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Wendy Davis declares herself ‘pro-life’

COMMENTARY BY ERIN McCORMICK One of the candidates for the 2014 Texas gubernatorial election spoke out in a way that turned some heads Nov. 5. “I am pro-life,” Sen. Wendy…

Congress could achieve something? Say what?

COMMENTARY BY COLIN BRUCIA Forget the current health care debacle, the recent government shutdown and the contentious immigration reform bill for a moment — Congress might actually do something productive.…

New paper straws

COMMENTARY BY BENJAMIN TURCEA As a follow-up to last week’s front page article concerning Halloween at The University, I would like to report on a topic perhaps even spookier —…

Box City citizens live in solidarity

COMMENTARY BY BENJAMIN TURCEA The Habitat for Humanity club’s recent event Box City sparked some controversial feelings about the purpose of engaging in activities in solidarity with others. Many expressed…

Twitter accounts invade students’ privacy

COMMENTARY BY SARAH MUELLER Recently, University students have added new anonymous Twitter accounts to the long string of University-related social media pages. I am sure that many have heard of…

Faculty proposal for name change futile

COMMENTARY BY DANIEL GLEASON Recently, a proposal by Len Gougeon, Ph.D., of the English and Theater department calls upon the Faculty Senate to consider a change of drastic proportions to…

Binge drinking not to blame for rape

COMMENTARY BY SARAH MUELLER For this week’s article, I chose to write about the New York Times’ recent debate concerning binge drinking and date rape on college campuses, entitled “Young…

Name change necessary

COMMENTARY BY BRANDON SOMWARU Do not pretend like you have not been there. At some point, each of us has had to explain where our university is located and subsequently…

Federal site down

COMMENTARY BY ERIN McCORMICK With all of the issues going on around the world today, it may seem odd that the news has focused on a single website over the…

NSA spies on German head of gov’t

COMMENTARY BY RUTH DAVID Notorious former NSA employee Edward Snowden was the first to release the news — the NSA has spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2002. Recent…