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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...

Students lobby at capitol

Students lobby at capitol

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

AUSTIN, Texas – Students joined Houston Community College trustees in lobbying for the college at the Texas State Capitol. Fourteen HCC students traveled to Austin for Community College Day on Tuesday, Feb 7 when students from community colleges across the state swarmed the capitol grounds....

USC launches survey for food options

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2016
Filed under Community

The United Student Council launched an online survey on students’ satisfaction with the current food options at Houston Community College campuses. “We started the survey so we can get an idea of what students want,” says Josue Rodriguez, the United Student Council President. “It’s kin...

Students, faculty ask board chair tough questions

Students, faculty ask board chair tough questions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief
March 14, 2016
Filed under Community, Showcase

The chair of Houston Community College’s Board of Trustees reached out to both students and professors. On Friday, March 11, Adriana Tamez spoke at the United Student Council and Faculty Senate meetings. Dr. Tamez said that she came to answer questions, but many of the questions raised by students...

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.

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Council represents students

Council represents students

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

The United Student Council is the collective student body of Houston Community College. delegates from every college represented their peers at the USC general assembly meeting on Sept. 4. Student government is a communication channel where students can bring their concerns to the officers, who then address the college administration. According to the official HCC student handbook, the purpose of student government is to, “address the issues brought forth by the student body,” and, “become directly involved in the decision-making processes of HCC and its colleges.”

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