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Finding freedom in prison

Finding freedom in prison
January 18, 2021

I have always been a stubborn person, rigid in what I believe to be right and best for me and not prone to learn from the experiences of others. In 2015, my life was a perfect manifestation of those qualities....

Complacency: The most dangerous disease

January 18, 2021

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat and above all else, complacency. Over 388,000 citizens have died in the U.S. and the daily average...

The day democracy almost died

riot
January 13, 2021

In early January, two millennia ago, the Senate of the Roman Republic attempted to strip Julius Caesar of his military command and render him a private citizen.  In response, Julius Caesar led an army...

Stephanie’s Christmas Traditions

December 28, 2020

Santa Claus is not real. This reveal didn’t come as a shock for 10-year-old me, because to me all Santa Claus was, was a cartoon character like SpongeBob or Bugs Bunny, because the presents didn’t...

Attitude of gratitude

December 28, 2020

There is much to complain about the coronavirus pandemic, be it frustration from wearing masks or the feeling of being in prison due to lockdowns. The year 2020, in general, has been a flop with long-loved...

Dash & Lily: Filled with Hope We All Need

December 13, 2020

This Christmas season is like no other. Thanks to the pandemic, and all the other plagues of 2020, things seem to be missing some holly and lacking a lot of jolly. If you’re someone in need of some...

The struggles of remote learning

student at computer
December 5, 2020

After spending the latter half of my spring semester at home, I thought I couldn’t take it anymore. After summer, I had to go back. As time went on though, that seemed increasingly unlikely. COVID cases...

Holidays during the pandemic: should we cancel?

No Christmas
November 24, 2020

As we get closer to the end of the year, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Texas has reached over 1 million people. People have been debating whether or not Thanksgiving and Christmas should be canceled...

Our view: We need to leave 2020 in the past

November 24, 2020

2020 was not a great year. We were forced to endure the tragic deaths of beloved figures such as Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant, the human rights atrocities seen at home in the States and abroad in countries...

An expected winner, an unexpected outcome (a 2020 presidential election analysis)

map of counties
November 11, 2020

Joe Biden, the president-elect, went into the 2020 election sporting larger leads in swing states than Hillary Clinton in 2016. According to Nate Silver, an election analyst, a Trump victory would...

When will we teach the real, brutal history behind Thanksgiving?

fake Thanksgiving
November 11, 2020

Growing up in America, we are taught about Thanksgiving as a holiday to remember the peaceful gathering of pilgrims and Native Americans. In elementary school, I remember my teacher giving the students...

Journal of a student stuck in quarantine

made bed
November 11, 2020

Quarantine Day 4, 10: 50 p.m. (11/2/20) My roommates came in contact with a good friend and teammate who tested positive for COVID-19. I live in the Sunwatcher apartments, so we just share a kitchen...

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