Reflections from a Law Firm Intern

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, I was in a panic. Not because of finals, not because of saying goodbye to friends for three months, but because I was trying to find work. I really wanted to aim high for the summer and find a job I would enjoy and make decent money. […]

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Californian Refugee

When I first told my mom that I wanted to go to school in Texas, she was shocked. Of course she was happy for me, but she was understandably confused. I had grown up in Southern California my whole life, as had both my parents. Most of my family lived very close to me, and […]

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Unity, from the Ground Up

Yellowstone National Park was my family’s home for three days in July this year. I remember craning to see it in the distance on our way there, watching the cloud shadows spreading across the rumpled mountains like thin gray silks. We spent the days seeing the lakes and cascades and geysers, one of which was […]

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Playing a Part in Chip Roy’s Victory

As the tension and excitement from midterms finally comes to a close, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my involvement in Chip Roy’s campaign in Texas’s 21st congressional district. Though I attend school in San Angelo and live in Mike Conaway’s congressional district, I was offered the opportunity to engage voters through blockwalking and […]

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A Walking Contradiction

The main human physical characteristics – race, age, and gender – tend to shape our political identity. Historically, one’s race, age, and gender would determine if one leaned to the left or to the right. For instance, if you were a white male, you would most likely hold conservative beliefs. If you were a female […]

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Vegetarianism and Conservatism

Growing up in a Catholic conservative household, there was always a right way to do things, from going to church on Sundays to turning the other cheek. I never found much hardship in following any of these standards in my life; they just seemed like the right thing to do. I rarely made any lifestyle […]

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Our Conservative Future

By Mandfred Wendt  I fear that recent trends in the conservative movement may be for the worse, that we may be losing focus. Since I began my involvement in May of 2015 when Ben Carson announced his candidacy for President of the United States, one trend in the conservative movement has continued to bother me: […]

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Against Modern Fate

One recent night, in the midst of classic midnight dorm room discussion, my good friend Jonathan brought up the knotty topic of mental health: how much can one blame outside encouragement, to put it lightly, for things like suicide? More generically, to what extent is the mind controlled by influences beyond our reach? To understate […]

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