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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

Houston Community College-Southwest President Madeline Burillo had the interim tag taken off her position in late April. Burillo is overseeing the construction of a center of excellence focusing on manufacturing at the Stafford campus.

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

This drone image taken Monday shows Buffalo Bayou out of its banks covering Memorial Drive, left, and Allen Parkway, right, near downtown Houston at the Studemont Street/Montrose Boulevard bridge. As of Wednesday, officials said eight have died in the floods while approximately 1,200 have been rescued from flooded residences.

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 campaigns for a free community college education for all responsible students.

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. ...

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

Members and advisers of HCC's Omega Sigma receive one of their four Hallmark Awards at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's annual international convention on April 9 in National Harbor, Maryland. Left to Right: International VP Joe Spieldenner, Public Relations Officer Angie Chacko, VP Jessica Nguyen, Adviser Eunice Kallarackal, President Ivan Lopez, Adviser Dr. Gisela Ables, VP Carina Watson, member Alyssa Foley, VP Alexandre Soares, Adviser Dr. Minh He, International President Yanik Etan.

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

Richard Baranick, Director of OpenStax, sits among five of many college textbooks which are available through the program.

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

A woman and a girl light candles at floral tributes at a memorial site at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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

HCC Central Honors College students Josue Rodriguez (left) and Alexandre Soares da Silva (right) study in the honors lounge on the first floor of the San Jacinto building. Two new Honor Colleges, complete with student lounges, will open this fall at the Stafford and Spring Branch campuses. Students in the program have smaller, more invigorating classes; assistance with financial aid; leadership training; and travel opportunities.

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

Computer rendering of the new Missouri City campus, which will open March 2017.

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...

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