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Texas State has grown too fast for its own good

Texas State has grown too fast for its own good

James Debbah

November 27, 2018

Every year, hundreds of starry-eyed new students flock to San Marcos in hopes of beginning their academic journey at the well-renowned Texas State University, and certainly with good reason. Texas State is a relatively affordable place to seek an education, ranking among the top 40 most affordable colleges in Texas. The university is often touted as rich in diversity a...

Academic writing should be more accessible

James Debbah

November 13, 2018

The education system as we know it was created to serve the people. Its main purpose should be to create a more educated society, a sentiment that still holds true to this day. Universities are a place where many young minds come to be cultivated, to convene and revel in the shared experience of information...

Graduate students are experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduate students are experiencing a mental health crisis

James Debbah

October 24, 2018

Between the pressures of completing classwork and studying for tests — especially around midterms and finals — making a concerted effort to maintain one's health in a graduate degree program can be very difficult. The average college student is no stranger to caffeine-fueled study binges, nights...

Student workers deserve higher wages

Student workers deserve higher wages

James Debbah

May 24, 2018

About 20 million students currently attend colleges and universities in the U.S., a higher amount than ever before. Though each generation has become more educated, there is one thing that remains consistent: the incredible cost of attendance. It is no secret that the price tag for going to school is ou...

Education curriculum should include mental health

James Debbah

April 4, 2018

It may be safe to say much of the public education system understands the importance of exposing children to subjects outside of the standard curriculum. This is apparant in that many students are required to take extracurricular classes including the arts, computer based classes and physical education...

Eating healthy is not always truly feasible

Eating healthy is not always truly feasible

James Debbah

March 18, 2018

Eating healthy is one of the best things a person can do for themselves. Illnesses caused by an unhealthy diet are common in America. With diabetes rates as high as 9.4 percent of the entire population and high blood pressure affecting more than 30 percent of adults over the age of 20, it is recog...

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