San Jacinto Times

History Matters Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

In honor of Women’s History Month, North Campus will host an interdisciplinary conference spotlighting the Nineteenth Amendment.

Adrianne Villanueva, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

Women spent the better part of a century demanding the right to vote, and their struggle finally paid off on August 18, 1920, when the United States Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment legalizing female enfranchisement. A century later, History Matters, an interdisciplinary conference hosted...

Tournament to Debut New Debate Format

Students interested in debate can attend an informational session on March 20 where they will test their skills in practice rounds.

Daniela Damián, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

Debates may come across as loud arguments or aggressive exchanges on television and in movies, but San Jacinto College speech faculty say proper debate skills are as vital as degrees for graduates entering today’s workforce. Dr. Nakia Welch, speech professor on the Central Campus, said experience i...

CPD Offers Cancer Survivors After-Treatment Support

Active Living after Cancer is a free program aimed at improving the lives of cancer survivors and their caretakers.

Andre Gonzales, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

Fighting cancer is a daunting challenge, and once treatment is over, survivors and caregivers continue to struggle with long-lingering side effects and risk of recurrence. On the San Jacinto College Central Campus, the office of Continuing Education and Professional Development (CPD), along with MD An...

New South Club Encourages Student Research

The Undergraduate Research Club, along with research opportunities, stresses developing a strong work ethic, practical communication skills, self-marketing strategies, and a broader professional network.

Lou Harris, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

San Jacinto College South Campus is home to a new student organization meant to engage students in research activities centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Sheema Farrah Nasir, Professor of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, advises the Undergraduate Research Club. ...

North Celebrates Lone Star Independence with Tributes to Trailblazing Texas Women

Bessie Coleman, pictured here with her plane in 1922, became the first female civil aviator when she earned her pilot’s license in 1921.

February 21, 2020

A celebration the size of Texas is coming to San Jacinto College North Campus March 2, when the office of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) is hosting a dual tribute to commemorate both Texas Independence Day and Women’s History Month. Texas declared its independence from Mexico on the same date...

Over 6,000 Middle School Students Expected for STEM Festival

Houston area sixth graders attend last year’s Mind Trekkers: Adventures in Stem, where they are fascinated by experiments and demonstrations known as STEMonstrations.

Jacob Wologo, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields offer students promising career opportunities while providing the Houston area with an avenue for economic sustainability, but the educators of San Jacinto College know that the key to attracting students to STEM areas is sparking interest...

Symposium Explores New Research, ‘Interesting Academic Topics’

The faculty-led sessions range from neurodegenerative diseases and environmental justice to a discussion of the Nazi youth propaganda featured in the film ‘Jojo Rabbit.’

Nickolas Flores, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

The Symposium Committee of San Jacinto College Central Campus is hosting the 2020 Symposium on Feb. 26-27, a two-day event featuring an array of presentations, discussions, workshops, debates, and demonstrations. The faculty-led sessions range in topics from neurodegenerative diseases and environmental...

CANstruction Contest Stocks New Food Market Shelves

Keeping with this year’s superhero theme, the OCT South team built Stark Tower as their submission in the canned food competition on the South Campus.

Sophia Primera & Mona Lisa Warren-Russell, Contributing Writers

November 15, 2019

Anyone can be a superhero at San Jacinto College, thanks to the College’s annual CANstruction contest that took place on the three academic campuses between Nov. 4 and Nov. 8. CANstruction is a food drive competition sponsored by the offices of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) that benefits...

Take Action! Workshop Encourages Community Involvement

The newest installment of the Emerging Leaders series encourages outreach activities like volunteering, attending city council meetings, or joining organizations.

November 15, 2019

The offices of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) of San Jacinto College are offering another session of a brand-new workshop titled Take Action! on Nov. 18 as part of the Emerging Leaders series. Take Action! is one of many workshops SEA offers to help students build practical leadership skills. Samantha...

Bringing in the Bystander Aims to Stop Violence

The hands-on training session shows participants strategies to diffuse dangerous situations before they escalate.

Fernando Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

San Jacinto College is offering Bringing in the Bystander training on Nov. 20 and 21 to educate students, staff, and faculty on how to help stop violence against both males and females.  Amanda Rose, the coordinator of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) on the Central Campus, said the goal...

SJC Campuses Host Tributes to Honor Veteran Students

The San Jacinto College North, South, Central, and Maritime Campuses are hosting a wide range of events Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day.

Alexandria Brown, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2019

The Veteran Centers on each of the San Jacinto College campuses are hosting ceremonies Nov. 11 to honor veteran students and their service to the country. The tributes vary from campus to campus, but potential activities include flag-raising presentations, performances of the national anthem, guest...

South Open Mic Celebrates National Day on Writing

Prof. Monae Irvin pumped up the crowd to the sounds of ‘Wobble’ and ‘Cupid Shuffle’ Oct. 22 on the South Campus.

Osasere Ewansiha, Student Editorial Adviser

November 1, 2019

In the Student Center on the San Jacinto College South Campus, a raised platform adorned the front of the room. On it stood a single microphone stand. Everyone watched silently as Speech Professor Monae Irvin walked across the stage holding a sign-up sheet. “Does anyone want to go first?” she...

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