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VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 26, 2017


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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


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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 ...

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 22, 2017


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Incidents compiled from HCC Police Crime Log, which is updated weekdays and can be found online here. CENTRAL CAMPUSES Offense: Assault Reported on: March 9 at 10:56 am Location: Central - Midtown Campus, J. B. Whitely Building Description: A female HCC student reported that another female HCC student made a verbal threat to ...

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 11, 2017


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On February 1, Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi took office and became the new Houston Community College Central President. “I strongly believe that our urban centers or these large cities, are a very critical factor of our national competitiveness as a nation and as a whole and our ranking in the wor...

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017


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Houston Community College’s governing board approved the sale of two properties on Feb. 23. First, the Board of Trustees sold about 9 acres of unimproved land near Highway 288 and MacGregor to the City of Houston for $13.8 million. Second, the board sold three parking spaces at the West Loop campus...

The Beautiful Struggle: Mona Mosley

The Beautiful Struggle: Mona Mosley

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2017


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Reading through the titles and positions Mona Mosley holds will make even the greatest over achievers feel like slackers. “I am the Student Government President for Central and South campus’, Treasurer for the United Student Council, and Special Events chair for the National Society for Leadership...

Chancellor praises college

Chancellor praises college

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 8, 2017


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Chancellor Cesar Maldonado shined a spotlight on the college’s improvements and successes at the annual State of the College address. “There are not many institutions in the country, or in fact the world, that have [this] scale, that change the lives of so many,” said Maldonado, “we do it...

HCC annual Black History Gala

HCC annual Black History Gala

Jimmeika Mills, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2017


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On Saturday, Houston Community College held its 11th annual Black History Scholarship Gala at Hotel Zaza in downtown Houston. The event was hosted by KTRK ABC13 Anchor and host of Crossroads Melanie Lawson and KPRC2 Meteorologist and host of Houston Newsmakers Khambrel Marshall. According to the HCC...

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 8, 2017


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Compiled From HCC Police crime log. CENTRAL CAMPUS: Offense: Other Police Activity Reported on: March 2 at 4:34 pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Female instructor reported receiving unsolicited but non-threatening "love letters" from a former male student who is currently in prison. Letters have reportedly been sent for approximately 5 years Offense: Harassment Incident occurred on: March 2 be...

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

John Cañamar, Editor

February 25, 2017


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Maria shares her experience about being a sex trafficking victim: "It never occurred to me to ever try to run away."

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Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Skarleth Velasquez, Writer / Photographer

February 24, 2017


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On the second Saturday of every month, you will find Professor Angela Holder and her students volunteering at the historic College Memorial Park Cemetery.“When they see some of the tombstones and they see the years, that the former slaves, and former professionals that made Houston what it is and they can see some history there,” says Holder, “It’s really like a classroom experience as well.”

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HCC Police Blotter: Feb 22 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: Feb 22 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

February 22, 2017


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Offense: Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transportation Incident occurred on: Feb 15 at 5:11pm Location: Hayes Road Campus, 2811 Hayes Road Description: Adult male non-student was arrested and charged after he caused a disturbance in the computer lab. Offense: Burglary of Vehicle Incident occurre...

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