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Senator Bluster changes his mind

Senator Bluster changes his mind

Jerry Weiss, Staff Cartoonist | September 17, 2023
Staff cartoonist Jerry Weiss takes a poke at political hypocrisy in his latest creation for the Chronicle.
GOP presidential candidates debate

GOP presidential candidates debate

Aislyn Smith, Staff Writer | September 16, 2023

The presidential election season has officially begun as of the 23rd of August with the first Republican presidential debate. The candidates who appeared were Asa Hutchinson, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley,...

The future of mifepristone remains in limbo while the courts decide its continued use as an abortion drug.

Court ruling on the abortion pill

Arianna Villareal, Staff Writer | May 2, 2023
The ongoing battle on the issue of abortion has ramped up in recent months. The abortion pill, mifepristone, has come under intense controversy from both sides of the aisle. Otherwise known as “The Pill,” the drug has been the topic of much scrutiny due to its adverse side effects and an allegation that the Food and Drug Administration rushed its approval amidst lobbying from pharmaceuticals. On April 7, District Court Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, who hears cases in Amarillo at the North Texas U.S. District Court, ruled to overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone. He argued the approval was rushed, which led to an unsafe drug being offered in the market. At the same time, a federal judge in the Washington District Court ruled that there would be no changes that ...
Former President Trump arrives to speak at his Mar-a-Lago estate April 4, in Palm Beach, Fla., after being arraigned earlier in the day in New York City.

Trump’s indictment in New York

Arianna Villareal, Staff Writer | April 18, 2023
In a recent series of unprecedented events, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg announced the indictment of former President Donald Trump on March 30. It came after days of Trump stating via his social media platform Truth Social that he would be arrested due to what he called “politically motivated prosecutions” by Bragg. This historic indictment marks the first time a former U.S. president may be criminally prosecuted. The charges against Trump stem from an alleged “hush money” payment prior to the 2016 election to an adult film actress, with whom he allegedly had an affair. The alleged payment, however, didn’t come directly from Trump; rather, it came from his former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Guns in school zones:

Guns in school zones:

Raine Caldwell, Staff Writer | April 4, 2023
In the event of a school shooter, I was told to run and hide in the corner away from any windows and lock any entrances. If I was in the restroom, I was out of luck. If I was in a hallway, I had to hope that a teacher would open the door to let me in and hide with them. When I experienced a gun incident, all of the rules went out the window, and the fear of being shot crept inside my mind.
Vladimir Putin suspends Russia’s participation in a nuclear arms treaty with the U.S.

Opinion: Are we drawing closer to a world war?

Keturah Jones, Staff Writer | March 21, 2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled out of the nuclear treaty with the U.S. China appears ready to send weapons to Russia and told the U.S. to butt out. Karen Shakhnazarov, a Russian-born movie producer and playwright who once supported Putin’s efforts, is now saying, “Russia is losing the war and should remove their troops from the invasion of Ukraine.”
TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

TikTok banned on State of Texas devices

Blanca Reyes, Editor-in-Chief | February 23, 2023
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced a statewide model security plan for the state agencies, including institutions of Higher Education, to address the security concerns of using TikTok and other software on smart devices from personal to stated-issued devices at the beginning of February, according to information provided on the website All the state agencies will have until February 15, 2023, to come up with a policy to implement this plan.
Local students at Community College Day in Austin

Local students at Community College Day in Austin

Raine Caldwell, Staff Writer | February 15, 2023
Richland Student Government Association members went to the state Capitol in Austin for Community College Day on Jan. 25. They were joined by other students across the Dallas College campuses and made a mark by expressing their concern for problems that need to be addressed. Because Dallas College was the biggest participant at the event, they got a day’s head start in meeting with their representatives.

Amini protests continue: What is next for Iran?

December 5, 2022

According to the Associated Press, the protests in the streets of Iran remain ongoing over the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini last September. Amini was detained by the moral police for “violating the terms of Islamic law” via her headscarf allegedly coming loose while visiting the nation’s capital of Tehran with her family and then perished while in police custody.

“This time people will not back down. Regime change is inevitable and that’s what people want,” said former Iranian national Suedabeh “Sue” Ewing, the wife of Richland campus theology professor Dr. Jon Ewing,

Professor Juan Olivares takes his students to vote at Guadalupe Hall.

Voting with class

Haley Aguayo/Leo Rosas, Staff Writers | November 10, 2022

When Juan Olivares students signed up for his class in U.S. history class, little did they realize they might be helping to create it. Olivares is a history professor at Richland who decided to encourage some of his students to become participants in history. Therefore, he and one of his classes went to Guadalupe Hall to cast their votes.

“Being a history teacher, you are teaching the long history of how we got this political right so far in the 21st century. It took 200 years of activism, revolts [and] civil wars to get that political right, and what is going on in 2022? A lot of problems affect society, our politics. So what about if I provided an open space and opportunity for my students to make a big difference in this midterm election?” Olivares said.


VIEWPOINTS: Students give opinions on abortion and voting

November 8, 2022

WE ASKED STUDENTS: Will the recent court rulings and state legislation on abortion affect your vote in the upcoming election?

Debbie Nguemah

“I would look at abortion because I think people need to choose what they want for their life not the government. Because its our own choice and body so why should the government interfere”

Miriam Abashron

“The thing is that I’m a Christian, and they talked about abortion in my class. And it did effect a lot. We plan to not vote for it, but we need to make abortion not legal for crime because you are killing a child”

Beto O’Rourke speaks during his gubernatorial campaign stop at the El Centro Campus of Dallas College on Oct. 3.

O’Rourke pays return visit to Dallas College

Ryan Bingham Duff, Staff Writer | October 25, 2022

“When we were here in 2018, this place was not full. There were not students waiting outside the door who could not get in,” Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said. “And here it’s what’s different. It’s the same candidate, so I know it’s not about me. I’m in the same political party, I know it’s not about the party. And by the way, Republican, Democrat, Independent, no me importa. The differences between us do not matter.”

In an auditorium full of emotions and people, O’Rourke visited Dallas College at the El Centro Campus on Oct. 3. The Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Greg Abbott was invited by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) club.

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