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Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Carrington Tatum, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2019


Filed under Letter from the Editor, Opinions

In my first day as editor-in-chief, I set three goals: to increase the Star’s campus presence, evolve to a more digital publication, and be a resource for students. Looking back on the Star’s performance, I think we have made significant gains toward each of these goals, but the work isn’t done. I’ve...

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions

After months of controversy and push from the student body, the Texas State University Dean of Student’s Office hired immigration lawyer Mark Kinzler in December 2018. Kinzler is only employed part-time, but his resources and knowledge are vital to the students and should not be limited. The initiative...

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Sports

When Jake Spavital took over as the Bobcats’ head coach, he promised success in the following: winning games, winning championships and winning bowl games. Should he manage to resurrect the Bobcats to their former glory, he boosts not only himself, his coaching staff and players, but also the entire...

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Carissa Liz Castillo, Opinion's Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, As we all know, food insecurity is a huge problem that many Americans face every day and it is sad to say it is happening to our students at this university as well. Many students who do not make ends meet fall short when it comes to eating a properly balanced diet. I discovered last...

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Every semester, there comes a time when students have to register for their next set of classes and seek guidance as they stress about their future. However, freshman students fall at an immediate disadvantage because the PACE advising program lacks the resources for providing efficient attention to ...

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, The outpouring of love and support for Ms. Susie while she was in the ICU and hospice was so beautiful! She had so many visitors and well-wishers that the staff at hospice told us they had never seen anything like it. And that was during spring break! It was very kind of the Student Fo...

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Last week, Student Government passed the “The Faculty and Student Resolution Act of 2019.” The resolution proposed to ban Turning Point USA’s Texas State University chapter from campus. Ultimately battling the right of free speech, this decision ignited immediate backlash from the student body, ...

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Earlier this year San Antonio made headlines when District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño approved the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère at the San Antonio International Airport, but only if the concessions excluded Chick-fil-A. In a simpler statement, San Antonio’s City Council banned Chick-fil-A from their airport. The City Council backed ...

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Student Government recently received a letter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Student Body President, Vice President, and Cheif of Staff. I am sharing it with the Student Body of Texas State because I would like to re-emphasize that the legislation Senator Newman and I wrote is n...

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Yet again, Student Government has found itself at the center of vitriol and rancor. From impeachments to resignations, the organization has become both a lightning rod and a regular eyesore for students - as well as the University more broadly.  Earlier in April, a proposed resolution was int...

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Hello, I would like to submit this letter to the editor in response to the TPUSA legislation. It is a sad reflection on the state of free speech on our college campuses when groups like College Democrats and the Student Government are trying to remove a conservative student group from campus instead of ...

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, I was one of the senators who voted in favor of banning Turning Point USA from campus. I owe it to my student constituents to understand why. When the piece was first introduced, I took my time to read it and to understand what message, what goal the authors intended with the piece. I...

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