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

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

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017


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  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 society wins at regionals

Honor society wins at regionals

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017


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Houston Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter won multiple regional distinctions. Competing against nearly 50 other chapters, HCC’s Omega Sigma Chapter took home an Honors in Action Award of Distinction, a College Project Award of Merit and the Texas Top Chapter award. The Phi ...

Honor students take trip to Italy

Honor students take trip to Italy

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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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


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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...

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Police Blotter: March 22 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 22, 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: Assault Reported on: March 9 at 10:56 am Location: Central - Midtown Campus, J. B. Whitely Building Description: A female HCC student reported that another female HCC student made a verbal threat to ...

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Dr. Siddiqi excited for future of college

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 11, 2017


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On February 1, Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi took office and became the new Houston Community College Central President. “I strongly believe that our urban centers or these large cities, are a very critical factor of our national competitiveness as a nation and as a whole and our ranking in the wor...

Trustee called out for anti-LGBT rant, again

Trustee called out for anti-LGBT rant, again

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017


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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...

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017


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Houston Community College’s governing board approved the sale of two properties on Feb. 23. First, the Board of Trustees sold about 9 acres of unimproved land near Highway 288 and MacGregor to the City of Houston for $13.8 million. Second, the board sold three parking spaces at the West Loop campus...

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017


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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...

Chancellor praises college

Chancellor praises college

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 8, 2017


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Chancellor Cesar Maldonado shined a spotlight on the college’s improvements and successes at the annual State of the College address. “There are not many institutions in the country, or in fact the world, that have [this] scale, that change the lives of so many,” said Maldonado, “we do it...

HCC annual Black History Gala

HCC annual Black History Gala

Jimmeika Mills, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2017


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On Saturday, Houston Community College held its 11th annual Black History Scholarship Gala at Hotel Zaza in downtown Houston. The event was hosted by KTRK ABC13 Anchor and host of Crossroads Melanie Lawson and KPRC2 Meteorologist and host of Houston Newsmakers Khambrel Marshall. According to the HCC...

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

HCC Police Blotter: March 8 Edition

Egalitarian Staff Report

March 8, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Compiled From HCC Police crime log. CENTRAL CAMPUS: Offense: Other Police Activity Reported on: March 2 at 4:34 pm Location: Central - Midtown Campus, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage Description: Female instructor reported receiving unsolicited but non-threatening "love letters" from a former male student who is currently in prison. Letters have reportedly been sent for approximately 5 years Offense: Harassment Incident occurred on: March 2 be...

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