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FACEOFF: Black Friday contributes to excessive, wasteful consumption

Katya Melchor, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

We know that waking up early before the sun on Friday, Nov. 29, is a tradition for many families. We crowd near doors of large retail chains, ready to find good deals and fight anyone who gets in our way. Black Friday has becom...

Justice is served: Rodney Reed’s life no longer at risk

Marcelo Plata, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

After spending more than 20 years in jail, Rodney Reed and his case are finally getting the attention they deserve. With new evidence supporting Reed’s innocence, his execution has been postponed. Reed was convicted of killing Stacey Stites. In April, 1996, Stites, a 19-year-old woman from Bastrop, left for work at her local g...

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