The University Star

The University Seminar is a waste of time

The University Seminar is a waste of time

Laura Nunez

November 12, 2019

The required University Seminar course is unorganized and needs to focus on creating a more strict and uniform way of delivering a true common experience to all incoming students. Each year, university staff selects a new theme to dissect within the Common Experience program and chooses an accompany...

Only black people are allowed to say the N-Word

Only black people are allowed to say the N-Word

Laura Nunez

November 6, 2019

The ability to withhold from being racist, insensitive and plain ignorant should be self-explanatory, but unfortunately, racism is ever-prevalent in 2019. The n-word continues to be used by non-black people, which is unacceptable. The word's usage has never been encouraged, but obviously a refresher co...

Astrology is a scam

Astrology is a scam

Laura Nunez

October 22, 2019

Astrology is a fabricated ideology created to reassure humanity of their feelings and actions. Horoscopes have managed to stay relevant for thousands of years because society thrives off justifying an imaginary language translated by people with too much time on their hands. The world of astrology has consu...

BYOB, bring your own bags

BYOB, bring your own bags

Laura Nunez

October 8, 2019

Texas State boasts an established, environmentally friendly atmosphere even though the university aids in the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Wasteful plastic and eco-friendly do not mesh well. The university and the City of San Marcos should establish a ban on single-use plastic bags.Single-use plastic b...

Be smart and stop vaping

Be smart and stop vaping

Laura Nunez

October 1, 2019

Society has reached the detrimental point of risking it all for a puff of watermelon-flavored vapor. Electronic cigarettes are a professionally photoshopped version of cigarettes that have managed to convince the world they were harmless. Students should not succumb to the e-cigarette craze but instead tu...

Elevators are a luxury, not a necessity

Elevators are a luxury, not a necessity

Laura Nunez

September 17, 2019

Texas State has become so overpopulated even the elevators are not worth waiting for causing inconvenience for those that require the resource. For the betterment of the campus system, the elevators need to be used only by faculty, staff and students with disabilities. Class does not start without...

Campus delivery encourages users to be lazy and antisocial

Campus delivery encourages users to be lazy and antisocial

Laura Nunez

September 5, 2019

College students commonly find themselves described as cheap, lazy and entitled. The reality is numerous assumptions contribute to this opinion. The recent rise in instant delivery and ride services further enable dependent and sedentary lifestyles that commonly receive criticism. A student’s life ...

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