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On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill No. 8, banning abortions as early as six weeks — before most women know they are pregnant — while making no exceptions for victims of assault or incest. This law prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected and enables any citiz…

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As the 24th Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, film, “Black Widow” was released July 9 after its original plan of release was soiled by the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed from May 1, 2020. This long-awaited film starring Scarlett Johansson introduces a new storyline and dives straight into …

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As you approach Texas A&M from the southeast, the first structure which peeks over the horizon is Kyle Field. 

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The king of comedy Kevin Hart brings out his sentimental side in the recent Netflix original release, “Fatherhood.” As a newly widowed  father, Hart’s character Matthew Logelin goes through a series of milestones as a single dad by taking care of his daughter Maddy Logelin, played by Melody …

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Seemingly inspired by the perfunctory success of Disney’s Cruella, Texas Governor Greg Abbott made his own strides in the eradication of dog-kind last week. Abbott’s decision to veto Senate Bill 474, or SB 474, continues to allow owners to chain dogs outside without access to water or shelte…

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To those who don’t understand why so many Aggies felt John August’s message fell short, consider the following hypothetical, cheekily tailored for an SEC audience. 

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In the recently released “Spiral,” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Chris Rock, playing detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, and Max Minghella, playing detective William Schenk, make quite the duo. The film follows Banks and his new partner for their search of a prolific killer that is eerily rem…

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There can be no denying that Vincent Hardy — a program coordinator in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, or CVMBS — is a homophobe. Those might be strong words, but consider the evidence.

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Michael B. Jordan plays Navy SEAL John Clark in the new release “Without Remorse,” journeying across borders to avenge the death of his wife and unborn child. The film is based on a 1993 novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. This thriller doesn’t stand out much when compared to a lineup with…

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The Texas legislature has had one eventful session. If you have not been paying attention or are just plain tired of the constant wave of bad news that comes from Texas Republicans, you are not at fault at all. The bills passed so far include one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the …

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Editor’s Note: This article contains information about child sexual assault that may be upsetting to some readers.

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Freshman year Emily arrived in Aggieland incredibly ambitious, yet arrogant. As a third generation Aggie that spent a lot of weekends in College Station growing up, I was excited to finally be a student myself and honestly thought I knew everything there was to know.

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On May 7, House Bill 6, or HB 6, passed along partisan lines in the Texas House of Representatives by a margin of 78-64. HB 6 is complementary to the recently passed Senate Bill 7, or SB 7. These bills have come under heavy scrutiny for adding new impediments to voting accessibility in Texas. 

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The end of one of the hardest years in history is in sight.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for over a year now, it has had the strange effect of feeling like it's lasted a lifetime. Yet simultaneously, it feels like I was learning how to do the renegade dance (not well, by the way) on TikTok during peak quarantine yesterday. A trium…

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As the United States reaches 100 million fully vaccinated people, COVID-19 is slowly slipping into the background of our public consciousness. For many Texas A&M students, the fever pitch of finals week feels like a greater present threat. For a growing number of reasons, some resident g…

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Since I was a little kid, I have been an avid viewer of the NFL. However, after spending many years rooting for my favorite players, I grew tired of seeing some of my favorites like Josh Gordon get suspended for simply smoking marijuana. I knew the league needed to change something, which is…

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I got my first period when I was in the fourth grade. I remember feeling confused, terribly uneducated and horrified. I mean, since when do 10-year-olds get their periods? Since then, I’ve struggled with the effects of debilitating symptoms ranging from being doubled over in pain to excessiv…

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There have been cries to defund the police for quite some time now, an idea that's dangerous and would have serious repercussions. 

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As we collectively crawl to the finish line of the terrible social experiment that was this academic year, it’s time to say a deservedly earned good riddance to what was the school year from hell. We were expected to pursue our education and put the national civic unrest, polarizing presiden…

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Last week brought one of the biggest box office hits of 2020 to U.S. theaters: “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train,” which is a continuation of the hit anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba” from Japanese animation studio Ufotable. The film is based on the manga of the same name crea…

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Imagine a show that combined concepts from “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” It sounds too good to be true, but alas, director Lee Toland Krieger has given us quite the show through his recent release “Shadow and Bone.” This Netflix original series is bas…

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When it comes to cops and the accused, the relationship is one of predator and prey. There are many factors at play, but the most significant comes down to power. As long as we have a class of people who are immune to the laws they enforce and hold a strict monopoly on legal violence, there …

