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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...

Students lobby at capitol

Students lobby at capitol

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

Southwest student gov host rally

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

May 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

Central SGA places 3rd in convention song contest

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

Open Letter to Southwest Students

Charles Tolden, Southwest SGA President

January 27, 2016


Filed under Commentary

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

Southwest hosts pep rally

Alyssa Foley and Ajani Stewart

November 20, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

Student Gov starts petition for rec center

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

Free textbook rental launches

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

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.

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Student Gov talks resources

Student Gov talks resources

Ashura Bayyan, Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Community

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

Vote in Southwest SGA Elections

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community

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

Game day coming to Stafford Nov. 12

Alyssa Foley

November 6, 2014


Filed under Community

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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