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TSI change helping, hurting students success rates

TSI change helping, hurting students success rates

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
March 1, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

In fall 2015, Houston Community College students enrolled in a total of 56700 semester credit hours, which is about a 1500 drop in credit hours from the previous fall. Overall, HCC did not really lose enrollment because the college picked up more enrollment in the adult high school program. “We a...

Cyber Perks

Cyber Perks

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 27, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase, Video

As you have probably noticed, your HCC student email account changed over winter break. School accounts migrated from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft 365. The new email system comes with perks. All HCC students can now download the 2013 Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free...

Around Campus Feb. 24

Around Campus Feb. 24

Egalitarian Staff Report
February 24, 2016
Filed under Community

HCC celebrates Black History Month with dance and drum festival Annual event brings performers from Africa for workshops In celebration of Black History Month, the Dance Department of Houston Community College (HCC) Northwest is hosting the 9th annual "Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival" Feb. 25 - 27 at ...

On your mark, get set, walk

On your mark, get set, walk

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 24, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony is set for Saturday, May 14, at 9 am at NRG Stadium. Students must meet with an adviser by March 11 to be approved for graduation. After meeting with an adviser, students need to apply for graduation online by April 15 through their Peoplesoft stu...

Students give free hugs

Students give free hugs

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 19, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Chalmers urges students to progress

Chalmers urges students to progress

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Noted activist Mamie King-Chalmers visited the Houston Community College West Loop campus for a discussion of Civil Rights on Feb. 4 for Black History Month. The image of Chalmers and two African-American children being hosed in Birmingham, Alabama at Public Safety Commissioner Bull Candor’s command is what has made her famous to this d...

Hoverboards hazards

Hoverboards hazards

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer
February 14, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

So far, there have been 12 Hoverboard incidents in the United States and at least 40 incidents in 19 other countries. HCC does not have a district-wide policy for hoverboards. Currently, policies vary from campus-to-campus.

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HCC tutors free

HCC tutors free

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College offers their students free face-to-face and free online tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. “HCC is committed to student success. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another thing to put action behind it,” said Amanda Vork, the new Director of Instructional...

Medical student aids classmate

Medical student aids classmate

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

On Thursday morning, Houston Community College student Shakila Enamuddin rendered aid to one of her fellow students at the HCC Central library. "I was just reviewing for my exam," Enamuddin said, "and I saw the girl—she was walking really weakly..." Enamuddin said she knew that something was...

Professor-poet recites

Professor-poet recites

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase, Video

“Our journey through life can be a tough reality. In my eyes, trying to survive in this cruel world can be a lonely journey. It’s a lonely journey when there are many around you, but you feel alone. It's a lonely feeling always being the first, the only black in this or that…” With these words,...

Central Fitness Center

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

As students at Houston Community College, we have many great recreational benefits. However, free access to the Central campus fitness center is not one of them. At HCC, students pay for recreational sports programming through a $6 per semester fee. Many campuses throughout HCC have free fitness...

Center of Excellence opens

Center of Excellence opens

Erik Calderon
February 10, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase, Video

Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and several Trustees hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 3 at the HCC Alief-Hays campus. The Alief-Hays campus, located at 2811 Hayes Rd., is not new, but this event was to celebrate the first project completed by the ...

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