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OPINION: Hey lawmakers, stay away from our kids’ curriculum

October 12, 2021

At the beginning of September, 666 new laws went into effect in Texas. One of these was House Bill 3979 which states “Teachers will be limited from discussing current events and systematic racism...

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OPINION: Get the vaccine, save lives

October 12, 2021

Many people still do not feel they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but with vaccines available it is unnecessary to be putting your life and your family’s lives at risk. Getting vaccinated...

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OPINION: Founding fathers didn’t think vaccines were tyrannical

October 12, 2021

Unfortunately, it appears that our worries of contracting COVID-19 don’t end after getting the vaccine. As the rise of breakthrough infections has shown, the unvaccinated are serving as a petri dish...

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EDITORIAL: Program, staff cuts hurt students

October 12, 2021

Ever since the consolidation to one college began, the administrators and Dallas College Board of Trustees have said the changes being made are for the students. A very rosy picture has been painted...

Allie Jones serves the ball against Cedar Valley on Sept. 30 where the Harvesters won 3-2. Photo by Rory Moore/The Et Cetera

Change in position brings hardships, rewards to Jones

ALEJANDRO CONTRERAS, Contributor October 12, 2021

Before her freshman season with the Harvesters, Allie Jones had spent her volleyball career as an offensive outside hitter. Then Eastfield coach Brandon Crisp told her it was time to focus on a defensive...

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Future of faculty contracts under discussion by board

HARRIET RAMOS, Editor in Chief October 12, 2021

The Dallas College Board of Trustees is talking about eliminating the three-year rolling contract for faculty and replacing it with a merit-based, three-year contract. At the Oct. 5 board meeting, Provost...

Chancellor Joe May will retire in August 2022 as planned. Photo by Baylie Tucker/The Et Cetera

May remains following vote of no confidence

HARRIET RAMOS, Editor in Chief October 12, 2021

Joe May will serve out his term as chancellor and retire as chancellor emeritus of Dallas College despite a vote of no confidence by some faculty members Oct. 1. Out of 849 full-time faculty who received...

Art professor Kathy Windrow instructs her class on how to take photos of their art on Oct. 4. Photo by Chantilette Franklin/ The Et Cetera

Windrow reflects on creative career

AIMEE JIMENEZ, Contributor October 12, 2021

Kathy Windrow is an Eastfield art instructor and artist who has exhibited her work in a national gallery and in Peru, Hungary and Italy. Windrow recently sat down with Et Cetera contributor Aimee Jimenez...

Lauren Anderson, Eastfield’s Student Engagement coordinator, speaks with students at the Sept. 15 Club Fair. Only six clubs attended. Many clubs have not returned after the year-long pandemic closure. Photo by Rory Moore/The Et Cetera

Clubs, classes impacted by pandemic, one college

HARRIET RAMOS, Editor in Chief October 12, 2021

When Samanta Chirinos showed up for her first day of Eastfield choir this semester, the room was empty. Puzzled, the incoming freshman emailed her professor and was told that class had been canceled due...

English faculty Rufel Ramos has published an autobiography, two textbooks and three novels. Photo by Chantilette Franklin/The Et Cetera

English professor Rufel Ramos overcomes rough childhood through writing

JORDAN LACKEY, Opinion Editor October 12, 2021

Rufel Ramos was 10-years-old when she boarded a plane bound for Hawaii from Guam with a first-class ticket. She was surrounded by complimentary champagne she couldn’t drink and the hope of a bright future...

Elizabeth Vargas, TRIO program services coordinator, said her challenges in college motivated her to help students navigate their academic journey. Photo by Chantilette Franklin/The Et Cetera

TRIO equips students with tools for success

BY HARRIET RAMOS, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

When Elizabeth Vargas enrolled at Texas A&M University-Texarkana in the fall of 2013, she thought her biggest challenge was being a first-generation, low-income college student. She was wrong. Vargas’s...

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Editorial: Vaccine incentive is good for everyone

September 17, 2021

We all agree that a lifesaving vaccine should not need to be incentivized in the first place, but we understand that nothing motivates people better than cold, hard cash. However, after interviewing...

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