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SXSW Day 2 Recap: Into It. Over It., Car Seat Headrest

SXSW Day 2 Recap: Into It. Over It., Car Seat Headrest

By Zach Martin, Arts Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Monday's excursion featured sets from Car Seat Headrest and Into It. Over It., as well as an oddly-planned free food giveaway.

SXSW Day 1 Recap: Ghostface Killah + Raekwon, Oberhofer and Declan McKenna

SXSW Day 1 Recap: Ghostface Killah + Raekwon, Oberhofer and Declan McKenna

By Zach Martin, Arts Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Day one of South by Southwest featured artists from all over the map — including one hailing from NYU a few years back.

Enjoying the ‘ride’ with R&B artist SoMo

Enjoying the ‘ride’ with R&B artist SoMo

By Adam Karnegian, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

WSN spoke with R&B artist SoMo about touring, favorite albums and pet peeves.

Houston needs another HERO

Houston needs another HERO

By Elizabeth Moore, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With HERO, opponents of anti-discrimination have falsely demonized LGBTQ citizens to advance their intolerant cause.

Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

By Dana Brown, Contributing Columnist

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Common Core may have a variety of issues, but a prevalent critique against the educational standards is ironically misguided.

Dialogue about abortion necessary

Dialogue about abortion necessary

By Lena Rawley, Staff Columnist

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

After over 40 years of abortion being a legal medical procedure, Americans still have difficulty with conversations about abortion. When women try to talk about their experiences with abortion — if discussions are had at all — many conversations are either exceedingly personal or solely addressed...

Students must fight partisanship by voting

Students must fight partisanship by voting

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Young Americans’ activism to promote civic engagement demonstrates that students can empower themselves through the political process.

Taser misuse jeopardizes safety

Taser misuse jeopardizes safety

April 16, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Nearly 10,000 police forces across the United States have begun equipping officers with Tasers in recent years. Although these weapons supposedly offer a non-lethal alternative to conventional firearms, officers seem to be more likely to discharge their Tasers because the results are generally l...

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

April 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Mississippi State Legislature passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks on April 1. The bill was approved with strong support, and Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign it into law soon. “This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi,” Bryant said. He is right —...

Sexism toward Wendy Davis revives war on women

Sexism toward Wendy Davis revives war on women

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

After leading a high-profile filibuster, skyrocketing to Democratic stardom and raising over $12 million, State Senator Wendy Davis and her gubernatorial campaign now face a major challenge — recovering from discrepancies in her biography. Since The Dallas Morning News released a damaging exposé a...

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

December 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is reminding public schools and their teachers that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” is protected under state law. The bill, also known as the “Merry Christmas law,” was signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June. The bill also safeguards “winter celebrations”...

Wendy Davis too smart for Texas

Wendy Davis too smart for Texas

September 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Dave Carney, longtime advisor to the Texas attorney general and potential GOP nominee for governor Greg Abbott, believes Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is “too stupid to be governor.” Carney, who also served as top advisor to current Gov. Rick Perry’s thankfully failed presidential campaign, consequently t...

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