A Review of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

September 27, 2012
The Hunger Games

By Elijah Scott As a librarian, I’m often asked what books I like to read – generally, the presumption seems to be that librarians must spend all of their time reading books, without any other activities of interest in life. In reality, this stereotype is one that often makes librarians laugh, with a touch...
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Counterweights: Religion in America – Its Emotional Connection to the First Amendment

September 27, 2012
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In this issue, Counterweights tackles a subject that can stir raw emotions – religion in our society and its appropriate place in American public life.  Discussing this issue are Becky Sims, associate professor of political science, and Alan Nichols, associate professor of philosophy.  They will be commenting on the establishment (which prohibits a state-sponsored...
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GHC Cuts Ribbon on New Student Center in Cartersville

September 27, 2012
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Dignitaries, faculty, staff, students and guests gathered Aug. 22 to celebrate the opening of Georgia Highlands College’s new student center on the Cartersville campus. Dignitaries participating in the festivities included Hank M. Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia; Willis Potts, regent representing the Rome-Cartersville districts on the Board of Regents; Joe Frank...
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GHC Ushers in New Era With Competitive Athletics Program

September 27, 2012
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Georgia Highlands College continues to evolve into a larger, more diverse institution with the start of competitive sports.  Academic year 2012/2013 ushers in the inaugural year of basketball, with a men’s and women’s team headquartered on the Floyd campus.  Both teams are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Georgia College...
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News and Notes

September 27, 2012
News and Notes

Bontrager Storms Paris – in a Good Way If “April in Paris” is memorably a song, May in Paris is memorialized in a memory, at least for Shannon Bontrager, assistant professor of history.  He spent last May in Paris as a Memory and Memorialization research fellow exploring the relationship between memory, trauma and war...
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From the Editor’s Desk

September 27, 2012
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There is so much happening at Georgia Highlands College this year, as we begin another academic year.  New beginnings, new directions, new activities.  Read about the official opening of the new Student Center in Cartersville.  Students love it so much it has changed the campus environment.  Share in the smart discussion about the separation...
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The Navajo Nation: A Life-Changing Experience for Claxton and Class

June 27, 2012
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For three years, Susan Claxton has taken a small group of current and former students to Window Rock, Arizona to work with Native Americans.  The group also visited Rock Springs Reservation, outside Gallop, New Mexico, and Sanders, an hour away from Rock Springs, over the line in Arizona. Claxton and her students provide a...
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From the Editor’s Desk

June 27, 2012
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Welcome to the summer 2012 edition of Highlander.  In this issue we demonstrate diversity in many forms, from the kind of classroom activities our faculty is pursuing to the kind of students we see in class.  We’ll take you to Ireland and to the Native American West to experience other cultures.  We’ll argue the...
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