The student news site of Houston Community College

The Egalitarian

NASA provides space for STEM students

NASA provides space for STEM students

Ana Ramirez, Writer
February 2, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College student Jimmy Lazo was accepted for a NASA electrical design Internship during the 2014 spring semester. “It all started after Chemistry class. I saw a NASA’s National Community College of Aerospace poster on the wall of the Stafford campus and decided to give it a try,”...

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
February 2, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

The Texas Open Carry law went into effect Jan 1, but that does not mean you can bring a gun to any Houston Community College campus. House Bill 910 permits Concealed Handgun License holders to visibly carry handguns in Texas. This law does not allow anyone without a handgun license to open carry....

What’s with the Greek name?

What’s with the Greek name?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
January 30, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Transfer process has several steps

Transfer process has several steps

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

The spring semester is here, and that means graduation for some of us community college students. That also brings the prospect of transferring to a four-year university. It’s essential to know the steps in making sure your transfer application process runs as smoothly as possible. Those steps include...

New policy, free college for high schoolers

New policy, free college for high schoolers

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
January 28, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

The HCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to eliminate all out-of-district fees for dual credit students on Jan. 21. Since tuition and fees are already waived for in-district dual credit students, the decision means that all dual credit students will pay nothing to attend Houston Community College s...

Trustees take oath of office

Trustees take oath of office

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
January 23, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

Four newly elected or re-elected Houston Community College trustees were sworn into office in a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the HCC Administration Building. "I just want to be an effective leader. I want to make a difference for my community," said Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, adding that...

HCC Police make Christmas merry

HCC Police make Christmas merry

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
December 24, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College Police force’s Sergeant Reginald Johnson made Christmas merry for six underprivileged families. With the help of Officer Felicia Carter and Officer Karen Davis, he hosted his annual holiday celebration at the West Loop campus on Wednesday. “I enjoy doing this;...

Farewell Trustee Mullins, hello Dr. Hansen

Farewell Trustee Mullins, hello Dr. Hansen

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
December 23, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College Trustee Sandie Mullins said her farewells at the Board of Trrustees meeting Thursday Dec. 17. Mullins lost her race for the Houston City Council District G seat in November to Greg Travis. Her Trustee District VI seat will be filled by Dr. John P. Hansen after Dec. 31. Dr....

Textbooks: what’s next?

Textbooks: what’s next?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
December 10, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

If you bought your textbooks this semester, you have many options for what to do with them now that the semester is over. Keep them, sell them or give them.

Read more »

New student email, perks

New student email, perks

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
December 10, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

The new system will include many sweet upgrades for students. Students will be able to download the current Microsoft Office Suite to five personal devices for free. This includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Similar packages can cost anywhere from $60-$150.

Read more »

Southwest hosts pep rally

Southwest hosts pep rally

Alyssa Foley and Ajani Stewart
November 20, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College–Southwest Student Government Association hosted their People for Purpose Pep Rally on Nov 11. The event, hosted by SGA, included a DJ, a performance by the HCC’s dance team the Eaglets, a dance-off competition, free food and a speech by HCC Southwest Interim President...

‘The Comedy of Errors’ opens at Stafford

‘The Comedy of Errors’ opens at Stafford

Cierra Foley, Writer
November 19, 2015
Filed under Community, Showcase

The Houston Community College-Southwest drama department is showing “The Comedy of Errors” at the Stafford campus. The show brings us the tale of two sets of identical twins separated by shipwreck. One lives Syracuse and the other in Ephesus, two rival cities. When the Syracusian twins find the...

The student news site of Houston Community College
Community