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Omega Sigma top 100

Omega Sigma top 100

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter ranks as one of the top chapters internationally. HCC’s Omega Sigma chapter placed in the top 100 chapters out of more than 1,250 chapters around the world. From Phi Theta Kappa’s international convention in Nashville, Tennessee,...

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed...

Student Gov changes structure

Student Gov changes structure

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Four students voted in favor of changing the core structure of student government at Houston Community College. The motion passed. The amendments to HCC’s United Student Council constitution is changing the student government system from Student Appointed Representatives to a senator system akin...

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

We all make mistakes; whether it’s dropping a cup, spilling some water, maybe you forget your keys and get locked out of your car, or you drop your phone and crack your screen. We all make mistakes, and I can say with confidence, we make mistakes everyday. But, for the performers of Cirque Du Soleils’...

You have to win the close ones

You have to win the close ones

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Astros stretch division lead by beating AL West rivals LA Angels 3-0.

A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Desmond Doss was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. Even though he believed that the war was justified, he did not believe in taking a life. While Terry Benedict was a young boy, he loved to read. He came across a book called The Unlikeliest Hero about...

Musician Tony Copeland a ‘hidden gem’ at HCC

Musician Tony Copeland a ‘hidden gem’ at HCC

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Imagine touring Europe with your childhood musical idol, being called upon by one of the most sought after producers in the world and while preparing to set off on tour for your solo album, your manager tells you, “Go to school to get your degree! The tour and the music will be there when you finish.” Those...

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

The Beautiful Struggle of Poetic Justice

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

“Out of all the things I thought I would be, homeless was not one of them.” Poet, activist and Houston Community College student, Justice Butler aka DOAP has experienced many challenges in her life, but becoming homeless was a considerable low. Things weren’t always bad, she worked at a Verizon...

Where to transfer? Knowledge is power

Where to transfer? Knowledge is power

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

Houston Community College’s motto is ‘start here, go anywhere.’ Tis the season when many students are determining where they will go to school in the fall. With all the excitement and anxiety surrounding transferring schools, one crucial thing is missing: reliable information. Decisions on wher...

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Police Blotter: April 5 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

April 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Incidents compiled from HCC Police Crime Log, which is updated weekdays and can be found online here.   CENTRAL CAMPUSES: Offense: Graffiti Reported on: March 29 at 9:57pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Graffiti was found by a patrol officer in a stairwell. Offense: Burglary of Vehicl...

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

VAST Academy celebrates 25 years

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 26, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities used to have few options to continue their education after high school. In 1991, one Houston Community College instructor hoped to change that. She started with offering 55 special needs students an innovative program to help them live full...

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

God is a diva; sarcastic, egotistical, prone to jealousy and ‘wrath management issues’. God also likes sneakers and Chai tea. Want to meet God in person? He is revealing himself nightly at Houston’s Alley Theatre performances of ‘An Act of God’ through April 16. If you are willing to...

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