The University Star

Students should have year-round rec center access

Students should have year-round rec center access

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

July 10, 2019

Students can pay upwards of thousands of dollars a semester without accounting for rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Life is not as cheap as it once was for previous generations. Student loan debt is accelerating so fast it has become a burden on the U.S. economy, with the average student...

Free college for all is a bad idea

Free college for all is a bad idea

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

July 10, 2019

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates are running on very similar platforms. Free college tuition has become a reoccurring theme nearly every candidate has touched on, but it would be a tremendous mistake to implement this policy. While never having to be in debt after college would be nice, the cost...

Students need to take part in dialogue about climate change

Students need to take part in dialogue about climate change

Naomi Wick, Opinions Columnist

July 10, 2019

With the summer rolling quickly past and heading into the fall semester, Texas State students will be relishing their hometowns and spending time with family and friends for only a few more weeks before moving back to San Marcos. While this time is understandably needed for rest and serves as a much-deserved...

New on-campus dining changes should not be implemented

New on-campus dining changes should not be implemented

Haley Schmidt, Opinions Columnist

July 10, 2019

With the upcoming dining changes for the 2019-2020 school year, students may feel it is an outrage that policies are changing so drastically. A majority of issues come with the changes regarding the ability to swipe others using via meal swipes, as it has become common on campus for students to exchange...

Letter to the Editor: In Response to “Chick-Fil-A on Campus does not promote inclusivity”

Letter to the Editor: In Response to “Chick-Fil-A on Campus does not promote inclusivity”

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

Dear Editor, To exclude a corporation or group for not sharing the same ideas and beliefs as your "inclusive group" is so obviously ridiculous, I am embarrassed to have to point it out. Let us say that one is on a conservative campus and the powers that be decide to ban Starbucks because they do...

Administration should stand firm on decisions regarding protesters

Administration should stand firm on decisions regarding protesters

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

Anyone paying attention to Texas State news may have noticed heightened protest activity coming from liberal groups on campus. They have screamed on The Quad and outside the police station, sat-in at LBJ and relentlessly cried on Twitter. Outcries stem from a protest that occurred May 1, 2019, between...

College students should consider subleasing for the summer

College students should consider subleasing for the summer

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

June 5, 2019

Summer plans vary for every student. The three-month period of freedom from academic responsibility is usually replaced by work, travel or complete relaxation. For convenience purposes, the students who plan on leaving town for the break should not be afraid to consider subletting their apartment to...

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Haley Schmidt and Bayley Bogus

June 5, 2019

Imagine you are a 21-year-old woman attending college in Alabama, working full time to pay for school and living expenses. Maybe you're a first-generation college student; maybe you come from a less privileged family who cannot provide for you. Whatever the reason, you have no clue what career you wish...

Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Carrington Tatum, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2019

In my first day as editor-in-chief, I set three goals: to increase the Star’s campus presence, evolve to a more digital publication, and be a resource for students. Looking back on the Star’s performance, I think we have made significant gains toward each of these goals, but the work isn’t done. I’ve...

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

May 7, 2019

After months of controversy and push from the student body, the Texas State University Dean of Student’s Office hired immigration lawyer Mark Kinzler in December 2018. Kinzler is only employed part-time, but his resources and knowledge are vital to the students and should not be limited. The initiative...

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

When Jake Spavital took over as the Bobcats’ head coach, he promised success in the following: winning games, winning championships and winning bowl games. Should he manage to resurrect the Bobcats to their former glory, he boosts not only himself, his coaching staff and players, but also the entire...

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Carissa Liz Castillo, Opinion's Editor

May 7, 2019

Dear Editor, As we all know, food insecurity is a huge problem that many Americans face every day and it is sad to say it is happening to our students at this university as well. Many students who do not make ends meet fall short when it comes to eating a properly balanced diet. I discovered last...

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