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All content by Eric Sundin

Despite progress on other fronts, stigma remains against atheists

November 19, 2014

I am an atheist. Admittedly, I don’t know exactly what that means. Depending on who you talk to, it could mean a lot of things. To some, it means that I am amoral at best and I live a life of ultimate...

Texas should learn from increased acceptance of marijuana’s benefits

November 12, 2014

At Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, a new revolutionary drug will be tested for its potential to treat epilepsy. The hospital has been selected as one of only 10 sites for the trial tests for...

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Austin taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for Erwin Center replacement

October 27, 2014

As a result of the much-anticipated construction of the new Dell Medical School, the Frank Erwin Center, home to Texas basketball games and various concerts and events throughout the years, will be torn...

Bidding on Charles Whitman’s rifle should force reflection on US’ gun culture

October 6, 2014

Correction: An earlier version of this column misstated the relationship of one of Whitman's victims to him. The person said to be his sister was actually his wife. On Aug. 1, 1966, UT student Charles...

Statues of Confederate leaders misplace honor on racist past

September 24, 2014

Amid further controversy regarding the politicization of Texas public school textbooks, it is time not only for the Powers administration but also UT faculty and students to evaluate the true significance...

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Student-athlete pay should first come in form of scholarships

September 8, 2014

Because of the Northwestern University football team’s recent vote on whether to unionize, momentum both for and against further financial compensation to college athletes has increased dramatically....