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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...

Should Democrats Pack the Supreme Court?: CON

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

With the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 26, conservatives now hold a 6-3 advantage over liberals in the court. This dilemma has sparked interest in court-packing, or increasing...

Should Democrats Pack the Supreme Court?: PRO

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

Climate change, women’s rights and police brutality. These are three of the most pressing issues in society today. With the 6-3 conservative lead in the Supreme Court, major advancement on these issues...

The Need to Support Students with Learning Disabilities

The Need to Support Students with Learning Disabilities

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five students has a learning disability. Knowing this, it’s essential that Texas does its best to fulfill these students' needs by providing...

How the White House Became a COVID-19 Hotspot

Nevin Hall, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Social media is a force that has reached generally tech-incompetent politicians at a speed that is truly blistering. This trend is exemplified in the tendency of President Donald Trump to provide the world...

AISD Reopens Amidst Backlash: The Argument for Safety Over Normalcy

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams November 15, 2020

As the nation attempts to recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and begins to loosen restrictions intended to prevent the spread of the virus, the reopening of schools and the reinstatement of...

The Basis for Boycotts: The Power of the People to Choose Where to Spend Their Money to Support Businesses

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

As a seemingly insignificant cog in the wheel of capitalism, it often seems that the public has limited power to initiate systemic change towards a world based on our ideals. However, people often overlook...

What Can Environmentalists Learn From A Virus?

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

COVID-19 has forced people across the globe to adapt to increased online communication, lowered airplane travel and limited commutes to work or businesses given safety precautions. The adaptations have...

The Infowars Empire: How Alex Jones Ignited the Fire of Extremist Doubt in American Politics

The Infowars Empire: How Alex Jones Ignited the Fire of Extremist Doubt in American Politics

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

On Dec. 4, 2016, a 29-year-old man from North Carolina walked into a pizza parlor with three guns. He fired two shots into the air, searched the place, and found nothing. The man was looking for the basement...

Distant But Unified:  How this Year’s National Conventions are Connecting to their Audience

Distant But Unified: How this Year’s National Conventions are Connecting to their Audience

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams October 5, 2020

Most years, speakers at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC) are met with joyous cheers; the anxiety and nerves fall away to make room for an enthusiastic audience....

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