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Flor Barajas

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Letter to the editor: What if it were you?

David Coby At the height of former Vice President Colton Duncan’s controversial arrest, I watched my fellow students run wild with accusations directed at me,...

Sympathy for North Koreans is heading south

Growing up as a Korean-American it was not uncommon for people to ask me, “Are you from North or South Korea?” I grew to expect...

School choice will revive the Jim Crow Era

President Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been confirmed and will begin to propose changes to the United States’s education system. The most...

Representation in the 2020 census is vital for LGBTQIA equality

Controversy sparked after it was reported the United States Census Bureau would include LGBTQIA individuals in the 2020 census, only to backtrack shortly after...

Depression—just get over it

Last semester I found myself in a rut. I stayed in bed for days, had zero motivation to do anything productive and found myself...

San Marcos needs more girl bands and musicians

The local music scene is something I have grown to love, and is a big factor in keeping me in San Marcos. However, this...

The anti-vaccine movement is plaguing our country

Vaccinations are one of the most important medical breakthroughs in history. They have been credited with eradicating diseases such as smallpox, and have made...

The U.S. needs a “trap house” to fight the war on...

The darknet is home to illegal forms of pornography, stolen credit card information, commercial hacking services and more. But if the darknet is doing...

Crossing the red tape of cyber warfare

With the rise of cyber attacks, modern conflicts are essentially borderless. Surveillance between world powers has too often blurred the lines of cyberwarfare. As...

EPA, Donald Trump and the media

Donald Trump’s words of “America first” not only apply to other countries, but to the environment as well. His marginalization of a worldwide issue...