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Students give free hugs

Students give free hugs

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2016

Students showered Houston Community College's Stafford campus with hugs on Wednesday to spread some positive psychology. The event was hosted by Psi Kappa, a psychology club at HCC. Studies have shown that hugs reduce stress, increase the hormone oxytocin which increases various positive feelings and can im...

What’s with the Greek name?

What’s with the Greek name?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2016

Phi Theta Kappa. Psi Beta. Sigma Alpha Pi. Psi Kappa. Phi Beta Lambda. The National Society of Leadership and Success. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Use the words ‘Phi’, ‘Psi’, ‘Pi’ or ‘The National Society of’ and you have yourself a student group. If you are asked...

Slideshow: Free Hugs at Stafford campus

Slideshow: Free Hugs at Stafford campus

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2015

Psi Kappa hosted a Free Hugs event on Wednesday April 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Stafford campus' Learning Hub. Giving hugs is positive psychology in action. A hug can make people feel better, lower blood pressure, alleviate fears, relieve stress and more. Psi Kappa is a psychology club at HCC Southwest....

Psi Kappa hosts LGBT activist

Psi Kappa hosts LGBT activist

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2015

“We want to be equalized. We want to be treated like everybody else...We want to be able to live our lives without discrimination,” Jack Valinski calmly explained to a student who asked, “What exactly do gays want?” Southwest Psi Kappa Psychology Club hosted Jack Valinski, the director of operations for the Houston Equal Rights Alliance, at their Eighth Annual Valentine’s Week Speaker event, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Stafford campus. “I hope that you at least respect us and we respect you,” Valinski added.

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