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Latino turncoats

Latino turncoats

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016


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America is becoming more and more progressive overall, despite recent evidence to the contrary. Anyone who wasn’t a white land-owning male 200 years ago didn’t have a right to vote. Eight years ago, we elected our first black president. Anti-sodomy laws were upheld in Texas until 2003, ...

Evolution of Valentine’s Day

Evolution of Valentine’s Day

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

February 14, 2016


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What is it about Feb. 14? Why is it that this day of the year, Valentine’s Day, is associated with love? Millions of Americans and others across the world flock to buy greeting cards for their partners, make dates, and profess their love in the most expensive way possible. What does it all mean? We...

Trump Ruins Everything

Trump Ruins Everything

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


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Donald Trump’s business failures are well documented. As you would expect from a world famous businessman with his fingers in so many pies, some endeavors were bound to fail. However, thanks to his famously big mouth and infinitely bigger ego, Trump ruins everything. Here we explore my personal...

Get covered

Get covered

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2016


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December 17 came and went. January 15 came and went. January 31 is almost here. It’s the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov for 2016 coverage. If you enroll before the end of January, you will be covered starting March 1. Sure, you’re healthy, you may eat organic a...

Texas is #1 in uninsured

Texas is #1 in uninsured

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2016


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Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of uninsured. We like to think we are number one in everything. Texas is the number one state in the country in the number of uninsured individuals. Thanks to the Republican State Legislature failing to expand Medicaid for two legislative sessions...

Open Letter to Southwest Students

Open Letter to Southwest Students

Charles Tolden, Southwest SGA President

January 27, 2016


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Editor's Note: All six student government presidents from the colleges across the HCC system were invited to publish an open letter to students. This is an open letter written by the Southwest Student Government President Charles Tolden. The HCC Southwest Student Government Association is co...

Houston, you are no HERO

Houston, you are no HERO

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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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...

Happy Columbus Day?

Happy Columbus Day?

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

October 11, 2015


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In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. As holidays go, Columbus Day is a pretty harmless one. The banks close (as they find any excuse to) and some of us go about our merry working way as kindergarteners take the cue to begin making make hand-shaped turkeys and constr...

Intuition prevents crime

Intuition prevents crime

Robert Erickson, Guest Writer

October 9, 2015


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Many crime prevention specialists explain the crime triangle to understand the nature of crime. You have desire, target and opportunity. The criminals desire to commit a particular crime, whether it be assault, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, theft, etc., is not something we can control or change....

Houston’s next mayor

Houston’s next mayor

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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There comes a point in every race for public office, when a clear front-runner emerges and the question becomes not, “Who will win?” but, “Will he keep his promises when he does?” That hasn’t happened yet in Houston’s race for mayor. Granted, it’s difficult for a municipal candida...

Rebuilding a New

Rebuilding a New

Michael Garcia, Writer

September 11, 2015


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I remember waking up in the morning with joy. The first thought some people have when waking up is, “I wonder what will happen today”, or “I hope today is a good day.” Today was my birthday. I was 8 years old. My mother took me to school, where I expected to be greeted with birthday wishes. No...

All American workers

All American workers

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 5, 2015


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Labor Day is a tribute to the workers who built America. It honors those who made this country into the best in the world, with the highest rates of production and the highest standard of living. The extra day of rest and relaxation started over 100 years ago by labor unions as a "workingmen's holiday". La...

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