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Austin Takes on the March for Our Lives

Lauren Sanchez

March 25, 2018

On Saturday, 20,000 protesters gathered at City Hall then marched to the Capitol to rally for adequate gun control laws. Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Representative Gina Hinojosa spoke on the issue, followed by Parkland survivor ...

Campus structures, buildings to expand amid university’s financial concerns

Matthew San Martin and Victoria Cavazos

March 19, 2018

The president of St. Edward’s University, George E. Martin, held his annual meeting to discuss new changes coming to campus in the upcoming years. The meeting, held in Jones Auditorium on March 8, was attended by campus adm...

Groups continue to resist CodeNext following release of latest draft

Victoria Cavazos

March 19, 2018

A legal memo from the city of Austin’s attorney declaring a local petition to put CodeNEXT on the ballot in November invalid is the latest move in what has been, and continues to be, a lengthy multilateral battle over draft thre...

Congressional leaders fail to act by DACA deadline

Andrea Guzman

March 6, 2018

The deadline for Congress to pass legislation surrounding Dreamers, people who were brought to the U.S. illegally at a young age, passed Monday. Students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status rallied in a week of ...

Student organizations air grievances in manifesto

Matthew San Martin and Victoria Cavazos

March 6, 2018

On Feb. 28, Hilltop Views published an advertisement entitled the Red Door Manifesto. Five organizations, the African Student Organization (ASO), Black Student Alliance (BSA), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC),...

Non-profit Jolt organizes pro-voting rally at Capitol

Christine Sanchez

March 5, 2018

On Wednesday, Feb 28, activists gathered on the front steps of the Texas State Capitol to celebrate the beauty and importance of migration. Dubbed “Migration is Sweet, The Future is Sweeter When You Vote,” the event included a but...

U.S. Bishops lead efforts for a DACA fix

Andrea Guzman

February 27, 2018

As the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that required the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, the Catholic community in Austin urged for more far-...

Travis county congressional candidates address climate change at panel

Victoria Cavazos

February 27, 2018

350 Austin, a local, grassroots environmental group, held a forum for candidates running in the U.S Congressional districts of Travis County to delineate their approaches to issues related to climate change in office.The group hel...

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