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Rising to the occasion

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Alfonzo Mendoza

January 29, 2019

The 86th Texas Legislative Session began in Austin, Texas on Jan. 8. Texas legislature meets once every two years, which means they don’t have time for political theatrics and must put aside political agendas to solve pressing issues. The newly elected Speaker of the House, Dennis Bonnen (R – An...

University Star eclipsed

Editorial staff

December 6, 2017

Our neighboring student newspaper, the University Star at Texas State University, is facing a potential coup de grâce after a (now former) writer’s column was accused of advocating the murder of white people. The article, titled “Your DNA is an abomination,” which was ill-received by some of...

Write anyway

Write anyway

Ben Shirani

September 7, 2017

As often as civil rights issues make headlines, they still tend to affect our daily lives in ways that are difficult to explain in the news. The constant media attention focused on Muslim bans and violent non-state actors (terrorists) changes the way people think about Arab Americans in general. My best a...

The price of free speech

The price of free speech

Ricardo Rodriguez

March 2, 2017

Among many of the issues dominating the political dialogue of our country, liberals and conservatives have another reason to squabble–free speech. At the forefront of this conflict is Milo Yiannopoulos who has made a career out of his scandalous and often satirical, political commentary. And business ...