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Trump’s acquittal of impeachment: Where do things stand now?

Tae Tran, Assistant Opinion Editor February 19, 2021

Jan. 6: Storming of the United States Capitol  On Jan. 6, 2021, the United States Capitol was stormed upon by a mob consisting of mostly Trump supporters. Between Jan. 5 and 6, thousands of Trump supporters...

No heart as cold as the Texas government

No heart as cold as the Texas government

Editorial Board February 19, 2021

Texans have been here before. From the pandemic, hurricanes and now winter storms across the state of Texas, the local and state government has mishandled another situation. Quite honestly, though, are...

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A source of strength: Celebrating Black History Month

Santiago Elizondo, Contributing writer February 12, 2021

Black History Month was created to remember important individuals and events in Black history. Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week, created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African...

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Take care of yourself

Nick Garza, Staff writer February 12, 2021

Trigger warning: Suicide, depression, drug abuse In June of 2019, I tried to kill myself. I was addicted to Xanax, I had pushed away most of my friends and I hated myself. One sunny morning I just woke...

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r/wallstreetbets Vs. Wall Street: Who comes out on top?

Tae Tran, Contributing writer February 9, 2021

There has been a lot of buzz in the stock market recently surrounding the gaming retailer GameStop, reaching from mainstream media to government and legislation. Multiple news outlets have been reporting...

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Party Rockin’: Spring edition

Nick Garza, Staff writer February 9, 2021

Another unusually hot winter has passed, and we’ve finally made it to spring. If you’ve already started growing plants inside like tomatoes or leeks, it’s time to transplant them to a garden outside....

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Poetic injustice: Rap lyrics as evidence

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer February 5, 2021

Just because your bar goes hard does not necessarily mean you should be locked behind bars. America regards most creative art forms as just that—creative fiction escape. One would not presume that Johnny...

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Clarity at last

Alyssa Lopez, Contributing writer February 2, 2021

There was a certain vision in my head. A plan that I wanted to follow from the very beginning of college. My vision started with having my career path already picked out. Finish my basic classes within...

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Hot Fries and Depression: The new miracle cure

Nick Garza, Staff writer February 2, 2021

WARNING: Reading this article and following the suggestions included may or may not help your mental health. I can only speak from my personal experience.  Most days, I wake up feeling empty. I lie...

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Party Rockin’: Winter edition

Nick Garza, Contributing writer January 29, 2021

As the end of January approaches and I look at the failed resolutions of those around me, it seems the easiest way to do this will be to divide the task into many smaller ones we can complete throughout...

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Good riddance Betsy DeVos

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer January 29, 2021

The former Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, will be remembered as perhaps the most dangerous and inapt education secretaries in history. During DeVos’ tenure, she has pushed for school choice, cutting...

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Your mental health still matters

Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

2020 was a curveball; an outlier that caught everyone by surprise. The year, meant to mark the beginning of a new decade, turned into the year everything came to an abrupt halt as everyone tried to adjust...

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