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Our Alumni and "The OCC Effect" on Our Podcast

On this month’s edition of “Higher Ed News You Can Use from Onondaga Community College” we’re highlighting our outstanding alumni. You’ll meet Dr. Emad Rahim, a former OCC student who is a 2017 winner of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges. 145 more words

Onondaga Community College


October 27, 2017

You were probably an ordinary kid. Did you ever experience a terrifying first day in a new school?

Consider Auggie. He feels ordinary inside but no one else sees him as ordinary. 1,826 more words



October 20, 2017

Trust me: This is a great read!
See us, he thought. Hear us. Help us.

by Alan Gratz

Genre: Middle Grade through Adult Historical Fiction, global issues…

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Out of the Easy

October 6, 2017

Have you recently discovered a new favorite author? Genre: YA historical fiction

I first discovered Ruta Sepetys when I read Salt to the Sea… 793 more words

Historical Fiction

Castle of Water

September 22, 2017

Happy first day of fall everyone!

Every now and then do you enjoy an escapist read? Are you looking for a vacation read? 839 more words


Against the statistical odds

I am not a huge fan of rules that hold no credence, regulations birthed from fear, and black and white policies for that minuscule possibility. You are too old, too young, too big, too small, too short… We believe you might fail. 676 more words

Life In Zambia

Reggie Codrington - Against The Odds

Like a lot of veteran artists who have taken many recordings to break through, Codrington has survived his share of disappointments in the music industry, even as he’s made a living performing for many years. 85 more words

Smooth Jazz