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Magnificat House offers a place to stay if you need one

Magnificat House offers a place to stay if you need one

Joey Garcia, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community, Showcase

February 21 was Homelessness Awareness Day for Houston Community College Central Campus, as several students, faculty, and staff converged into the Learning Hub. The event even brought in attention to one particular organization. Magnificat House, located a couple of blocks away from the Central Campus,...

Textbooks save students millions

Textbooks save students millions

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under News

“With our college textbooks, we have saved 674,000 students $66 million since 2012, and will save 392,000 students $39 million this academic year alone,” noted Dani Nicholson, the  Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at OpenStax. OpenStax is Rice University’s non-profit educational materials...

A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

A beautiful struggle: Elisa Cardenas

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus & Community

“I came from a broken home. I really didn’t have guidance. My parents never really got along, and so me and my sister suffered in-between,” recalled Elisa Cardenas, who experienced homelessness at 17. Growing up, “I felt like I didn’t have a place in the world—an identity to actually ca...

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase

About 60 of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s new members were inducted into the organization in a ceremony on April 1. Maria Straus, HCC’s Dean of College Readiness and former Phi Theta Kappa adviser was the keynote speaker. “This is what Phi Theta Kappa is all about, the community of scholars,” sa...

NSCS welcomes 500 new members

NSCS welcomes 500 new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Houston Community College’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is welcoming over 500 new members this semester. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership invitations are sent to first and second year college students of all disciplines based on ...

HCC scholarships open

HCC scholarships open

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Houston Community College Foundation scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now open until June 3. During the application process, the questions are designed like a survey. For example, it will ask you if you are an engineering student or not. Each scholarship has differe...

And the award goes to…

And the award goes to…

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Culture

Houston Community College pulled out the red carpet at the Spring Branch campus on March 12 to congratulate and celebrate the outstanding work filmmaking students did over the last semester.   Each year, the Houston Community College Filmmaking program hosts the HCC Movie Makers Academy Awards, ...

How good is your professor really?

How good is your professor really?

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

A great professor can make the most boring class in the world exciting, and can even help you find your passion in the subject they teach. Houston Community College has some amazing professors, but do you know who they are? You will be signing up for classes next semester soon, have you asked arou...

Students donate prom clothes

Students donate prom clothes

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Do you remember being a senior in high school? The fear you may have had in realizing you couldn’t find the right clothes for prom? That’s a problem Chelsea Coffey was compelled to solve. Along with a former co-worker, Patricia Molina, she founded Mia’s Closet, a nonprofit clothing donation organizati...

Students, faculty ask board chair tough questions

Students, faculty ask board chair tough questions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase

The chair of Houston Community College’s Board of Trustees reached out to both students and professors. On Friday, March 11, Adriana Tamez spoke at the United Student Council and Faculty Senate meetings. Dr. Tamez said that she came to answer questions, but many of the questions raised by students...

College readiness

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

“College readiness is not an ISD problem. It’s not an HCC problem. It’s our problem as a community,” stated Catherine O’Brien, HCC’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for College Readiness. She spoke at a College Readiness Summit at the West Loop campus on March 2. In attendance were faculty and...

UH students: “Trump’s racism not welcome here”

UH students: “Trump’s racism not welcome here”

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The last Republican presidential debate before Super Tuesday voting was hosted at the University of Houston on Thursday. While UH gave the GOP a 60,000 seat venue, the school was given a total of 25 tickets to the event. Only six tickets went to students. Many students protested the debate, the Republican...

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