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Why we should arm teachers

The mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, has forced us to take a hard look at...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Your DNA is an abomination”

December 1, 2017 To the Editor of the University Star: As faculty members, we are committed to protecting students engaged in the “free exchange of ideas,”...
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100 years onward, the Russian Revolution continues to inspire

On May 27th, in perfect Austin fashion, Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz showcased what it calls “one of the most immersive and rarefied experiences...

The power of makeup is more than just ‘putting on a face’

Every beauty lover goes through the same thing. We get asked why we wear makeup so much or why it takes so long to...

Zoo animals do not belong in captivity

A life spent behind bars is not a life at all. When we take an organism and restrict its entire world to an unsuitably small...

The Black Perspective: Interracial Dating, Beyonce’s Formation, President Obama and “The Black Card”

In the second episode, host Brandon Sams and the trio tackle the complexities of interracial dating, what separates black pride from white supremacy, the...

Talk It Out: Death Penalty

Say no to the death penalty By Madison Teague No one should hold the right to take another person’s life. The death penalty...

It’s time to empower women and stop slut-shaming them, seriously

We are girls. Hear us roar and knock slut shaming out the door. All the little girls and grown women will be better off...

The United Nations is nothing but a joke

Saudi Arabia is overseeing an influential human rights panel for the United Nations. I don't know whether to laugh at the irony or cry...
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I support Trump’s travel ban, here is why

Not every Muslim in the world is an extremist who will commit terrorist attacks, but President Donald Trump’s travel ban is not a racist...