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Marginalized students speak out

The occasional isolation or alienation one can expect to experience in college is something many students become familiar with as freshmen. Departed from families...
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The War on Boys

In a time with such a delicate political climate, basic schoolyard games such as tug-of-war have changed into tug-of-peace, and tag in one way...
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Solange pushes the limits of black artistry in Marfa

As people flocked to Austin for the annual Austin City Limits music festival, Solange departed to Marfa, Texas to perform "Scales" amongst the Donald...
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Texas State should offer a scholarship for video games

Sports and entertainment have a history of being one-track, get-rich-quick opportunities. Electronic sports or “eSports” is the competitive variant of the ubiquitous pastime of video...
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Trump’s U.N. speech is the worst stand-up since Tim Allen

President Donald Trump carried on the presidential tradition of speaking in front of the United Nations Sept. 13. However, unlike his predecessors, his performance...

Joel Osteen vs. media critics: What really happened?

Many people throughout the United States have unfairly criticized Joel Osteen and his church, Lakewood, in the past weeks. Lakewood Church sits in the...

A letter to President Trump: Posthumously pardon Timothy McVeigh

Mr. President, I must admit, after a tumultuous start to your presidency, the last couple of months have restored the nationalist and traditionalist fervor that...
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Texas State lacks cultural infrastructure necessary for student success

I was a freshman at Texas State University when protests broke out in Ferguson, MO over the murder of Michael Brown and Baltimore erupted...
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The war against affirmative action is drenched in white supremacy

Just last year, the Supreme Court ruled against University of Texas reject, Abigail Fisher, when she suggested the university’s policy of affirmative action blocked...
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How the West has ruined the world’s potential

There are a number of major issues many may point to as key problems plaguing the world as we know it; global warming, world...