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Court hearings about more than marriage

Edgar Walters March 27, 2013

The U. S. Supreme Court hears arguments in two major gay marriage cases this week, and the timing has never been better. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now believe it should be legal for gay and lesbian...

Leave the Boy Scouts alone

Edgar Walters February 5, 2013

The national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is scheduled to meet this week in Irving to discuss its policy of mandatory exclusion of gay members and may vote to end the policy. Texas...

Campus postcard

Edgar Walters November 8, 2012

What could be better than a Ryan Gosling sighting on campus? Amid rumors that the mysterious Terrence Malick film project, which has thrown UT-Austin into a frenzied celebrity love-fest, would contain...

Don’t break my fall

Edgar Walters October 31, 2012

Sweater weather in Austin is short-lasting and something to be enjoyed, preferably outdoors. Who in his right mind wants to spend those three tragically short weeks in overheated classrooms, punctuated...

Coming out today

Edgar Walters October 24, 2012

Oct. 11 was National Coming Out Day. The fact that National Coming Out Day is a recognized holiday, and the cyber-buzz it received online capture what it’s like to come out in the 21-st century....

Twenty-first birthdays: the expectation of inebriation

Edgar Walters October 17, 2012

I turn 21 today. Considering that it might be the last birthday entitling me to some new legal standing — before I become eligible for Social Security benefits, that is — I was unlikely to...

It’s all queer to me

Edgar Walters October 10, 2012

Lesbian. Heterosexual. Transgender. Bisexual. Gay. Questioning. Asexual. Queer. Language is foundational to any conversation, and for the queer community, it is a double-edged sword. Language choice...

Civilization depends on dining hall discussion

Edgar Walters October 3, 2012

On Oct. 1, all 166 UT campus resident assistants (myself included) gathered in the San Jacinto multi-purpose room for a speech by Sam Duggan, managing director of the student housing department at Texas...

The white rodent’s charms

Edgar Walters September 28, 2012

The University of Texas loves its squirrels. Sciurus niger, commonly known as the fox squirrel, is nearly as ubiquitous on campus as students themselves. They are polarizing creatures. Some students eagerly...

Go Europe: A better (and cheaper) way for the brave

Edgar Walters September 20, 2012

Last Wednesday, hundreds of students gathered on Gregory Plaza for the Study Abroad Fair. There they learned about the life-changing nature of study abroad programs and listened to inspiring catch phrases...

Address football’s risk head-on

Edgar Walters September 12, 2012

On Saturday, the Longhorns trounced New Mexico 45-0. Hours before, Tulane University safety Devon Walker sustained a broken neck and a collapsed lung in a game against the University of Tulsa. Injuries...

The weather up here

Edgar Walters September 5, 2012

   There’s been a lot of buzz about the size of this year’s freshman class. Roughly 8,000 students large, it may be the largest incoming group of students that the University has...

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