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Chancellor praises college

Chancellor praises college

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado shined a spotlight on the college’s improvements and successes at the annual State of the College address. “There are not many institutions in the country, or in fact the world, that have [this] scale, that change the lives of so many,” said Maldonado, “we do it...

HCC annual Black History Gala

HCC annual Black History Gala

Jimmeika Mills, Editor in Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

On Saturday, Houston Community College held its 11th annual Black History Scholarship Gala at Hotel Zaza in downtown Houston. The event was hosted by KTRK ABC13 Anchor and host of Crossroads Melanie Lawson and KPRC2 Meteorologist and host of Houston Newsmakers Khambrel Marshall. According to the HCC...

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
March 8, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Compiled From HCC Police crime log. CENTRAL CAMPUS: Offense: Other Police Activity Reported on: March 2 at 4:34 pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Female instructor reported receiving unsolicited but non-threatening "love letters" from a former male student who is currently in prison. Letters have reportedly been sent for approximately 5 years Offense: Harassment Incident occurred on: March 2 be...

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

John Cañamar, Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Maria shares her experience about being a sex trafficking victim: "It never occurred to me to ever try to run away."

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Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Skarleth Velasquez, Writer / Photographer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

On the second Saturday of every month, you will find Professor Angela Holder and her students volunteering at the historic College Memorial Park Cemetery.“When they see some of the tombstones and they see the years, that the former slaves, and former professionals that made Houston what it is and they can see some history there,” says Holder, “It’s really like a classroom experience as well.”

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HCC Police Blotter: Feb 22 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: Feb 22 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
February 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community

Offense: Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transportation Incident occurred on: Feb 15 at 5:11pm Location: Hayes Road Campus, 2811 Hayes Road Description: Adult male non-student was arrested and charged after he caused a disturbance in the computer lab. Offense: Burglary of Vehicle Incident occurre...

Students lobby at capitol

Students lobby at capitol

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

AUSTIN, Texas – Students joined Houston Community College trustees in lobbying for the college at the Texas State Capitol. Fourteen HCC students traveled to Austin for Community College Day on Tuesday, Feb 7 when students from community colleges across the state swarmed the capitol grounds....

The Beautiful Struggle: James Aaron

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2017
Filed under Community

By all accounts, James Aaron had a happy childhood. Growing up in the segregated south for most blacks was a constant thought with the visible reminders of ‘Whites Only’ signs on all things that seemed humane. Though for Aaron growing up in Pleasantville, an all-black middle-class neighborhood...

Two HCC cafeterias violated code

Two HCC cafeterias violated code

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

On recent inspections, a Houston Community College Central campus cafeteria received two health code violations while the Coleman campus cafeteria received one health code violation. The Houston Health Department conducted routine, unannounced inspections of the two French Corner cafeteria locations...

HCC Police Blotter: Feb 8 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: Feb 8 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
February 8, 2017
Filed under Community

Offense: Theft Incident occurred on: Feb 6 between 11:00am-4:00pm Location: Northline Campus, 8001 Fulton Description: Student left his keys inside the vehicle and his car was stolen. Offense: Burglary of Vehicle Incident occurred on: Feb 6 between 7:30am-5:30pm Location: Northline Campus, 8001 Fulton Descripti...

Jack Kent Cooke award semifinalists

Jack Kent Cooke award semifinalists

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, Showcase

Four Houston Community College students are semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship allows high-achieving, low-income students attending community colleges to continue their education and achieve their dreams of earning a bachelor degree at selective four-year colleges and universities. HCC students Abigail Gonzalez, Thao Nguyen, Josue Rodriguez and Ahmad Sayyedahmad are being considered for the $40,000 per year scholarship, which is good for up to three years.

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HCC Police Blotter: Jan 25 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: Jan 25 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
January 25, 2017
Filed under Community

Offense: Disorderly Conduct Incident occurred on: Jan 20 at 1:21pm Location: Administration Complex, 3200 Main Description: Student was verbally abusive to staff in the international student service office. Offense: Assault Incident occurred on: Jan 19 at 8am Location: Northline Campus, 8001 Fulto...

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