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Are professional sports fixed? (Spoiler alert: sort of)

Are professional sports fixed? (Spoiler alert: sort of)

How the relentless pursuit of profit has affected pro sports officiating
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

If you ask someone who doesn’t watch sports to imitate a sports fan, they’re likely to say something along the lines of “Come on, ref!” Complaining about referees is comically common among fans,...

Vince McMahon getting kicked by a giant boot color

For Vince McMahon, writing was on the wall

Vince McMahon’s allegations were a long time coming
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist February 15, 2024

In January, a lightning bolt hit the professional wrestling world when Vince McMahon, the longtime chairman who helped build World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) into the biggest wrestling company in the...

Colonialism and genocide don’t have two sides

Colonialism and genocide don’t have two sides

Trinity needs to speak for the side of justice regarding Israel’s campaign in Gaza
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist February 15, 2024

A population of 2.3 million people, 47% of whom are children, are being relentlessly bombed, shot at, deprived of shelter and starved to death every day. Tens of thousands are dead, and our government...

Social anxiety: When your heart is in a cage

Social anxiety: When your heart is in a cage

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist February 8, 2024

For most of my life, I wasn’t aware that I suffered from social anxiety. It was only recently, on what was probably the easiest day of my psychiatrist’s career, that I was diagnosed with the disorder,...

For the sake of expression, rewrite the copyright

For the sake of expression, rewrite the copyright

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist January 25, 2024

A sad fact of life is that many important issues are ones that most people find quite boring, which has become evident to me from people’s reactions when I tell them that my next article is about copyright...

SA’s reproductive justice fund is under attack

SA’s reproductive justice fund is under attack

Conservative interest groups reveal their audacity in lawsuit against fund
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2023

In this week’s edition of news that strengthens the popular hypothesis that the state of Texas may actually just be Hell, a recent attempt by the city of San Antonio to allocate funds to reproductive...

Mental health resources miss the core problem

Mental health resources miss the core problem

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2023

If you believe we live in a fundamentally functional society, I feel obliged to inform you that we don’t. Unfortunately, the society we live in is a catastrophic failure for most people, as all of our...

The Texas drag ban shows Republicans do not care about the law

The Texas drag ban shows Republicans do not care about the law

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 12, 2023

In the latest example of Republican idiots finding out that legislation designed to violate the Constitution is unconstitutional, Texas’ Senate Bill 12 (S.B. 12) was shot down by federal judge David...

WWE and UFC merger is tough to grapple with

WWE and UFC merger is tough to grapple with

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist September 28, 2023

For fans of large people hitting each other very hard or pretending to do so, massive news came out last month when Endeavor, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), merged with...

Academic racism is everyone’s problem

Academic racism is everyone’s problem

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2023

Most people have an eminent desire to not be a part of racism in any capacity, but the world we’re living in makes that nearly impossible. The world’s flow of money and information runs through colonial...

Elon Musk takes a huge L with X

Elon Musk takes a huge L with X

If there is anything Elon Musk should be commended for, it’s single-handedly disproving the existence of meritocracy
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist September 7, 2023

If there is one thing Elon Musk should be universally commended for, it’s single-handedly disproving the existence of meritocracy. Last year, in his search for external validation, Elon Musk bought...

It’s 90 seconds to midnight

It’s 90 seconds to midnight

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist August 31, 2023

“The Trustees also recognize that on very rare occasions, a continued investment may be so morally reprehensible that such investment would necessitate the University’s divestment.” This is an excerpt...

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