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EDITORIAL: Thank you for supporting students, Dallas College

EDITORIAL: Thank you for supporting students, Dallas College

November 16, 2022

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we, The Et Cetera staff, have a lot to be thankful for. Since 2020, Dallas College has experienced so much turmoil from the pandemic and consolidation. Student...

OPINION: Imagination is important for adults too

OPINION: Imagination is important for adults too

DEIRDRE HOLMES, Contributor November 9, 2022

Kids play in their little worlds, and we old folks see it as something “cute” from the past, thinking, “I’m too old for that.” We don’t see it for what it is: a serious learning experience...

OPINION: Dallas College, stop using Latinx

OPINION: Dallas College, stop using Latinx

CARMEN GUZMAN, Editor in Chief October 17, 2022

The end of Hispanic Heritage Month concludes the painful saga of perversions against my language. On one hand, you have sincere efforts to honor Latinos, but the generosity can’t distract me from the...

EDITORIAL: Funding proposal could hurt grading integrity

EDITORIAL: Funding proposal could hurt grading integrity

October 5, 2022

Texas legislators put their heart in the right place when they looked to public education leaders for advice on a new system for funding community colleges. But the current proposal leaves us with some...

OPINION: Your vote is powerful in local elections

OPINION: Your vote is powerful in local elections

BLAKE QUINTANA, Contributor September 20, 2022

Youth are the future of this country, but being the future does not mean we have no say in the present. According to the Texas Secretary of State’s website, about 14 percent fewer Texas registered...

EDITORIAL: Loan forgiveness is a Band-Aid on bigger issue

EDITORIAL: Loan forgiveness is a Band-Aid on bigger issue

September 13, 2022

President Joe Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness is a net positive for college students, but more needs to be done to prevent the issue of crippling student debt from continuing. The best way...

OPINION: Vote to repeal conceal carry on campus

OPINION: Vote to repeal conceal carry on campus

APRIL CALVO, Graphic Editor September 8, 2022

As of Sept. 8, there have been 470 mass shootings in the US and that number continues rising. Texas ranks in second place with 135 school shootings, reports the world population review website about school...

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OPINION: Parenting in college requires perseverance, patience

May 11, 2022

Challenges are opportunities in disguise. During my college years, something happened called life, and I had to decide to either go back to school or remain stuck in a boring job, raising three small children...

OPINION: Redlining still hurts minority communities

OPINION: Redlining still hurts minority communities

VALERY TINAJERO, Contributor May 9, 2022

Growing up in a South Oak Cliff, a previously redlined neighborhood, allowed me to see the disparity of funding in certain areas. My area predominately serves a working-class population and lacks the lavish...

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EDITORIAL: Trustee incumbents should stay

May 3, 2022

On May 7, voters will choose three Dallas College trustees. This is the first board election since the consolidation into one college, and the results will determine the direction of Dallas College for...

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OPINION: NIL deals should be regulated to preserve college sports

May 3, 2022

NIL deals have the potential to ruin the competitive nature of college sports and people may not even realize it. On July 1, 2021 the NCAA approved a policy called NIL, which allows college athletes...

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OPINION: Stop fake news about the war in Ukraine

APRIL CALVO, Graphic artist April 18, 2022

You’ve probably heard of the war in Ukraine by now and come across posts about the conflict on social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other social media platforms restricted posts...

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