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Pessimism and Optimism: or Fatalistic Thinking

Logan Beauchamp, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017

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The way we think often affects how we see the world, and how we see the world often affects how the world really is. We vote, yet often feel that voting does not have any tangible effect. We see suffering and say to ourselves,...

A Letter of Introduction: To an Editor and Op-Ed Writing

Logan Beauchamp, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017

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Today I have the singular pleasure of introducing myself to the readership, so without further ado. My name is Logan Beauchamp (pronounced Bo-camp) and I am your new Op-Ed Editor. I am twenty-six years old and, if you believe...

America’s Insufficient Definition Of Masculinity

Tory Heruska, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

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Everyone deserves to feel loved and appreciated for exactly who he/she is. No one should be confined to a box or label, and each of us can and should do our part to expand what it means to be a man for ourselves and the boys in our lives. There is freedom outside the rigid definitions we have placed upon men, and not just for men, but for everyone involved.

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‘Locker Room Talk’

Tory Heruska, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

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So whether you’re a Trump supporter, Hillary supporter, or concerned citizen, an angered sexual assault survivor, or a disturbed onlooker, I think we can all call bullshit on his and much of society’s dismissal of this as “just locker room talk” and start the conversation about how we are still, in almost 2017, normalizing and dismissing male sexual violence.

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Presidential Election Outcome: Thoughts On Moving Forward

Aimi Hardy, Op/Ed Editor

November 15, 2016

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Now, while we do not have to like Trump’s policies or even like him as a person, we need to have faith in our political system and be hopeful his presidency will not be as bad as some fear.

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An Open Letter to the Austin College Community Concerning the 2016 Presidential Election: The Case for Donald Trump

Nikhil Jaisinghani

November 7, 2016

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Hello all, This election cycle has certainly been an exercise in absurdity. I thank the gods everyday for the current year, that it has unveiled the truth behind the seeming orderliness of the Universe. The fabric of reality...

Final Presidential Debate

Aimi Hardy, Op/Ed Editor

November 1, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Opinions

On Wednesday, October 19th the Austin College Student Democrats and Young Republicans co-hosted a debate watch party in the Pouch Club for the final presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. In attending the event, I hoped to analyze the debate strategies used by both candidates and get an overall feel for how students at Austin College viewed the candidates, based on how they responded to the debate.

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Mental Roocommodations: Mental Health on the Austin College Campus

Anonymous

October 30, 2016

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“Because of my conditions, I’m never going to be like a normal student,” my roommate tells me about her disability accommodations while microwaving a bowl of spaghetti in our on-campus apartment. A junior psychology major,...

Student Greek Life Involvement

Jessica Hayden, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Opinions

Ivy Torres (sophomore) from Fort Worth, Texas member of Kappa Gamma Chi At first, Ivy was not looking to be involved in any social Greek groups. But when she really thought about it, she wanted to get out of her comfort zone...

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