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Queer Hollywood Finds a Light

Written by Patrick Rogers.Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – Boy Erased is one of two major motion pictures released this year to bring the truth about conversion therapy to the big screen. Based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir, directed by Joel Edgerton, and featuring names like Troye Sivan, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, the film is not a happy […]

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The Arctic Ocean Explored

Written by Allison McCarty. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss.  – The Arctic is one of the planet’s most crucial environments, especially when it comes to the topic of climate change. Exploring the Arctic Ocean, an exhibition that is currently on display in the Visual Arts Center, exemplifies the importance of the Arctic and its Ocean as an environment and source of […]

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Out of the Box

Written by Sam Chavez. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – I once lived in a box. I lived a life of routine, conformity, and simplicity. Small-town gossip was the world news and everyone knew each other’s names. My home in La Feria, a small town in the Valley or South Texas, holds my roots and will always have a special place […]

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The Power of Food

Written by Alyssa Hiarker. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – Pick a memory where you were undeniably happy. What do you remember from that moment? Do you remember what you could see? What you could smell? What you could taste? Your memories may be clouded, the specifics of those instances may be lost to time, but your senses are tied directly […]

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Does Social Media Hinder or Help One’s Understanding of Politics? You Decide.

Written by Yulissa Chavez. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – Politics may appear problematic but being ill-informed on policies or platforms before voting is even more problematic. Social media provides users with a mass of information, opinions, and ideas in a matter of seconds; however, this accessibility can also be counterintuitive for those who may not understand the multifaceted factors that […]

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Making Africa: An Attempt to Complete the Single Story

Written by Brooke Quach. Photos by Brooke Quach. – When you walk into the entrance of the Blanton’s “Making Africa” exhibit, one of the first things you may encounter is Chimamanda Adichie’s most popular TED Talk: “The danger of a single story.” Adichie dissects how “the single story” can “flatten” another group’s experiences by constantly exposing the public to negative […]

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Finding Your Home Away from Home

Written by Sam Chavez. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – It’s that time of the semester when students are trying to figure out their living situation for next year. While some students go apartment-hunting, others like me face a dilemma in choosing a dorm. Whether an incoming student or a fourth-year student, navigating through housing can be a whirlwind, as time […]

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Mental Illness: Fighting the Stigma

Written by Dila Sarikaya. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss. – **mental health trigger warning** The first week of October is known as Mental Illness Awareness Week, which was established by Congress in 1990. However, mental illness — and the stigmas that come with it — have been around for decades and continue to exist today. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, organizations, […]

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Work Beyond the Classroom

Written by Christina Lopez. Graphic by Peyton Cabaniss.   It takes planning, persistence, and prioritization. As college tuition costs skyrocket, more full-time students are taking on jobs to finance their college experience. According to CNBC, a 2015 study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that in the past 25 years, over 70 percent of college students […]

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The South Asian Dilemma

Written by Hira Vayani. Many South Asian children’s earliest memories include their family and a stethoscope. It’s the child’s 4th birthday, and they have received a doctor’s kit as a present. This is just the beginning of the continuous career conditioning, as most people in the South Asian community have a narrow definition of success, due to cultural and societal […]

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Funny For A Woman

Written by Amina Amdeen. Images provided by Kaci Beeler and Nancy Norton. Of all the universal truths, “laughter is the best medicine” is my favorite. Not only has it endured the test of time, as proven by the continued importance of jokes in every culture, but it has also withstood countless social transformations. No matter what upheaval we experience in our […]

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5 Behaviors That May Trigger Those in Recovery From an Eating Disorder

Written by Chloe Kersh.  Though eating disorders are visibly connected to body weight, recovery from these mental illnesses is an invisible process. Maintenance of a “healthy” weight and a return to “normal” eating habits are the ostensible signs of recovery, but it is cognition that drives change. Despite the internal nature of recovery, external stimuli, such as the words and […]