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Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA Raises Awareness for Spina Bifida, Mental Health

Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA Raises Awareness for Spina Bifida, Mental Health

Michael Taggart, Editor-in-chief

November 24, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life

Adversity is nothing new for San Jacinto College student Jessica Escamilla. Born with Spina Bifida, the thirty-five-year-old did not let it stop her from becoming a published author or from using her platform as the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA to raise awareness for issues close to her heart.  According...

North Campus Hosts Confidential HIV Testing

North Campus Hosts Confidential HIV Testing

MacKenzie Dornak, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

San Jacinto College North Campus is offering HIV testing on Nov. 30 where enrolled students can be checked at no charge. Counselor Moran Tuck said the event was organized to "promote mental and physical health” at the College. “We provide this service to our students who may not be able to...

Stocking Stuffer Drive to Benefit Local Children’s Non-Profit

Stocking Stuffer Drive to Benefit Local Children’s Non-Profit

Jenna Schaub, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

The office of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) of San Jacinto College South Campus is organizing a stocking stuffer drive to collect donations for the Boys and Girls Harbor in LaPorte, a non-profit organization that offers a stable group home environment to children between the ages of 5 and 18...

Provost’s Conference Speech Highlights Relevance of Nixon Impeachment

Provost’s Conference Speech Highlights Relevance of Nixon Impeachment

KC Cruz, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

“Eighteen minutes of shhhhhhhhhhhhhh,” were the words used by San Jacinto College Central Campus Provost Van Wigginton to describe the content of doctored White House tapes that lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in the midst of the Watergate scandal.  Wigginton said Nixon...

Poster Presentation, Speakers Spotlight Rice Research Opportunities

Poster Presentation, Speakers Spotlight Rice Research Opportunities

Brooke Stubbs, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life

San Jacinto College Central Campus hosted a poster presentation Nov. 2 to showcase the efforts of students participating in four of Rice University’s summer research programs. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) includes multiple 10-week programs, which run from May through the end of July,...

Food Pantry Restocks with Thanksgiving Drive

Food Pantry Restocks with Thanksgiving Drive

Alyssa Curiel, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

San Jacinto College North Campus is hosting a competition until Nov. 14 to help restock the food pantry with non-perishable goods in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus organizations submitting the largest donations will be named at the end of November. Jeanette Liberty, Department Chair of...

SJC Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs Dies, 54

SJC Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs Dies, 54

October 26, 2017


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The San Jacinto College community lost one its own Oct. 11 when Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs Chester “Chet” Lewis died unexpectedly. He was 54.  Chester Lewis III was born on October 17, 1963 in Provo, Utah. He officially assumed his position with the College January 19, 2016. “I...

Bigger, Better Fall Fest Back at South

Bigger, Better Fall Fest Back at South

Jenna Schaub, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

The office of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) of San Jacinto College South Campus will host Fall Fest today, an annual event aimed at supporting the campus’s student organizations while offering the surrounding area a low-cost entertainment option. SEA Coordinator Daniel Byars said the festival...

San Jac Alum, Comedian Ralphie May, Dies, 45

San Jac Alum, Comedian Ralphie May, Dies, 45

October 12, 2017


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Popular standup comedian and former San Jacinto College student Ralph “Ralphie” May died unexpectedly in Las Vegas during the morning hours of Oct. 6 from cardiac arrest after battling pneumonia for several weeks. He was 45. San Jacinto Times reporter James Madsen interviewed the comic in the...

Space Day to Showcase Aerospace Academy, STEM Programs

Space Day to Showcase Aerospace Academy, STEM Programs

Alexus Christian, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life, Showcase

 San Jacinto College South Campus will debut 2017 Fall Space Day on Oct. 24 as a means to connect interested students to opportunities available within the College’s Aerospace Academy and STEM programs. Space Day took place for the first time in March, but organizers expanded the fall event to...

New Center Aims for Seamless Student Transfers

New Center Aims for Seamless Student Transfers

Brooke Stubbs, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017


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The University Center at San Jacinto College Central Campus is a new one-stop shop for students seeking assistance in transferring to a four-year university. The newly-opened center prepares customized degree plans for receiving institutions developed in coordination with advisors from the transfer schools.    Pam...

Philosophy Club Hopes to Grow with Future Events

Philosophy Club Hopes to Grow with Future Events

Daniel Davis, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News and Student Life

The Philosophy Club on San Jacinto College South Campus is where students who enjoy philosophical theories gather every week to exchange ideas and personal opinions in an open discussion. The club’s student leader, Andy Cordova, is responsible for organizing and hosting the weekly meetings. Influenced...

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