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The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

As this semester comes to a close and graduation is right at the door let us celebrate those who have made it through and struggled beautifully through the chaos of higher education. Before enrolling at HCC, Tony “Guitar” Copeland taught himself to play guitar, was a helicopter repairman in the...

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College is launching two degree options for students which feature zero textbook costs. In fall 2017, the Z-Degree pilot program will start offering an Associate of Arts in business Administration and an Associate of Arts in General Studies. Both degree tracks will be completely...

Student Gov changes structure

Student Gov changes structure

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Four students voted in favor of changing the core structure of student government at Houston Community College. The motion passed. The amendments to HCC’s United Student Council constitution is changing the student government system from Student Appointed Representatives to a senator system akin...

Musician Tony Copeland a ‘hidden gem’ at HCC

Musician Tony Copeland a ‘hidden gem’ at HCC

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Imagine touring Europe with your childhood musical idol, being called upon by one of the most sought after producers in the world and while preparing to set off on tour for your solo album, your manager tells you, “Go to school to get your degree! The tour and the music will be there when you finish.” Those...

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

“Out of all the things I thought I would be, homeless was not one of them.” Poet, activist and Houston Community College student, Justice Butler aka DOAP has experienced many challenges in her life, but becoming homeless was a considerable low. Things weren’t always bad, she worked at a Verizon...

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
April 5, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Incidents compiled from HCC Police Crime Log, which is updated weekdays and can be found online here.   CENTRAL CAMPUSES: Offense: Graffiti Reported on: March 29 at 9:57pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Graffiti was found by a patrol officer in a stairwell. Offense: Burglary of Vehicl...

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

Egalitarian Staff Report
March 26, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities used to have few options to continue their education after high school. In 1991, one Houston Community College instructor hoped to change that. She started with offering 55 special needs students an innovative program to help them live full...

Honor society wins at regionals

Honor society wins at regionals

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter won multiple regional distinctions. Competing against nearly 50 other chapters, HCC’s Omega Sigma Chapter took home an Honors in Action Award of Distinction, a College Project Award of Merit and the Texas Top Chapter award. The Phi ...

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
March 22, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Incidents compiled from HCC Police Crime Log, which is updated weekdays and can be found online here. CENTRAL CAMPUSES Offense: Assault Reported on: March 9 at 10:56 am Location: Central - Midtown Campus, J. B. Whitely Building Description: A female HCC student reported that another female HCC student made a verbal threat to ...

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer
March 11, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

On February 1, Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi took office and became the new Houston Community College Central President. “I strongly believe that our urban centers or these large cities, are a very critical factor of our national competitiveness as a nation and as a whole and our ranking in the wor...

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s governing board approved the sale of two properties on Feb. 23. First, the Board of Trustees sold about 9 acres of unimproved land near Highway 288 and MacGregor to the City of Houston for $13.8 million. Second, the board sold three parking spaces at the West Loop campus...

The Beautiful Struggle: Mona Mosley

The Beautiful Struggle: Mona Mosley

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community

Reading through the titles and positions Mona Mosley holds will make even the greatest over achievers feel like slackers. “I am the Student Government President for Central and South campus’, Treasurer for the United Student Council, and Special Events chair for the National Society for Leadership...

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