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Opinion: Texas State owes the Class of 2020 an in-person commencement
Not today COVID-19, we have work to do

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 changed everything as we know it.  At The Star, we have not printed in weeks, our newsroom is quiet, all meetings take place on Zoom and we are severely limited in what...

Letter to the Editor: Concerned parent with unanswered questions

May 20, 2020

I have two children attending Texas State. One of which lives in the dorms and the other one has an apartment nearby the university. Aside from the concerns of a roommate getting or...

Opinion: Instructional assistants deserve more support for distance learning

May 18, 2020

As difficult as the sudden transition from in-person to distance learning has been for students, Texas State faculty and instructional assistants, or IAs, have been faced with a series...

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Letter to the Editor: First Black Documentary

Letter to the Editor: Day in the life of an “essential college student”

April 25, 2020

Have you thought about what’s it like being a college student during the pandemic of COVID-19, also known as “corona?" And not only that, but also what it is like being...

Letter to the Editor: Fresh graduate seeking employment amidst a global pandemic

March 24, 2020

I graduated in December 2019 with my master’s degree in social work. I’ve applied to over 50 jobs, endured 9 interviews, completed 3 writing exercises, and received 0...

Letter to the Editor: Re Slave labor dispute floods Cape’s Dam

March 10, 2020

Editor's note: The following letter has been edited for content and clarity. As the “long in the tooth” historian quoted in Gabriella Ybarra’s article on the Cape’s...

Opinion: Hays County’s watersheds are under attack
Opinion: Texas is reopening its economy too soon

Opinion: Texas is reopening its economy too soon

May 1, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced an executive order outlining plans to reopen Texas in phases starting May 1. The proposed phase one allows certain businesses to open at...

Opinion: The free-market left America unprepared for a pandemic

Opinion: The free-market left America unprepared for a pandemic

April 29, 2020

The real problem for struggling communities, like college students who do not qualify for the stimulus check, is not who is president or who controls Congress, but what their...

Opinion: We must reframe the conversation about hydroxychloroquine

Opinion: We must reframe the conversation about hydroxychloroquine

April 28, 2020

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in a patient in the United States in January, public health experts and virologists began working on ways to combat it. Since...

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