The University Star

Letter to the Editor

Toni MacCrossan

November 12, 2018

Mr. Edison's take in the Nov. 6 issue of The University Star, that students should be involved in the granting of tenure to faculty, does not take into account the complex process involved, nor does he consider that students are not adequately equipped with the judgement required to make this decisi...

Supersonic flight takes off again—and it’s bad for Texas

Supersonic flight takes off again—and it’s bad for Texas

Toni MacCrossan

September 25, 2018

CORRECTION: Sasha Ellis, the communications lead for the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration mission at NASA, said NASA will be using its F/A-18 research aircraft for these tests in Galveston instead of the X-59, which will not be used until 2021. Fifteen years have passed since Concorde graced the skies...

San Marcos should ban wildlife feeding

San Marcos should ban wildlife feeding

Toni MacCrossan

September 11, 2018

In New Braunfels, just down the road from San Marcos, a contentious city ordinance has been proposed. Its goals are to reduce the number of deer hit by cars, lower the levels of coliform bacteria in city waterways and decrease the spread of wildlife diseases, both between wild and domestic animals. ...

2018 is not 1968

2018 is not 1968

Toni MacCrossan

May 31, 2018

Many observe the political turmoil of the last two years culminating in activist battles online and in the streets and immediately likened 2018 to the culturally tumultuous year of 1968. This judgment is thrown around on both ends of the political spectrum, feeding into feelings of helplessness and hysteria...

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