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Student Gov changes structure

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Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 19, 2017

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...

Students lobby at capitol

Board of Trustees Chair Eva Loredo, and trustees Adriana Tamez, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Robert Glaser and John Hansen pose with HCC staff and students on the steps of the Texas State Capitol on Community College Day on Feb 7.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017

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....

Southwest student gov host rally

Students enjoy food, entertainment, and the speakers at the Southwest Student Government Association’s People with Purpose Pep Rally at the West Loop campus on Monday, April 25.

Photos by Gilbert Bernal

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

May 7, 2016

With finals coming up, the stress level for students can go through the roof. At Houston Community College’s West Loop campus, the Student Government Association hosted their second People with Purpose Pep Rally to help ease students’ nerves. On April 25 many students came from class to get free...

Central SGA places 3rd in convention song contest

Houston Community College Central Student Government Association received third place in the song contest at the state convention. Here, student officers and their adviser pose with their certificate.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2016

Houston Community College–Central Student Government Association won third place in the state song contest. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association presented the group with a third place certificate at the State Convention, April 7–10 in Austin, Texas. TJCSGA is the only student-...

Open Letter to Southwest Students

Officers and members of the Southwest Student Government Association pose for a photo at the People for Purpose Pep Rally Nov. 11.

Charles Tolden, Southwest SGA President

January 27, 2016

Editor's Note: All six student government presidents from the colleges across the HCC system were invited to publish an open letter to students. This is an open letter written by the Southwest Student Government President Charles Tolden. The HCC Southwest Student Government Association is co...

Southwest hosts pep rally

Members of the HCC Eaglets Dance Team perform for students at the People for Purpose Pep rally on Nov 11.

Alyssa Foley and Ajani Stewart

November 20, 2015

Houston Community College–Southwest Student Government Association hosted their People for Purpose Pep Rally on Nov 11. The event, hosted by SGA, included a DJ, a performance by the HCC’s dance team the Eaglets, a dance-off competition, free food and a speech by HCC Southwest Interim President...

Student Gov starts petition for rec center

The Southwest Student Government Association officers  announced their HCC recreation center petition at the Sept. 30 General Assembly meeting. From left to right is Secretary Amma Akram, Vice President Ayo Shofoluwe, President Charles Tolden and Treasurer John Williams.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2015

The Southwest Student Government is collecting student signatures to petition for a new recreation center. "The whole idea behind it is increasing student retention and increasing student enrollment,” explained President Charles Tolden after the Sept. 30 General Assembly meeting. "What would...

Free textbook rental launches

At HCC Central, the Student Government Association has partnered with the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) to open a textbook library checkout. From left to right is SLAC Vice President Elijah Foster, SLAC Adviser Erica Hubbard, Student Government Association Vice President Jessica Thuy Nguyen and SLAC Secretary Thao Nguyen.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2015

Sky-high textbook prices are a serious problem for students. Many students are forgoing on assigned textbooks because they are too expensive; 65 percent of students in a 2014 study said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it costs too much. Students realize that skipping out on assigned textbooks is risky. The survey also found that 94 percent of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course. More than half of the students felt significant concern for their grade.

Student Gov talks resources

The Central Student Government Association held its first general meeting on Wednesday in the LHSB.

Ashura Bayyan, Writer

September 8, 2015

Wednesday Sept. 2, the HCC Student Government Association held its first public meeting of the semester. Many topics were discussed, including an outline of upcoming semester events and an explanation of what new resources are available to students this semester. A free textbook campaign has begun....

Vote in Southwest SGA Elections

Adrian Nwanze (left) and  Charles Tolden (right) are running for Southwest Student Government President 2015-2016 term. Elections are on-going online.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2015

Elections for the HCC Southwest College's Student Government Association will be conducted online this from May 6 to 11. Students who attend the West Loop campus should vote here, students who attend the Stafford campus should vote here, and students who attend the Missouri City campus should vote ...

Central SGA February Events

Central SGA February Events

Egalitarian Staff Report

February 11, 2015

HCC Central's Student Government Association will be hosting several events in the month of February at the Central and South campuses. Below is a list of their upcoming events. Spring 2015 Club Day Feb. 12. 1-3 p.m. Main Entrance of the San Jacinto Bldg. Followed by An Evening of Zydeco and Gumbo 3p.m....

Game day coming to Stafford Nov. 12

Student Playing at  the Game Day at West Loop

Alyssa Foley

November 6, 2014

The Southwest College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting Game Day in the Stafford Campus Learning Hub lobby on Wednesday Nov. 12th from noon till 2:30PM. Games will include giant Connect Four, Xbox 360, Jenva, and Playstation. SGA Secretary Rodrigue Djikeuchi described the last Game Day at the West Loop campus on Oct. 15 as a chance for students to, “get to know each other.” SGA President Godswill Muofhe believes there is more to school than going to class. Game Day is an chance for students to do more than just attend class.

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