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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...

Texas State spring game preview

Texas State spring game preview

Jordan Drake

April 12, 2019

Editor's note: Nearly time for the annual Texas State Spring football game that pits home team against home team in an intra-squad matchup. This year should prove to be more exciting than years past as it gives fans a first glimpse at what new head coach Jake Spavital’s team might end up looking l...

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 11, 2019

Last Monday, Student Government ignited a firestorm by voting to boot a student organization off campus. This wasn’t just any student organization, but Turning Point USA which is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited governmen...

Softball goes 2-1 against Jaguars

Softball goes 2-1 against Jaguars

Jordan Drake

March 19, 2019

Texas State softball finished its three-game series in Mobile, Alabama Sunday with a dominating 12-2 win against the University of South Alabama Jaguars that ended after five innings. Texas State broke open the scoring in the top of the second scoring six earned runs on six hits and never looked...

Kat Conner: The heartbeat of women’s soccer

Kat Conner: The heartbeat of women’s soccer

Jordan Drake

February 25, 2019

Steel is strong and unmoving, but when placed into the intense fires of a forge, it becomes workable and emerges stronger. Texas State women's soccer coach Kat Conner has embraced this heat for most of her career. Allowing those challenges to mold her into the coach she is today. Conner began playing...

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