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A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community

“I came from a broken home. I really didn’t have guidance. My parents never really got along, and so me and my sister suffered in-between,” recalled Elisa Cardenas, who experienced homelessness at 17. Growing up, “I felt like I didn’t have a place in the world—an identity to actually ca...

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

About 60 of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s new members were inducted into the organization in a ceremony on April 1. Maria Straus, HCC’s Dean of College Readiness and former Phi Theta Kappa adviser was the keynote speaker. “This is what Phi Theta Kappa is all about, the community of scholars,” sa...

NSCS welcomes 500 new members

NSCS welcomes 500 new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 11, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is welcoming over 500 new members this semester. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership invitations are sent to first and second year college students of all disciplines based on ...

HCC scholarships open

HCC scholarships open

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College Foundation scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now open until June 3. During the application process, the questions are designed like a survey. For example, it will ask you if you are an engineering student or not. Each scholarship has differe...

Missouri City campus is a good deal

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 7, 2016


Filed under Community

“It became clear that the enrollment at that campus was lower than what was expected,” explained Trustee Neeta Sane, “you can’t even see it where it is. It’s in a closed-knit corner of Sienna.” A new Missouri City campus is being built off Texas Parkway, it’s will be the third site in the...

Livestock auctions makes killing at Rodeo

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


Filed under Community

Around Texas, young people bring their livestock to vie for some of the most coveted titles in the industry: Houston Champion. They participate in the NRG Arena Sales Pavilion around noon on auction days to grab a seat to bid on the year’s top-quality livestock. At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, hig...

A beautiful struggle: Kelin Callaway

A beautiful struggle: Kelin Callaway

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Eighteenth birthdays are the best. They usually signify the transition to independence, adulthood, at the very least extended curfews. At 18, we usually come to new realizations about who we are and the people we want to become. Kelin Callaway had a unique experience for his eighteenth birthday. “My...

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado clear of all charges

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016


Filed under Community

No evidence was found of Houston Community College’s Chancellor Cesar Maldonado committing any criminal activity in the purchase of the former Conn’s Appliance store property in front of the West Loop campus. The Harris County District Attorney Office’s Public Integrity Division concluded their...

HLSR surpass $175 million in scholarships

HLSR surpass $175 million in scholarships

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016


Filed under Community

When you think of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, BBQ,  bull-riding, concerts, carnival rides, deep fried Oreos and more come to mind. One thing the rodeo offers that we often forget? Scholarships. Since its founding, the rodeo has given over 16 thousand scholarships valued at about $175 mil...

HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Training Session Highlights

HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Training Session Highlights

Egalitarian Staff Report

April 3, 2016


Filed under Community

The HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition contestants are well on their way to success. The program is open to entrants who want to turn their business idea into a serious business and those embarking on a growth plan. It’s hosted by the HCC Northwest Center for Entrepreneurship at the Spring ...

How good is your professor really?

How good is your professor really?

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Community

A great professor can make the most boring class in the world exciting, and can even help you find your passion in the subject they teach. Houston Community College has some amazing professors, but do you know who they are? You will be signing up for classes next semester soon, have you asked arou...

Free women’s self defense seminar

Free women’s self defense seminar

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 24, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

FREE WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR This is a free seminar on a serious subject, but taught in a fun way. WHERE: HCC SPRING BRANCH CAMPUS, EAGLE ROOM WHEN: Tuesday March 29 from 10:30am-1:30pm Learn an effective step-by-step approach. No complicated moves. Specially designed for women to use their st...

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