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Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, The outpouring of love and support for Ms. Susie while she was in the ICU and hospice was so beautiful! She had so many visitors and well-wishers that the staff at hospice told us they had never seen anything like it. And that was during spring break! It was very kind of the Student Fo...

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Earlier this year San Antonio made headlines when District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño approved the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère at the San Antonio International Airport, but only if the concessions excluded Chick-fil-A. In a simpler statement, San Antonio’s City Council banned Chick-fil-A from their airport. The City Council backed ...

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Student Government recently received a letter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Student Body President, Vice President, and Cheif of Staff. I am sharing it with the Student Body of Texas State because I would like to re-emphasize that the legislation Senator Newman and I wrote is n...

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Yet again, Student Government has found itself at the center of vitriol and rancor. From impeachments to resignations, the organization has become both a lightning rod and a regular eyesore for students - as well as the University more broadly.  Earlier in April, a proposed resolution was int...

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Hello, I would like to submit this letter to the editor in response to the TPUSA legislation. It is a sad reflection on the state of free speech on our college campuses when groups like College Democrats and the Student Government are trying to remove a conservative student group from campus instead of ...

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, I was one of the senators who voted in favor of banning Turning Point USA from campus. I owe it to my student constituents to understand why. When the piece was first introduced, I took my time to read it and to understand what message, what goal the authors intended with the piece. I...

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Periods can be the devil. This is a sentiment fellow menstruators all agree on at some point or another. What’s even worse than experiencing periods once a month, though, is the lack of free, easy access to pads and tampons and the amount of money we menstruators spend on an array of period product...

Letter to the Editor: Students have a right to decide how to use their swipes

Letter to the Editor: Students have a right to decide how to use their swipes

Carissa Liz Castillo

March 14, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARTWELLS AND THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FOOD SERVICES COMMITTEE (FSC): I am specifically speaking to Chin-Hong Chua, Richard Yennerell, Michael Giese, Sarah Williams, Steven Granados, Crystal Harris, Marisol Casas, Alberto Trujillo, Richard Guerrero, Jeania Brandon, Joe Lopez, Matthew...

Letter to the Editor: Open Hearts Movement will create better lives for LGBTQIA+ community

Letter to the Editor: Open Hearts Movement will create better lives for LGBTQIA+ community

Carissa Liz Castillo

March 11, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

To Whom It May Concern: My name is Andrew Pyle and I’m an LGBT rights activist in Hays County, Texas. I have been a member of the United Methodist Church since August 2018 and I have been proud to be a Christian my whole life. This past week, I was very disappointed to hear about the outcome of...

Texas State is lacking in security measures

Texas State is lacking in security measures

Carissa Liz Castillo

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinions

With the recent string of crimes in San Marcos, there should be a better safety protocol in place for students. Within the first two months of 2019, San Marcos has seen two armed robberies near the Texas State campus. Off campus, a murder-suicide and a drug-related armed robbery turned homicide occurred within two ...

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 28, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Hello, I am writing to you in reference to Naomi Wick's environmental article, "If They Throw Confetti, Don't Let Them Walk." I commend Naomi on her boldness in content and professionalism in execution. She raises an important yet consistently overlooked issue on our campus and delivers her opinion...

4.0 GPAs do not ensure career success

4.0 GPAs do not ensure career success

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinions

“C’s get degrees” is an infamous sentiment that every college student has heard at some point, and it’s right. C’s do in fact get degrees. Students with 2.0 GPAs walk the stage and participate in commencement in the exact same way that students with 4.0 GPAs do. Graduating from college is something...

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