Hilltop Views

President Obama responds to shooting

January 30, 2013

When a parent drops their child off at school, they expect their child to come home once the school day is over. Unfortunately,  this was not the case for many parents in Newtown, Connecticut. On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza entered...

12legistlative (save for next semester?)


December 5, 2012

Since 1876, the Texas legislature meets on a session of 140 days every odd-numbered year; 2013 is one of them. On Jan. 8th, the two different legislative chambers of Texas will start the 83rd legislative session. “They have...

Secession petition gains support needed for White House comment

December 4, 2012

Shortly after Obama’s re-election, individuals across the nation began filing petitions for their respective states to secede from the United States. These petitions have since gained the support of thousands of disgruntled ...

Electoral College fails to reflect majority

November 28, 2012

Those that predicted Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to have a landslide in the Electoral College were wrong. Incumbent President Barack Obama won the Electoral College with 332 votes compared to Romney’s 206, and Oba...

Minnesota task force to stop bullying includes unlikely leader

November 7, 2012

In recent years, the grave consequences of youth bullying have come into the public consciousness. The emotional stress put on children and teens, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, has led to many highly publicized and tr...

End of presidential race brings sense of relief


November 7, 2012

The mood on campus concerning the presidential election is considerably different than that of four years ago. One word sums up the general sentiment among students and faculty: relief. “This election was just kind of a dud,”...

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