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Hoverboards hazards

Hoverboards hazards

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2016


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So far, there have been 12 Hoverboard incidents in the United States and at least 40 incidents in 19 other countries. HCC does not have a district-wide policy for hoverboards. Currently, policies vary from campus-to-campus.

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HCC tutors free

HCC tutors free

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2016


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Houston Community College offers their students free face-to-face and free online tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. “HCC is committed to student success. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another thing to put action behind it,” said Amanda Vork, the new Director of Instructional...

Medical student aids classmate

Medical student aids classmate

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2016


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On Thursday morning, Houston Community College student Shakila Enamuddin rendered aid to one of her fellow students at the HCC Central library. "I was just reviewing for my exam," Enamuddin said, "and I saw the girl—she was walking really weakly..." Enamuddin said she knew that something was...

Professor-poet recites

Professor-poet recites

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

February 11, 2016


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“Our journey through life can be a tough reality. In my eyes, trying to survive in this cruel world can be a lonely journey. It’s a lonely journey when there are many around you, but you feel alone. It's a lonely feeling always being the first, the only black in this or that…” With these words,...

Central Fitness Center

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

February 10, 2016


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As students at Houston Community College, we have many great recreational benefits. However, free access to the Central campus fitness center is not one of them. At HCC, students pay for recreational sports programming through a $6 per semester fee. Many campuses throughout HCC have free fitness...

Center of Excellence opens

Center of Excellence opens

Erik Calderon

February 10, 2016


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Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and several Trustees hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 3 at the HCC Alief-Hays campus. The Alief-Hays campus, located at 2811 Hayes Rd., is not new, but this event was to celebrate the first project completed by the ...

NASA provides space for STEM students

NASA provides space for STEM students

Ana Ramirez, Writer

February 2, 2016


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Houston Community College student Jimmy Lazo was accepted for a NASA electrical design Internship during the 2014 spring semester. “It all started after Chemistry class. I saw a NASA’s National Community College of Aerospace poster on the wall of the Stafford campus and decided to give it a try,”...

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2016


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The Texas Open Carry law went into effect Jan 1, but that does not mean you can bring a gun to any Houston Community College campus. House Bill 910 permits Concealed Handgun License holders to visibly carry handguns in Texas. This law does not allow anyone without a handgun license to open carry....

What’s with the Greek name?

What’s with the Greek name?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2016


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Phi Theta Kappa. Psi Beta. Sigma Alpha Pi. Psi Kappa. Phi Beta Lambda. The National Society of Leadership and Success. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Use the words ‘Phi’, ‘Psi’, ‘Pi’ or ‘The National Society of’ and you have yourself a student group. If you are asked...

Transfer process has several steps

Transfer process has several steps

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


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The spring semester is here, and that means graduation for some of us community college students. That also brings the prospect of transferring to a four-year university. It’s essential to know the steps in making sure your transfer application process runs as smoothly as possible. Those steps include...

New policy, free college for high schoolers

New policy, free college for high schoolers

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 28, 2016


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The HCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to eliminate all out-of-district fees for dual credit students on Jan. 21. Since tuition and fees are already waived for in-district dual credit students, the decision means that all dual credit students will pay nothing to attend Houston Community College s...

Trustees take oath of office

Trustees take oath of office

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2016


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Four newly elected or re-elected Houston Community College trustees were sworn into office in a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the HCC Administration Building. "I just want to be an effective leader. I want to make a difference for my community," said Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, adding that...

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