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Unpacking racial tensions behind hate crimes

Tae Tran, Assistant Opinion Editor March 23, 2021

The rise in Asian-American hate crimes extends to more than just sporadic incidents of violence. Due to the pandemic and rhetoric of Donald Trump, there has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes against...

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The pandemic is our reality yet, Gov. Abbot lives in a dream world

Gauri Raje, Staff writer March 8, 2021

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed an executive order on Tuesday, Mar. 2, ending the statewide mask mandate and increasing the capacity of businesses and facilities in the state to 100%. The governor...

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Diets are Die with a “t” and the American pastime

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 2, 2021

Trigger warning: body image  It’s no secret that at one time in our lives, we have been unsatisfied with our bodies. The way we cope with this is by starting to eat healthily, working out, or a new...

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Black men, your mental health matters

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

I am a black man in America. I enjoy manicures, romantic comedies and sometimes cry at the slightest inconveniences because it makes me feel better. I stand comfortable in my identity and don’t think...

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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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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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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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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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Out with the old in with review: An assessment of Trump’s cabinet

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The time has come to bid the Trump Cabinet a final farewell. Looking back on the last four years under the Trump Cabinet, it's hard to deny the seismic influence his Cabinet will leave behind. From the...

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Party rockin’ at the end of the world

Nick Garza, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

“I’m going to quit smoking,” I declared proudly to my friends. “I just bought a gym membership!” exclaimed Aven. “I’m learning how to cook healthy food,” beamed Juan. It was eleven fifty-something,...

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