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Opinion: COVID-19 is also a subconscious epidemic

Opinion: COVID-19 is also a subconscious epidemic

Laura Nunez

April 3, 2020

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is more than just a physical threat to society, it is a mental one too.The nation received the order from experts to social distance and that reality poses a serious threat to mental health. Students who rely on the busy environment of in-person schooling and work responsibilities are in danger of falling into d...

Opinion: Anti-abortion activists are harmful for women

Opinion: Anti-abortion activists are harmful for women

Delilah Alvarado

April 2, 2020

Despite the magnitude of laws in favor of women’s health, anti-abortion activists are hard at work to dissuade women from getting an abortion by giving misleading information, promoting violence and have played a constant toxic role in society. In light of the severity of COVID-19, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas banned most abortions that are not medically ne...

Opinion: Texas State administrators should ignore requests for a 4.0/fail system

Opinion: Texas State administrators should ignore requests for a 4.0/fail system

Toni Mac Crossan, Opinion Columnist

March 31, 2020

As universities scramble to respond to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, many are seeking ways to make up for the lost time in class and inconvenience of online learning. Texas A&M University has allowed its students to decide to switch from a conventional A-F grading system to a satisfactory/unsatisfact...

Republicans in Congress show their ignorance on Carrizo cane control

Republicans in Congress show their ignorance on Carrizo cane control

Toni Mac Crossan

March 31, 2020

In early February, US Representative Chip Roy (R-TX21) introduced HR 5973, the Border Visibility and Security Act of 2020. This bill would give several further resources to the Department of Homeland Security for road construction along the border, divert convicted cartel members’ forfeited criminal proc...

Students should be learning the theory behind their beliefs

Students should be learning the theory behind their beliefs

Jacob Montgomery

March 30, 2020

The college-aged population is falling into a stagnant mode of interacting with the world. Students are entering college with preconceived notions of what their beliefs mean without any further learning or critical analysis of their own beliefs. This phenomenon shows itself i...

Feminism is not a destination but a tool

Feminism is not a destination but a tool

Jacob Montgomery

March 29, 2020

Activism has been moved from the social organization of political projects meant to challenge the status quo and instead has been reduced to donning an aesthetic based on identity alone. College students seem to struggle with understanding activism. Due to social media, everyone has the potential to perfor...

Letter to the Editor: Fresh graduate seeking employment amidst a global pandemic

Letter to the Editor: Fresh graduate seeking employment amidst a global pandemic

Kayla Sohns

March 24, 2020

I graduated in December 2019 with my master’s degree in social work. I’ve applied to over 50 jobs, endured 9 interviews, completed 3 writing exercises, and received 0 offers. I made networking a priority, I had multiple internships in my field of interest, and I have held positions that offer numerous...

Talk it Out: National Coming Out Day

Talk it Out: National Coming Out Day

Jordan Drake and Amira Van Leeuwen

March 18, 2020

Sun starting to shine again on Texas government

Sun starting to shine again on Texas government

Kelley Shannon, Guest columnist

March 16, 2020

Texans have something to celebrate during Sunshine Week this year. But we also have more work to do to protect the public’s right to know about our government. Sunshine Week, March 15-21, is an annual national initiative proclaiming the importance of access to public information. First, the bright...

Our vote should not be silenced

Our vote should not be silenced

The Editorial Board

March 10, 2020

The voting machines at the LBJ Student Center were the last of 49 polling locations in the county to be turned in to be tallied, with students waiting upward of four hours to cast their ballots. This fact showcases a system that is broken and fails to provide students with the means to exercise their...

Emotional abuse is still abuse

Emotional abuse is still abuse

Delilah Alvarado

March 10, 2020

While violent abuse is becoming a more prevalent issue in society, emotional abuse is being ignored. According to Break the Cycle, 57% of college students reported having been in an abusive dating relationship while in college. Due to that finding, it is important that college students recognize...

Trans athletes are not the problem

Trans athletes are not the problem

Delilah Alvarado

March 10, 2020

Competitive sports try and promote a fair and equal competition, but there is obvious discrimination toward women. From football, to wrestling and weightlifting, gender should not matter when it comes to competitive sports. Women can compete in any sport or activity that a man does, and vice versa. Unfo...

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