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  • 8 Steps to Cutting the Lone Star College Budget By Maria A. JavaidOn Friday November 5th, 2010, Lone Star College-Montgomery held a Chancellor and Vice Chancellor open forum concerning budget cuts. This involved board members, faculty and professors brainstorming ideas to either stop spending, or to minimize current spending.There are eight steps to decrease budget spending, with the last step being a tax increase. The first is to have a hiring chill, which is a delay in hiring any more staff or faculty members. For every one day of delay in hiring, $330,000 will be saved from the budget. In September there were twenty people delayed to full positions and in October, there was a 39 people delayed. In the 2009-2010 school year there ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2010, 10:04 PM by The Voice
  • Bronzed Skin And Bare Wallets By Madison Biehl Listen up ladies, and some gentlemen, with the new health care reform slowly taking shape, having that “just came back from the beach”  tan might cost more than you’d like. As summer approaches us, many people might feel the need to get that extra glow to their skin. The common way this day to get that quick tan is to just go to an indoor tanning salon. Jenn Mihalov, SFA student, said, “It’s just easier to lie in a tanning bed for ten minutes than to go outside for an hour.” Now with the current health care reform finally making ground on new laws, users of indoor tanning will pay a 10 percent tax for ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2010, 4:11 PM by The Voice
  • Driving Safety Tip No. 4 By Janet Lennon Did you know that if your vehicle becomes disabled on any state or federal road in Texas the Texas Department of Public Safety has a Stranded Motorist Hotline to assist you? The toll-free number, 800-525-5555, is printed on the back of all Texas driver licenses and ID cards. The number is strictly for non-emergency assistance. Dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. Some examples of when to call the Hotline include: if you become stranded with car problems; to report hazardous road conditions; if there is debris in the roadway; if you notice suspicious activity at a rest area; or if you notice intoxicated or dangerous drivers. According to the Texas ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2010, 5:27 PM by The Voice
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  • America Just Got Its Credit Card Taken Away - Now What? By Andrew PayneThere is an old curse that reads, “May you live in interesting times”. Let me be the first to tell you that we are profoundly cursed. I mean big time. Like Caesar on the ides of March, opened Pharaoh's tomb cursed. In October of this year, the federal government will adopt a new budget plan which will determine how much and where the government spends its money. No big deal; it happens every year, right? Well, yes, but not like this.For arguably the first time since the inception of entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, the government is addressing the enormous problem of the unsustainable burden these programs represent to our economy. The ...
    Posted May 8, 2011, 8:20 PM by The Voice
  • LSCM Students Ignore National Day of Silence By Ashleigh BloomisOn April 15, the National Day of Silence (NDS), hundreds of thousands of students nationwide took a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) name-calling, bullying, and harassment in their schools. I do not think it should matter if you are against gay marriage or for gay marriage; they are people too. NDS is not a gay marriage activist day, it is meant to bring attention to people that are getting hurt and even killed for who they are. Some homosexuals are afraid to be who they are because they are so scared of being hurt.There are many LGBT people who try to appear heterosexual not just ...
    Posted May 14, 2011, 3:14 PM by The Voice
  • My accomplishments as an ESL student By Violeta Ayer Effort and support have driven my development as a writer in English. I met my husband in Peru and we fell in love and communicated just by using a dictionary. When I moved from Peru to America eight years ago, my English level was so low that I could not even answer phone calls at home. A month ago when I saw my first article published in The Voice, my memories went back to my English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Austin Community College (ACC) when I struggled to write even a complete idea in English. I remember my first writing class at ACC and how I hated it when I saw all the red ...
    Posted May 6, 2011, 7:03 PM by The Voice
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  • Education for Inspiration By Tracey Furlan Crystal Calhoun Imagine going to a family reunion at age 13, excited to see everyone and your aunt makes a comment poking you in the stomach, “you’re going to be a fat woman.” That was reality for Crystal Calhoun, 26, an English major at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and it became part of her inspiration to change her life. She decided at that moment she would not live her aunt’s prediction. “I felt good about myself when I went from a size 14 dress to a size 4” Crystal said. Her most significant accomplishment would be her weight loss. Making a commitment to eat smaller portions each day and do aerobic exercise three times a ...
    Posted May 12, 2011, 10:31 PM by The Voice
  • Look at Him Now: Student Overcomes Past and Looks to Bright Future By Kellie PearsonIf you ever pass by Jonathon Bradford when walking around campus, you are bound to see him with an iPod jamming out and dancing to his favorite songs, high-fiving his many friends walking by and calling out “What’s up, pimpin’?”, or cracking a joke and making someone laugh. His love for life and people has always been a part of who he is, but one would never think that this class clown has once gone through and suffered the unimaginable.Jonathon, or JB as most people call him, grew up in the Dugan area of Conroe with his four older brothers and sister as his mother struggled to provide for her six children, dealing with ...
    Posted May 8, 2011, 8:16 PM by The Voice
  • LSCM Student Wins Pageant and Dreams Big By Kellie Pearson Kristia Robinson “Any stage I’m on, I own it,” says Kristia Robinson, first year LSCM student and recent graduate of College Park High School. Thanks to Kristia, LSCM can now boast of having a beauty pageant winner parading around campus. Kristia won First Runner Up in The Woodlands Scholarship Pageant held on April 3. Although this is her fourth year to compete in beauty pageants, it is her first year in Texas. Kristia moved to The Woodlands two years ago from Chicago, Illinois, where she lived for a year and fell in love with city life. Florida, however, is where she feels most at home since that is where she was born and raised and spent ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 7:18 AM by The Voice
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