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San Jac Alum, Comedian Ralphie May, Dies, 45

San Jac Alum, Comedian Ralphie May, Dies, 45

October 13, 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 13, 2017


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 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 13, 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 13, 2017


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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...

Cash-Strapped Students Solve Time, Money Problem With ‘Work-When-You-Want’ Jobs

Cash-Strapped Students Solve Time, Money Problem With ‘Work-When-You-Want’ Jobs

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

April 28, 2017


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Time and money. Not having enough of either is a common grievance for college students but even for those with jobs, going to college usually means little extra time for work leaving many students short on money to cover their expenses. However, new employment opportunities in the form of “work-when-you-want”...

South Brings Back Blast Week Ahead of Final Exams

South Brings Back Blast Week Ahead of Final Exams

Marc Medina, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2017


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Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) of San Jacinto College South Campus will host Blast Week May 1-4 to help students relieve end-of-term stress stemming from final exams. Katherine Aguilar, an administrative assistant for SEA, said Blast Week features a series of daily activities where students...

North Campus Presents 19th Psych Expo

North Campus Presents 19th Psych Expo

Cody Cochran, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2017


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Spring 2017 Psychology Expo took place in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North Campus April 20 showcasing the research projects of more than 300 students enrolled in psychology classes. This was the nineteenth Expo organized by psychology faculty on the North Campus. Psychology professor...

Get Lit! Spotlights Monsters, Madness

Get Lit! Spotlights Monsters, Madness

Joshua Foyil, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2017


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Focused on his target, Brian gallantly faced the walking corpse in front of him. He raised his weapon and took a slight pause before taking the fatal shot. Although it may sound like it, zombies did not invade the Student Center on April 19. Brian was participating in one of the many interactive booths...

Cyber Criminals Cash In: College .edu Addresses in High Demand on Dark Web

Cyber Criminals Cash In: College .edu Addresses in High Demand on Dark Web

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

April 14, 2017


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A new form of cybercrime created by sophisticated foreign governments and organized crime rings are generating top security risks to colleges and universities worldwide. Hackers work around the clock to steal college credentials that access creative work, sensitive research, and personal information,...

Earth Day Fest to Feature Saltwater Life, Monkey Displays

Earth Day Fest to Feature Saltwater Life, Monkey Displays

Chelsea Green, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2017


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San Jacinto College South Campus is hosting an Earth Day festival on April 20 as part of the larger global tribute supporting environmental protection taking place April 22. Katlynn Colquitt, a senior administrative assistant for biology and one of the event coordinators, said visitors will be treated...

San Jac Volunteers Prepare for Annual Battle Tribute

San Jac Volunteers Prepare for Annual Battle Tribute

April 14, 2017


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Once again, volunteers from San Jacinto College will help commemorate the victory at the Battle of San Jacinto that took place April 21, 1836, by taking part in the annual festival on April 22. The San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment celebrates the pivotal win that gave Texas its independence...

San Jac Named Among Nation’s Top Five Community Colleges

San Jac Named Among Nation’s Top Five Community Colleges

Rebecca Kister, Editor-in-chief

March 31, 2017


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San Jacinto College claimed a spot as one of the nation’s top five community colleges beating out 145 contenders from a pool of more than 1,100 two-year institutions for the Rising Star award. Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer accepted the honor along with a cash prize of $100,000 at a luncheon March...

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