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I am inevitably going to die someday. I want to live a long and healthy life surrounded by family and friends. However, during every waking moment I live in this country, the opportunity of living a long life looks unattainable. America has shown me time and time again that Black people exis…

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It has been nearly a month since Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order which removed Texas’s mask mandate and allowed businesses to open their doors to customers at 100 percent capacity. Because the government forced businesses to lower their capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemi…

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Romance films capture the heartstrings and sometimes even include a comical outlet, but “Monday” is not your typical love story. Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, “Monday” tackles the complex subjects of an adult relationship and focuses more on life situations than romance. “Monday” wa…

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There have been 156 mass shootings this year alone — and it’s only April. In 2020, there were 610. Most recently, three people were killed and three were injured in Kenosha, Wis., on April 18. This month alone has seen at least 24, one hitting home in Bryan on April 8. And by the looks of th…

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What’s worse than being stalked by a creature from your nightmares? Being stalked thousands of feet in the air with nowhere to run. Such is the setting of New Zealander Roseanne Liang’s film “Shadow in the Cloud.” Starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Flight Officer Maude Garrett, Garrett is an Air…

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Biden’s infrastructure plan is bold, but it’s also confusing. 

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Imagine lush and diverse yards full of bluebonnets, wildflowers and native grasses. Now contrast that image with the copied-and-pasted squares of turf that plague American suburbs. 

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Following similar actions from other Texas schools, Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork announced on Feb. 23 the university plans to have full attendance at home games for the 2021 college football season. Granted, even with these announcements, there is the strong possibility of cont…

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Old Hollywood dominated the late 1930s and early 1940s while the world was engaged in World War II. Although, Hollywood was lunged into a war of its own through propaganda films and the constant battle between studios. Several influential filmmakers, such as director Orson Welles and screenw…

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The Electoral College, in its current form, is undemocratic, disenfranchises millions of Americans and discourages participation in government. A system that allows for a candidate to receive less than 25% of the popular vote and still become president of the United States has fatal flaws an…

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Every year in America, there's always an unnecessary debate over whether its citizens deserve the right to a free and fair election. Since the inception of the 15th Amendment, which gave Black men the right to vote, America has made it abundantly clear that voting is a right created exclusiv…

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Growing up, some of my earliest memories involve chickens, specifically how clear their kinship with velociraptors is from the perspective of a five-year-old. Not only will they chase you down, they will enjoy the sport of it. Despite my trauma, I learned to love the little cluckers. My fami…

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“My favorite images are the ones where someone who isn’t supposed to be there — who’s like in a space, a space where we were not ever welcomed in, where we were not invited — yet we walk in and we show all the way up.” - Janet Mock

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The day monster lovers have long-awaited has arrived with “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Directed by Adam Wingard, the film brings together the titans, who fans will finally get to see battle for supremacy. When Godzilla turns on humanity, many look to Kong to lead them to salvation. Others, however, …

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America in the 1960s was dominated by civil rights protests, assassinations and craze over the first man to walk on the moon, but all the while, thousands laid down their lives for the Vietnam War. On Aug. 28, 1968, multiple organizers led thousands of people and filled the streets of Chicag…

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Thanks to our negotiations with the United States while Texas was a republic, we retain the unique ability to spawn as many as four other states from our territory. In 1847, Issac Van Zandt ran for governor under the promise of dividing Texas into at least four states. He argued splitting th…

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“I heard George Floyd saying, ‘I can’t breathe, please get off of me, I can’t breath.’ He cried for his mom, he was in pain. It seemed like he knew it was over for him. He was terrified, he was suffering. This was a cry for help.” - Darnella Frazier

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On March 30, the Texas Senate approved seven bills restricting abortion access, one of which bars abortions before many women realize they’re pregnant. Another bill, Senate Bill 8, commonly known as the Heartbeat Bill, aims to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Released on Sept. 4, 2020 to theaters and Premier Access on Disney+, the live-action adaptation of “Mulan” has received praise and criticism alike. A remake of the 1998 animated Disney feature of the same name, “Mulan” tells the same story of a young woman who defies her place in society to …

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On March 22, after sitting through over two and a half hours of legislating backyard chicken protocols and water drainage logistics — both important, don’t get me wrong — it  was disappointing to hear that the College Station City Council proposal opposing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision w…