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Photo Gallery: Student Organizations ‘March to the Polls’

The Sam Houston State University Student Government Association hosted an event called “March to the Polls” on Nov. 3. During the event, representatives from several student organizations unified to walk to the Walker County Annex together and vote in the 2020 presidential election.

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Dangerous History of Texas Prison Rodeo

For over 55 years, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice hosted the Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville, with visitors coming from all over to view the chaos. Dr. Mitchel Roth, professor of criminal justice and author of Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo, shared some of the most interesting facts and stories from the rodeo.

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Keeping Fall Fashionable During a Pandemic

It’s that time of the year when women start to break out boots, sweaters and leggings. Retail stores have already replaced all the summer clothes with fall clothes and the latest fashion trends are on sale. COVID-19 regulations can be a setback for those who look forward to showing off their fashionable looks. If it’s safer to stay home, who’s really dressing up?

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Bowling Returns, Wins LA Tech Invitational

​The Sam Houston State University bowling team won the LA Tech Invitational to open up their 2020-2021 competitive season.

Not only was this the Bearkats’ first tournament since their season was called due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, but this was also the first competition in all of Sam Houston’s athletic programs.

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Drive-Thru Voting: Convenient, Legal Way to Enjoy Democracy

Early voting in Texas blazed across the state thanks to a week extension of the period due to pandemic concerns. By the end of the early voting period, turnout reached a record high at 57.3%, which was close to 2 points from the total of the 2016 election ballots cast, according to The Texas Tribune. The voting process was expedited with drive-thru voting in Harris County, resulting in over 1 million early votes in the region.

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Pictured: Mary Gedelian and her husband Brian dressed as Ms. Frizzle and a cow for the Storybook 5K at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The couple participated in the first annual 5K marathon in order to benefit Arise2Read Walker County, which works to enhance the quality of public education through tutoring.
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