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Talk It Out: Effects of abuse should shield children from criminal responsibility

The jury on the case of the 13-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn from Michigan who stabbed 9-year old Michael Verkerke did not make the best decision they could.

Lawhorn is known to have suffered abuse at home abnd domestic abuse is known to have various effects on the behavioral, emotional and mental stability of children.

The effects of abuse can be severe and long lasting. Children suffering from the emotional trauma of abuse are known to exhibit self-harm.

Kanye West for President 2020

Washington, Lincoln, Obama—West?

Kanye West announced his intention to run for president in 2020 during his acceptance speech for the Vanguard Award from the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, and we could not be more excited. The proclamation caused America to breathe a collective sigh of relief, filled with hope for the future.

Victory for women, FDA approves female sex pill

Women want to have sex—satisfying sex. This may be a surprising revelation for some people, given the social climate and old adages saying otherwise, but women actually do enjoy sex. In some cases, they just need a little helping hand.

Addyi, the first female sexual enhancement prescription pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aims to increase the sexual drive of women and is a certain victory, granting numerous women both physical and emotional liberation.

Segregation prominent today, not a thing of the past

Segregation is a problem continuing to plague America and isa very tangible and unfortunate reality for many today.

There have been multiple attempts to combat the problem of segregation, but none have seemed to have lasting results. With the modern mentality most citizens claim to have acquired today, it is almost impossible for them to even imagine segregation still exists today. For some, it is easier to believe that segregation today is more of a myth than a reality.

Houston deserves a H.E.R.O.

The city of Houston’s H.E.R.O.may have just met its kryptonite—Texas-brand conservatism.

H.E.R.O. is an acronym that stands for Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. This ordinance was passed by the Houston City Council and will make discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity illegal in the city.

Donald Trump is a national embarrassment, shame to presidential bid

Donald Trump is a disgrace to American ideals and should be lambasted not only for his arrogance and anti-intellectualism, but for his reliance on bigotry and fear to perpetuate his political ideas.

Another campaign season has begun with a field of new candidates who hope to become a household name, while the returning candidates try again to capture America’s attention. The current Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidency, Donald Trump, has dominated the news for reasons having nothing to do with actual politics.

Local Amazon warehouse equals disaster

Amazon is a multinational corporation setting up a warehouse in the Hill Country. While this is a great business move, it is only a matter of time before the area is unfortunately transformed from a charming nature spot to just another Texas tech hub.

Amazon will be building an 855,000-square foot warehouse in San Marcos after receiving a tax incentive from the city of San Marcos. The warehouse will start construction on McCarty Lane this December and is expected to be finished January 2017.

Movie theater security rightfully amped due to recent tragedies

Movie theaters are now another unfortunate place that Americans can no longer feel safe in.

People have taken for granted being able to buy a ticket, grab an extremely overpriced snack from concessions and catch a movie. It is now evident that times have changed.

Students benefit from graduating early

Getting ahead in life is the purpose of college and the reason Bobcats are here in the first place. Graduating early provides an even greater upper hand for those students bent on setting themselves apart from the fray of college kids entering the work force.

Graduating early is a great way to save money and jumpstart the job application process. Bobcats can save on rent and parking fees by graduating early.

Hilary Clinton's proposed college plan a positive for future students

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, then it is free college for everyone. Cue party sounds—no, but seriously, it would be a much better environment than what currently exists.

On Aug. 10, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled the New College Compact. The “costs won’t be a barrier” plan touts debt-free tuition for all American students seeking higher education and seeks to reduce the burden for those who have already attended school.