Title IX Revised

By C.R. Lyles Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed new guidelines around sexual harassment that may make victims nightmare all too real. The current Title IX sexual harassment guidelines for students and faculty defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a … Continue reading Title IX Revised

Audits, Appeals and Actions

By Cara Young Lone Star College is facing a $14 million dollar audit, and nobody is talking about it. It has been recently revealed that the Lone Star College System has distributed about 14 million dollars in aid improperly by providing funds to students who were graduates of high schools not eligible to receive funding.  They are now facing an audit from the Department of … Continue reading Audits, Appeals and Actions

The Masked Reality of Vape

By Aiman Patoli Vaping, the new face of nicotine, is hitting society’s youth hard and experts are trying to catch up. “[The vaping epidemic] is such a new phenomenon. We do not have adequate research to know what’s gonna happen in the long run,” Lone Star College-Kingwood Professor of Nursing Nickie Loftin said. “Things are starting to come up.” Vaping is one of the many … Continue reading The Masked Reality of Vape

Fantastic Isn’t the Word I’d Use

By Cara Young Disappointment blooms in the hearts of Hufflepuffs and Slytherins alike as the Fantastic Beast sequel hit theaters with an execution nearly devoid of the light we have come to expect from the Harry Potter series. Despite the past success of writer-director pairing, J.K. Rowling and David Yates seem to have hit a wall with creating a franchise out of Newt Scamander and … Continue reading Fantastic Isn’t the Word I’d Use

Black Friday Bruises or Cyber Monday Sales

By Rachel Bryd As Black Friday approaches yet again, Lone Star College students are debating whether they will be risking the crowd to shop Black Friday deals. According to The Balance, an economic website, the number of shoppers in 2017 on Thanksgiving and Black Friday declined by 4% from the previous year. This leads one to believe that the interest in the famous shoppers holiday … Continue reading Black Friday Bruises or Cyber Monday Sales

No Joke

By Hunter Lleones The nihilistic clown prince of crime we all know and secretly admire is coming back for a standalone origin story. We all have our hang-ups on how this beloved character should be portrayed, which leaves room for disappointment. DC has a track record of being poorly received, in part due to the reactions to Jared Leto’s Joker. Especially disastrous after the throne … Continue reading No Joke