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Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | September 25, 2023

In today’s world, technology is becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday lives. With our phones, laptops, headphones and TVs, we are always using some form of this technology to aid with everyday tasks. When it comes to school, however,...

New CADD program puts students ahead

New CADD program puts students ahead

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | March 21, 2023
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting A.A.S. (Advance Mechanical Drafting) is a new Dallas College program that is taking students to the next level of success. One of these successful students is Heather McCurley. She is a single mom who decided to come back to school after her three children, who suffer from autism, grew up.
To write or not to write with AI

To write or not to write with AI

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | March 21, 2023
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become more and more popular as part of life. On the other hand, writing is an essential part of our daily routine, from sharing our lives in emails to taking notes in class. It should not be a surprise then that AI for writing and other creative tasks such as image generating and brainstorming has become a new reality. According to, AI writing programs are based on spell checkers on computers since the ’80s. Richland Campus English professor Dr. Kendra Unruh created a developing AI session for faculty in order to inform her fellow professors about the new technology. She explained that even though there are professors who are against the use of artificial intelligence in generating content for their classes, there are others, including herself, who support the use of this technology as a tool to do schoolwork.
TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | February 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.
Esports tryouts underway at Richland

Esports tryouts underway at Richland

Simon Pruitt, Managing Editor | February 2, 2023
Photos from Chronicle managing editor Simon Pruitt of the latest tryouts for the esports team at the Richland campus of Dallas College.

ONLINE ONLY: Artemis Project launches decades after moon landings

December 8, 2022

For the first time in 50 years, NASA is making a trip to the moon, this time in a rocket named The Artemis I. Unlike the last trip, the Orion capsule contains three crash test dummies instead of astronauts on the 25-day trip. NASA hopes the new data will make for a safer manned mission, calling it a “dress rehearsal.”

According to the Associated Press, on Nov. 16, 15,000 spectators cheered and applauded at the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral as they witnessed the thrusters underneath the rocket light up and blast off launch pad 39B and then slice through the Earth’s atmosphere at 1,120 mph. Not long after that, the capsule named Orion detached from the rocket, embarking on its journey to the moon.


Multifactor authentication for online services now required

May 13, 2022

All Dallas College accounts now require multifactor authentication to log in as of May 13. These include eCampus, Self-Service, and the Office 365 apps.

If students didn’t pre-enroll before May 13, they will now be shown a setup screen when trying to log in to a Dallas College-only service. Multifactor authentication, also known as MFA, adds a protection layer to students’ accounts.


New Self-Service program begins to replace eConnect

April 7, 2022

More changes from Dallas College are underway. A new website interface service is to arrive soon. Self-Service is expected to be the replacement for eConnect over a gradual period of time. With eConnect being some- thing many have grown accustomed to, questions may arise on what the replacement is. Alex Lyda, senior director of communications for Dallas College, explained what it is.

“Self-Service is a modern, user-friendly interface that will provide a variety of online services to Dallas College students, faculty and staff. Self-Service will also notify students of important updates to their accounts, such as holds. Self-Service will be available to retirees to access their W-2 statements,” Lyda said.


Bloomberg Lab introduces students to finances

September 23, 2021

Did you know there is an educational resource on campus that can lead to a certificate that may open the door into the exciting world of finance and investment? That resource is The Bloomberg Finance/Investment Lab. It is in El Paso Hall, E018, not far from the Office of Student Life.


Thunderduck teleconferencing tips

September 8, 2020

The 2020 pandemic stampede to teleconferencing platforms has had its share of hiccups, bloopers and uh-ohs. As our work lives and private lives begin to merge it’s easy to get a little careless. More than once I have sat down for a meeting only to see a stack of dirty dishes or an unmade bed that needs attention right there on my camera feed. Don’t become a statistic.


I want a robot!

May 7, 2019

I think it would be nice to have my own robot to wait on me hand and foot. Of course, I realize that I have a husband, but any robot in our house would have to do double duty and wait on him, too.

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