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Why the Ad Hominem Attacks Against Amy Coney Barrett don’t Preserve RBG’s Legacy

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor

October 20, 2020

 The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ushered in movements of grief and outrage, both because of the loss of an icon for feminism and the Trump administration’s politicization of Ginsburg’s passing. President Trump was quick to move on nominating the potential new justice, Amy Coney Barret, ...

The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how

The AP top 25 needs to change, here’s how

Ryder Martin and Alex Hanks

October 20, 2020

The Associated Press (AP) Top 25 is broken. Long the hallmark for measuring and ranking the best teams in college football, the AP Top 25 has been in use since 1936. While the AP Poll has been passed in importance in college football since the institution of first the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings...

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series

A comprehensive guide to the Rays-Dodgers World Series

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

After perhaps the craziest, and certainly the strangest Major League Baseball (MLB) season ever, we have reached the finale, the World Series. With COVID-19 delaying the season from its usual late March/early April start date to late July, the MLB season needed major changes to finish by their target timef...

Where Texas public schools went wrong

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Jessica Mclaren, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2020

Although many refuse to acknowledge the serious global health implications of COVID-19, it continues to wreak havoc on one country in particular: the United States. Whether this is the result of poor policymaking or simply public non-compliance, the infection rates continue to rise while countries such as...

SAPD: Abolishing and defunding are not the same

Illustration by Amber Chin

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Defunding the police is a referendum on American values and should not be confused with abolishing the police. In short, defunding the police can be described as the reallocation or redirection of funding away from police departments to other government agencies funded by local municipalities. The ce...

Dissecting body shaming: It’s deeper than your feed

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Bella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Ah, social media: the new American pastime. Although social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for their allowance of fake news, malicious political posturing and unjustifiable content which festers in the online social sphere, they remain a staple in daily l...

Prescott’s injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton

Prescott's injury is devastating, but the Cowboys are lucky to have Dalton

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

The 2020 NFL season has not been kind to the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Mike McCarthy has been underwhelming and the defense, led by new coordinator Mike Nolan, and is almost dead last in every significant category. The Cowboys have depended heavily on Dak Prescott and their offense to get them out of...

Looking past Pence’s fly: key takeaways from the VP debate

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Bella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Last Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate. The main takeaway for many was the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s hair. In a year that has proved to be a cornucopia of bad luck for many, it’s comforting to know that even the m...

Cornyn vs. Hegar: the Senate race that could evolve (or devolve) Texas

Cornyn vs. Hegar: the Senate race that could evolve (or devolve) Texas

Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator

October 13, 2020

Amidst the tidal wave of attention devoted to the presidential election that comes around every four years, it’s easy for down-ballot elections to go relatively ignored by many voters. But these races are just as — and in some cases, more — important than the main event. One big election that Texa...

All or nothing: local candidates and the stake they have in Texas public schools

Photo by Robyn Castro

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2020

At this point in the year, we have all affirmed that things are different now. Uncertainty has run the show, and more specifically, our schools. President Trump and his team have emphasized throughout the pandemic the urgency America’s public schools must have to re-open. But ultimately, local candidate...

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA champions.  After defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6, they took the series 4-2. This is the 17th championship for the Lakers, tying them with their long standing rivals, the Boston Celtics, for the most all-time. The road to this point was not easy for ...

The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem

The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 9, 2020

It took four weeks, but the National Football League has finally experienced its first major outbreak of COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, 23 members of the Tennessee Titans, consisting of both players and team personnel, have tested positive for the virus. As a result, the Titans’ game against the...