To Live in a World

Poem by Alaina Nesby: "To live in a world where kings don’t care about our future. They fill their ears with cement, thick and viscous like the muggy air that gets hotter every year, Their voices vile like a slug slipping through my lips and down my throat, Only to arise again through tears."

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The Fight for Equality

A poem by Ellie Greer on feminism: "Toxic words. False representations. They permeate the depths of society, tainting the image of 'feminist.' Equivalent to the cruelest of words. The harshest of insults. Media has twisted the very foundation of gender equality so that it amounts to nothing more than man-hating radicals."

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Reaching Nonetheless

A poem by Kate Hirschfeld. "This poem was inspired by an instance when I dropped a glass in my kitchen and my entire family (and all of my pets) came from across the house to see what happened and if everything was okay. It was a weird moment but I thought it was beautiful in how it showed the innate instinctual compassion and care in people."

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Sex Ed Should Educate Teens About Sex, Right?
Photo by Muliadi Soenaryo. Taken from the original Trib Talk article.

Sex Ed Should Educate Teens About Sex, Right?

An op-ed by Gaya Rajamony. "My experience with sex ed in public school was terrible. It was held in the worst-smelling gym imaginable, and every five minutes during the uncomfortable presentation, someone would giggle or groan. But the worst part is that it taught me nothing about sex. Sure, I learned what a uterus looks like, but I didn’t know the mechanics of sex, how to prevent disease or how to avoid teen pregnancy. In fact, most of my sex education came from the internet, as I googled terms the kids at my middle school threw around."

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Beto O’Rourke Wants to Tear Down My House
Beto O'Rourke speaks on June 17, 2018. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

Beto O’Rourke Wants to Tear Down My House

An Op-Ed by McCallum student Elyjah Johnson: "I’m black, 16, and have lived in Austin my entire life. Everyday, my neighborhood in South Austin becomes more gentrified, and in the 2000s, Beto O’Rourke would have torn down my home."

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