The University Star

Students should not sell themselves short at internship, career fairs

Students should not sell themselves short at internship, career fairs

Zach Ienatsch

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions, The Main Point

With potential employers flocking to campus for the career fair, students should remind themselves what they can gain from the resource and more importantly, what is in their best interests. The career fair is a wonderful opportunity for go-getting younger students to be privy to summer internships...

New Department of Education guidelines are bad for victims

New Department of Education guidelines are bad for victims

Zach Ienatsch

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

New sexual assault policy proposals from the Betsy DeVos-led Department of Education bolster the rights of college students accused of sexual misconduct and university administrations with liability. These two parties have historically had more protections from collegiate institutions than the victims...

Moving to Canada is not a solution for problems at home

Moving to Canada is not a solution for problems at home

Zach Ienatsch

June 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Whenever national politics fail to suit a disgruntled citizen, they may quip, “That’s it, I’m moving to Canada." This claim is rarely a serious threat, but it still remains a popular one as Americans look to the Great White North to solve their political woes. Besides this being silly and ex...

Pay artists fairly, exposure is not enough

Pay artists fairly, exposure is not enough

Zach Ienatsch

May 31, 2018


Filed under Opinions

For struggling artists trying to find success in their area of passion, a big break can be valuable in making their dream more sustainable. The right concert or art show can catapult an artist out of the relegation of a hobby and into the realm of a career. However, after all the time and energy put...

Voluntourism falls short of its intended goals

Voluntourism falls short of its intended goals

Zach Ienatsch

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A popular form of international travel for the last few years entails young Americans, usually high school and college students, traveling to nations in Latin America or Africa. These trips are likely to help local communities build a school, church or hospital or just distribute aid. Volunteer tourism...

America should not elect billionaires or celebrities to office

America should not elect billionaires or celebrities to office

Zach Ienatsch

April 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions

True to the character of a society enamored by instant gratification, Americans are already looking forward to fielding the 2020 ticket against President Donald Trump. Republican Party challengers in the state primaries and contenders from the Democratic Party in the general election are already vying...

Best dessert: Rhea’s Ice Cream

Best dessert: Rhea’s Ice Cream

Zach Ienatsch

April 12, 2018


Filed under San Marcos Stars

Made by hand and with the freshest ingredients, Rhea’s offers over a dozen flavors of ice cream. The store offers ice cream in a cup, cone, brownie, cookie sandwich, milkshake or even a pint or half-gallon container. Rhea’s also offers vegan ice cream for the lactose intolerant or dairy abstainers....

Best liquor: Twin Liquors

Best liquor: Twin Liquors

Zach Ienatsch

April 12, 2018


Filed under San Marcos Stars

Coming out on top for best liquor in town is Twin Liquors. With over 80 stores and four in San Marcos, Twin Liquors has served affordable wine, beer and spirits to central Texans for decades. Bobcats and local residents who are of age can visit one of the many local stores for beer, wine, cider and...

Don’t upgrade your iPhone unless you have to

Don’t upgrade your iPhone unless you have to

Zach Ienatsch

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Nothing encapsulates the culture of the modern age better than Apple’s iPhone. Limitless technology and information in the palm of every hand connect people from around the globe and streamline everyday tasks. Hailed as the pinnacle of scientific advancement and entrepreneurial success, it is an understatement...

Combating air pollution ultimately benefits humans

Zach Ienatsch

March 31, 2018


Filed under Opinions

When individuals think about environmental activism or conservation, it is likely that the first thought is of the benefit to plants and animals, what we typically consider 'nature'. But the assumption that the preservation of water, air, soil, and other natural processes only benefits nature neglects...

Texas State should require physical education again

Texas State should require physical education again

Zach Ienatsch

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Texas State University currently offers about 60 different physical fitness and wellness classes, ranging from basic exercise courses to the National Collegiate Athletic Association sports organizations. At one point in the university’s history, all students were required to obtain two credits fo...

SXSW film review: “Isle of Dogs”

SXSW film review: “Isle of Dogs”

Zach Ienatsch

March 18, 2018


Filed under Film Reviews, Opinions, Reviews, SXSW

The closing feature for the SXSW film festival this year was Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film “Isle of Dogs." After an impressive, crowd-pleasing line-up for the festival, there could not have been a better movie to finish on a high note. Anderson outdoes himself yet again by delivering a unique,...

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