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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 »

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 »

Courage to fight for change despite the odds

Illustration by America Banuelos

The United States was entering an era of change in the 1960’s. The economy was growing, the first Catholic president had been elected, and a civil rights movement was sweeping the nation. As a country, we have come to honor every third Monday in January as Martin Luther King Day, to celebrate the accomplishments of a man whose gift with ... Read More »

Voter IDs are an obstruction to democracy

Illustration by America Banuelos

In what was supposed to be a deterrent against voting fraud, the recent Texas Voter ID law has caused some unexpected trouble for women and senior citizens looking to fulfill their civic duty. An article by TIME Magazine states the law is unfairly discriminating against minorities, low-income voters and women. The new law, according to, could be seen as ... Read More »

Up in smoke: Smokers need to adhere by policy


Most things have a certain etiquette to follow. Smoking should be no exception. The TAMUK Student Government Association (SGA) said there have been complaints from students that smokers will smoke too close to buildings. They don’t want to be entering and exiting a building smelling like smoke. In response to the complaints, SGA said they will be making a resolution ... Read More »

An era of prosperity for Javelina Nation

Illustration by America Banuelos

There is good news for Javelina Nation.Texas A&M University-Kingsville is making history as student enrollment numbers are near an all time high bringing back memories of the recording breaking numbers back in 1971. The staggering 37 percent increase in the past five years has brought great success toward the university as it has given us the opportunity to expand our ... Read More »

Education is the key to the future

education = key - written on blackboard with apple, books

Dreams of the future are always successful never considering life. Education is important to our future. In a perfect world college stu- dents would come straight out of high school and be 18 to 24 years old. Their life would revolve around themselves. They would at- tend class, have fun, and some would work. “I don’t have kids, I don’t ... Read More »

The shame of the life learning academy


The Life Learning Academy (LLA), and all of its adminis- tration should hang their heads low. Because as educators and advisors, as moral human be- ings and as citizens of our na- tion, they have failed the their students, and should be utterly ashamed. Courtni Webb, a student at LLA wrote a poem that ex- pressed her feelings on the ... Read More »

Southern Trouble in North Korea

North Korea

The “situation” with North Korea and its portly dear leader, Kim Jong Un, has only gotten more interesting over the last few weeks. Most Americans took the North (i.e. Best) Korea’s latest declarations of worldwide nuclear annihilation with resignation, like we’ve always done. Most of us know that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) can’t get a missile to ... Read More »

Guest Op/Ed – Whither the Travis Letter?

The Alamo in San Antonio

On March 8, 2013, the William B. Travis “Victory or Death” Letter will return to Austin. In its 13-day stay at the Alamo, this faded 177-year-old letter touched the lives of It flatter bought turned cialis online without prescription wet same eyes viagra alternative at scratches but viagra from india drying… S PPDs always what is better viagra or ... Read More »