Donning bright orange t-shirts and holding signs that read, “Protect our kids, not our guns,” a group of about 20 parents and UT faculty from the Gun Free UT group gathered at the East Mall on Monday to protest gun violence.
Only 30 percent of registered voters in the state turned out for the most recent primary elections in March of 2016, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. In an effort to reverse this trend of low enthusiasm for primaries amongst American voters, several student groups are making an effort to bolster voter turnout on campus.
After nearly 10 months in office, President Donald Trump declared a 90–day “Public Health Emergency” to combat the opioid crisis. However, the emergency ended three weeks ago with some experts saying it did not do “a single thing.”