The Egalitarian

Museum of Modern Day Slavery

John Cañamar, Edior

February 25, 2017


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In a small building at 5818 Southwest Freeway, Interstate 69, in Houston, Texas sits a museum that is not on many people’s radar. In fact, many people are blind to the subject matter that is preserved and documented there. It is the Museum of Modern Day Slavery. Now you may be thinking slavery...

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

The Beautiful Struggle: Maria Equis

John Cañamar, Editor

February 25, 2017


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Maria shares her experience about being a sex trafficking victim: "It never occurred to me to ever try to run away."

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

Alyssa Foley, Editor

February 24, 2017


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You cannot help but fall in love with this quirky vampire. Lucy Mangan plays the ghostly Eli in ‘Let the Right One In’ showing in Houston at the Alley Theatre until March 19.

Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Maintaining and preserving sacred grounds

Skarleth Velasquez, Writer / Photographer

February 24, 2017


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On the second Saturday of every month, you will find Professor Angela Holder and her students volunteering at the historic College Memorial Park Cemetery.“When they see some of the tombstones and they see the years, that the former slaves, and former professionals that made Houston what it is and they can see some history there,” says Holder, “It’s really like a classroom experience as well.”

Marijuana decriminalized

Marijuana decriminalized

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017


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A new program effectively decriminalizes minor marijuana possession in Harris County. Under the program, qualifying individuals who are caught with less than four ounces of marijuana can take a four-hour drug and decision making class and avoid arrest, jail and a criminal record. This does not...

Students lobby at capitol

Students lobby at capitol

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017


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AUSTIN, Texas – Students joined Houston Community College trustees in lobbying for the college at the Texas State Capitol. Fourteen HCC students traveled to Austin for Community College Day on Tuesday, Feb 7 when students from community colleges across the state swarmed the capitol grounds....

Good boy! But the movie?

Good boy! But the movie?

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ sparked a big outrage about animal treatment on movie sets after a video from the set was leaked to a news magazine. Although an important topic, it doesn’t help the cause to try by manipulating the public with obviously edited footage that dramatized the event. Because of...

In Retrospect: Stand By Me

In Retrospect:  Stand By Me

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

February 11, 2017


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There’s a clever subtlety to Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me. It’s there just off in the background. Casual viewers won’t notice it so much, but those paying attention just might. The film tells the story of four boys growing up in the small town of Castle Rock, and of their journey into the surrounding...

Story Amazes, Watch it Again and Again – The Accountant

Story Amazes, Watch it Again and Again – The Accountant

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Why the two hit men decided not to kill Christopher Wolf (Ben Affleck) at his home, is a questions I was not able to figure out. But they did stake him out there, then followed him to a neighboring ranch where he goes to shoot, in order to take him out.   As Chris was painting faces on his melons that...

Two HCC cafeterias violated code

Two HCC cafeterias violated code

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 9, 2017


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On recent inspections, a Houston Community College Central campus cafeteria received two health code violations while the Coleman campus cafeteria received one health code violation. The Houston Health Department conducted routine, unannounced inspections of the two French Corner cafeteria locations...

HCC students advised not to travel abroad

HCC students advised not to travel abroad

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 8, 2017


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It has been a long week and a half for individuals from the majority-Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s now-overturned Executive Order. According to the State Department, the U.S. canceled the visas of up to 60,000 foreigners in the week after the ban on travel. The ban affected...

Rockets Refuel at Home

Rockets Refuel at Home

February 1, 2017


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The Rockets refuel at home after a five-game road trip and 10 of their last 14 games on the road. After sleeping in their beds, the team came out energized and beat the Kings 105-83. "It just felt good to be back at home," James Harden said. "It felt like we were on the road for so long, that we are...

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