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The platform for liberals is presented as a party for the people. They
are supposed to help everyone, no matter
their race, religion, gender, sexuality, age
or socioeconomic status. This is similar to
the message of Christians — to love and
help all.

Column: Tug of war

Reya Mosby April 30, 2020

The first thing I hear on Sunday morning is gospel music blaring in the kitchen. My sister and I are greeted with our parents singing and dancing and the smell of eggs, biscuits, rice, potatoes and...

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As long as ‘boys will be boys,’ some will grow up to be men that act on aggression and assault but are never held accountable.

Column: Boys will be boys

Madi Olivier March 14, 2020

In elementary school, some boys shoved girls and pulled their hair. Teachers would try to discipline them, but it often ended in giving a defeated shrug and muttering the same four words. “Boys...

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From that day in preschool to Mother’s Day in high school to the day that I will pick up my bags and move out of my childhood home, my mom will always be my best friend.

Column: I’ll love you forever

Tara Connick March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for personal columns in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living...

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I entered high school with excitement about new possibilities, yet within the first two hours I was reduced to the b-word by someone who had never even seen my face.

Column: The b-word

McKenna Cowley March 12, 2020

I wandered through beige hallways that never seemed to end, checking my watch and seeing the time run out. I was desperate and lost, entering a random classroom for help. Faceless strangers stared...

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Young black bodies are piling up on the streets due to police brutality. I just hope that you won’t have to trip over mine to notice that this is an issue and take action.

Column: Being a person of color is not a crime

Reya Mosby February 21, 2020

Red and blue lights and the words “BREAKING NEWS” appeared on the TV. My dad’s eyes were glued to the screen as it displayed a picture of a young black boy.    He was shot and killed by...

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An older man spoke about leading climate change protests in the 70’s. It’s a cause he’s defended for decades. He’s the activist I aspire to be: dedicated and impassioned. I’m sick of promoting causes that mean nothing to me.

Column: A new era of activism

Nikhita Ragam February 4, 2020

Editor’s note: this column was named as a superior personal opinion column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. Climate change. #MeToo Movement. Hong Kong protests. Rohingya Muslim ethnic...

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Even though I had Indian friends, I still felt isolated. Unlike me, many of them were fluent in their native languages. I understand mine perfectly, but don’t feel brave enough to speak more than a few words, even to my parents.

Column: Finding my identity

Shriya Mukkavilli February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for personal columns in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. My parents immigrated from India in 1997. They had me in 2004. I was born...

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It’s not a blinking LED sign above my head or a tattoo on my forehead, it’s just a part of me. One that, to many people, is only apparent in the way I say partner or significant other instead of boyfriend.

Column: Coming out, an explanation

Alyssa Cheatham February 2, 2020

Seeing “Love, Simon” was a pivotal moment in my life. It was released not long after I came out to my family, and I watched it with my mom in the theater. I had barely ever seen gay characters...

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However, maybe if I didn’t drink a gallon of coffee a day or actually drank milk like my grandma told me when I was a kid, I’d be 5’5” instead of 5’2”.

Column: Being fun sized is not that fun

Ayra Charania December 12, 2019

“I have the God-given right to make fun of you,” my 5’9” friend said. She had just left class, and I was trailing behind her because my short legs couldn’t walk any faster. After sprinting...

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While I’ve found a new passion in the newsroom and have cut down on my time in the gym, I’ll always be the little girl that fell in love with the sport and wore her team shirt with pride.

Column: More than just a sport

Madi Olivier December 11, 2019

I remember when I got my first team shirt. It was made out of scratchy black fabric and had red and blue flames on the front. The words “gym team” were written in huge white letters on the back....

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My toxic obsession with perfection is something that I may always struggle with, but asking for help was light at the end of a long and dark tunnel.

Column: Look for the light

Reya Mosby December 9, 2019

Editor's note: this column was named as an honorable mention for personal columns in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It was also named as an honorable mention for online personal columns in the ILPC...

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I’ve accepted that not everyone around me will eat the same way I do. The only time I have a problem is when people try to convince me to eat meat while ignoring the fact that I can’t and I won’t.

Column: Me and my diet

Shriya Mukkavilli November 19, 2019

“You’re a vegetarian?” “Do you ever want to eat meat?” “How do you live like that?” I’ve been hearing the same things every time I tell people about my diet since I was little....

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