Hilltop Views

Editors reflect on favorite Pulitzer Prize Winners

Amanda Gonzalez, Joey Hadden, Andrea Guzman & Brandon Paz

April 16, 2018

Filed under Viewpoints

Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, with awards doled out for topics from the reporting that sparked the MeToo movement, to non-fiction writing that examined the contemporary criminal justice system. Here’s a few of our f...

‘Austin’ in Austin: Blanton installation utilizes sunlight to reveal city’s core

@christineliza3

February 19, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

Crowds gathered at the University of Texas on Sunday, Feb. 18 as The Blanton Museum of Art held the grand opening of “Austin,” a 2,715-square-foot limestone building designed by the late Ellsworth Kelly. Fittingly, the piece is named af...

‘Slow Burn’ ties Watergate scandal to Trump-era politics

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February 12, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

If we were living through the next Watergate, would we know? This is the question Leon Neyfakh, host of “Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate,” poses to his listeners. In these eight episodes, Neyfakh captures what it was like...

Change Is Wonderful: Various storylines offer view into multidimensional family growth

@elitheplatypus

December 4, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts Movies Flix

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks mark a time where a flood of movies bring the masses to fill theater seats. The movie that kicked off my movie-watching holiday season left my h...

Face Off: NYT profile of Nazi sympathizer executed poorly but still necessary to drive conversation

Andrea Guzman

November 27, 2017

Filed under Viewpoints

Tony Hovater is a man living in Ohio who was profiled by the New York Times last weekend. This profile is significant given that Hovater is a Nazi sympathizer. But you wouldn’t know that, since he also likes dining at Panera...

Louis C.K. accusations perpetuate streamlined power abuse in Hollywood

@_saintmartin_

November 13, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

The New York Times released a report last Thursday, Nov. 9 that held the testimonies of five different women accusing comedian Louis C.K. of performing acts of sexual misconduct against them. Later that day, the premiere of C....

The Statesman, other local news outlets provide valuable coverage national reporters can’t

Andrea Guzman

November 6, 2017

Filed under Viewpoints

I first read of a shooting at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Sunday afternoon. By the evening, chills ran through me as I saw an update that the 26 people who died ranged in age from 5 to 72. Tears swelled in m...

Treat Yo Self

@elitheplatypus

April 3, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

The words “self-love” and “self-care” circulated primarily online in 2016 and continued into 2017 to showcase Americans participating in behavior mainly involving facemasks and other luxuries that promote relaxation.While t...

Offensive to capture Mosul indicator of Middle East political climate

Kenny Phipps

October 24, 2016

Filed under Viewpoints

Fighting began this week to retake Mosul, Iraq as a coalition of U.S. and Iraqi forces attempted to take back the city from the Islamic State, which has held the region since 2014. Since then, efforts to retake the city have ...

OURVIEW: Latest black fatalities reveal persistent prejudices

September 26, 2016

Filed under Viewpoints, Viewpoints / Our View

Each week the editorial board reflects on a current issue in Our View. The position taken does not reflect the opinions of everyone on the Hilltop Views staff. This week’s editorial board is composed of Viewpoints Editor Vi...

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