Friday , 22 August 2014
Current Events


Fight for your right to an open internet

Last week, we ran a cartoon on net neutrality, a topic I was astonished not that many people seemed to know about. In a sickening turn of events, the Washington D.C. appeals court had ruled in favor of telecommunications companies against the Federal Communications Commission on a legal technicality a few weeks ago. The decision would allow telecommunications companies to ... Read More »

Gun violence requires a multi-angled approach

The tragic events at Sandy Hook brought about a renewed awareness of gun violence, but nothing notable has been done as of yet. Unfortunately, it seems as though school shootings are becoming more commonplace. According to an Associated Press analysis, there have been at least 11 school shootings since the increase in security after Sandy Hook. The most difficult question ... Read More »

Déjà vu: Mesquite has water leak again

Illustration by America Banuelos

Last week was supposed to be easygoing. I was done with my schoolwork and my agenda for the night was supposed to involve relaxing and watching Purple Rain. Well, rain did fall in the building that night, but Prince had nothing to do with it. Instead, it was a pipe bursting on the second floor of Mesquite Village West. One ... Read More »

Another Viewpoint to Consider

Last Tuesday night, we had the opportunity to hear the speech we’d been waiting for: the State of the Union Address. It was the moment where we heard President Barack Obama give us, the American people, answers. Certainly, there were some aspects of the speech that might have fallen short for some people, but Obama did address other elements particularly ... Read More »

Not everything in life has to be complicated

Something complicated can be easy to figure out. The assignment was simple: walk around and see what people do. The students in the geology lab made their way outside and wrote notes about what they saw. I immediately picked up different personalities from little details like articles of clothing people were wearing. I saw what people were thinking from the ... Read More »

Recent failures gone unanswered, Obama

Graphic courtesy of PEW Research Center

On Jan. 28, President Barack Obama gave a State of the Union address that called for many things that we’ve heard him say before: an end to the gridlock in Congress, reforms in the tax code and an executive order to raise the minimum wage for all federal workers. As always, the president managed to give an eloquent speech that ... Read More »

JavaBite with Chef Dash: Top Chef New orleans

Bravo’s reality competition show Top Chef has been on the air for over ten years and the competition gets better every year. For the past two months, over a dozen of America’s up-and-coming culinary superstars have been cooking and hoping to join the other chefs who have won the title in the past. This show hits close to home for ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: New Semester, New Goals

Hello, and welcome back students, faculty and staff. The Spring 2014 semester has begun and the spring sports seasons are rapidly approaching. Last semester I dedicated the Bottom Line to the best football team this university had ever witnessed… or at least we thought that at the beginning of the year. This semester I’m going to be touching on different ... Read More »

It’s good to be back home in Javelina Nation

The fall semester has come and gone, and the spring of 2014 is now upon us. For TAMUK veterans, welcome back! We’ve managed to survive another semester successfully and we’re a step closer to reaching our goal of graduation. Those of you students who are returning may have noticed that it might be a little harder to get around campus. ... Read More »

Change in the face of profound tradegy

I wish I were surprised by the news of Jaqueline Olivares’ death. I have nothing but sympathy for her parents; the grief of losing a child isn’t something I’d wish on anyone. However, the sad fact is that this is nothing new. Ignorant people get drunk, ignorant people drive drunk, and ignorant people kill the innocent. We make laws and ... Read More »