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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...

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 9, 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...

Preview: Bobcats to host Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday

Preview: Bobcats to host Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday

Jordan Drake

February 23, 2019

The University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns travel to San Marcos Feb. 23 to take on the Bobcats, who are currently in a tie for first place with the Georgia State Panthers in conference play. The loss to the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks (63-60) ended the Bobcat's four-game win...

Race should not factor into college admissions

Race should not factor into college admissions

Jordan Drake

November 26, 2018

During the Obama administration, a set of guidelines were put into place that essentially tasked colleges with taking race into account for college admissions for the purpose of diversity. These affirmative action policies were the wrong call and back in July, the Trump administration formally discouraged the practice by stressing a preference for race-neutral met...

Students should negotiate their FAFSA

Students should negotiate their FAFSA

Jordan Drake

November 13, 2018

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, is the lifeblood of most students who attend universities. This form determines how much financial aid a student is eligible for and can make or break whether someone can attend a college. With over 120 billion dollars awarded each year, it’s an important resource for students and for too many,...

Texas State should switch to open source textbooks

Texas State should switch to open source textbooks

Jordan Drake

November 6, 2018

Tuition is routinely complained about by students, as they spiral into debt before their careers even begin. But its not the only outrageous cost. College textbooks have become a major problem in their own right. Publishers continue to publish new books year after year, rendering the old ones obsolete and forcing stude...

Campus carry was the right call

Campus carry was the right call

Jordan Drake

October 31, 2018

In 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a controversial law allowing licensed students to carry a concealed handgun on college campuses. At the time, there were extensive protests against the law, such as the laughably stupid "Cocks not Glocks" movement, where students at University of Texas at Aust...

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