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Graduation Column: A Farewell to Arms

Manfred Wendt April 25, 2018

Well Trinity, it is time to say goodbye. I showed up on this campus three years ago, having no idea what I wanted to do, nor what I would do. I simply expected to walk through the doors that were opened...

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Liberal alumni have no right to overreact

Manfred Wendt April 25, 2018

"Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view." William F. Buckley wrote this famous statement...

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When HUMA isn’t enough: The great tradition and Trinity University

Manfred Wendt April 18, 2018

Trinity University prides itself on being a liberal arts college. This is publicly and proudly displayed all across campus and the university's website. A key part of Trinity's curriculum is the pathways...

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Why I do what I do

Manfred Wendt April 4, 2018

Every conference I have ever been to has told me not to do this. “No one wants to read about why you are conservative or why you chose to put yourself out into the college community. They want to see...

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#MeToo at the Conservative Political Action Committee

Manfred Wendt February 26, 2018

“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling 'Stop!', at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” - William F. Buckley The above...

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Crystal ball predictions: Primary election season

Manfred Wendt February 21, 2018

It's prediction time! The rules for the game are simple: One person, one vote. The candidate who receives the most votes during the March 6 primary becomes the party nominee, unless they fail to win more...

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Chip Roy: the Buckley Republican candidate

Manfred Wendt February 15, 2018

In my time in politics, I have seen lots of interesting things. One of the most interesting things is the people it attracts. It attracts a wide spectrum of people, ranging from those who exemplify virtues...

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Primary election season: Here’s the rundown

Manfred Wendt January 31, 2018

The spring of every year is marked by two things: the arrival of the Masters and the beginning of primary elections. The United States is a two-party political system; Republicans and Democrats who battle...

Illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustrator

Tobacco 21 hurts San Antonio youth and government

Manfred Wendt January 24, 2018

The San Antonio City Council rang in the new year by raising the age required to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. I was personally very disappointed by the decision, but not surprised at all. San Antonio,...

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Year in review

Manfred Wendt January 14, 2018

The past year was interesting to say the least. Protests, legislative failures and successes, elections, scandals, increased corruption of the objectivity of the news media and political institutions,...

While sports reporter Elise Hester considers the baseball boys to be her friends, she also enjoys teaching them a lesson. illustration by Andrea Nebhut

An ideally tech-free holiday

Manfred Wendt November 30, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we once again find ourselves further more invested in our precious technology than anything else. We find ourselves asking again and again who is really in charge, the machines...

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The Texas House loses its moderate

Manfred Wendt November 8, 2017

The political realm of Texas was shocked this past week when Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced that he would not be running for re-election for House seat 121, a seat he has held since 2005. He...

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