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Art an undervalued yet indispensable endeavor in all cultures


January 26, 2015

When we were toddlers, our parents would encourage our drawings, no matter how ridiculous and uninteresting they were. In elementary school, every art piece we brought home was gladly accepted and placed around the house.Now,...

Google Fiber to make Austin debut in the next year


April 9, 2013

After Google and the city of Austin announced that they will be holding an event to announce a new partnership, rumors began swirling. Today Google confirmed that Austin will be the next city to receive Google Fiber, an ultra high...

Grown up Disney Channel stars play mature roles in new film

March 19, 2013

Harmony Korine’s latest film, "Spring Breakers," is set to be released in theaters on March 22, but has already caused quite a stir for its presentation of youthful debauchery. With former Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and ...

New pope will face complicated issues

March 6, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation as leader of the Catholic Church in early February. The pope cited his old age and poor health as reasons for his resignation, according to BBC News. Benedict...

Punk is not dead, lives on in youth culture and the Internet

Viewpoints Editor

February 27, 2013

Punk has been evolving ever since it crawled out of the gritty London underground. It is more than just a state of mind: it is an art form, a fashion movement and a music genre. Punk is a feeling. But by now, punk has become a co...

Viral YouTube video captivates a culture

February 27, 2013

The Harlem Shake, a viral video that has taken the internet by storm over the last couple weeks, is the newest dance sensation to sweep the nation. People can hardly scroll down their Facebook News Feeds without seeing a reen...

Small town man exemplifies the spirit of Black History Month

February 20, 2013

If you drive to Houston on US Highway 290 then you have, no doubt, passed through the town of Giddings. On one side of a historic business, the small town has a colorful mural that says “Hometown Hospitality, Some Things Never ...

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