Thursday , 30 October 2014
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The Bottom Line: What the team needs to play for

Barring a miracle finish to the Lone Star Conference regular season, this Saturday will be the last home game of the season for the Javelina football team. It will also be the last home game for the seniors of this program. This season hasn’t been a success when it comes to wins and losses. It’s been one of great struggle ... Read More »

Making voting as big as everything else in Texas

Once every few years, we are graced with the duty to vote for whom we believe is fit to lead our state, to advance us in fields such as economics, civil rights and health care. However, just because we have the right to choose does not mean we always do. In fact, an article by the “Texas Tribune” points out ... Read More »

Emergency room eternity

I don’t like hospitals or emergency rooms – people die there. When I say that, don’t think that I’m just hopping on the band wagon with those people who are now paranoid about hospitals because the 2014 Ebola epidemic (it isn’t technically an epidemic yet but that’s what it seems like). Don’t forget, this is similar to the way the ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: Javelinas played with pride

There’s a difference between competing and being competitive. That’s the point that Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Scott Gines stressed when he decided to make the ultimate call on the leadership of this struggling team. People around the campus and the community have lost the faith they once had in this program. This season, without question, has ... Read More »

Immigrant children not afforded equal opportunities

As the rest of the public is fixated on the spread of Ebola and the never-ending conflict in the Middle East, the children who have immigrated into the United States from Central America are still having trouble adjusting to life in America. The New York Times recently published an in-depth story that shed light on immigrant children who have not ... Read More »

Standing up to the statistic

As a 23-year old Hispanic, people assume I must have children and stay home all day because that’s what women in my culture are expected to be. The majority of my friends and cousins, my age or younger, are mothers and proud of the fact to the point where I am looked down upon. Fortunately for me, I took a ... Read More »

Ebola causes unnecessary panic

The panic regarding the Ebola virus being here in the U.S. has been downright silly. Let’s go over how it spreads. In order to contract the disease, you have to touch the body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola or you’d have to be touched by objects contaminated with the virus. Ebola is not spread via air, ... Read More »

Behind the scenes: stones in the desert…eterno

Getting to play pretend has always been a fun experience, even if it was just playing cops and robbers as a kid. Now, I get to do it as a hobby and hopefully professionally in my near future. Acting not only gives you an experience to learn about different people’s culture and habits by taking on different characters, but you ... Read More »

Staying positive while running for royalty

Just like any little girl I wanted to be a princess, but I always felt like I didn’t fit the part. I’m not your typical preppy, happy go lucky girl that is active in every organization that you can join. I was the quiet, nose-in-my-books kind of girl who was scared to join anything. I avoided any chance of rejection. ... Read More »

Getting over the hurdle

Apathetic. The first time I ever used that word to describe my attitude about life was in high school. That’s when I discovered that I suffer from mild depression. It was a horrible feeling, knowing that I should care when I just didn’t. If only it were as simple as people make it out to be. But it’s not as ... Read More »