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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...

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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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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Choose a healthy lifestyle for a brighter future

KETURAH JONES, Contributor April 6, 2022

It’s Lent season, a time when everybody is giving up chocolate to commemorate the sufferings of Christ. This is a great time for a lifestyle change, body, mind, and spirit. The body is the connector...

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OPINION: COVID-19 is here to stay and we must change with it

GRAYSON LESLEY-MILBURN, Contributor March 8, 2022

The world is ending, or at least according to news headlines, politicians and pessimists. But what these headlines haven’t mentioned is the most important thing: COVID-19 is here to stay. The question...

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OPINION: Another Live Nation disaster is in the making

MOIRA McINTEE, Contributor March 7, 2022

What do a long history of safety violations, 10 dead and 300 injured and a $2 billion lawsuit have in common? Live Nation music festivals. And the entertainment company’s next big event appears to be...

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OPINION: Podcasts should enrich audience, not stoke controversy

CARMEN GUZMAN, Managing Editor February 18, 2022

  Most of the time, when we follow a YouTube channel or podcast, we’re tuning in for the host. It’s natural for us to try to connect with the people on our screen. Even then, our favorite speakers...

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OPINION: Support will motivate immigrants to keep learning English

LONDY RAMIREZ, Contributor February 15, 2022

Imagine coming to a new country without knowing the language. It feels like you are coming out of a box for the first time and you have no idea of what is going on. I was born and raised in El Salvador,...

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OPINION: ‘Encanto’ is a gift to Latinx families

VALERY BONILLA, Contributor February 12, 2022

Watching Disney’s “Encanto” for the very first time gave me a sense of familiarity. Not only did the characters look like me, but their experiences mirrored mine — from being first-generation...

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