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Millennial Viewpoint: Why the Young Vote Feels the Bern

Millennial Viewpoint: Why the Young Vote Feels the Bern

Holly Galvan, Editor-in-chief
March 11, 2016
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Millennials across the country are “feeling the Bern” as they prepare to vote in the 2016 presidential election. The youngest voters are pledging their support to an old Jewish guy from Vermont, but the real question is why? And are they going to show up to vote? While Bernie Sanders is the oldest...

Lynsi’s Lineup: Johnny Football Should Take a Page From Newton and Miller’s Playbooks

Lynsi’s Lineup: Johnny Football Should Take a Page From Newton and Miller’s Playbooks

Lynsi Crawford, Department Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Many football fans, including myself, predicted Johnny Manziel would become a top contender after entering the NFL. He seems to be doing quite the opposite of what was expected. Two years passed since the NFL drafted him, and he has done nothing spectacular with the exception of a few high-profile...

Gabriella’s Guide: Effective Tips to Study for Finals

Gabriella’s Guide: Effective Tips to Study for Finals

Gabriella Garza, Co-Editor-in-chief
November 20, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

It’s that time of the year again. Holiday breaks are near, but finals are even closer. One issue most students struggle with is figuring out an effective study method to prepare for their final exams. There’s no need to pull your hair out in overnight cram sessions if you make a study plan, and most...

Preston’s Perspective: College Students Should Learn to Debate Properly

Preston’s Perspective: College Students Should Learn to Debate Properly

Aaron Preston, Co-Editor-in-chief
November 20, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

In a day and age where we, as young Americans, are so easily offended and quick to argue, there comes a time where we should learn to properly debate someone; rather than throw insults back at the person making the statement. Recently, someone told me that our government funded ISIS. I did not deny...

Gabriella’s Guide: Java Jolts Ability to Remember

Gabriella’s Guide: Java Jolts Ability to Remember

Gabriella Garza, Co-Editor-in-chief
November 6, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion, Showcase

With sleepless nights of studying and early morning classes, college students share a love for a certain caffeinated beverage. The majority of students can’t seem to go a day without a little java in their daily routine. However, several studies show the caffeine in coffee may also improve long-term...

Preston’s Perspective: More Candidates Should Address Student Debt Crisis

Preston’s Perspective: More Candidates Should Address Student Debt Crisis

Aaron Preston, Co-Editor-in-chief
November 6, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

One year before the November 2016 election to decide the next President of the United States, student loans stand at a staggering $1 trillion in federally funded debt, and none of the Republican presidential candidates have listed definite plans for any reform. The two major Democratic candidates,...

Gabriella’s Guide: Music a Sound Decision for Studying

Gabriella’s Guide: Music a Sound Decision for Studying

Gabriella Garza, Co-Editor-in-chief
October 23, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

These days, we often see students walking around campus using their earphones. Music is blamed for being a distraction, but studies show it can be the opposite. Music can actually be a helpful tool while studying. A popular theory called the “Mozart Effect” claims Mozart’s music can improve...

Preston’s Perspective: Collegiate Press Still Has Value

Aaron Preston, Co-Editor-in-chief
October 23, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

I was recently thinking about the demise of print journalism; even though I will attend the Collegiate Media Association conference, the largest of its kind, at the end of October. The collegiate press has not died; it has simply taken shape through a more tech-savvy format. Fall 2013 was a transitioning...

Preston’s Perspective: San Jac Needs Better Enforcement of Smoking Policy

Preston’s Perspective: San Jac Needs Better Enforcement of Smoking Policy

Aaron Preston, Co-Editor-in-chief
October 9, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

San Jacinto College District adopted a new smoking and tobacco use policy for the Fall 2014 semester, limiting smoking to designated areas on all three campuses. According to policy VI-KK, all members of the College community including volunteers, visitors, and contracted workers, are to abstain from...

Gabriella’s Guide: Organization Tips for Student Success

Gabriella’s Guide: Organization Tips for Student Success

Gabriella Garza, Co-Editor-in-chief
September 25, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion, Showcase

At the beginning of the school year, everyone is refreshed and ready to embark on a new semester. As the weeks pass, organization fades and our backpacks and binders become a pile of clutter. However, that does not have to be the case if you perform a little maintenance and keep everything in the right...

Preston’s Perspective: Renu Khator Deserves Every Dime

Preston’s Perspective: Renu Khator Deserves Every Dime

Aaron Preston, Co-Editor-in-chief
September 25, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion, Showcase

University of Houston System Chancellor and UH President, Renu Khator, was recently under fire from the Texas-based blog Watch Dog, for cashing in on a $1.2 million annual salary while her university struggles with a graduation rate below 59 percent. Khator assumed her position at UH in January 2008,...

Preston’s Political Point: Abbott Shouldn’t Bother With College Rankings

Preston’s Political Point: Abbott Shouldn’t Bother With College Rankings

Aaron Preston, Editor-in-chief
April 27, 2015
Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Governor Greg Abbott, according to The Dallas Morning News, expressed his want for Texas to have a presence among the top 10 public universities in the United States. Currently, five of the 10 are located in California, two are in Virginia, and the remainder located in Michigan, Georgia, and North...

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