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October 31, 2014

Lone Star College System files lawsuit against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

LSCS cites conflict of interest and "dubious and unusual" investigations

On March 3, Lone Star College System (LSCS) filed a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeking relief from what the college system calls the EEOC’s “continued disregard for the rule of law and its own procedures.” The EEOC has launched investigations into LSCS’ hiring practices, alleging that Hispanic applicants do not receive equal consideration, and Hispanic workers often don’t receive promotions. Javier Chacon, a human rights activist in Houston and former Deputy Director of the EEOC’s Houston office is leading the campaign for investigation, with a Houston Chronicle article stating that while he never worked for or applied …continue reading

North Star News enters 2nd year

North Star News is entering its second year of operations for the 2014-2015 school year.  To that end, this article will provide information on some of the services and changes that will be effective during this time period. North Star News will continue to have an SGA presence to announce raffles, deals, and services.  All clubs on campus (to include athletic teams) will continue to be urged to appoint a liaison to NSN to provide information on events and updates to the paper to ensure coverage.  As before, clubs with liaisons will be entered into a monthly raffle for free …continue reading

Lone Star College System files lawsuit against Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

On March 3, Lone Star College System (LSCS) filed a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeking relief from what the college system calls the EEOC’s “continued disregard for the rule of law and its own procedures.” The EEOC has launched investigations into LSCS’ hiring practices, alleging that Hispanic applicants do not receive equal consideration, and Hispanic workers often don’t receive promotions. Javier Chacon, a human rights activist in Houston and former Deputy Director of the EEOC’s Houston office is leading the campaign for investigation, with a Houston Chronicle article stating that while he never worked for or applied …continue reading

ASAP hosts vigil for late President and Founder

On Thursday, March 27, the Asian Student Association for Progress (ASAP) hosted a vigil for Johnson Nguyen in the Cyber Café of the Student Center at Lone Star College-North Harris. The vigil was set to be an early kickoff for the Asian Pacific Islander Month, the event scheduled to start April 3rd. Johnson Nguyen was a North Harris student who passed away in 2011. A founding member of ASAP and its second president, Nguyen was also involved in the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and the Gay and Lesbian Organization of Students in Support (GLOSS) during his time at North …continue reading

Student Vehicle Stolen

Near the end of February, Fabian Villalpando, a Lone Star College-North Harris student, walked into the parking lot of the campus to find that his vehicle was missing. The theft occurred on Thursday, February 27 at the North Harris campus sometime between 1:20pm, when he applied his new parking sticker, and 3:00pm when he was set to leave campus. According to the Villalpando, the individual(s) who stole his vehicle left behind broken glass and a broken locking mechanism, indicating forced entry. The vehicle, a red 1997 Ford F-350 (license plate BP82039) has yet to be found. According to the victim, …continue reading

Coca-Cola commercial showcases American diversity

Most people love to drink Coca-Cola, myself included, and for many years, people have always wanted their great teast. But this year Coca-Cola has stirred up controversy with their ad that launched during the 2014 Super Bowl. The ad shows many different cultures singing, “America the Beautiful” in many different languages. Some people believe it’s wrong for them to do this, but I thought it was the coolest commercial ever because it shows how diverse America is. We are made up of a melting pot of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Coca-Cola was simply showing the different cultures in America …continue reading

2014 Winter Olympics

This year Sochi, Russia hosted the Winter Olympics. The courses of the Olympic events were poorly maintained and caused several injuries, as well as Russia having several problems in the country itself. The reason why the courses were so poorly maintained is the way the climate is in Sochi. In all actuality, Sochi has a sub-tropical climate, which means it became harder to maintain many of the courses dealing with the snow. A problem which occurred during the halfpipe snowboarding event was when the USA Snowboarding Champion, Shaun White, was on his way to a record three consecutive Olympic gold …continue reading

Anime Matsuri provides Houston with ultimate ‘geek’ getaway

Yuri Lowenthal, a high-profile voice actor, signs autographs at Anime Matsuri in Houston.

Photo by Editor-in-Chief David Pham

Iron Man and Ash Ketchum walk into a café to meet a maid waiting tables.  No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke.  Rather, it’s March, which means it’s time for Anime Matsuri in Houston. Anime Matsuri is an annual convention held in Houston celebrating Japanese culture and fiction.  However, like most conventions, it’s not limited to anime; many lovers of American comics, TV shows, and British shows appear to costume play (cosplay) their favorite characters, play video games together, and meet people famous for creating some of their favorite shows, cartoons, comics, and games. This year, Anime Matsuri …continue reading

Review: Power Rangers Megaforce

In the early 90s, a new show premiered and has continued on for over two decades. This show has been a staple in many homes across the nation for many years and has the potential to continue for many years to come. The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers has always been my favorite show and will continue to be. Many people from back when it first aired always had something to talk about when it came to the Power Rangers. Over the years, the Power Rangers gained popularity with children of all ages. Also throughout the years, the Power Rangers made …continue reading

The ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of filling out FAFSA

By Monika Kalam Staff Writer t probably seems as if just last month you signed up for financial aid, but guess what? It’s already that time of the year again to gather all your personal documents and enroll for 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) Most of us wait for the summer or even few days before the deadline to sign up for FAFSA, which can be very inconvenient due to all the documents that are required. Here are some tips and tricks for a hassle-free FAFSA experience. The first thing you must keep in mind is the …continue reading

EA and Turmoil in the gaming industry

Ah, Electronic Arts, or more conveniently known as EA. If you’ve played more than a few video games then you’ve heard of them, as they’re one of the biggest publishers on the map. Need For Speed, Battlefield, and Mass Effect are owned and made possible by this corporate giant, and that’s just naming a few games. EA is also responsible for almost every sports game people actually care about, ranging from Madden, to FIFA, to NHL and beyond, and I’m sure you have fond memories of at least one of their games. Hey, remember Need For Speed: Underground 2? Such …continue reading

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