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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...

Gurriel hits a grand slam, in 7-2 victory

Gurriel hits a grand slam, in 7-2 victory

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Gurriel hits a grand slam in 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Astros improve to 27-12. Dallas Keuchel takes mound tonight looking for seventh win.

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In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Commentary, Showcase

Harry Faversham has a problem. As a peer of the realm, growing up during the reign of Queen Victoria, certain obligations are expected of him. This means he is saddled with the pressure of “great expectations”, all of which are meant to bring honor to his family name and glory to the British Empire,...

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Somewhere around or near the mid-point of this film, a Country/Western star (played by Alden Ehrenreich) finds himself having to fill in as a leading man in an empty role for a sophisticated, high society movie. It’s the kind of film made for “serious” types. In other words it’s the last place...

The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

As this semester comes to a close and graduation is right at the door let us celebrate those who have made it through and struggled beautifully through the chaos of higher education. Before enrolling at HCC, Tony “Guitar” Copeland taught himself to play guitar, was a helicopter repairman in the...

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College is launching two degree options for students which feature zero textbook costs. In fall 2017, the Z-Degree pilot program will start offering an Associate of Arts in business Administration and an Associate of Arts in General Studies. Both degree tracks will be completely...

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,...

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed...

Student Gov changes structure

Student Gov changes structure

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Four students voted in favor of changing the core structure of student government at Houston Community College. The motion passed. The amendments to HCC’s United Student Council constitution is changing the student government system from Student Appointed Representatives to a senator system akin...

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

We all make mistakes; whether it’s dropping a cup, spilling some water, maybe you forget your keys and get locked out of your car, or you drop your phone and crack your screen. We all make mistakes, and I can say with confidence, we make mistakes everyday. But, for the performers of Cirque Du Soleils’...

You have to win the close ones

You have to win the close ones

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Astros stretch division lead by beating AL West rivals LA Angels 3-0.

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A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Desmond Doss was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. Even though he believed that the war was justified, he did not believe in taking a life. While Terry Benedict was a young boy, he loved to read. He came across a book called The Unlikeliest Hero about...

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