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Students donate prom clothes

Students donate prom clothes

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Do you remember being a senior in high school? The fear you may have had in realizing you couldn’t find the right clothes for prom? That’s a problem Chelsea Coffey was compelled to solve. Along with a former co-worker, Patricia Molina, she founded Mia’s Closet, a nonprofit clothing donation organizati...

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...

Rodeo Hall of Famers honored

Rodeo Hall of Famers honored

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016


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With the help of two Houston based museums during Black Heritage Day, Several African-American rodeo legends were recognized at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The American Cowboy Museum and the Buffalo Soldier Museum were both invited by the Rodeo Black Heritage Committee help celebrate two ...

College readiness

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016


Filed under Community

“College readiness is not an ISD problem. It’s not an HCC problem. It’s our problem as a community,” stated Catherine O’Brien, HCC’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for College Readiness. She spoke at a College Readiness Summit at the West Loop campus on March 2. In attendance were faculty and...

A Beautiful Struggle

A Beautiful Struggle

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

March 12, 2016


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Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation. It’s no surprise that Houston Community College is full of an array of individuals with completely different sets of experiences. All students experience some degree of struggle on our way to achieving our goals. Many non-traditional stude...

Around campus, March 9

Around campus, March 9

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 9, 2016


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Tuition Changes. Starting next fall, out-of-district students' tuition bill will be easier to understand. Instead of being charged for in-district tuition and fees with out-of-district tuition and fee charges being added on as separate lines, students living outside district lines will simply be ...

TSI change helping, hurting students success rates

TSI change helping, hurting students success rates

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 1, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

In fall 2015, Houston Community College students enrolled in a total of 56700 semester credit hours, which is about a 1500 drop in credit hours from the previous fall. Overall, HCC did not really lose enrollment because the college picked up more enrollment in the adult high school program. “We a...

Cyber Perks

Cyber Perks

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase, Video

As you have probably noticed, your HCC student email account changed over winter break. School accounts migrated from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft 365. The new email system comes with perks. All HCC students can now download the 2013 Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free...

Around Campus Feb. 24

Around Campus Feb. 24

Egalitarian Staff Report

February 24, 2016


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HCC celebrates Black History Month with dance and drum festival Annual event brings performers from Africa for workshops In celebration of Black History Month, the Dance Department of Houston Community College (HCC) Northwest is hosting the 9th annual "Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival" Feb. 25 - 27 at ...

On your mark, get set, walk

On your mark, get set, walk

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony is set for Saturday, May 14, at 9 am at NRG Stadium. Students must meet with an adviser by March 11 to be approved for graduation. After meeting with an adviser, students need to apply for graduation online by April 15 through their Peoplesoft stu...

Students give free hugs

Students give free hugs

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2016


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Students showered Houston Community College's Stafford campus with hugs on Wednesday to spread some positive psychology. The event was hosted by Psi Kappa, a psychology club at HCC. Studies have shown that hugs reduce stress, increase the hormone oxytocin which increases various positive feelings and can im...

Chalmers urges students to progress

Chalmers urges students to progress

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Noted activist Mamie King-Chalmers visited the Houston Community College West Loop campus for a discussion of Civil Rights on Feb. 4 for Black History Month. The image of Chalmers and two African-American children being hosed in Birmingham, Alabama at Public Safety Commissioner Bull Candor’s command is what has made her famous to this d...

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