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OurView: Privilege speaks louder than words; DeGeneres’ philosophy doesn’t apply

Sammy Jo Cienfuegos and Jacob Bryce

October 15, 2019

This past week at a Dallas Cowboys’ football game, TV personality and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was shown on public television sitting in a box office with former Republican president George Bush. Apparently, up until this point...

Remembering La Reina: 5 Ways To Celebrate Selena’s Birthday in Austin


April 16, 2018

The Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, was shot dead March 31, 1995. Shortly afterward, George W. Bush, who was the Governor of Texas at the time, signed a proclamation designating the singer's birthday, April ...

Republican Party credibility weakened by impeachment talks

Staff Writer

September 25, 2013

In the history of the United States, only two presidents have ever been impeached, Andrew Johnson in 1868, and Bill Clinton, 130 years later in 1998. Both were acquitted by the Senate, though the votes were very close.Nixon very l...

Obama to make mistake by intervening in the Syrian conflict

Staff Writer

September 9, 2013

The Syrian civil war has been going on for over two years, but the conflict escalated exponentially on Aug. 21 with an apparent chemical attack on a suburb of Damascus, the nation’s capital. According to BBC, the United States es...

Journalist for NPR discusses presidential coverage on campus


February 13, 2013

Writing skills are invaluable for any college graduate, said a veteran journalist and former White House correspondent for National Public Radio, NPR, to an audience at St. Edward’s University.  Don Gonyea, currently a national political c...

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