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The Legacy of Super Bowl LI

John Cañamar, Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

When the sporting world looks back at Super Bowl LI, it will be remembered as one of the most thrilling NFL games in history. Filled with unbelievable plays and a storybook ending that if not seen by millions live worldwide it would be thought of like a made by Hollywood blockbuster. If this is how...

White Lives Matter protest Anti-Defamation League

White Lives Matter protest Anti-Defamation League

Michael Garcia, Egalitarian Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A swarm of protesters from various organizations and police officers surrounded The Anti-Defamation League located on 4635 Southwest Fwy on Saturday morning around 11 AM. An all white organization called White Lives Matter, who went national after they protested in front of the NAACP office back in...

The Force is strong in Houston

The Force is strong in Houston

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

The Star Wars Art Festival returned to Houston May 6-8. Dandee Warhol and his crew from the War’Hous Visual Studios worked for months to bring back the popular show, and once again it was an overwhelming success for Houston’s art scene. An old, graffiti-covered warehouse in the East End became...

Students experience WorldFest

Students experience WorldFest

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture

A student’s life can be pretty tough. Papers, projects, and deadlines can be overwhelming so a little distraction, like a movie, is like pure gold. How fortunate that HCC was able to provide stressed students with VIP Gold Passes to WorldFest—America’s longest-running independent film festival that ...

Houston Flood 2016

Houston Flood 2016

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Historic flooding consumed Houston and surrounding areas early Monday morning. So far, there have been 8 deaths attributed to the floods. The images on TV have dredged up memories of the Memorial Day floods that happened less than a year ago. However, for most victims in the Greenspoint and other...

Spring break staycations around Houston

Spring break staycations around Houston

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
March 13, 2016
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

If spring break will be a staycation or if you’re on a tight budget, there are free things you can do around Houston for a unique experience on your time off. Go sightseeing. The JPMorgan Chase Tower offers the highest public view of Houston from the Sky Lobby on the sixtieth floor. A one-stop elevator takes visitors to the observat...

Super Bowl Volunteers

Super Bowl Volunteers

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writter
March 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Houston is counting down the days until the Super Bowl returns to Houston for its fifty-first year. Andy Newman, the Director of Volunteer Programs, has a big job to complete. In about 340 days, he must recruit and oversee the training of 10 thousand volunteers that will help guide the million or...

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Kim Ogg wants to be district attorney to fix the broken justice system. Unless you are in real trouble with the law, you’re unlikely to be familiar with the role of DA. Ogg says that, “running for Harris County district attorney is applying to be CEO of the largest public law firm in Texas.” Current...

Highways vs. METRO

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Houston is home to one of the most extensive highway systems in America, including the likes of Interstate-45, Interstate-610, Beltway 8, U.S.-59 and Interstate-10, which along with others, boasts over 4206 lane miles of highway. With a large proportion of Greater Houston jobs and higher education opportu...

Panel talks local control, pensions

Panel talks local control, pensions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
December 19, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas Tribune hosted a panel discussion with State Senators Paul Bettencourt and Sylvia Garcia on Tuesday. The ‘Houston & The Legislature: What’s Next?’ event was hosted at the George R. Brown convention center downtown. The CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith modera...

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

DAVID CRARY and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press
November 4, 2015
Filed under News

HOUSTON — The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms. By a 61-to-39-percent...

Houston, you are no HERO

Houston, you are no HERO

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Showcase

Dear Houston, I’m disappointed in you. You’ve done a lot of things right. You’ve become an international powerhouse in business, oil, education — the list goes on. You’ve become known nationwide as a place where anyone can come to build a new life — a city where anyone with a big enou...

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