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Midterm Election Recap, ACC Outcome

Andrew Blanton, Contributor  Gubernatorial Race  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott defeated Democratic nominee Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, by receiving nearly 60 percent of the votes cast, making Abbott the first new governor-elect since Rick Perry took office in 2000. Davis, who soared into the national spotlight last year after leading a 13-hour filibuster against new…

Death Rights

Chloe Kwak, Contributor  When 29- year-old Brittany Maynard spoke publicly about the decision to end her life due to terminal illness, Death with Dignity Laws gained national attention. Maynard, who died Nov.1 with medical assistance, moved to Oregon because of its Death with Dignity Law. The law allows terminally ill residents access to prescription drugs…

On the Record: Robert Skiles

Jessica Youssefi — Contributor  ACCENT: How long have you been composing and performing? SKILES: My mother was a concert pianist and my dad was a jazz trumpet player, so truthfully I was around music from infancy on. I started plunking notes at the piano at age two or three. ACCENT: As founder of Beto and…

The Isis Crisis

What rose, if any, should the United States play in taking down ISIS, also know as the Islamic State  Joseph Lee, Contributor   

Student Voice: The Abortion Question

Adriel Vigo, Contributor  What are you thoughts on Texas law which caused the majority of the state’s abortion clinics to close because of its restrictions on abortion providers?” Daniel Hall – “I’ve always been pro- choice. It’s a woman’s body. Then of course there’s a point where life starts and that should be the point….

Handling Stress

Sarah Samson and Chloe Kwak, Contributors  Attending college can be exciting, yet stressful — especially during finals. A 2013 survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute reported that more than 30 percent of all college freshman often felt overwhelmed. ACC students are no exception and have their own ways of dealing with stress. “I…

Contest Winner: Technology in the Classroom

Graham Comstock — Contest Winner I’d like you to close your eyes for a moment, and think back to videos you’ve seen and books you’ve read about schooling in the 1930s ’40s and ‘50s. Specifically think about college at this time. In my mind I conger up images of Ivy League schools, small classrooms, chalkboards,…

Contest Winner: Taming a Thirsty Technology Generation

Becky West — Contest Winner    As a little girl, I remember spending New Year’s Eve with my family at home. This was always one of my favorite things because my parents made it a point to turn on the TV and show me the New Year coming in different countries. Once it hit America,…

Community College Bond Under Vote in November

Dillon Fleharty- Photo Editor Voters will decide in November whether Austin Community College will receive roughly $386 million to build new facilities and renovate exist- ing ones. The Bond package is divided into two propositions: one is focused on the planning and construction of future growth, while the second is focused on funding existing growth,…

Lackluster Debate Sets Tone for Gubernatorial Race

Forrest Milburn- Editor In a display lacking the expected fireworks, State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, faced off against Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott at the Edinburg Conference Center in the Rio Grande Valley. The Sept. 19 debate was the first of two debates set for this year’s gubernatorial election and was moderated by McAllen…