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HCC to revamp advising

HCC to revamp advising

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Community

Houston Community College is aiming to revamp its advising and career clusters by fall 2017 in order to help students graduate sooner and not waste time and money by taking unnecessary courses. The new Meta Majors model guides students into a particular degree path by clustering related degrees together. Vice...

Entrepreneurs honored at ceremony

Entrepreneurs honored at ceremony

Egalitarian Staff Report
May 10, 2016
Filed under Community

Houston Community College and Newspring celebrated winners of the ninth annual HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition on April 26, awarding $26,000 in prize money and over $10,000 in in-kind prizes to some of Houston’s rising entrepreneurs. TCC Learning won first place and was awarded $12,000 along with ...

Burillo takes SW reins

Burillo takes SW reins

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Community, News

Madeline Burillo became the official college president for Houston Community College Southwest on April 22, having the word “interim” removed from her title after seven months.   Burillo is ready to make sure students across all campuses enjoy and make the most of their educational experiences....

Coleman students earn awards

Coleman students earn awards

Kimberly Webber, Contributor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Community

Houston Community College’s Coleman Student Life received several honors at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities national conference in Houston this past March. Coleman was represented by student leaders Nadia Carter, Travana Matthews, Fandrea Nazir, Lottie Kesee and their Adviso...

Southwest student gov host rally

Southwest student gov host rally

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
May 7, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

With finals coming up, the stress level for students can go through the roof. At Houston Community College’s West Loop campus, the Student Government Association hosted their second People with Purpose Pep Rally to help ease students’ nerves. On April 25 many students came from class to get free...

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Egalitarian Staff Report
May 5, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon at NRG Stadium. President and CEO of the Houston Texans Jamey Rootes will be the keynote speaker at commencement. The ceremony registration deadline is extended until Friday, May 6. Register...

Dr. Beatty explains goal of increasing student success

Dr. Beatty explains goal of increasing student success

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 22, 2016
Filed under Community

Houston Community College has the ambitious goal of increasing the rate of students passing their courses with an A, B, or C grade by two percent by May 2017. The goal is to start “meeting students where they are and doing things differently in the classroom to get them there,” explained HCC Vice ...

Central SGA places 3rd in convention song contest

Central SGA places 3rd in convention song contest

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 22, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College–Central Student Government Association won third place in the state song contest. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association presented the group with a third place certificate at the State Convention, April 7–10 in Austin, Texas. TJCSGA is the only student-...

USC launches survey for food options

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2016
Filed under Community

The United Student Council launched an online survey on students’ satisfaction with the current food options at Houston Community College campuses. “We started the survey so we can get an idea of what students want,” says Josue Rodriguez, the United Student Council President. “It’s kin...

Are picking Bluebonnets legal?

Are picking Bluebonnets legal?

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Community

For years now, Texans have told tourists and each other that “It’s illegal to pick bluebonnets!” With the state flower blossoming across Texas, it’s time to re-examine that. That belief itself is completely false; it’s an urban legend. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there’s no...

A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 14, 2016
Filed under Campus, Community

“I came from a broken home. I really didn’t have guidance. My parents never really got along, and so me and my sister suffered in-between,” recalled Elisa Cardenas, who experienced homelessness at 17. Growing up, “I felt like I didn’t have a place in the world—an identity to actually ca...

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 13, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

About 60 of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s new members were inducted into the organization in a ceremony on April 1. Maria Straus, HCC’s Dean of College Readiness and former Phi Theta Kappa adviser was the keynote speaker. “This is what Phi Theta Kappa is all about, the community of scholars,” sa...

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