The University Star

Letter to the Editor: Students should vote for The Green New Deal

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

Dear Editor: Humankind has reached a moment of existential crisis. We are already locked in for global warming that will have catastrophic effects and we are on a slippery path to our own extinction. The 2018 Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns unequivocally...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life will not endorse Student Government candidates

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

As Student Government elections are approaching, we the presidents of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council would like to take a moment to clarify some misleading messages about the fraternity and sorority life community in the...

College students shouldn’t try to fulfill the stereotypes of Spring Break

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

There are serious consequences that come with over-partying that mass media does not show. Beaches, parties, concerts and no class. During spring break, these are the activities and places that most college students look forward to. However, spring break is more than a chance for college students...

Letter to the Editor: Response to turn the music down and turn up the podcast

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 18, 2019

To Whom It May Concern: On January 29th, 2019, The University Star released an article titled “Turn down the music and turn up the podcast.” After thorough examination of this article, the KTSW student management team has recognized that the article inaccurately reflects the values of KTSW as...

Letter to the Editor: Float Fest does more harm than good to surrounding communities

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 14, 2019

Dear Naomi Wick, I read with interest your opinion entitled “Float Fest Does More Good Than Harm for San Marcos." I found the article fascinating because, while I was the main antagonist of the article, you never made an effort to contact me to ask my side of the story. So, here it is, in case you...

Letter to the Editor: Texas State does educate on and address student medical needs

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 13, 2019

Dear University Star, My name is Emma Lytle, and I am the President of the student organization, Healthy Cats, here on campus. I read through the University Star published on January 22, 2019, on Health and Wellness and am writing to address the following two articles. In Ivy Sandoval’s article,...

Letter to the Editor: Socialism is not the solution to millennial issues

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Carissa Liz Castillo

February 11, 2019

About a month ago, I read an article in the opinion section of the University Star discussing the high suicide rate among college students—nearly 2% as of 2017 with over 40% of all students suffering from depression according to the New York Times. The student writer accredited depression among college...

#StudentPressFreedom is an investment in democracy

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February 4, 2019

The rhetoric surrounding journalism in the Trump era is dangerous and hostile for journalists at large. In an age of fake news, shoddy journalism and Trump positioning the press as enemies of the American people, the First Amendment is consistently being brought into question. What this means for buddi...

First-gens need greater resources to combat disadvantages

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Carissa Liz Castillo

January 31, 2019

Not everyone who attends college is fresh out of high school and enrolled as a full-time traditional student. There are non-traditional students who enroll in college when they are older than 24, are supporting a family, are first-generation students, are financially independent, lack a traditional high...

Food insecurity in students leads to improper nutrition

Food insecurity leads students to skip meals.

Carissa Liz Castillo

January 25, 2019

Food insecurity amongst college students is rising, and practicing improper nutrition should not be the standard for these issues. When thinking of the different types of college students, a “starving college student” who’s first meal is a cup of ramen at 4 p.m. comes into mind. This t...

Ingram Hall should not be the only facility that caters to all learning types

As an institution of learning, Texas State should cater to all learning styles.

Carissa Liz Castillo

January 22, 2019

There are several learning types such as aural, visual, physical, verbal, and logical. Each student uses one of these, or a combination of any, in a classroom setting to maintain information and knowledge. There are also students who are either social or solitary learners. No one’s learning style is se...

Texas State does not prepare graduates for post-grad anxieties

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Carissa Liz Castillo

November 26, 2018

The stress students feel as their graduation dates approach is a common sentiment among university students. Not only are students abruptly spit out into the “real world," but they are also stripped from their bubbles of comfort. Friends and loved ones that students met in school may move away or head...

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