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Opinion: Autism should not be considered a disability

RORY MOORE, Photo Editor March 28, 2023

When I filled out a job application at Dallas College last year, I was asked if I had any disabilities.  Autism was one of the disabilities listed since some consider it such. Some even consider it a...

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Q&A: Eastfield alum steps into new role as dance instructor

ALEXIA MUNOZ, Contributor March 28, 2023

First-generation student and Eastfield alum Alondra Puentes returned to campus as Eastfield’s newest dance instructor. She’ll soon guest-star in this year's spring concert on May 4. Puentes obtained...

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High Five: Historic influencers of women’s literature

LEILIANI CASTILLO, Contributor March 28, 2023

Edith Maude Eaton (Suiu Sin Far) Known For: “Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian” (1909), “The Inferior Woman” (1910), “A White Woman Who Married a Chinaman” (1910) and “Mrs....

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‘The Last of Us’ revives zombie fiction

CARMEN GUZMAN, Managing Editor March 28, 2023

Zombie fans are eating well right now. Tackling apocalypse fiction requires a perfect alignment of competent writing, compelling characters and chaos. Many have tried but creatively misfired, driving away...

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Posthumous content is ruining artists’ legacies

SEAN STROUD, Contributor March 23, 2023

“When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached. Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.” This is what Anderson Paak has inked...

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OPINION: Legal sports betting pays out to everyone

CLARK MANDIGO IV, Contributor @TheEtCetera March 7, 2023

Texans hate being last, but when it comes to sports betting, we’re pretty close to it. In Texas, betting on sports is completely illegal, unlike in 36 states and Washington D.C., which all allow it.  This...

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Tuberculosis case tied to school

CARMEN GUZMAN, Managing Editor March 7, 2023

A member of Dallas College tested positive for tuberculosis, prompting a health warning from the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. “Although the risk of becoming sick with TB is...

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EDITORIAL: DEI hiring supports our student body


Gov. Greg Abbott is targeting buzzwords for his latest political play: transgender, critical race theory and TikTok. Now, diversity, equity and inclusion hiring policies have caught his ire. Our DEI...

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OPINION: Culture shock challenges immigrant student success

JOSE E. RIVERA, Contributor @TheEtCetera March 7, 2023

When immigrant students are trying to adapt to a U.S. college, there are several roadblocks they face.  It isn’t easy to assimilate to a new country’s culture when you’re a teenager or young...

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Author Isabel Wilkerson dissects institutionalized racism

MOIRA MCINTEE, Editor In Chief March 7, 2023

Isabel Wilkerson compares America to an old house. If you live in an old house you know that the work is never done. One day you might replace the refrigerator, but then two days later the toilet won’t...

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State bill targets campus voting

CARMEN GUZMAN, Managing Editor March 7, 2023

A House Republican has authored a bill to ban polling places on college campuses. House Bill 2390 would bar polling places on college campuses due to “safety concerns,” according to State Rep. Carrie...

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