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Red River Hall earlier this year.

Red River Hall construction continues this summer

Simon Pruitt, Managing Editor | May 2, 2023
Richland is growing. Next semester, the school plans to open Red River Hall, a brand-new building stocked full with fresh classrooms. “We just want to grow all of our programs and grow all of our disciplines,” said Janet James, executive assistant to President Kathryn Eggleston. The Red River building has a total cost of $36,537,817.
Streaming basics: TikTok, IRL and beyond

Streaming basics: TikTok, IRL and beyond

Jason Ryer, Staff Writer | Apr 27, 2023
The global pandemic of 2020 made streaming even more popular than it already was for large numbers of people and organizations. While many people were stuck at home, YouTube and Twitch channels blew up. Here’s a basic guide to streaming.
Guns in school zones:

Guns in school zones:

Raine Caldwell, Staff Writer | Apr 4, 2023
In the event of a school shooter, I was told to run and hide in the corner away from any windows and lock any entrances. If I was in the restroom, I was out of luck. If I was in a hallway, I had to hope that a teacher would open the door to let me in and hide with them. When I experienced a gun incident, all of the rules went out the window, and the fear of being shot crept inside my mind.
TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | Feb 23, 2023
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced a statewide model security plan for the state agencies, including institutions of Higher Education, to address the security concerns of using TikTok and other software on smart devices from personal to stated-issued devices at the beginning of February, according to information provided on the website All the state agencies will have until February 15, 2023, to come up with a policy to implement this plan.
Beetlemania: Richland’s trees under attack

Beetlemania: Richland’s trees under attack

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | Jan 30, 2023

During the winter break, it was necessary to remove and destroy all ash trees on campus due to infestation of invasive emerald ash borer beetles. The trees were in the parking lot W located in the east side of Richland campus. View fullsize The...

Finding my way on the first day back

Finding my way on the first day back

Raine Caldwell , Staff Writer | Jan 27, 2023

Frantically trying to find a parking space at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus wasn’t the only thing that peeved me on my first day back on campus. Having the Dallas college website crash at the start of the semester sent my head in a spiral. It...


Pretty in pink

Nov 29, 2022

To the average person seeing the world every day, the meaning of a color isn’t
something to consider, but on one blissful morning people from all walks of life represented the color pink for its own unique meaning.
On Oct. 22, the streets of Irving flooded with pink for the return of the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk to raise awareness for breast cancer and fund a search for a cure.

Beto O’Rourke speaks during his gubernatorial campaign stop at the El Centro Campus of Dallas College on Oct. 3.

O’Rourke pays return visit to Dallas College

Ryan Bingham Duff, Staff Writer | Oct 25, 2022

“When we were here in 2018, this place was not full. There were not students waiting outside the door who could not get in,” Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said. “And here it’s what’s different. It’s the same candidate, so I know it’s not about me. I’m in the same political party, I know it’s not about the party. And by the way, Republican, Democrat, Independent, no me importa. The differences between us do not matter.”

In an auditorium full of emotions and people, O’Rourke visited Dallas College at the El Centro Campus on Oct. 3. The Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Greg Abbott was invited by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) club.


Big Tex rises once again as the State Fair of Texas is underway

Oct 7, 2022

He did it once again. Joe Kolanek, who works for Davis Crane Company, has been lifting Big Tex into place for years at the State Fair of Texas.

“This is my 10-11 time [lifting Big Tex]. I do it every year,” Kolanek said.


Red River Hall shows progress

Sep 6, 2022

Dallas College has been working on a project at Richland campus since breaking ground April 1. The Red River Hall building is starting to show life as the beams for the structure are finally being placed.

On March 10, a conference was held at what used to be a parking lot at Richland. According to an email sent to student media, it was announced that the Red River building would include 41 classrooms, additional conference rooms and a new cafe.


Torrential downpour turns deadly

Alex Ortuno, Interim Editor | Aug 26, 2022

Summer mostly remained dry for the entirety of the region of North Texas. The regular feeling of a dry and arid day was changed completely with torrential downpours and flooding across the Metroplex. On Aug. 18, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said a change in the weather was going to happen the next week with rain expected from Sunday night to Tuesday afternoon.

Even though the region is known for dealing with tornadoes and thunderstorms, the flooding seen throughout the city of Dallas was unlike past events.


WEATHER UPDATE: Campus closed until Friday due to weather

Feb 23, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all Dallas College locations closed at 4 p.m. today and will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 24. Regular operations are scheduled to resume on Friday.

The National Weather Service has been anticipating winter weather since Feb. 18, but was uncertain what would be the exact impact and timing. By Feb. 23, the weather service placed a winter weather advisory for most of the region. On the evening of Feb. 22 , most of the Metroplex was placed under a winter weather warning.

The winter weather warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Feb 24.

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