The Egalitarian

Drops in the bucket: NSLS hosts Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Drops in the bucket: NSLS hosts Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Alyssa Foley, Editor

November 10, 2014

“All of our lives are chaotic and random. If we can find some way to connect to a cause, we can give it [our lives] some overlying purpose.” Kristof explained. “I think we know that helping people is harder than it looks,” Kristof admitted, “but we can have an effect and that’s profoundly reassuring.” He added that, “I’ve become a believer in drops in the bucket.” WuDunn and Kristof were asked, what can college students do to make a difference? “You don’t have to just give - there’s advocacy,” WuDunn said. She told students to, “Look into something you care about [. . .] Follow an interest you have. Do it with friends.” Kristof recommended using Facebook and Twitter as platforms for advocacy.

Game day coming to Stafford Nov. 12

Game day coming to Stafford Nov. 12

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.

Southwest men’s soccer get the tickets for Dallas

Southwest men’s soccer get the tickets for Dallas

Maria Smith

November 3, 2014

The Eagles upset the University of Houston-Downtown 6-1 in the championship match-up, earning a trip to the NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) Region IV Tournament at The University of Texas at Dallas. This is the second trip to regionals for a HCCS college and the first time for the Southwest college. Under the guidelines of coach Ubaldo Lucio and his work team; the team was able to accomplish their goals for this season tournament. "As a team, we fulfilled our expectations for the tournament. We set out to be the best and we did it."

Photography instructor hosts workshp on mobile phone photography

Photography instructor hosts workshp on mobile phone photography

John Cañamar

October 14, 2014

Hermann explained how to hide your phone or conceal the fact that you are on the camera feature of your phone when trying to capture your shot in a street photography setting. Simple tidbits like not staring into your phone screen and making eye contact with your subject to slightly more advanced tips like using the volume control of your headphones to control the trigger of the camera. The majority of the tips are common sense yet so basic that most people over look them. Alice Martinez-Mellado, a member of the HCC-West Loop Photography Club said, “I learned a lot during the presentation that some would think common knowledge. Thank you for explaining things the way you do.”

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