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Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Making people laugh. Why does it make us feel so good and warm on the inside? Especially the person we made laugh. Is it the fact that we actually possess the capability of making people laugh? From a corny joke to a witty comment? When we make people laugh, not just the polite and “oh that’s...

The Bug: My community in 651 words

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs

I have lived in Laredo, Texas, all my life. This community has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. It holds a unique position between two countries that allows Laredo to have a variety of different people and cultures. Since this city has a story of its own, I am proud to have grown up here. From the downfalls to the successes, wherever life takes me, I will always take Laredo with me. Since my hometown’s geographic location is along the border with Mexico, inaccurate stereotypes are made towards...

The Bug: A student’s knowledge is not reflected by standardized testing

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions

While standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and STAAR tests show a student’s growth, it does not reflect their full knowledge. According to the KLRN Frontline, the SAT was “first created to identify slow learners so that teachers could give them the attention they needed.” Now, the test is designed to examine and figure out what students’ weaknesses are. It is not rational to base the intelligence of a student on tests. Therefore, students should not have to take standardized tests because they are too stressful,...

LMT, Stop Deadnaming

LMT, Stop Deadnaming

Angie Bravo and Luis Bravo

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinions

I am appalled by the Laredo Morning Time’s coverage regarding the murder of Janelle Ortiz. Of the many issues facing the transgender community today, “deadnaming,” or using a person’s name assigned at birth rather than their preferred gender has been prevalent in media coverage – and the Laredo...

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

May 10, 2018

Photograph: Students interact in a classroom. Creative Commons license It is an essential concern for guardians to know that their children are always out of harm’s way. When they send them off to school, the students are expected to learn and make joyous memories with their classmates. No pa...

Debatable: Terminally-ill patients should be able to die with dignity

Angie Bravo, Staff writer

April 23, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Assisted suicide is the act of terminating one’s own life through the intake of lethal substance with help provided by a physician. Death with Dignity laws allow those that meet certain criteria to end their life in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. However, these laws should be extended throughout the U.S. for physical and emotional reasons. For example, in January 2014 Brittany Maynard discovered she had brain cancer. Numerous procedures had been performed to remove t...

Observations: Opinions clash in abortion debate

Observations: Opinions clash in abortion debate

February 2, 2018

The terms “Pro-choice” and “Pro-life” both come down to mean whether someone thinks abortion should be banned or should be acceptable. There are many arguments currently going on about abortion and what should be done about it. Someone who is “Pro-life” believes that the government has the powe...

Debatable: Law should allow the recreational use of pot

Debatable: Law should allow the recreational use of pot

Angie Bravo, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The debate of legalizing the devil’s lettuce has been going on for years. In the United States, over 20 states have legalized medical marijuana but only seven states and the District of Columbia have legal recreational marijuana. Legal consumption of recreational marijuana would bring significant...

‘Hamilton’ ties in history to current events

‘Hamilton’ ties in history to current events

June 4, 2017

The Broadway musical Hamilton continues to ensnare viewers across the nation, ever since its release in 2016. It tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and has received countless accolades due to a theatrical oddity; the story is told primarily through the intricate tongue of hip hop...

The Bug: Social media’s negative side impacts peoples’ lives

The Bug: Social media’s negative side impacts peoples’ lives

November 3, 2016

Social media is everywhere we turn. It’s something that affects us each day even if we use our electronic devices or not. When we don’t use social media our surroundings are still living on it. I feel as if we can never erase social media from our lives even if we make an effort to do so. It is simply...

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