Hilltop Views

New speaker to face challenges in wake of John Boehner’s resignation

Anthony Wolf

October 9, 2015

John Boehner has been the speaker of the House since 2010 and has served in leadership positions even longer. The morning of his resignation, he woke up and said his morning prayers and then told the country his plans. His last day wil...

Campus Ministry celebrates Pope Francis’ visit

News Editor

September 21, 2015

In celebration of Pope Francis’ first ever visit to the United States, Campus Ministry will host a screening of the papal address to Congress. The event, “Pope Watch”, will include free tacos, drinks and games is intende...

Preserve the Gateway of Higher Ed for Hilltoppers

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett

April 23, 2015

As you gear up for final exams, the affordability and accessibility of higher education remains at stake in Washington, D.C. Too many students encounter financial barriers to higher education, and too many others leave college with ...

Republicans: Teach bears to use guns

Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

We would like to inform our readers that the following article is strictly satirical. It should not be taken seriously.Seeing as the government shutdown has ended, poll collection on what kind of wild animal Americans would most like to ...

Bachmann stops government, continues outlandish speeches

Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

When all of the other politicians are huddled around the gold-plated water cooler gossiping, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann walks in and all conversation stops.  She is that weird uncle of politics and, by all means, ...

Texas senator not ideal choice for 2016 presidential candidate

Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour pseudo-filibuster has brought him to the front line, and now he is considering running as the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election.Cruz is Canadian born and is apart of the Tea Party Ho...

Obamacare to afford citizens coverage despite GOP backlash

Staff Writer

October 8, 2013

A key provision of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, went into effect on Oct 1. This provision sets up an online marketplace where Americans can compare the costs of various health care policies. This marketplace also ...

Obama helps Syria through democratic decision


September 16, 2013

On Aug. 31, President Barack Obama made history when he let Congress decide whether to strike Syria or not. “The United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets,” President Obama urged.The president’s decis...

Federal government considers validity of state voter ID laws

Staff Writer

September 10, 2013

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court heard Shelby County v. Holder, which challenged the constitutionality of Section 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 4 establishes the coverage formula, a set of criteria based o...

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