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SXSW: Highwaymen is the best-made Texas propaganda in years

SXSW: Highwaymen is the best-made Texas propaganda in years

Carrington Tatum

April 30, 2019

Netflix’s The Highwaymen is the buddy cop redemption story of Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) two former Texas Rangers enlisted to track down infamous legends, Bonnie and Clyde. Director, John Lee Hancock, and writer, John Fusco set out to challenge the glamorous le...

TPUSA has a right to free speech but not attention

TPUSA has a right to free speech but not attention

Carrington Tatum

April 16, 2019

Turning Point USA is a nuisance to our campus community and only upholds a few of the university’s values. National outlets, as well as The University Star, have documented that TPUSA has a mission to interfere with Student Government elections with no regard for fairness or integrity. The...

Name a black studies scholarship for Tafari

Name a black studies scholarship for Tafari

Carrington Tatum

February 13, 2019

University Advancement should seek a scholarship that pays for the black studies minor and name it for Tafari Robertson. As of now, the projected start of Texas State's black studies minor is fall of 2019. The minor is the first step in fostering a field of study that is overdue to be not only a ...

SMPD to investigate officer-involved shooting

SMPD to investigate officer-involved shooting

Carrington Tatum

January 5, 2019

  San Marcos Police Department shot and killed John Camacho, 27 during a Jan. 4 traffic stop. In a Jan. 5 press conference, Chief of Police, Chase Stapp said SMPD received a call around 9:30 p.m. from a concerned citizen about an individual shooting a handgun from a vehicle on South LBJ Drive. ...

Housing department silences RAs with unconstitutional policy

Housing department silences RAs with unconstitutional policy

Carrington Tatum

November 28, 2018

Editor's Note: Names and other characteristics that would otherwise identify current resident assistants have been withheld as to not jeopardize the employment of any RA. With a policy telling resident assistants to keep quiet, Texas State has reinforced its designation as one of the worst univers...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Carrington Tatum

October 2, 2018

Dear Editor, To the student body that is mad, distrustful or even just annoyed at their student government, thank you. I thank you with the deepest sincerity. I am an elected student government representative and I am so glad you are angry with us. I see your anger and I am here for it. I love...

H-E-B recalls ice cream for metal in containers

H-E-B recalls ice cream for metal in containers

Carrington Tatum

May 30, 2018

H-E-B issued a recall for several ice cream products due to containers possibly holding broken metal on May 30. The voluntary recall includes various sizes and flavors of the brands EconoMax, Hill Country Fare and Creamy Creations. The affected items are as follows: table, th, td, tr { border: 1...

Democracy of tomorrow is student-run today

Democracy of tomorrow is student-run today

Carrington Tatum

April 20, 2018

Beginning April 11, a number of Texas State students occupied the LBJ Student Center after former Student Government President Connor Clegg evaded an initial impeachment trial due to the Senate failing to meet quorum. It is only natural a group of people who find themselves disenfranchised by their government...

Best Sandwich: Jimmy Johns

Best Sandwich: Jimmy Johns

Carrington Tatum

April 12, 2018

The "Italian Night Club" is one of the most popular choices at Jimmy John's, the number one sandwich shop in San Marcos. With 2,630 locations Jimmy Johns is never too far away. It offers a quick meal between classes or a casual hang-out spot for students. However, what puts this sandwich shop over...

Black lives still matter

Black lives still matter

Carrington Tatum

April 9, 2018

"March for Our Lives" showed us there exists a certain unity among parts of the country around the issue of gun control. However, the unity is overdue as Americans, particularly poor African-Americans, have been demanding gun control for decades as it pertains to police brutality. Two years ago Alton...

Students have a right to know

Students have a right to know

Carrington Tatum

April 5, 2018

As the administrators of a public institution and the stewards of tuition dollars, the Texas State administration has an obligation to be open with the student body, but the recent record of administrators does not reflect this obligation. Over the past few years, individuals have posted racially...

The future belongs to the youth

The future belongs to the youth

Carrington Tatum

March 30, 2018

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption." - Kurt Cobain On March 24. about 800,000 people gathered at the nation’s capital to fulfill that duty. Similar displays of solidarity with the "March For Our Lives" happened across the country including at our university on March 22 where students protested at the Stallions. An ocean of p...

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