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Having been raised Baptist and then Methodist, I understand how important religion, especially Christianity, can be to many people. Furthermore, I have been in the public school system for 14 years, starting in kindergarten and continuing through college. I can absolutely understand why many…

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In recent weeks, Black Lives Matter supporters have taken to the streets to tear down Confederate monuments, seek justice for George Floyd and pressure politicians into reforming police forces. Plenty of Aggies have joined the movement with the Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue protests and the …

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On June 12, Kodaline released a new album, “One Day at a Time.” Most people know the band for one of their two most popular songs, “All I Want” or “High Hopes.” However, since this album has been released, some new tracks have been getting some serious attention, coming to rival even the ban…

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Danae Paskero was five feet away from my brother Justin when police shot him in the head with a bean bag round. “It makes me tear up every time I see it,” she told me. “My friends and my boyfriend, we all ran over there and grabbed him. Because once [police] shot, they didn’t stop shooting. …

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After living in Lubbock for several months, I’m tired of seeing dirt, cotton and flat land. Fortunately, Texas A&M is returning to in-person classes for the fall semester, and I will finally make my great escape to College Station. Given that we are still in the middle of a global pandem…

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An adaptive step in the advertising process for releasing a movie in a global pandemic, director Judd Apatow hosted a virtual roundtable with ten journalists from universities across the United States on Zoom. During the call, Apatow answered questions regarding his professional journey whic…

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American singer Michael Alden Hadreas, known professionally as Perfume Genius, released his latest album, “Set My Heart On Fire Immediately,” on May 15. With summer classes starting back up, this album could be a great one to study to, or even just sit back, relax and enjoy. Overall, this al…

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Editor's Note: The following contains graphic descriptions of George Floyd's fatal arrest, as well as a link to the unedited video. The reader's discretion is advised. 

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If you think your organization has had to accomplish some herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider this: Over the past several months, the price of nursing scrubs has jumped from $9 to $25. That’s according to Lauren Carroll, the executive director of the Brazos Valley Sexual…

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“You’ve got mail. Those are very powerful words.” 

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Recently The 1975 released a new album titled “Notes on a Conditional Form.” The album takes listeners through a rollercoaster of emotions while addressing major issues prevalent in society.

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Like many graduates, my time in college was filled with late nights, long test days and studying, but as I look back on my time at A&M what I remember most happened outside the classroom. I feel so fortunate to have been encouraged and inspired by classmates, friends and professors. I le…

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Every time I drive from my hometown in Brownsville, Texas, to College Station I find myself reminiscing back to the long road I had throughout my college career. I can still remember the feeling I had in my stomach as my parents left me in my dorm to start my Aggie life with my international…

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Where do I begin? There are not enough words to describe my Aggie Story. In the words of Charles Dickins, ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’

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In the finale of “The Office,” Andy says, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good ol’ days before you’ve actually left them.” I’ve known my time at Texas A&M would be the good ol’ days all along, but I didn’t know it would end so quickly.

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One thing I have learned over time is when you put in enough effort, life tends to make things work out in the end.

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It’s been easy to be cynical about the current moment. I’m not graduating under ideal circumstances. I don’t have a job lined up after college. I’m the most out of shape I’ve ever been and badly in need of a good old-fashioned drunk.

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The year 2000 saw the arrival of the modern superhero flick in the form of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men,” which skyrocked the subgenre into popularity, making movies like “The Avengers” possible in the 2010s. While not the first superhero movie to grace the silver screen, Singer’s “X-Men” encapsula…

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When Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday that the shelter-in-place in Texas would expire at midnight on Thursday, a plethora of mixed reactions resulted. To some Texans, midnight could not come any sooner, as feelings of boredom and isolation are all-consuming. For others, the date is an un…

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In Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 opus “Magnolia,” John C. Reilly’s benevolent police officer shares his life philosophy with the audience as part of his character introduction, stating that as “we move through this life, we should try and do good ... And if we can do that, and not hurt anyone …

