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Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Bella Spangher October 27, 2020

I try not to use generalizations in my writing, but I do not mince words when I type: Voting for Joe Biden is the most important thing any citizen of the United States can do right now. With this sentence,...

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Hindsight doesn’t always have to be 2020

Ben Falcon October 27, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTuesday, Nov. 3 will be a historic day in more ways than one. In seven days, we elect 35 United States senators, 435 members of Congress, 13 state governors and one leader...

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Get deputized and help us save our democracy

Carson Bolding September 30, 2020

photo provided by Carson Bolding Are you registered to vote? Can you name more candidates than the two white men at the top of your ballot? Have you made sure your grandma is planning to vote by mail so...

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Voting in presidential elections still matters

Benjamin Adams September 30, 2020

illustration by Ren RaderBefore I begin, I want to make it clear that I not only understand the opposing viewpoint here, but I deeply sympathize with it. I honestly do not want to vote; no sense of civic...

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Voting fails to acknowledge deeper systemic issues

Victoria Henretty September 30, 2020

illustration by Diep HoangThe pressure to vote is on. When Joe Biden won the primary election for the Democrats, people were quick to say “vote blue no matter who.” After Hillary Clinton lost...

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Professors share thoughts on opening sports stadiums for voting

Gail Grady September 23, 2020

photo by Kate NuelleThe AT&T Center in San Antonio is one of many professional sporting arenas that is opening up for voting because of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. It’s yet another...

Rachel Boaz Toppel, Zachary Neeley and Brian Yancelson serve on a subcomittee that is organizing a voter registration contest. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

TU Census and Voter Engagement Task Force prepares for November elections

Jake Perry September 10, 2020

Photo by Kate Nuelle“REMEMBER THERE’S AN ELECTION THIS FALL!” reads the all-caps, bolded print inside several professors' syllabi. Following are a list of election dates and hyperlinks...

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Understanding the Texas Constitutional amendments

Gabriella Garriga November 14, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutBy Nov. 5, voting day, 12 percent of registered Texas voters cast their ballots. Voters approved nine amendments to the Texas constitution and rejected one. Amendments need...

Student voting rates triple at TU

Student voting rates triple at TU

Lindsay Morgan October 31, 2019

Graphic by Quinn Butterfield Trinity student voting rates tripled from 2014 to 2018 due to campus involvement in the registration process. The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)...

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Lost without a party: Voting while Catholic

Luke Ayers November 8, 2018

This is a jointly-written article from two writers who have, shall we say, slightly differing political leanings. One of us used to be president of Tigers for Liberty and espouses traditionalist conservative...

Actions speak much louder than votes

Noelle Barrera October 26, 2018

We are in the middle of the early voting period for 2018's midterm. For students interested in local and national politics, this transition may give way to a new set of questions: what are ways to stay...

Voting is not a partisan issue

Voting is not a partisan issue

Editorial Board September 6, 2018

The midterm elections are quickly approaching. While this normally wouldn't cause such a big buzz, you've likely heard that it's going to be a big year for Texas. Democratic nominee Beto O'Rourke is inching...

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