Monday , 24 November 2014
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Graduation rewards those who work hard

Fall 2014 is coming to an end, and many of us are ready for a break from all the homework that the teachers give us without compassion, like if we didn’t have any other classes. A great majority of us have spent whole nights working on stories, essays, or in the worst case scenario math (I don’t like math). I ... Read More »

Palestinians not the only cause of violence in Israel

There are two sides to every story, and then there’s the truth. For Israel, it always seems to be best if the truth doesn’t get out. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently condemned an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem that led to murders of four Israeli rabbis and one police officer. Even further than his condemnation, Netanyahu went on ... Read More »

Truth unapparent in history textbook coalition

To take a page out of George Orwell’s book, “he who controls the past controls the future.” What society should allow politicians or activist groups the right to change history or censor the truth? The Texas State Board of Education found itself concerned over a ridiculous question last month: Was Sam Houston a liberal? One Republican board member, Pat Hardy, ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: Looking ahead to next season

Another loss and another blowout for the 2014 Javelina football team. This team has endured what has to be the worst two years in the history of this program. Now, let’s not pile on like a lot of us have been doing this whole football season. Yes, this team has been the punch line of jokes. Yes, these guys have ... Read More »

Behind the curtain Bug

Halloween is long gone and we’re almost through mid-November but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for chills and creeps. This is what the theatre department is hoping to bring in their upcoming performance of “Bug” by Tracy Letts. The story follows an Oklahoma local, Agnus, who is down on her luck and whose path crosses with a veteran drifter ... Read More »

Finding your calling when you least expect it

I remember sitting in the counselor’s office, staring blankly at my degree plan with tears in my eyes. I had been a student at Texas A&M University – Kingsville for four years and I still did not know what I was doing with my life. Music wasn’t the world I wanted to live in, although I was in the department ... Read More »

Midterm elections decided by voters (or lack thereof)

The 2014 midterm elections is not really about who voted—it’s about who didn’t vote. On a night when Republicans retained their majority in the House of Representatives and took the majority in the Senate for the first time since 2007, only 36.4 percent of eligible voters turned out. To keep this in perspective, the last time voter turnout was this ... Read More »

Stay strong until graduation

I always smile when I see a freshman working hard at what they do, whether it’s as part of an organization or for class. It reminds me of a time when I was once like them. Back then, I used to be a good student, always going to class, always completing my assignments on time and always participating. It was ... Read More »

San Antonio Spurs, the lords of basketball

It was opening day for the National Basketball Association and over 19,000 fans surrounded the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas in anticipation for the ring and banner ceremony for the recent 2014 NBA Champions, the San Antonio Spurs. It was a special day for not only the Spurs organization, but for the friends, family and fans of the organization. ... Read More »

The Bottom Line: Making the most of what we’ve got

“Playoffs? You talking about playoffs?” Those are the famous words that former NFL head coach Jim Mora once said when asked if he thought his struggling Indianapolis Colts team had any remote chance at the postseason. The point I’m getting at is that the Javelina football team finds themselves in the newly Lone Star Conference consolation playoffs, where they will ... Read More »