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Texas Moderation Looming Large: How the Speaker of the House Dictates Local and National Politics

Nevin Hall, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

When it comes to the United States legislative branch, there is no figure who looms larger than the Speaker of the House of Representatives. They are empowered to decide which legislation reaches the floor...

The Art Thief

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Creating art takes real work: mustering creative energy, putting an excessive amount of time into projects until they feel right and usually working other jobs since, in reality, being an artist usually...

Blocks to Barbies

Madeleine Van Slyke and Zoe Klein April 14, 2021

Our generation is the first where smart technology is a day to day part of our lives. Kindergarteners know how to use Zoom and BLEND, and children are getting phones in elementary school. Surveys have...

President Joe Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Merrick Garland is most known for his failed Supreme Court nomination during the Obama administration. He was denied a hearing by Mitch McConnell, who wanted to reserve the seat for a justice nominated...

Staff Stance: An Open Letter From Generation Z

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams February 24, 2021

When we were growing up, we often heard our parents recall the most important events of their lifetime. Specifically, they would remember where they were when a major traumatic event occurred. Where they...

The Fall of the SAT: How a Century-Old Test Has Passed its Prime

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

When COVID-19 began to spread across the United States, many students found it difficult to take the SAT and other standardized tests due to limited testing space and a decrease in testing opportunities....

The Problem With Grades

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Throughout their education, students are taught that school is the most important thing in their lives. High school students, especially, are constantly reminded that the grades they receive determine...

Beauty and the Beast: A COVID-19 Story

Rebecca Scaramuzzi, Club Contributor February 24, 2021

I’ve been reading a lot of fairy tales lately, mostly from the Grimm brothers. One of the stories I’ve read is "Beauty and the Beast." A few years ago, I was listening to an audiobook of fairy tales...

Back in Session: Texas Legislature Has a New Set of Challenges to Tackle in 2021

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

It’s that time again — time for the biennial Texas legislative session, a meeting that could perhaps provide a chance to pass the legislation needed for Texas to recover from all that has happened...

Staff Stance: With Liberty and Justice for Some: Is the American Electoral College Still Relevant and Fair?

Staff Stance: With Liberty and Justice for Some: Is the American Electoral College Still Relevant and Fair?

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams January 8, 2021

Even if you lived under a rock, in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, you would be bombarded by a constant stream of messages about the inherent flaws of each candidate, their supporters and, as...

Straight Up Queer Spaces

Grace Woodruff, Web Editor January 8, 2021

I clearly remember the first time I went to the Gay-Straight Alliance, more commonly known as GSA. I was in middle school, and I was just figuring out that I might not be straight (childhood obsession...

Contemplating America from 250 Years Away: Would the Founding Fathers Recognize the Country We Live in Today?

Nevin Hall, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

The ship of Theseus, used on many a perilous and mythical voyage, is a famous paradox. Over time the ship rotted, and the Athenians, true to their history and traditions, replaced every single plank with...

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