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Being a “Non-Indian” Indian

Being a “Non-Indian” Indian

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
4 days ago
Filed under Opinions

My childhood was not an over-the-top, Romeo and Juliet tragedy. I didn’t have to run away, I didn't have feuding families and I (obviously) didn’t die in the end. Instead, I went to public school, had friends, loved chicken tenders like every other kid in the country and detested bugs. So am I jus...

Column: Why I’m Not Reviewing ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
6 days ago
Filed under Opinions

No movie is a greater letdown than one that uses immoral means to finish filming.   Last month, I saw the trailer for “A Dog’s Purpose,” a movie about a dog that lives multiple lives due to reincarnation. My friends were on the verge of tears after the trailer. Wondering why that was...

Mmm…panadas

Mmm…panadas

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A small bakery sits beside the Driving School of North Texas, quaint and almost unnoticeable when driving by. The owner welcomes customers inside with a beaming smile, giving them suggestions  and explaining her dream to start an empanada store, bringing family recipes and inspiration from Buenos Ai...

Letter to my abuser

Anonymous
January 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions

A letter to my abuser, When I met you I was convinced you were the one; the knight in shining armor I spent years and years waiting for. The one my mother told me stories about at night. The man who would keep me safe, who would cherish me, who would love me with all his heart and create a space for...

Editorial: The problem with victim blaming

The Editorial Board
January 27, 2017
Filed under Editorials

On Feb. 15, 2014, Ravens star running back Ray Rice assaulted his fiancée, now wife, Teresa Palmer. A little over a month later, Rice was convicted of third degree assault, causing the NFL to suspend him for the first two Ravens games of the 2014 season. Outrage ensued. Ravens fans and fellow critics ...

Column: President Trump’s Inauguration

Column: President Trump’s Inauguration

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Unless you live in a hole somewhere, you know that we now have a new P.O.T.U.S. That’s right, Donald J. Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States of America. Here is a bit of background information on this past election season. Trump started as the joke of the Republican Party...

Editorial Board: Save the Affordable Care Act

The Editorial Board
January 18, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The U.S. Senate held votes on Jan. 11 and 12 determining the future of the Affordable Care Act. While the decisions will not repeal President Obama’s act altogether, it’s the first step toward President-elect Donald Trump’s ideal endgame of moving forward without it. But as these votes comme...

New Year, new approach

New Year, new approach

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions

New Year’s resolutions are notorious. “New year, new me” has become a joke, transforming via Twitter into “new year, new memes,” “new year, same me (because I’m already fabulous)” and any other other catchy spin that can earn someone favorites. It seems that no one truly takes their r...

Explaining the Mandela Effect

Explaining the Mandela Effect

Astrid Souto, Staff writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions

The human memory is an astonishing complex system, to say the least. The multitude of events, patterns, words and numbers that our brains can remember is truly shocking. However, our memories are not perfect. Sometimes we embellish the truth and fabricate events to fill the gaps in our memory. This is...

Obama’s Greatest Hits: A presidency in review

Obama’s Greatest Hits: A presidency in review

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief
December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

No matter how you feel about Barack Obama, you have to admit that his eight years in office have been an emotional rollercoaster full of history in the making. Obama, more so than other recent presidents, has also had the opportunity to take the plunge into social media, an endeavor that has led to pri...

Review: Kanye West concert

Review: Kanye West concert

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Kanye West was going to return to Dallas on Saturday for round 2 on his Saint Pablo tour. Dallas is part of the extra tour dates added by West due to the many cities being sold out and fans not being able to see West perform. The concert is one of a kind with a floating stage and Kanye performing ...

What makes a music taste good?

What makes a music taste good?

Alyssa White, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Sitting in a middle school classroom, my iPod on my desk, I was vulnerable to criticism. With no password lock, my pre-teen classmates were able to access my device without my permission or supervision. This had unfortunately taken place during my rebellious stage, listening to bands such as Mariana’s Tr...