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Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Skarleth Velasquez, Egalitarian Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, News, Showcase

Chris Cornell, Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave passed away at the age of 52. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night. Cornell's rep called th...

Omega Sigma top 100

Omega Sigma top 100

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter ranks as one of the top chapters internationally. HCC’s Omega Sigma chapter placed in the top 100 chapters out of more than 1,250 chapters around the world. From Phi Theta Kappa’s international convention in Nashville, Tennessee,...

1,000-pound animal, 10-year-old girl

1,000-pound animal, 10-year-old girl

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

  During most of March, the NRG Center seems more like an air-conditioned barn than a convention center. Rows of thousand-pound animals line up in stalls inside. The majority of the heifers are raised by high schoolers, but right next to the Calf Scramble check-in table in row J is a heifer tied...

Honor students take trip to Italy

Honor students take trip to Italy

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On March 9, the Houston Community College Honor College students started their travels to Venice and Florence in Italy. Every year the sophomores of the honors college go on a trip during spring break to learn more about what they have been learning in class. The trip is funded by HCC and the HCC boa...

HCCPD assists in HPD matter

HCCPD assists in HPD matter

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

Houston Community College Southwest Brays Oaks Campus was caught up in a shelter-in-place last month while police searched for a suspect in a nearby police shooting. The shooting did not occur on the HCC’s 8855 West Bellfort property, but the campus fell at the edge of the shelter-in-place area i...

Trustee called out for anti-LGBT rant, again

Trustee called out for anti-LGBT rant, again

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

A Houston Community College student called out Trustee Dave Wilson for his anti-LGBT remarks at a board meeting. Before the vote on the resolution reaffirming the college’s support of the Texas Dream Act, Wilson objected to a clause in the resolution restating HCC’s existing anti-discrimination polic...

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

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

Houston Community College’s governing board approved the campus carry policy fleshing out the details of where weapons are allowed on campus. Passed in 2015, Texas Senate Bill 11 allows handgun license holders to carry a concealed or hidden gun in particular areas on college campuses. The campus...

Brays Oaks Campus lock down over

Brays Oaks Campus lock down over

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News

The lock down of Houston Community College Brays Oaks Campus and the surrounding area was called off around 4pm. Classes have been canceled and the campus closed for the rest of the day. According to campus police, there were no injuries on campus, the lockdown was for precaution. Classes will...

Museum of Modern Day Slavery

John Cañamar, Edior
February 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In a small building at 5818 Southwest Freeway, Interstate 69, in Houston, Texas sits a museum that is not on many people’s radar. In fact, many people are blind to the subject matter that is preserved and documented there. It is the Museum of Modern Day Slavery. Now you may be thinking slavery...

Marijuana decriminalized

Marijuana decriminalized

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

A new program effectively decriminalizes minor marijuana possession in Harris County. Under the program, qualifying individuals who are caught with less than four ounces of marijuana can take a four-hour drug and decision making class and avoid arrest, jail and a criminal record. This does not...

HCC students advised not to travel abroad

HCC students advised not to travel abroad

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

It has been a long week and a half for individuals from the majority-Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s now-overturned Executive Order. According to the State Department, the U.S. canceled the visas of up to 60,000 foreigners in the week after the ban on travel. The ban affected...

HCC vote supports dreamers

HCC vote supports dreamers

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Houston Community College’s governing board approved a resolution Thursday reaffirming its support of the Texas Dream Act. Seven out of nine trustees voted in favor of the resolution, which states that the HCC Board of Trustees “respectfully endorses the continuation of policies and legislation that continue to build Houston and the great State of Texas as leaders in educational access [and] opposes changes to Texas laws on determination of resident status as used in higher education, including but not limited to the Texas Dream Act.”

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