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Language diversity should be a strength in Texas State and San Marcos

Language diversity should be a strength in Texas State and San Marcos

Patrick Tchakounte

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The current political climate convinces us that there is a growing sense of nationalism and populism on the rise within the American nation. There is a sense of immigrants not feeling welcome in this foreign land, and sometimes the expression of their cultural difference is put to silence. Texas State...

The Student Health Center should provide affordable care

The Student Health Center should provide affordable care

Patrick Tchakounte

January 22, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Health and wellbeing are necessary for human life and are, in fact, a basic human right. Texas State's Student Health Center ought to contribute to the wellbeing of its student body by promoting affordable services, presenting as a source of health education and creating an awareness of the health issues...

Innovation Week a good model for education-technology integration

Innovation Week a good model for education-technology integration

Patrick Tchakounte

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A month ago, Sept. 27 was celebrated as Alkek Technology Day, as part of Texas State’s Common Experience Innovation Week. The event featured several workshops aimed at teaching fundamental technology skills and fostering innovation. In this regard, the university is doing its part to contribute to...

Student life is essential to Texas State University

Student life is essential to Texas State University

Patrick Tchakounte

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Texas State provides an open forum for learning and scholarship, but it is also a community of people driven by common goals that go beyond the academic life. The university presents the opportunity to foster civic engagement beyond the academic experience through the existence of Registered Student...

The modern university can recover its humanism

The modern university can recover its humanism

Patrick Tchakounte

September 6, 2018


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The modern university is commendable for fostering an atmosphere of learning, research and education. Texas State University supports this with the Albert B. Alkek Library, a collection of more than 1.5 million printed volumes, 99,700 electronic journals and 625 databases. Furthermore, it is an open...

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