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February 3, 2019
Last October a synagogue shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania killed eleven people and left six seriously injured. The assailant lived and was charged with 29 criminal counts including obstruction of the first amendment, criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and ethnic intimidation. This tragedy, along with other...

February 3, 2019
For Uriel De La Rosa and Brittany Sanchez Gomez, receiving the Richard Castro scholarship was a decisive moment that paved the way for them to attend Texas State University. Meeting Distinguished Alumnus Richard Castro was icing on the cake. For both students, meeting Mr. Castro was an impactful experience that gave them clarity and confidence i...

February 3, 2019
Video games have long been an escape from the harsh realities of life, and as technologies advance and persist as an ever-present part of reality, some wonder about the cultural and philosophical implications of escaping into these mini-worlds. Games like the Fallout series have created an extensive, virtual universe, or simulacrum, that reflect...

February 3, 2019
Dr. Alberto Giordano, Professor in the Department of Geography, is using his expertise in cartography (map making) and geographic information systems to map the impact of the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors in Italy and Budapest. Thanks to his work, we can trace the patterns of genocide and recognize places in the world today where genocide […]

December 4, 2018
Teaching people how to be safe has long been a passion for Camille Phillips, graduate student in the English department. After dealing with her father falling and the aftermath of his injuries, she decided that educating others on safety and preparedness was something that she wanted to do. Since then, she has taught fall prevention […]