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The Future of Gentrification in Austin

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

February 18, 2020

The start of a new decade hasn’t done anything to mitigate the rapid gentrification process sweeping through Austin. Gentrification was amplified in East Austin by an influx of people moving into the Austin area in the early 21st century. These new residents were willing to pay more for housing, which...

Our Stance on the Impeachment Inquiry

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

November 4, 2019

Many Americans assume impeachment results in the removal of the President or another elected official from office. Recently, it has been muddled in the murky waters of political rhetoric that inhibit basic civic understanding for the average American. The topic of impeachment is a catalyst for passionate...

Climate Change as a Threat to Developing Nations – Staff Stance

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

October 9, 2019

Fires are catching in one of the most precious ecosystems on Earth. The Amazon Rainforest is currently under siege from a variety of unsustainable practices ranging from mining and deforestation to urbanization and farming. This destruction prompted a surge of international support in response to the...

The Rise of Social Media Apptivism – Staff Stance

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

August 21, 2019

The emergence of social media has encouraged rising patterns of engagement and activism. Prior to the advent of social media, platforms which shared ideas existed on obscure blogs that could be difficult for readers to find. Through the creation of sites such as FaceBook and Instagram, ideas are granted...

Staff Stance

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

May 23, 2019

A place where students can further pursue their passions and desires in an ever so common American rite of passage: College. An experience that upon first glance refers to institutions of higher learning and research, and on closer examination constitutes a gateway to a successful life. For many Americans,...

Issue 5 staff stance: Life in Limbo: Government shutdown politics

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

February 19, 2019

After 35 days, amid an increasingly bipartisan backlash and an emerging consensus that air safety was becoming imperiled, President Trump reopened the government - for now. He did not apologize for creating a wholly unnecessary and costly crisis in his Jan. 25 address from the White House Rose Garden....

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