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United States gymnasts from left, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, arrive to testify during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector Generals report on the FBIs handling of the Larry Nassar investigation on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington. Nassar was charged in 2016 with federal child pornography offenses and sexual abuse charges in Michigan. He is now serving decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he worked for Michigan State and Indiana-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuse

Mary Clare Jalonick, Will Graves and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a "blind eye" to USA Gymnastics team doctor...

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Simu Liu in a scene from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Review: ‘Shang-Chi’ adds a thrilling hero to Marvel universe

Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer September 1, 2021

If the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us anything it's that heroes arise from unexpected places. For their 25th film entry, that place is valet parking. The titular hero of "Shang-Chi and the Legend...

What the NIL Bill Means for Texas College Athletes and How Students Can Prepare

What the NIL Bill Means for Texas College Athletes and How Students Can Prepare

Rebecca Rathbun, Student Writer June 23, 2021

Student athletes have long been disallowed to make money off of their own name, face, and reputation; while universities make money off of merchandise, ticket sales, and concessions. The revenue...

Biden and the Border Crisis

Can the Biden Administration Gain Control of the Border?
Chonte Crewsaw, Student March 28, 2021

1933 miles stretching from the pacific ocean to the tip of southern Texas; this is the distance of the border that connects the United States and Mexico.  A close eye has been kept on this section of...

Gridlock To Safety (Beirut Explosion)

Gridlock To Safety (Beirut Explosion)

Malek Chaar March 2, 2021

  Over the years, there have been many man-made catastrophes that occurred around the world that have hurt, killed, or injured many people. When we speak of such catastrophes, stuff like war,...

In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this year’s list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The class of 2021 will be announced in May. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall

Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer February 10, 2021

NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary...

In this Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, paraprofessional Jessica Wein helps Josh Nazzaro answer questions from his teacher while attending class virtually from his home in Wharton, N.J. Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldnt necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, school leaders around the country are planning for the possibility of more distance learning next fall at the start of yet another school year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press February 8, 2021

Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn't necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, school...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as President Donald Trump walks onto stage for the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

Debate commission says it will make changes to format

David Bauder, AP Media Writer September 30, 2020

NEW YORK — The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. The...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during an NFL training camp football practice Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Houston. It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. A whole lot has changed, though.(Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer September 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally...

Graduation issue of The Egalitarian

Graduation issue of The Egalitarian

This special edition features VAST Academy and HCC graduates, who received their degrees and certifications during HCC's virtual graduation ceremony May 22.
Egalitarian Staff May 22, 2020

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Watts gives her account of overcoming loss; being motivated by daughter to succeed
Jamie Watts May 22, 2020

Hi, my name is Jamie Watts. I will be a Spring 2020 graduate with my associate of arts in multidisciplinary studies. My journey wasn’t easy at all. I lost my mom in 1998. It’s been a very hard...

Raquel Perez and her family. Perez received her certificate in audio engineering during HCCs virtual graduation ceremony May 22.

Back on track

Perez tells her story of perseverance en route to earning a certificate in audio engineering.
Raquel Perez May 22, 2020

I got my certificate in audio engineering! I am 30-year-old mother of seven. I dropped out of high school and became a teen mom of twin boys at 16. It took me years to get back on track but I...

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