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Texans president to speak at graduation

Texans president to speak at graduation

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 7, 2016


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May 14 Commencement keynote speaker Jamey Rootes serves as president of the Houston Texans football team and is responsible for all business functions of the club. The Texans have been recognized as one of the most valuable professional sports franchises, both in the NFL and globally, as measured...

HCC plans to improve student experience

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2016


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Each of the six Houston Community College presidents has been entrusted with a project to help improve the student experience. “These are projects that cut across the entire institution,” says Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, “to bring shared best practices to the institution.” The projects...

Houston Flood 2016

Houston Flood 2016

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

April 21, 2016


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Historic flooding consumed Houston and surrounding areas early Monday morning. So far, there have been 8 deaths attributed to the floods. The images on TV have dredged up memories of the Memorial Day floods that happened less than a year ago. However, for most victims in the Greenspoint and other...

Heads Up America: here comes free college

Heads Up America: here comes free college

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2016


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It’s no secret that in the twenty-first century, a high school diploma is no longer enough to gain a living wage for a decent quality of life. Over 110 thousand people have signed up with HeadsUpAmerica.us, saying that they want community college to be free for anyone willing to work for it. ...

HCC honor society ranks as one of the best in the world

HCC honor society ranks as one of the best in the world

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2016


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Houston Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is now ranked as the seventh most distinguished chapter in the world out of 1,285 chapters. “All the work that we did paid off, and that feeling was incredible,” said Angie Chacko, the group’s public relations officer. She said that wi...

Textbooks save students millions

Textbooks save students millions

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

April 14, 2016


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“With our college textbooks, we have saved 674,000 students $66 million since 2012, and will save 392,000 students $39 million this academic year alone,” noted Dani Nicholson, the  Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at OpenStax. OpenStax is Rice University’s non-profit educational materials...

Textbooks outrageous prices: Students request affordable options

Textbooks outrageous prices: Students request affordable options

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2016


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“The price of textbooks is out of control,” stated HCC student Jessica White to instructors at a  Faculty Senate meeting. According to the College Board, the average cost of books and supplies for a student at a public two-year college is $1,364 for the 2015-2016 school year. That’s more than...

‘#Je Suis…’, educate and react with peace

‘#Je Suis…’, educate and react with peace

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


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Over the past four months Europe has seen two terrorist attacks in particular that seem to capture the spotlight of radical violence—one on Nov. 13 in Paris and another recently on March 22 in Brussels. In response to the horrific attacks in Brussels, there was an explicit call for solidarity. Wi...

Honors College expanding

Honors College expanding

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2016


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Houston Community College’s Honors College program is expanding to two new campuses this fall: Stafford and Spring Branch. With 25 slots for the freshman classes at each location, the primary responsibility of the Honors College Directors Deanne Schlanger at Southwest and Dan Flores at Northwest ...

Campus property economics

Campus property economics

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2016


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"The fact that our campus there was flat in enrollment was an indicator of problems with access," said Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado. Fort Bend County is the fourth fastest growing county in the U.S., yet the Missouri City campus in Sienna Plantation hasn’t grown with it. The...

How transformation is shaping up

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2016


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It’s been almost a year since Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado announced his plan for college transformation to faculty and staff. The restructuring of the college’s academic department has been the most significant change. “We had six different operating units running...

Chancellor Maldonado says “No”

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2016


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The Houston Community College Board of Trustees authorized the chancellor to execute a lease agreement on Feb. 25 for the Conn’s property. The property has been the center of controversy since HCC Trustee Dave Wilson filed a complaint with the Harris County District Attorney’s office against ...

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