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HCCPD assists in HPD matter

HCCPD assists in HPD matter

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

Burillo takes SW reins

Burillo takes SW reins

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Madeline Burillo became the official college president for Houston Community College Southwest on April 22, having the word “interim” removed from her title after seven months.   Burillo is ready to make sure students across all campuses enjoy and make the most of their educational experiences....

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...

HCC plans to improve student experience

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2016


Filed under News

Each of the six Houston Community College presidents has been entrusted with a project to help improve the student experience. “These are projects that cut across the entire institution,” says Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, “to bring shared best practices to the institution.” The projects...

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 5, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon at NRG Stadium. President and CEO of the Houston Texans Jamey Rootes will be the keynote speaker at commencement. The ceremony registration deadline is extended until Friday, May 6. Register...

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...

Job fair opens opportunities

Job fair opens opportunities

Ajani Stewart, Photographer/Writer

October 2, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College Stafford campus held a Job Fair Oct 1., hosting over 20 companies. The companies ranged from specialization in government, service, food service, property management and media, along with plenty more. Students flowed through the halls in search of an appealing job or even...

Fab Lab to re-open in Oct

Fab Lab to re-open in Oct

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Houston Community College Stafford campus is home to a total of seven 3D printers, plus cutters, lasers and other tools. Call it a fab lab, maker space, printing lab or 'Advanced Technology Resource Center' like the laser-etched wood sign by the door, the crowded room at the South end of the Scarcella...

Speaker raises awareness on alcohol abuse

Speaker raises awareness on alcohol abuse

Cierra Foley, Guest Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Community, Showcase

HCC Southwest Department of Counseling hosted an educational event on the effects of drugs and alcohol Thursday in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month. Emily Breeding of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs-Houston's Prevention Resource Center was the featured speaker. Breeding's talk targeted those 25...

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