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HCC vote supports dreamers

HCC vote supports dreamers

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

January 25, 2017

Houston Community College’s governing board approved a resolution Thursday reaffirming its support of the Texas Dream Act. Seven out of nine trustees voted in favor of the resolution, which states that the HCC Board of Trustees “respectfully endorses the continuation of policies and legislation that continue to build Houston and the great State of Texas as leaders in educational access [and] opposes changes to Texas laws on determination of resident status as used in higher education, including but not limited to the Texas Dream Act.”

Houston marches against Trump

Houston marches against Trump

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2017

Thousands of protesters marched in downtown Houston this weekend in opposition to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The marchers were motivated by the same opposition sediment that spurred similar protests around the nation on inauguration day Friday and on Saturday. On Friday hundreds marched...

Houston Walks 2 Vote

Houston Walks 2 Vote

Michael Garcia, Egalitarian Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

University of Houston-Downtown hosted it’s fourth year event of Walk-2-Vote Wednesday afternoon. John Locke, Chair of local and founder and chair of the National Walk-2-Vote estimated over 1000 plus participants, which included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee among...

White Lives Matter protest Anti-Defamation League

White Lives Matter protest Anti-Defamation League

Michael Garcia, Egalitarian Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

A swarm of protesters from various organizations and police officers surrounded The Anti-Defamation League located on 4635 Southwest Fwy on Saturday morning around 11 AM. An all white organization called White Lives Matter, who went national after they protested in front of the NAACP office back in...

Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2016

Houston Community College managed to lose over $37 thousand by offering rodeo parking, according to financial records. HCC opened up its parking garage at the administration building at 3100 Main St., as well as parking at the Northline campus. Both locations are close to Metro Light Rail stations,...

HCC graduates over 2,500

HCC graduates over 2,500

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 18, 2016

More than 2,500 Houston Community College students walked across the stage at NRG Stadium at commencement Saturday. According to college officials, HCC graduated 2,640 students and an estimated 19,000 attended the college’s graduation. The class of 2016 graduated with associate degrees in science,...

GED graduates celebrate

GED graduates celebrate

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 18, 2016

Over 200 GED graduates celebrated their accomplishment with family and friends at Houston Community College General Education Development Program commencement Wednesday, May 11, at the auditorium at HCC Central. “It was really nerve wracking,” says Monica Hernandez referring to the course of study. ...

Burillo takes SW reins

Burillo takes SW reins

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Madeline Burillo became the official college president for Houston Community College Southwest on April 22, having the word “interim” removed from her title after seven months.   Burillo is ready to make sure students across all campuses enjoy and make the most of their educational experiences....

Texans president to speak at graduation

Texans president to speak at graduation

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 7, 2016

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

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

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

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. ...

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