By Shirlett Warren/editor-in-chief Student tuition will increase as a result of Tarrant County College trustees’ unanimous approval of a $351 million 2012-2013 operating budget, a $2 million increase from last year’s budget. The tuition increases will begin in spring 2013. In-district student tuition rates will increase by 6 percent to $55, or $3 more per [...]
By Karen Gavis/managing editor While abundant rest may sound appealing, one 19th century feminist author says an overabundance could drive a woman insane. The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” will be displayed Aug. 26-Oct. 6 in the SE Campus library. The traveling exhibit was developed and produced by the National [...]
By Joshua Knopp/special assignments editor A former NE Campus English instructor received $160,000 and a letter of recommendation when she settled her discrimination lawsuit with TCC. Jacqueline Gill was hired to a temporary full-time position for the 2009-10 school year. That May, according to Gill’s initial complaint, she was not allowed to interview for a [...]
Rules. They must be followed. And generally, following them produces the best results. Yet to follow directions, students first need to know what they are. They also need to be consistent. Recently, severe weather knocked out power on NW Campus forcing the facility to close the following morning. Those awake and skimming their Facebook page [...]
By Taylor Green/reporter Many students come to TCC because of its lower cost and its position as a transitional college, but they leave with more. “I decided to come to TCC so that I could pay for college myself and not have to rely on my parents,” student Zach Holley said. “TCC has prepared me [...]
By Justin Gladney and Andrew Smith The best and easiest solution to what many students perceive as a lack of parking, said TCC Police Chief Shaun Williams, is to arrive at campus early and take the first spot available without circling around trying to nab a spot close to the building. “If any student sees [...]
By Hector Luna/reporter Many students who encounter obstacles on their educational journeys have overcome them thanks to scholarships provided by the TCC Foundation. Deborah Bishop-Penn is one of them.
By Yocelin Hernandez/reporter Although each of TCC’s five campuses has a library, not all students know about their resources. To check out materials from any of the campus libraries, one needs only a student ID or any government-issued identification along with a school schedule.
By Joshua Knopp/special assignments editor A handful of political figures have been talking recently about repealing the 17th Amendment. When the U.S. Constitution was drafted, legislative power was split between the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House was meant to represent the populace while the Senate was meant to represent the states. Senators [...]
By Kenney Kost/ne news editor Students seeking to improve their writing and language skills need look no further than the campus writing and learning centers. “The writing and learning center offers resources to help students become better writers,” said Samantha Windschitl, who worked in the TR Campus Writing and Learning Center for three years. “Writing [...]