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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 ...

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

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

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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Kim Ogg wants to be district attorney to fix the broken justice system. Unless you are in real trouble with the law, you’re unlikely to be familiar with the role of DA. Ogg says that, “running for Harris County district attorney is applying to be CEO of the largest public law firm in Texas.” Current...

Highways vs. METRO

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


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Houston is home to one of the most extensive highway systems in America, including the likes of Interstate-45, Interstate-610, Beltway 8, U.S.-59 and Interstate-10, which along with others, boasts over 4206 lane miles of highway. With a large proportion of Greater Houston jobs and higher education opportu...

Is Conn’s property a con?

Is Conn’s property a con?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2016


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Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson filed a complaint with the District Attorney’s office against HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and Chief Facilities Officer Chuck Smith back in August, for what Wilson considers fraud and misappropriation of bond funds. “The misstatements by the Chancellor...

Get 2 GB free on Google Drive, today only

Get 2 GB free on Google Drive, today only

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2016


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Use Google Drive? Get 2 GB of storage for free today in honor of Safer Internet Day 2016. By conducting a simple check up of your Google account security settings, the company will add 2 GB of cloud storage in Drive for free. Even if you participated last year, you can still get another 2 GB today. ...

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