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Stacey Abrams: Queen of progressive politics

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 24, 2020

Aside from formerly being the House minority leader, Stacy Abrams also gained national attention in Georgia's hotly contested gubernatorial race in 2018. Abrams was the Georgia Democrat closest to flipping...

Donald Trump is making this the worst breakup in American history

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Marina Cruz, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 8, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was confirmed as the next president-elect of the United States. The result led to President Trump’s refusal to concede and finally accept his defeat. His...

The Latino vote cannot be taken for granted

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2020

As the fastest growing demographic, the Latino community remains a key portion of the electorate that can be the catalyst for huge victories, especially in states as large as Arizona, Florida and Texas....

Election 2020: Over 71 million Americans wanted an encore of this nonsense?

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Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor November 10, 2020

I love cliche horror films. Most of them are fairly predictable. You have a group of characters in isolation, evading danger at all costs while also experiencing excruciating death all around them. But...

The state of gun reform in Texas

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 3, 2020

From El Paso to Odessa to Houston, the ramifications of gun violence have been felt all throughout Texas. Yet politicians have been hesitant to touch the issue. Even as incidents of gun violence have increased...

Beyond the candidates: What do propositions in San Antonio mean?

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

As the political yard signs fill our yards faster than the leaves do this election season, it’s important that we all take a moment to check out the propositions on our ballots. During the election,...

From the Sombrilla to the polls, Roadrunners must cast their vote in the 2020 election

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Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Tuesday is the last day to cast your vote and have your voice represented in our electorate. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday is it. Do not leave any stone unturned, and when this is all said and done,...

Next Tuesday, your vote counts in way more than one election

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Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 27, 2020

The debates are over; early voting ends on Friday. I’ve already cast my ballot. Hopefully, many of y’all have as well, whether by mail or in person. After Friday, Election Day is the last opportunity...

The final debate: key takeaways

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Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 24, 2020

The first debate was chaotic; the second debate never was. On Thursday night, the final debate of this year’s presidential election kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, promising that each candidate not...

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

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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....

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

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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...

Choosing a new SCOTUS: A double bind

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Isabella Nieto, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

On September 18, 2020, advocates for gender equality and women’s rights lost a champion in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Throughout her career, Ginsburg joined the faculty at Columbia University...

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