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The global struggle for democracy

Catalonia is a small area in the North Eastern part of Spain that has been fighting for its independence since 1714. For this campaign...

Oppressed communities deserve the right to armed self-defense

In Brad Anderson’s "The Machinist", the insomnia-ridden protagonist experiences a series of increasingly violent paranoid delusions. At the end of the film, we learn...

Please, let Tillerson negotiate

Over the past few weeks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been attempting to negotiate with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Since a...

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...

Us Too

On Oct. 5, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a story in The New York Times that would go on to spark profoundly painful...

The patriotism within nationalism

Nationalism is defined by Google as "patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts," it is the feeling of superiority over other countries. However, in many instances...

The key to stopping natural disasters? Garfield movies.

The gods have spoken: natural disasters will ravage our world until we get another Garfield movie. Throughout 2017, we have been faced with the worst...

Institutional knowledge precludes passionate learning

Today, students are faced with a number of intimidating contradictions. To what degree can we follow our interests in a way that is economically...

Healthcare is a right

For several decades, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has worked hard to overhaul our nation’s healthcare system. Recently, Sanders announced his new "Medicare for All"...

Don’t West Virginia my Texas

West Virginia is in crisis. The once proud and mighty United Mine Workers of America is now a shadow of itself, these days raging less...