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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

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

“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

“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

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

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

"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

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

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 ...

UH students: “Trump’s racism not welcome here”

UH students: “Trump’s racism not welcome here”

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

The last Republican presidential debate before Super Tuesday voting was hosted at the University of Houston on Thursday. While UH gave the GOP a 60,000 seat venue, the school was given a total of 25 tickets to the event. Only six tickets went to students. Many students protested the debate, the Republican...

Do you know your image rights?

Do you know your image rights?

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writter

February 28, 2016

Ever thought about your First Amendment rights? You might be surprised at just how that photo you’ve taken at a park or other public area has protection from the U.S Constitution. It may seem remote, but even though the Constitution was written over 250 years ago, the resonance still applies today to o...

HCC Nursing Program: Hanging on with life support

HCC Nursing Program: Hanging on with life support

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2016

The Texas Board of Nursing recently ruled that the accreditation of Houston Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program be put on probation status. The conditional status means that HCC cannot admit any new students into the program. At least 80 percent of current students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, in order for HCC not to lose the program.

To register, or not to register your drone

To register, or not to register your drone

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Drones are finding their way into the hands of hobbyists and business people, and are increasingly being used for policing and surveillance, aerial filming and competitions. Federal law is now requiring the registration of drones for safety purposes, and just in case it gets lost. Anyone who owns an ...

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