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Why cancel the art when the artist messes up

Why cancel the art when the artist messes up

Sarah Fridakis, Opinion Columnist November 18, 2022

My jaw dropped and my heart sank as I read the news that Morgan Wallen had said racial slurs while intoxicated. An artist whose music I had connected with deeply, I could no longer respect. His songs carried...

Gen Z’s political power on the rise

Gen Z’s political power on the rise

Rachel Oliver, Opinion Editor November 18, 2022

Last Tuesday, Texas, alongside the rest of the country, held its midterm elections. While myself and many of my peers had hoped and voted for different results, Gov. Greg Abbott is to remain in office....

Patriotism, America’s favorite poison

Patriotism, America’s favorite poison

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

If you were asked to name one stereotype about the United States, there’s a decent chance you’d name something to do with patriotism. In America, love of the country is considered an essential virtue...

The reality behind cuffing season

The reality behind cuffing season

Highs and lows of trends in love
Ava Peinhardt, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

Well, it’s that time of year again — the temperature’s finally starting to drop, the days are getting shorter and darker and the end of the semester is in sight. For some people, this shift to the...

Behind the façade of fame: the toxicity of knowing too much

Behind the façade of fame: the toxicity of knowing too much

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

It’s a good day and I’m walking along, listening to my music when I get a notification. I look down to see if it’s a text from my sister, but it’s just four different news outlets reporting the...

Deconstructing the canon: Trinity’s English curriculum

Deconstructing the canon: Trinity’s English curriculum

Shivani Selladurai, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

When we think of the literary canon we gravitate toward classic, well-known voices like Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway or William Butler Yeats. As an English student, I also catch myself subconsciously...

Let the savior complex go: the real impacts of mission trips

Let the savior complex go: the real impacts of mission trips

Ashwini Vivek, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

Mission trips conjure up an image of selflessness and goodwill. Maybe you think of building houses or schools for underserved communities. Or, maybe they bring to mind teaching kids English and math, giving...

“My Policeman” and queerbaiting

“My Policeman” and queerbaiting

Logan Crews, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

“My Policeman” starring Harry Styles, David Dawson and Emma Corrin hit select theaters on Oct. 21 and simultaneously crushed much of the negative press it received prior to release. There are valid...

It’s time to talk about the danger of AI-generated art

It’s time to talk about the danger of AI-generated art

Is AI-generated art replacing artists?
Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2022

If you’ve been on social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram over the past few months, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed the trend of art generated by artificial intelligence (AI) based...

Just Stop Oil … Paintings?

Just Stop Oil … Paintings?

The implications of tomato soup and fossil fuels
Ava Peinhardt, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2022

By now, you’ve probably heard about the incident involving a famous Van Gogh painting and tomato soup. In a divisive move on Oct. 14, two protesters from the activist group Just Stop Oil threw the contents...

Forget the Playlist: Put on an Album

Forget the Playlist: Put on an Album

Album Listening: The Key to a More Tolerant Society
Emma Power, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2022

With the release of Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” it is clear that Swift’s fans have exemplified the remnants of what I call the “album generation” — a time when music listeners didn’t have...

A transphobic setback across Texas

A transphobic setback across Texas

Charlotte Sloan, Intern October 20, 2022

Supporting transgender youth is the new child abuse, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Parents who seek gender-affirming care for their transgender children are now being investigated as a result of...

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