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You would think that in a university with 54,000 undergraduate students, I would have an easier time finding a date. This last year, I’ve struck out with three swings and misses. To be fair, not everyone is looking for a serious relationship, and I’m not exactly charming or hot. Typically wh…

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All around the country, states are preparing to partially reopen many non-essential services. This reopening comes as a result of President Donald Trump’s push to begin opening parts of the economy by May 1, as well as a small yet vocal contingent of the populace protesting stay-at-home orde…

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“Allahu Akbar,” a plaintive voice echoes out at night in a video of Islam’s second most sacred site in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The mournful call reverberates from the towering minarets of the massive, illuminated edifice that is The Prophet’s mosque. It is a sound that is at once powerful, an…

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Amy Heckerling’s iconic teen classic “Clueless,” a modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” turns 25 this year. Set in Beverly Hills circa 1995, “Clueless” follows Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, who is the most popular girl in school.

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Time sure does fly. As the end of April is near, we are approaching a count of six weeks of virtual school. Since Spring Break, which officially started March 9, 2020, we have been living a bit differently. Few things have been more affected than our educational systems. The world retracted …

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I have always wanted to write about my life from my country of birth, the Democratic Republic of Congo, to living in Uganda as a refugee and finally to my life in the United States. However, due to some circumstances, such as being busy at school and living in a different city than my family…

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It seems as though artists have been slowly coming to the realization that everyone is stuck in the house bored right now and turning to music for relief. This past week, numerous artists have released singles, from covers to stripped songs, or even entirely new tracks. It truly was a magica…

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Earlier this month, I had my final exam to allow me to graduate. Analogous to a thesis defense, the final exam was a presentation designed to showcase my mastery over the “learning competencies” outlined in the program and highlight reflections over my ongoing internship. This presentation, …

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If you have been on TikTok or Twitter in the past few months, it’s very likely you have seen the word “simp” or “simp nation” used in memes and comment sections. The term rose to its peak popularity online earlier this year and spread faster than any virus could.

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Directed by Bryan Singer and released in August 1995, “The Usual Suspects” leaves people shocked and speechless even 25 years after its release. Through Christopher McQuarrie’s complex dialogue, Singer’s attention to detail and Kevin Spacey’s phenomenal acting, this film creates an alternate…

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Sitting in air-conditioned homes, with access to fresh air at the crack of a window and clean water at the turn of a nozzle, most Americans don’t yet feel the effects of climate change. Because of this, they adopt a sense of indifference towards it. While some Americans deny the shift altoge…

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It’s no question that a green consumer is a trendy consumer. From the metal straw craze to the emergence of entirely sustainable clothing lines, there has been a surge in popularity among eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products. This shift would seem like good news for the environment…

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In recent times, few issues have been as widely discussed and as important as sustainability and how it connects to climate change and our environment. Many people today take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize their damage to the environment through recycling and non-wastefu…

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The title crawl to the 1936 anti-marijuana exploitation film “Reefer Madness” (alternatively entitled “Doped Youth” and “Tell Your Children”) reads “its first effect is sudden, violent, uncontrollable laughter; then come dangerous hallucinations — space expands — time slows down, almost stan…

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With millions of Americans stuck inside, many people have found themselves wandering to the kitchen much more often than they used to. This is a quick and easy recipe of one of my favorite treats that I have made while stuck inside this last month.

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“What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes asks in his 1951 poem “Harlem.”

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The United States loves to respond to crises by calling on its trusty-rusty military. Got a terrorist problem? Drop a bomb on them with a drone. Experience a hurricane? Deploy the National Guard. Like clockwork, when the coronavirus pandemic began breaking out, the Trump Administration began…

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To have a 21-year-old feel a connection with a 40-year-old fictional character says a lot about the quality of an author’s writing and characterization. Jessica Francis Kane can boast this with her 2019 release “Rules for Visiting.” Her main character is one readers can bond, sympathize and …

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Many films in the crime genre can leave the audience speechless, appalled or just plain surprised, but “Se7en” does more than that. Directed by David Fincher, this film was released on Sept. 22, 1995, and will soon celebrate 25 years since its release. There are various familiar faces that a…