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1,000-pound animal, 10-year-old girl

Kiersten Priddy with her heifer named Sweet Caroline at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo a day before their showing at the Calf Scramble Beef Heifer Show in the NRG Center.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017

  During most of March, the NRG Center seems more like an air-conditioned barn than a convention center. Rows of thousand-pound animals line up in stalls inside. The majority of the heifers are raised by high schoolers, but right next to the Calf Scramble check-in table in row J is a heifer tied...

Honor students take trip to Italy

HCC Honors College student visited Italy during Spring Break. The students visited cities such as Venice and Florence.

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

On March 9, the Houston Community College Honor College students started their travels to Venice and Florence in Italy. Every year the sophomores of the honors college go on a trip during spring break to learn more about what they have been learning in class. The trip is funded by HCC and the HCC boa...

HCCPD assists in HPD matter

HCCPD assists in HPD matter

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017

Houston Community College Southwest Brays Oaks Campus was caught up in a shelter-in-place last month while police searched for a suspect in a nearby police shooting. The shooting did not occur on the HCC’s 8855 West Bellfort property, but the campus fell at the edge of the shelter-in-place area i...

Trustee called out for anti-LGBT rant, again

HCC student Josue Rodriguez called out Trustee Dave Wilson for his anti-LGBT remarks.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017

A Houston Community College student called out Trustee Dave Wilson for his anti-LGBT remarks at a board meeting. Before the vote on the resolution reaffirming the college’s support of the Texas Dream Act, Wilson objected to a clause in the resolution restating HCC’s existing anti-discrimination polic...

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017

Houston Community College’s governing board approved the campus carry policy fleshing out the details of where weapons are allowed on campus. Passed in 2015, Texas Senate Bill 11 allows handgun license holders to carry a concealed or hidden gun in particular areas on college campuses. The campus...

Brays Oaks Campus lock down over

Image courtesy of HCC

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 28, 2017

The lock down of Houston Community College Brays Oaks Campus and the surrounding area was called off around 4pm. Classes have been canceled and the campus closed for the rest of the day. According to campus police, there were no injuries on campus, the lockdown was for precaution. Classes will...

Museum of Modern Day Slavery

John Cañamar, Edior

February 25, 2017

In a small building at 5818 Southwest Freeway, Interstate 69, in Houston, Texas sits a museum that is not on many people’s radar. In fact, many people are blind to the subject matter that is preserved and documented there. It is the Museum of Modern Day Slavery. Now you may be thinking slavery...

Marijuana decriminalized

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, introduced her Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program at the Harris County Justice Criminal Justice Center on Feb. 16. The program will go into effect on March 1.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017

A new program effectively decriminalizes minor marijuana possession in Harris County. Under the program, qualifying individuals who are caught with less than four ounces of marijuana can take a four-hour drug and decision making class and avoid arrest, jail and a criminal record. This does not...

HCC students advised not to travel abroad

Muslims rally during Muslim Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday Jan. 31. Thousands of supporters protected hundreds of Muslims who attended the rally by forming a human chain around them.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made no mention of President Donald Trump' temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations during his State of the State address that was going on inside the Capitol. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 8, 2017

It has been a long week and a half for individuals from the majority-Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s now-overturned Executive Order. According to the State Department, the U.S. canceled the visas of up to 60,000 foreigners in the week after the ban on travel. The ban affected...

HCC vote supports dreamers

Supporters of the resolution putting HCC on record as supporting the Texas Dream Act rallied outside the college administrative building before the vote on Thursday. Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos spoke in favor of the resolution at the rally.

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

Protesters at Friday's Inauguration Protest in Houston.

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

UHD held it's fourth annual Walk 2 Vote event.

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...

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