Making TCC great again?

Women face health care defunding

Women’s access to health care is threatened by Trump’s proposals.
Suzann Clay/The Collegian

By Katelyn Needham/editor-in-chief
NE student Hannah Israel takes four classes at TCC 9 a.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and works at Chili’s on Monday and Friday.

In her free time, she watches movies, studies and even makes movies. After TCC, she plans on transferring to the University of Texas to get a degree in film or business.

Israel also falls into the 62 percent of college students who cannot afford health insurance.

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Deportation threat scares immigrants

A person peers through the U.S. border fence in Tijuana, Mexico.
LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group/TNS

By Isabelle Zhu/reporter
Mary, a NE student, woke up at 5 a.m. She held her back, got off the bed and walked to the kitchen. She put strawberries, a banana and Greek yogurt in the blender to make a smoothie and then made pancakes for her husband, Jose. After breakfast, she cleaned up the table.

After Jose left, she started working on her school assignments.

“I can’t go back to sleep, never,” Mary said.

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Travel ban puts strain on students

South student Shames Alaesa said Trump’s ideals harm Muslim culture.
Jason Middlebrooks/The Collegian

By Jason Middlebrooks/south news editor
SE Muslim Student Association president Nashat “Nash” Qashou is a normal 20-year-old marketing student who wishes to open his own agency one day. When he is not going to school or studying, he spends time with his friends and family.

Recently, Qashou discussed going to visit his family’s homeland of Jordan with his friends. They strongly suggested that he stay put for now.
It’s too risky, they said.

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Restroom controversy closes doors

Restroom policies are subject to change through federal and state plans.
Peter Matthews/The Collegian

By Hannah Lathen/managing editor
For NE student Ollie Tausch, his weekdays include waking up and feeding his dog and cats. He later goes to his part-time job and then comes home, does homework and goes to bed.

In between, Tausch tries to fit in time for his friends and interests, which include reading comics and watching anime.

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