here in the Northeast, there's still a great reason to be thankful if you live in Massachusetts. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it just may warm you up a bit to hear that Massachusetts residents have until July 15 to file this year.
We all know that this fast-spreading virus has captured our planet, forced us to #StayHome and put on hold all of our daily activities. From classes, to work as well as outdoor and social events. Yet, given our patented tenacious #studentpro spirit, we will not let little things like campus closures and the complete disruption of our daily lives spoil all of our activities. Instead, we adapt.
Hey everyone! My name is Tina; I am the Director of Counseling and Wellness at QCC and I wanted to provide you with some tips to manage your time at home. Ready?
Congratulations are in order for the newly elected president of the Student Government Association. Jorgo Gushi was elected last week. New to the position and excited to get started, Jorgo would like to share the following letter with fellow students:
As an instructor in the Respiratory Care Program, it’s my job to help students become intimately familiar with cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. The human lung has nearly 20 segments and 5 lobes for them to learn and become comfortable navigating for techniques like bronchopulmonary drainage and bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is a procedure that requires navigating a bronchoscope (specialized suctioning tube with a camera on the end of it) into a patient’s airways to suction and obtain specimens.
Can you hear the calendar pages turning? Is it getting louder the closer we get to tax day? If you have already filed your 2018 return, congratulations... if you haven't, you're one of many. Even with the temps still below seasonal averages here in the Northeast, there's a still a great reason to be thankful if you live in Massachusetts.