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The Grey Area in Politics

By Chenelle Hammonds, intern in the University of Houston Office of Governmental Relations My time serving as an intern during the Texas 85th Legislature was extremely informative. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons I learned during my time here is … Continue reading

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From Anguish to Advocacy

by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group I am going to be honest. It has been a few weeks since what I term the anti-immigrant sentiment bill – formally known as SB 4, “the anti-sanctuary city” bill … Continue reading

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On the Need to Stay Humble

By Trang-Thu (Mimi) Duong, intern in the office of Representative Gene Wu The culture that exists in the Texas Capitol gives a new meaning to my understanding of cultural competency (or cultural humility). Being in this building, in a place … Continue reading

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‘Til Next Time

By Erin Eriksen, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Everything seems too raw and imminent right now to have any kind of reaction to my experience in this internship that doesn’t sound desperate or overly maudlin. While our work … Continue reading

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