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Phi Theta Kappa chapter elects new officers

Phi Theta Kappa chapter elects new officers

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
July 2, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Seven Houston Community College students are taking the reins of Omega Sigma, HCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year college students and HCC’s chapter ranked in the top 100 this past academic year. The honor society boasts $90 million in scho...

Student-artist inspires with ‘Elevate’

Student-artist inspires with ‘Elevate’

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

“You can’t sing.” It was a typical day before a music appreciation class at Houston Community College when a fellow student accused Ayo Shofoluwe of not being able to sing. Ayo responded by singing John Legend’s ‘Save Room’ and their professor walked into the room as the class was...

SpringBoard South hits HCC

SpringBoard South hits HCC

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-In-Chief
June 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Community, Culture, News, Showcase

Make sure not to miss SpringBoard South Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25 at The Heinen theater located on HCC's central campus!!! The music festival which is celebrating it's sixth year gives musicians from around the world an opportunity to be seen and heard during a weekend of amazing performances. Local...

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,...

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...

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

“Out of all the things I thought I would be, homeless was not one of them.” Poet, activist and Houston Community College student, Justice Butler aka DOAP has experienced many challenges in her life, but becoming homeless was a considerable low. Things weren’t always bad, she worked at a Verizon...

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report
April 5, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Incidents compiled from HCC Police Crime Log, which is updated weekdays and can be found online here.   CENTRAL CAMPUSES: Offense: Graffiti Reported on: March 29 at 9:57pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Graffiti was found by a patrol officer in a stairwell. Offense: Burglary of Vehicl...

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

Egalitarian Staff Report
March 26, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities used to have few options to continue their education after high school. In 1991, one Houston Community College instructor hoped to change that. She started with offering 55 special needs students an innovative program to help them live full...

Honor society wins at regionals

Honor society wins at regionals

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

Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter won multiple regional distinctions. Competing against nearly 50 other chapters, HCC’s Omega Sigma Chapter took home an Honors in Action Award of Distinction, a College Project Award of Merit and the Texas Top Chapter award. The Phi ...

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...

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