The Egalitarian

The silver linings of the pandemic

Taliah Richards

July 7, 2020

Like many other people, I've done my share of complaining these past several months. I’ve whined about being stuck inside for my birthday, a missed vacation, not being able to do the things I would normally do, and much more. Although we’re all going through tough times, try to look for the positives...

Going to college as an “older” student

Taliah Richards

July 2, 2020

 How old is too old to go to college? As a person who spends a lot of time on different message boards and social media, I see variations of this question all the time. Is 40 too old to go back to school? Is 29 too old? What about 22? People who don’t fall into the “traditional” age range that...

Manage your mental health during pandemic and protests

Taliah Richards

June 15, 2020

Although we’re not even halfway through it, this year has been a tough one. First, there’s the global pandemic, with more than 100,000 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, school cancellations and skyrocketing unemployment. Then, in the midst of all that, George Floyd,...

“Powerlessness, Protests, & Pandemic”

Julia Montanez

June 12, 2020

As an Afro Latina-American, living and working overseas during a pandemic turned worldwide racial equality protest, much of my reality has been divided. I work for an organization that works for the military and I love my job! I help service members handle the hardships of being deployed by boosting th...

Don’t be discouraged by life’s current decisions.

Liviala Lee, Writer

May 13, 2020

For me Covid-19 happened in the blink of an eye.  In February 2020 I took a vacation to Jamaica to visit my family and daughter living on the island.  By the time I came back to United States everything went downhill.  A was a full-time student of the Houston Community College and working full-time...

FREE COVID-19 Testing at HCC Southeast! Stop by Today!

Via Twitter @WeAreHCCS

Mario Castaneda, Writer

May 9, 2020

HCC Southeast campus has introduced a Free Drive-thru and Walk-up Coronavirus testing site available to all residents, No symptoms have to be detected nor any appointment needed! The Site is located at 6815 Rustic St. will be open From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until capacity is reached so it would be mindful...

Lost your job? Here’s what you need to know

Curstin Rouse

May 8, 2020

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 33.5 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past 7 weeks — a stunning record high that reflects the near-complete shutdown of the U.S. economy. On Friday, th...

‘Becoming,’ a starring role for Michelle Obama

This May 11, 2019 file photo shows former first lady Michelle Obama during

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — In the backstage hallways of Washington D.C.'s Capital One Arena, Michelle Obama walks arm-in-arm with her husband, Barack Obama. She has just finished the third stop on what would be a 34-city book tour of such unprecedented scale that it almost resembled a Beyoncé concert tour. Nadia...

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Liviala Lee, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As we all know, due to the pandemic alot of events including graduations for this year has been cancelled.  Students of many schools, including the Houston Community College is unsure of how graduation will take place.  We are still waiting on advisory reports from officials from the school to confirm...

Ex-Server becomes Catering Chef during Quarantine

Quinton Sartor

Liviala Lee

April 16, 2020

As times grew harder for food industry workers, majority is left without a job and some left to get creative with their talents. After losing his job as a server at The Taste of Texas due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Quinton Sartor decided to follow his lifelong dream of starting his own business as a catering...

Quibi stars have no quibble with new phone-only filmmaking

Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer

April 14, 2020

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — They were skeptical. The name was weird. The concept was a little crazy — but it was intriguing. Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz and rising star Stephan James each overcame initial reluctance to become pioneers in Quibi, the mobile phone-only platf...

Quarantine and Read

April 5, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined 1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. "The Sinner" by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. "Little Blue Truck's Springtime" by A...

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