The Egalitarian

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”

Students for a Democratic Society gather in front of M.D. Anderson Library to gain attention of students.

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?

Poster that describes your rights as a photographer in different situations and environments.

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

This graph shows the passing rates of Houston Community College’s nursing program graduates on the NCLEX Registered Nurse licensing exam, compared to the national average for the past eight years. For the past three years, HCC has fallen below the minimum requirement of 80 percent passing, and the college’s nursing program is now on probation. The average national pass rate is in dark blue, while HCC’s pass rate is in light blue.

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

Drone with a mounted Go Pro camera for aerial photography and videography. Drones such as this one must now be registered with the FAA at

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 ...

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg is running for Harris County District Attorney, elections will be held Nov. 8.

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

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

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?

The vacant Conn's property that sits in the parking lot of the West Loop Campus at the intersection of Highway 59 and Loop 610

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2016

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

Google Drive comes with 15 GB of storage free. Their plan for 100 GB of storage is $1.99 per month. Today only, you can boost your free storage limit up to17 GB.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2016

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. ...

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

A computer rendering of what the new Missouri City campus off Texas Parkway will look like when in opens in March 2017.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2016

If you have ever walked through the sparsely populated halls of the Missouri City campus, you wouldn’t guess that this quiet campus is probably the most controversial Houston Community College location. On Thursday, Jan. 21, the governing board of HCC voted to sell the remaining 33-acre tract of...

Parade honors King’s legacy

Mounted Baffalo Soldiers trot down parade route in the 2016 MLK Parade.

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016

The twenty-second annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston commemorated Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 18, with tens of thousands of people attending to witness the processions through midtown, marching within blocks of Houston Community College Central’s campus. The processions consisted...

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