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Taking the knee: A powerful platform or unpatriotic?

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's remarks on Friday regarding NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem have sparked both outrage and support, as many more in the league have joined their colleagues in their form of peaceful prote...

A’s to Be a Longhorn

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

Recently, The University of Texas at Austin announced that their policy for automatic admission is changing from 7% to 6% for the Class of 2019. As a world renowned public research university in the second fastest growing state...

Get the facts straight: DACA

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2017

Last week, President Trump made a series of announcements threatening the immigration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Although the news of Hurricane Irma has allowed DACA news to fly more under the radar...

Lend a helping hand

by Bri Branscomb and Logan Griffin

September 10, 2017

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating storm that hit the Texas coast on August 25. It hit residential areas situated near the coast and resulted in massive flooding in these areas that destroyed entire towns. This has led to thousand...

The Syrian situation

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Since 2011, the Syrian people have been involved in a nation-wide civil war against their president and leader Bashar al-Assad, that started as a peaceful protest. The demonstrators marched on the capital city of Damascus, dema...

The road so far

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

Having been sworn in in January, the 45th president didn’t take long before signing off on executive orders. Within the past few months, Trump has signed off on well over 35 executive memoranda, a type of executive action that...

‘A Day Without a Woman’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day, strikes were held across over 50 countries and 400 cities as women made their voices heard. The march was organized by Women’s March on Washington, a protest organization that organized what may have be...

Teach em how to say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

As Obama’s last term has come to a close, the nation finds that it must say goodbye to its 44th president. He has accomplished many things during his presidency, and created a change in American culture as a whole. In reflecti...

Remembering MLK

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2017

49 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year on the third Monday of every January, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope to Americans. We honor King’s motivati...

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