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OPINION: When citizens freeze, Texas turns a cold shoulder

OPINION: When citizens freeze, Texas turns a cold shoulder

Carlos Guzman, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Under Greg Abbott's complacency, the “once in a blue moon” winter disaster could happen again if the full provisions aren’t made to upgrade the state’s power grid to withstand a disaster. Although...

OPINION: Help is available for struggling students

OPINION: Help is available for struggling students

AIMEE JIMENEZ, Contributor October 26, 2021

Like many college students, I spent more time meeting deadlines than caring for my health. I struggled to eat proper-sized meals and get enough sleep. I had a hard time exercising and staying organized...

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OPINION: Hey lawmakers, stay away from our kids’ curriculum

October 12, 2021

At the beginning of September, 666 new laws went into effect in Texas. One of these was House Bill 3979 which states “Teachers will be limited from discussing current events and systematic racism...

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OPINION: Get the vaccine, save lives

October 12, 2021

Many people still do not feel they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but with vaccines available it is unnecessary to be putting your life and your family’s lives at risk. Getting vaccinated...

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OPINION: Founding fathers didn’t think vaccines were tyrannical

October 12, 2021

Unfortunately, it appears that our worries of contracting COVID-19 don’t end after getting the vaccine. As the rise of breakthrough infections has shown, the unvaccinated are serving as a petri dish...

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OPINION: Raising minimum wage will bring workers back

September 17, 2021

The pandemic has made my job at a grocery store chain much more difficult. Not only am I vulnerable to the coronavirus, but it’s difficult to deal with customers who don’t know their boundaries,...

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OPINION: Not getting the vaccine has dire consequences

August 28, 2021

As the coronavirus continues to mutate and the delta variant fills our hospitals to capacity, it just makes sense to me that everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 should....

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OPINION: Students should guard their mental health

August 25, 2021

  In the weeks since U.S. gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the team competition and four individual events at the Tokyo Olympics, words like “mental health” and “burnout” have made...

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Building a personal computer is better than buying

April 14, 2021

People have become more interested in online activities during the pandemic such as streaming and gaming, but some are limited by sluggish technology.  If you are looking to upgrade...

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Dual credit classes facilitate path to the university

April 13, 2021

I was lucky enough to be introduced to dual credit my freshman year of high school. Right now, I am on track to graduate high school with an associate degree because of dual credit. Graduating high...

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OPINION: Personal data should not be sold

March 4, 2021

How would you respond if a stranger walked into your house and proceeded to write down your address, phone numbers, social security number, blood type and school records, then sold them to the highest...

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OPINION: Working as a hairstylist during the pandemic is a challenge

March 4, 2021

Those of us who are hairstylists during the pandemic are trying our best to keep our clients and ourselves safe and healthy. This can be difficult because it is impossible to social distance in this...

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