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America's Love Affair with Violence & Guns

Fifty years ago on August 1, 1966, Charlie Whitman, a former Marine and University of Texas student, murdered his wife and mother then went to the top of the central tower at the university in Austin and for 96 minutes fired randomly, killing a total of 17 people and wounding 31.  822 more words

Civics

Colombia Country Spotlight

Written by Sabryna Salazar, Director of Social Media

Photos by Alvaro Taborga

“‘Oh Colombia, do you have any cocaine? Got any of the good stuff?’ I hate when people ask me about that” says Juan, frustrated on the stereotypes about Colombia. 658 more words

Austin

Emily C. Blomberg named HCMC’s Chief Operating Officer

Emily C. Blomberg recently joined Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Blomberg joins HCMC from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston where she was the Vice President of Health System Operations. 135 more words

HCMC News

The Las Vegas Shooting Compared to the University of Texas Shooting (1966)

This second shooting immediately came to mind when I heard about the tragic event in Las Vegas. My guess is you’ve never heard about the 1966 shooting in school, but it does tell us something important about the nature of guns and gun control.

Gun Control

Improved Iowa State Ready To Take Its Shot At Texas

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Texas has owned its series with Iowa State, winning 12 of the last 14 games against the Cyclones since the two schools became rivals with the formation of the Big 12. 559 more words

Sports

Australia Country Spotlight

Written by Sabryna Salazar, Director of Social Media

Photos by Alvaro Taborga

“I went to the store and asked where the thongs were. The guy working said, ‘Thongs…like for your girlfriend? 716 more words

Austin

Netflix series ‘Narcos' is mostly factual say former DEA Agents

By Elise Barbin

AUSTIN, Texas — Netflix’s series “Narcos” predominately holds true to a real-life 1980s Drug Enforcement Administration mission to stop the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, said former DEA agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy. 394 more words