The University Star

Students should be careful of their actions in college

To be safe from situations similar to Kavanaugh's, college students should be very careful of what they do so their behavior is not used against them.

Jordan Drake

October 17, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is a drunk. All of the political cartoons and articles were made to portray him this way. 31 years after he had graduated Yale University, his high school and college reputation as a partier, along with his yearbook were now being used against him to bolster the credibility of the accusations...

Conservatives for the college mind

If college campuses will not teach these ideas then students must go outside and expose themselves to smart intellectual conservative thinkers.

Jordan Drake

October 11, 2018

Colleges are held as a higher institute of learning for any subject with one notable exception: politics, at least politics that are right-leaning. Liberal professors outnumber conservative professors nearly thirteen to one and the odds are that a student's only exposure to conservative politics are f...

Bobcat shuttle needs to be fixed

Texas State has shown an inability to handle other issues related to the growing student population and the buses have been much of the same story.

Jordan Drake

October 2, 2018

A common sight around San Marcos is the Bobcat shuttle service whisking students to and from the university. If someone lives off campus but is not in walking distance, then the bus is the way to get around. However, with such limited parking options for commuters, the buses have become increasingly...

Texas State lacks space for students moving forward

Texas State is admitting a record number of freshmen students each year to the point where they now no longer have the capacity to house all these students.

Jordan Drake

September 7, 2018

Headlines were made in mid-July when it was revealed that Purdue University overbooked its dorm rooms and students were forced to live in a large office-like space where the standard dorm furniture functions as the walls and outline of a room. While Purdue students online were outraged at the livin...

Talk It Out: Stand with Israel

An illustration in black and white of two hands shaking.

Jordan Drake

June 8, 2018

Protests along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip have once again led to clashes between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli Defense Forces. The death toll has reached over 1,109 people. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement led by Palestinian Activists has reached a fever pitch as they ...

Young Politicians should be encouraged

The desks in the Capitol building of Texas.

Jordan Drake

April 24, 2018

With the 2018 midterms kicking off in November, many politicians will either be running for various political positions or defending their current seat. One unlikely group looking to make a big splash is young people, specifically college-age and younger. From local races to governor seats to Congress...

Administrators have no business in student government

Student Supreme Court upholds the Election Board's decision

Jordan Drake

April 17, 2018

When six articles of impeachment were brought up against former Student Government President Connor Clegg, it was up to elected officials of Student Government or those appointed by elected students on the Supreme Court to determine if he was guilty. Clegg was found not guilty on all charges unanim...

It’s ok to be critical of Parkland students

Jordan Drake

April 6, 2018

After a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. students from the school began a crusade against gun violence. The students featured on most media including a Time Magazine cover are primarily, Emma González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin....

Why we should arm teachers

Illustration of teacher teaching her students the alphabet while holding a gun on her hip

Jordan Drake

March 6, 2018

The mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, has forced us to take a hard look at how to deal the issue of gun violence in the United States. According to CNN, there are roughly 320 million civilian owned guns in the United States. This number means there...

Disney is ruining Star Wars

mickey mouse money hill light saber

Jordan Drake

February 21, 2018

Fans finally got a peak at the newest Star Wars movie, Solo. This follows months of negative press plaguing the production. This follows a pattern of criticism and dissatisfaction that fans have had with Star Wars since Disney bought it back in 2014. Undoubtably, the discontent stems from Disney being ...

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