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Tea Party divides Republican voters

Danny Salazar

September 27, 2010

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A group of conservative candidates backed by the Tea Party movement recently won several  Republican primaries in some crucial states. It might not be easy to predict how this will affect the outcome of the general elections in 201...

Twitter not just another social networking website

Emily Blasdell

September 20, 2010

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I believe in Twitter. I find myself defending this social-networking micro-blog as if it were a civil rights issue. Why? Well, I have come up with two possible reasons: Either I have been brainwashed by the creators of Twitter t...

Immigration bill deserves real vote

September 20, 2010

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With states like Arizona cracking down, immigration is once again a mounting political issue. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently tacked on the DREAM Act, a bill that provides some illegal immigrants with a pat...

Entertainers usurping reporters

Ryan Lester

September 20, 2010

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The once-bold line between journalism and the entertainment industry continues to fade with each passing year. This was only further confirmed when CNN recently announced that "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan was selected t...

Letters to the editor in response to the Equality Texas situation

September 20, 2010

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Dear Hilltop Views, I have been following the story about St. Edward's and Equality Texas ever since Lindsay Marsh, one of my former students, sent me a copy of her blog.  What follows are completely my own thoughts.  Before...

Military censorship hinders art

Michael McNally

September 13, 2010

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Regardless of whether you enjoy video games, it is intriguing when a video-game maker defends its integrity on grounds of artistic expression in the face of the United States military's disapproval.   In the upcoming war simulatio...

American public deserves neutrality

September 13, 2010

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Over the past week, the actions of a small, Floridan congregation have come to the center of media attention because of a pastor's sensational desire to burn the Quran. Media attention elevated the pastor beyond the recognition he d...

Current immigration act to advance social justice

Andy Ryan

September 13, 2010

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The year was 1830, and the Mexican-ruled land that we call Texas had officially closed its borders to illegal immigrants. The President of Mexico at the time, Anastasio Bustamante, had decided to close the border mainly becau...

Rejection of gay rights group detrimental to campus

September 6, 2010

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Approximately 35 non-profit organizations are scheduled to participate in the upcoming St. Edward's University non-profit internship fair, but each group is in danger of being overshadowed by the one that will not be there. The ...

Protests over mosques embody religious intolerance

Wesley Gardner

September 6, 2010

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For a country so entrenched in the ideals of basic freedoms, it is ironic that so many Americans are outraged by plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks.   Was it not so long ago that the pilgrims escape...

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