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Chants echo as students protest for Palestine

Chants echo as students protest for Palestine

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | May 8, 2024
“Free, free, free Palestine!” Student voices echoed through the Dallas College Richland Campus May 2 as Palestinian supporters gathered to protest. The Muslim Student Association began above El Paso Hall in the breezeway, but the large group of protesters, estimated by Malak Elkady to be about 25 students, traveled around campus in order to spread the message. The chanting was led by a few students in particular, including Ahmad Elsafadi, Leen Al-Jame and Aya El-Sawa. Elsafadi planned...
Richland students sweep competition at SkillsUSA

Richland students sweep competition at SkillsUSA

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | May 2, 2024
In the City of Houston, Richland students, myself included, competed in the SkillsUSA Texas State Competition from April 17 to the 20. This event brought together students from all over the state to showcase their skills and talents in various fields like automotive technology, graphic design, welding and culinary arts with this year’s theme being No Limits. Leading up to the competition, we worked hard to prepare ourselves. We spent weeks preparing for our different contests, spending a lot...
Richland Student Media TIPA winners include Carlos Ortega, left front, Malak Elkady, Catalina Malott; back row: Jorge Sanchez, left, Hevar Barzenji, Aislyn Smith and faculty adviser Erica Edwards.

Richland Student Media wins big at convention

Malak Elkady, Staff Writer | May 1, 2024
Student journalists from Dallas College Richland Campus showcased their talents and brought home numerous awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention held at the San Marcos Embassy Suites hotel April 11-13. TIPA, known for its annual three-day conventions held across Texas, drew about 343 students and faculty advisers this year. The event was full of life as attendees participated in 40 different workshops and presentations led by media professionals from around...
The inducted students at the Phi Theta Kapa induction ceremony on April 19.

Meet the new PTK inductees for spring 2024

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 29, 2024
The Alpha Alpha Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its annual induction in the evening at the Richland College performance auditorium April 19. The ceremony is a traditional event meant to recognize chapter leadership for the coming school year. Many current members of the Alpha Alpha Xi chapter will be leaving their positions and moving forward in the next part of their academic journey. Phi Theta Kappa is Greek for wisdom, aspiration and purity. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor...
Richland in total shock over total eclipse

Richland in total shock over total eclipse

Rolando Hernandez, Staff Writer | April 24, 2024
Students, faculty and community members gathered April 8 at the Dallas College Richland Campus to witness a rare total solar eclipse. The eclipse began over the Dallas area around 12:20 p.m. It reached its totality at 1:40 p.m. The total eclipse lasted approximately 3 minutes 15 seconds at Richland ending around 1:43 p.m. This was the first total eclipse in the North Texas region since 1878, nearly 150 years ago. Hundreds of people gathered outside campus buildings to look at the eclipse. Many were parents...
ONLINE ONLY: Spring Fest fun at Richland

ONLINE ONLY: Spring Fest fun at Richland

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 10, 2024
Spring break doesn’t have to end just because the break does. On the morning and afternoon hours of March 27, lakeside at Richland was the site of Spring Fest: a spring break themed party celebrating the end of winter and the start of spring. Food, music and games were provided to students and staff. A mechanical bull was also featured free for those who wanted to test their inner rodeo potential. Numerous clubs including student government, running club and others took the opportunity to...
SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 4, 2024
Students and representatives from the Dallas College campuses gathered to discuss student government activities with fellow junior colleges as part of Region II. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association, or TJCSGA, is “the only student-maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level,” according to Throughout the year, SGAs of junior colleges have been working on...
Students at Richland during the annular eclipse in Oct. 2023.

There goes the sun – an eclipse story

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024
Darkness will cover the Dallas sky for about 4.5 minutes as the city aligns with the path of totality of the April 8 total solar eclipse. “If you should look down to the horizon and look all the way around you, all 360 degrees you will see sunlight like, as if it were sunrise,” said Heather Appleby, professor of astronomy and physics at Dallas College, Richland Campus. Dallas College will be hosting viewing events on all seven campuses for the rare astronomical event. At the Richland campus, parking lot...
Rickys Oscars 2024 wrap-up

Ricky’s Oscars 2024 wrap-up

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | March 31, 2024
This year’s Oscar race offered few surprises, except for a couple of select categories. “Oppenheimer” was the big winner on March 10 with 13 nominations and seven wins, including Best Picture. Christopher Nolan (“Tenet,” “Interstellar”) finally got his Best Director Oscar for calling the shots on the historical drama about the development of the atomic bomb. Also, Godzilla, the big green guy or Kaiju, stomped his way to an Academy Award in the Visual Effects category for for “Godzilla Minus One.”...
Women hold up green bandanas, a symbol of abortion rights in Latin America, during International Women’s Day march in Buenos Aires on March 8.

COMMENTARY: Women breaking barriers

Key West, Staff Writer | March 28, 2024
Women’s History Month, which began March 1 and concludes March 31, was marked by Dallas College Richland Campus hosting the 2024 Women’s Empowerment Leadership Conference. The conference, a pivotal part of Dallas College’s celebration and tribute to women, served as a platform to showcase the remarkable achievements of women who have been game changers in our society and economy. The event featured workshops with established women who owned their own companies, became a...
SkillsUSA is a way for students to test their skills and compete in a professional setting.

Students prepare for SkillsUSA competitions

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | March 13, 2024
In a testament to their dedication and skill, students from Richland Campus are making waves at the 2024 SkillsUSA competition. SkillsUSA, a renowned career and technical student organization, serves as a platform for students to sharpen their abilities, develop leadership skills and gain access to numerous opportunities. This year’s event has Richland participants alongside the other Dallas College campuses delving into diverse categories ranging from community service to welding. Last year’s success at...
Jack Quaid, left, and Zazie Beetz speak at the 96th Acadamy Awards nominations announcements.

Ricky’s top predictions for Oscars 2024

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | March 9, 2024
Oscar fever is heating up in anticipation of the 96th Academy Awards on March 10. Here are my picks in the six major categories...
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