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What Being Mexican American Means To Me

When I was 18, I joined the Mexican American Culture Committee (MACC) at UT Austin.…

6 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Vampires

Sometimes we look at vampires *cough* Twilight *cough* and wonder how the hell we got…

Is There A Right To Education?

Why do American citizens have a right to some education, but not all of it?…

The Daunting World Of Dating

Darlings, I have a confession to make: I’ve never been on a date. I’ll wait…

Book Review: The Orchid House

Lucinda Riley’s The Orchid House should’ve been everything I wanted in a novel. It’s a…

On Education: “The American Dream Is Dangerously Close To False Advertising”

As someone who’s been on both sides of the classroom, I like to think that…

Getting To Know Eric Through GIFs

Hello, everyone! My name is Eric and I’m a writer for LD. I believe firmly…

What’s In A Name?

I’ve been fighting the battle over pronouncing my name since I was a child. I…

On Being A Morning Person

“I had to hit snooze three times on my alarm this morning.” “Why can’t school…

Ad-Nauseam: Will Gender-Specific Adverts Never Cease?

By Alec Knight Gender-specific advertising and Christmas go hand in hand. It’s no great secret…

In Defense Of A Liberal Arts Education

“You’re getting a degree in English? What are you going to do with that?” This…

Stop It With The Gay Husband Stuff

Dear “white girls” of the world, This letter has nothing to do with race, but…

Review: “Pokemon X and Y”

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are the latest installments of Nintendo’s insanely popular Pokemon franchise.…

What You Need to Know About the Legend Of Korra

THE OVERVIEW “The Legend of Korra” is the latest retelling of Bryan Konietzko and Michael…

A Family Of Veterans

I guess when other people think of veterans they think of old men in wheelchairs…

Book Review: “The Wolves of Midwinter”

“Whatever I am, I have a soul.” So says the main character of Anne Rice’s…

Big Brothers And Little Sisters

Dear Older Brothers, I want to tell you some things about my sisters. My first…

5 Tales of Public Transportation

I’m something of a public transportation guru. In high school, I had to take the…

5 Things About Being College Educated in a Family That Isn’t

Are you the first person in your family to graduate from college? That is great.…

My Life with Pokémon

I recently had the pleasure of battling my younger cousin. No, I don’t mean we…