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Student Government has lost its legitimacy

Student Government has lost its legitimacy

Jaden Edison

September 25, 2018

Bobcats are not even halfway into the 2018-19 school year, and the opportunity for a fresh start has already been undermined by Brooklyn Boreing's political mess. Fancy suits, weekly meetings and office spaces have previously conveyed legitimacy to students, faculty and media. However, nothing about...

The college experience is not worth an addiction

The college experience is not worth an addiction

Jaden Edison

September 6, 2018

Four short years at any university leaves college students with many unforgettable memories, cherished times and habits, both good and bad. Among the good, students gain necessities like time management and networking skills. The bad, however, can consist of irresponsibility, drug abuse or even worse...

Beto O’Rourke is the best candidate for students

Beto O’Rourke is the best candidate for students

Jaden Edison

September 6, 2018

Texas senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke will visit Texas State University on Sep. 9 to conduct a townhall with the San Marcos community. The upcoming November midterm election is arguably more important this year than it has ever been, and it is vastly paramount for the community to get out and vote....

Human trafficking deserves our attention

Human trafficking deserves our attention

Jaden Edison

May 15, 2018

It is everyone's responsibility to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, is recognized by the U.S. government as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use ...

The Texas justice system is guilty of classism

Jaden Edison

April 29, 2018

With the release of Ethan Couch, “the affluenza teen", who served two years for violating his probation from a 2013 drunk driving case, Texas law has made itself condemnable for blatant class discrimination. “Class discrimination” is prejudice or discrimination on the basis of social class. In Couch’s original drunk driving case in which he served no prison time for, he killed four people while severely...

Laura Ingraham is the April fool

Laura Ingraham is the April fool

Jaden Edison

April 18, 2018

The month of April has descended upon us and TV and radio host, Laura Ingraham, is the fool. The controversial face of “The Ingraham Angle” recently mocked a Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor for not getting accepted by a few universities. Ingraham tweeted, “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied ...

Best Italian Restaurant: Italian Garden

Best Italian Restaurant: Italian Garden

Jaden Edison

April 10, 2018

Italian Garden has been deemed the best Italian restaurant and has served high-quality Italian entrées in San Marcos since 2000. The award-winning dining room serves Italian dishes at affordable prices, ranging from its popular chicken tetrazzini to tortellini served with creamy pesto sauce. The...

The effectiveness of hashtag activism

Jaden Edison

March 27, 2018

In the aftermath of devastating events like the Austin bombings and Parkland, Florida shooting, Twitter hashtags have continued to prove their effectiveness. "Hashtag activism" is a term that refers to the use of Twitter's hashtags for Internet activism. In other words, Twitter has transformed into...

The issue of mental illness amongst student-athletes

Jaden Edison

March 24, 2018

If being a student was not already enough, imagine incorporating the life of an athlete on the back end of it. Association with the title “student-athlete” consists of much more than Saturday night lights, packed stadiums and hundreds of Instagram likes. Wins, losses and awards are only the result...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students can change the status quo

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students can change the status quo

Jaden Edison

March 16, 2018

A spotlight is shining on the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They are taking brave action after the 9th deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history. They have exhibited perseverance. Their voices have been heard despite political turmoil. They have deservedly earned the su...

The covert racism within military recruitment is unethical

The covert racism within military recruitment is unethical

Jaden Edison

March 10, 2018

From 1990 to 2015, the United States armed forces witnessed a 15 percent increase in its racial and ethnic minority population. This is no coincidence. Today’s high schools are filled with military personnel. In-school recruiters are targeting young African American and Hispanic men and women. Al...

When Two Words is more than two words

Jaden Edison

February 20, 2018

Bryan Stevenson, author of "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," recently visited Texas State to give a speech. In his presentation, he brought up four major ideas that would help create a more just society, one being the Power of Proximity. Ironically, prior to Mr. Stevenson discussing the...

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