The Egalitarian

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado clear of all charges

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Students donate prom clothes

Students donate prom clothes

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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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


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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


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“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...

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