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Talk It Out: Divest from Israel

Talk It Out: Divest from Israel

May Olvera

June 8, 2018


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In March 2017 the United Nations reported that the question of whether Israel could become an apartheid State in the future had become irrelevant; Israel, the report stated, had already become an apartheid state. Two months later Gov. Abbott proudly signed a bill prohibiting state agencies, including public u...

#ArmMeWith school supplies not guns

#ArmMeWith school supplies not guns

Hannah Schmanske

March 6, 2018


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Gun control and gun violence are unsettling topics that resurface after every mass shooting. When tragedy struck Parkland, President Donald Trump proposed that teachers should carry concealed handguns. Teachers are meant to teach not be a form of law enforcement. No one should be forced to carry a gu...

Why we should arm teachers

Why we should arm teachers

Jordan Drake

March 6, 2018


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The mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, has forced us to take a hard look at how to deal the issue of gun violence in the United States. According to CNN, there are roughly 320 million civilian owned guns in the United States. This number means there...

A union on fire

Carrington Tatum

February 7, 2018


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Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump gave his annual state of the union address to a polarized capital. Very early in the hour, he established a theme of unity. He would then go on to undermine that theme using coded language to continue a trend of alienating certain Americans as he has done since...

Compromiser-in-Chief

Hunter Mabee

February 7, 2018


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President Donald Trump in his State of the Union, made compromise and working across the aisle the cornerstone of his speech. By making this his message, Trump established he is the leader our nation needs in this time of division. Instead of entrenching himself in partisan politics, he extended a hand...

Palestine is not the victim

Katelyn Moriarty

October 5, 2017


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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the center of attention for decades and will most likely continue to be for quite some time. A crucial piece of the history of this issue is the existence of some problematic people that reside in Palestine. Although an astounding number of people believe Palestine...

The Israeli occupation of Palestine is terrorism

Tafari Robertson

October 5, 2017


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The conflict on Palestinian land that is perpetuated by Israeli forces has long been beyond the scope of any reasonable claim that the Israeli government is simply defending its right to exist. In the aftermath of World War II, Israel was established as a Jewish state by the United Nations Partition Plan in order to address growing support for the Zionist cause. While all surrounding...

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