The Egalitarian

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 12, 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...

Best Tacos in Texas

Best Tacos in Texas

John Cañamar

June 25, 2015


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Texas and tacos go together like the head cheerleader and the captain of the football team here in Texas.

‘Campus carry’ not the problem

‘Campus carry’ not the problem

Thomas Hopkins, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


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On every campus across the state of Texas there are professors, administrators and students who have been watching the status of House Bill 937, or the “campus carry” bill. For some, it means the ability to legally and efficiently defend their person at a place they spend a great deal of their time.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

John Cañamar

May 5, 2015


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In a little over two hours, the battle was over and the French army of over 5,200 troops retreated in defeat. From this battle the slogan “Yo soy Mexicano!” was embraced as a rally cry, meaning, “I am Mexican!”

The choice of measles

The choice of measles

Alyssa Foley, Editor In Chief

February 12, 2015


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Parents’ choice not to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases is often based on the belief that vaccines can cause autism. This belief has its origins in a study lead by British gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield, published in 1998 in the medical journal, “The Lancet”. The study was deeply flawed and was later retracted. Among other issues, the subjects were not controlled, assessments were not blind and data was not completely and systematically collected.

Je Suis la Liberté, le Respect et la Tolérance

Je Suis la Liberté, le Respect et la Tolérance

Maria Smith, Staff Writer

January 31, 2015


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If someone feels that he or she must take up arms to defend their god or philosophy or is tempted to use a weapon to protect themselves from a joke, at that moment the person betrays their pathetic fragility. There is no loud crying, slogan or even an explosion, as hard as it sounds, that might convince you otherwise.

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