HFC Students Get Involved at the 12th Annual Political Issues Convention

HFC and the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Dearborn–Dearborn Heights hosted students from colleges around the region during the 12th annual Student Political Issues Convention on Nov. 6.

Festival of Trees in Dearborn

A child, Nicole, smiles at the camera as she displays a foam Christmas tree she has covered with plastic jewels. Her face has been painted and also adorned with jewels. Behind her is a crafting table covered with other seasonal art supplies.

During the week of November 22, 2015, over 50 professionally decorated trees filled the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center for the 31st annual Festival of Trees.

Hawks Nest Food Pantry Opens

Hawks Nest Food Pantry logo. A large H appears to hold a bowl of grain, like the H is a table. There is a letter N in the bottom opening of the H.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Hawks Nest Food Pantry will be held on Thursday, December 10 at 9:15am in the ASCC building L. The Hawks Nest will operate on weekdays during the semester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Freedom to be Safe

A handwritten sign reading "Refugees Welcome" is posted on a white fence that extends into the distance.

Past busy casinos and beyond forgotten alleys is the Freedom House, precariously located on Lafayette Blvd in Detroit and towered by the nearby Saint Anne’s Church, the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in America, built in 1701.

What is the Future for DPS?

A new plan to save Detroit Public Schools is to be introduced to the Michigan legislature before the end of the year.

Online Education at HFC: For Profit or For Students?

The future of online education at HFC has come into question since the Board of Trustees voted to allocate 1.5 million dollars to explore online education last fall.

Online courses have been a real benefit to many students and their flexibility has made them more convenient for students who have to balance work and family obligations while completing their degree. It has also proven profitable for institutions who have entered the online education arena.

Library Changes Will Include Moving Learning Lab

Perhaps you are familiar with this old library cliché: bored people sit uninterested while a dour librarian shushes the faintest whisper. This librarian usually has a pencil holding together a bun in her hair and wears thick glasses attached to a beaded chain. This image may work for cartoons, but library supervisor Joyce Hommel wants to shatter this stereotype and create a new image for librarians and the libraries they look after. Hommel is Eshleman Library’s new supervisor and she has a new vision for Henry Ford College.

Dearborn Heights Election Results

t’s voting season. The city of Dearborn Heights held an election on November 3 to determine future members of the city council. This year there were five candidates competing for only three seats.

Remembering Sir Michael Berry

Metro Detroit has lost a great leader. At the age of 95, Sir Michael Berry has passed but leaves a very long and successful legacy that will remain imprinted in this community for generations to come. The Michael Berry amphitheater in the Administrative Services and Conference Center building is named in his honor.

Mayor’s Vision for Dearborn

The focus at the paper has undergone an active shift. Instead of commenting on anything under the sun, we wanted to deal more with local news. Specifically, we wanted to cover politics and events happening in and around Henry Ford campus. While brainstorming ideas in writer’s meetings, certain topics began to come up that needed a special kind of source for information. We were lucky enough to get a meeting with the current mayor of Dearborn, John O’Reilly Jr. and he had a lot to say about the future of the city.


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