The Egalitarian

Cultural Obsolescence and Evolution

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Virginia Grant, Culture Editor

April 2, 2019

The headline read “Whites Will Become a Minority by 2045.” My first thought was; no big deal, we all knew that was coming. I remember being a child back in the 60s and my parents discussing how America was becoming a new blended race with ancestors from around the globe. We thought it was a good...

The Federalist President

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Virginia Grant, Culture Editor

March 21, 2019

Sometimes, and it is happening with increasing frequency, I find that the average citizen possesses a profound lack of understanding regarding the most basic precepts of American democracy. Part of the blame rests in our education system. For generations we have passed on a revisionist history that,...

Are you ready for Lent? 40-day religious period begins this week

Are you ready for Lent? 40-day religious period begins this week

Ana Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019

Happy Mardi Gras! Crawfish, King Cake, Gumbo, all that good stuff…and not to mention the parties and the loads of beads to wear. But if you are religious, it also means one thing: time to give up something for Lent. Lent, the 40-day, six-week period that starts from Ash Wednesday and leads into...

Women’s History Month: Crushing Gender Discrimination in Male Dominated Industries

Women's History Month: Crushing Gender Discrimination in Male Dominated Industries

Lesley Abegunde, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

To celebrate this new month which can be termed "Mother's month", let's talk about Gender equality and the likes, shall we? Gender discrimination has been a major issue in the world at large. Although, it has reduced in the past years, and even though we live in the 21st century and in the realest...

R.I.P. Café Adobe: “the best margaritas in Houston”

R.I.P. Café Adobe:

Ana Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019

When I moved to Houston in March of 2015, I never thought about how exquisite the Tex-Mex restaurant business was. I have deep Mexican roots, so the food I grew up with was not the food I was introduced here in Houston. My boyfriend, who was trying to play it cool at the time before we started to date,...

Notebooks vs. laptops: a controversial comparison

Notebooks vs. laptops: a controversial comparison

Ana Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

Man, times have changed significantly in the past few years. Technology has evolved, from taking notes on notebook paper to taking notes on a reusable Rocketbook and/or on a laptop/tablet. These days, many students now have a variety of ways to learn thanks to technology. I’m 28 years old. I fall ...

“I’m an Angels fan, why am I rooting for the Astros?”

Ana Gonzalez, Culture Editor

October 24, 2018

When you are from California, there's a good chance that you may be affiliated with a random team that is not from California. Why is that? Do outside teams play better than our home teams? It depends, but that's not the case if you are a Houstonian rooting for the Astros. But the funny thing is,...

We are NOT The Enemy

President Donald Trump is very active on his Twitter account.

Ana Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

We’ve been hearing this almost every day: “The media is the enemy of the American people”. When President Donald Trump took office, one of the things he started doing was to attack the media for reporting “false news” on his presidential duties, and his moves. He hated how some journalists...

Dia de los Muertos

An alter for a love one who has moved on in life in Teotihuacan, Mexico

P.W Knight, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

The real celebration is November 2; the other days of celebrations were adopted from the United States.

In Retrospect: Dracula (1931)

In Retrospect: Dracula (1931)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

July 5, 2017

By now, the figure of Count Dracula has passed way beyond familiarity. The idea of a Transylvanian King of Vampires has reached the point where archetype has become cliché. If the current expression of the vampire myth in pop-culture means anything, it is that we have ceased to take it seriously, and...

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

June 20, 2017

Wait until Dark is a 1967 thriller, starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, that tells the story of Lisa, “the World’s Champion Blind Woman”. She suffers her condition as the result of a bad car accident that happens off-stage before the curtain opens. Since then, she’s been attending blind...

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

Harry Faversham has a problem. As a peer of the realm, growing up during the reign of Queen Victoria, certain obligations are expected of him. This means he is saddled with the pressure of “great expectations”, all of which are meant to bring honor to his family name and glory to the British Empire,...

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