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Rethink the idea of soulmates: Mine’s my twin

Rethink the idea of soulmates: Mine’s my twin

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist February 8, 2024

My sister is my soulmate. We, as twins, are not the obvious candidates for being labeled soulmates, but, considering that Master Class says that soulmates have an intense connection with each other, I’d...

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Read the report, then forget everything it said

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist February 1, 2024

On May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a senseless and entirely preventable tragedy occurred. A shooter entered the building, murdering 19 children and two teachers, while the victims...

A star has fallen but so has a real man

A star has fallen but so has a real man

Matthew Perry’s death brings to light the complications of grieving celebrities
Emma Power, Opinion Columnist November 9, 2023

TV, movie and book characters quickly become our friends from the moment we learn their stories. Our comfort shows and characters get us through the hard times and celebrate with us during the happy ones....

Even with Biden’s new wall commitment, Congress is the real immigration villain

Even with Biden’s new wall commitment, Congress is the real immigration villain

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist October 20, 2023

Border walls were first built for protection, to stop the incursion of a city or a small town from thieves and conquering armies. Did they work? Yes, to the extent of their original purpose. Walls have...

Zelensky has to shut his mouth… even if he’s right

Zelensky has to shut his mouth… even if he’s right

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist October 6, 2023

On Sept.19, 2023, during the annual U.N. General Assembly Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky spent most of his time criticizing Russia and asking other countries for support. But one of Zelensky’s...

People don’t seem to love the U.S. like I thought

People don’t seem to love the U.S. like I thought

I’m learning how people actually view my country, and I don’t even disagree.
Emma Power, Opinion Columnist September 21, 2023

“Your country is the worst in the world,” “I’d personally never travel or live there” and “How could you [elect Trump]?” People would say these things to me once they found out I was from...

Top Republican Debate candidates were Trump-faced

Top Republican Debate candidates were Trump-faced

A Trump-less Republican primary debate, yet his shadow lingered over the night and the party
Emma Power, Opinion Columnist September 7, 2023

The first Republican I remember on the national stage was Mitt Romney when he ran against President Barack Obama for president in 2012. During his campaign, he seemed like a “normal” politician to...

How well you take care of yourself: A new metric for ‘success’

How well you take care of yourself: A new metric for ‘success’

Ditch the idea that reaching our professional goals is the only thing worth pursuing
Emma Power, Opinion columnist April 20, 2023

I’m driving back from a weekend trip with a close friend, and as per usual with a long drive, we have deep conversations. This time, the topic was the disillusionment that comes with burnout. “I...

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On the Spurs

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On the Spurs

In their fourth year without a playoff appearance, the Spurs are down but never out
Emma Power, Opinion Columnist April 20, 2023

I have been a Spurs fan since I was born. There’s no other way to be when your Nana loves all “the boys” and Coach “Pop” Popovich even more (as kids, we pretended he was our grandfather, calling...

Invalidating feelings invalidates a friend

Invalidating feelings invalidates a friend

To be a good friend, you might have to go against a natural instinct — wanting your friend to be continuously happy.
Emma Power, Opinion columnist April 6, 2023

“Don’t get mad!” “Oh, don’t cry!” “It’s OK.” As friends, we say and hear these phrases all the time because we want our friends to always be happy, just like they want the same for us....

Music’s undeniable role in social change:

Music’s undeniable role in social change:

San Antonio and Trinity’s SOLI Ensemble push back on the role of music — entertaining, yet thought-provoking
Emma Power, Opinion columnist March 9, 2023

To solve the current divisiveness over seemingly every topic in our country, there needs to be a productive dialogue — one that doesn’t demonize the opposing argument — and I’ve discovered music...

Volunteerism takes government role

Volunteerism takes government role

The U.S. government should take care of its citizens, not nonprofit organizations
Emma Power, Opinion columnist February 23, 2023

Volunteering is synonymous with doing good. In our society, people who take the time to distribute food at a food bank, donate needed items to a shelter or dedicate funds to a nonprofit organization are...

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