Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Women in Latin American countries told to abstain from pregnancy without access to contraception or reproductive education The Zika virus is sweeping across our planet and it has quickly become the cover story of every newspaper within Central and South America. Even though the symptoms of the virus are relatively...

Read more
Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Officials prioritized saving money over health of residents of Flint The Flint Water Crisis has shocked millions as its story unfolded over the past month, yet awareness has come far too late for many of the citizens affected. In April 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder switched the Flint water supply from...

Read more

Media inflates Zika presence in country

Lack of understanding of virus leads to frenzy, sense of panic The recent spread of the Zika virus has caused the World Health Organization to declare it a global threat and has led to a media field day. Ordinary citizens are now left asking if they’re safe from this new,...

Read more

Sander’s imperfect, most viable candidate

Mainstream media focuses on positives of Vermont senator, fails to mention democratic socialist’s history of imperialist foreign policy Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has received much political coverage in recent weeks after a strong showing at the Democratic Debate on Jan. 19, the release of a single-payer universal health care...

Read more

New health guidelines misleading

Lack of restrictions on red meat in new dietary suggestions made by federal authorities shows lack of ethics, influence of lobbyists The most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans omitted a crucial detail: the recommendation to cut back on red meat intake in light of numerous scientific studies...

Read more
The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Damage brought to community from tornadoes brings goals, objectives into perspective as new year dawns People spend most of their lives fixating on trivial things like how big their house is, what kind of car they drive or what brand of clothes they wear. If we sit down and think...

Read more

State’s cutback on Planned Parenthood dangerous for women

Cutback on group leaves vacuum of affordable care, safe abortions The Texas defunding of Planned Parenthood led to a public controversy on both sides of the pro-choice and pro-life spectrum. After I found out about Greg Abbott’s decision to defund, I was upset. I don’t personally use Planned Parenthood, but...

Read more

Student apathy to tuition raise part of bad trend

Lack of attendance at town hall indicative of potential larger issue When talks of a possible tuition increase started to spread through campus, there wasn’t as much of an uproar as people would think. In fact, there was barely a whimper. For the student body at UTD, that’s something that...

Read more

Ease of access to news can be mixed blessing

Ability of users to get information at any given time can lead to public more fixated on quick bites rather than substantial pieces In a day and age where information is disseminated in nanoseconds and an unfathomable amount of content is at our fingertips, it’s not surprising that people want...

Read more
Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Recent protests at the University of Missouri highlight UTD’s relative youth in dealing with racial problems on campus Many students are taking a step back and examining the role race plays in their lives after allegations that the University of Missouri doesn’t pay proper attention to the needs of minorities...

Read more