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Students should refrain from self-diagnosing mental illnesses

Students should refrain from self-diagnosing mental illnesses

Thomas Dunlap

January 22, 2020

College students should refrain from self-diagnosing themselves with a mental disorder, because the new trend glamorizes mental health disorders and negatively impacts the legitimacy of those who struggle with real mental health issues. Instead of making an uneducated and unnecessary assumption about...

Driver refresher course needed for parking permit recipients

Driver refresher course needed for parking permit recipients

Thomas Dunlap

January 21, 2020

To minimize car accident rates and potentially save lives, Texas State should require anyone interested in purchasing a campus parking permit to successfully pass a driver refresher course. Implementing this requirement would raise awareness toward road safety and result in an increase of driver skill amo...

Students who are parents need to fire the digital babysitter

Students who are parents need to fire the digital babysitter

Amira Van Leeuwen

January 21, 2020

Young parents and guardians should not be relying on technology to teach and entertain their kids. In a day and age where technology surrounds us, many young parents are turning toward it as a form of raising their children. What once was a rare public siting is now the norm and the conversation to ending...

(Gallery) Best illustrations of 2019

(Gallery) Best illustrations of 2019

Kennedy Swift, Jeffrey Follender, Valkyrie Mata, and Lindsey Taylor

December 31, 2019

Texas State Regents’ Professors Strongly Support First-Generation Students

Texas State Regents’ Professors Strongly Support First-Generation Students

Texas State Regent's Professors

December 10, 2019

By Byron Augustin, D.A. Gary Beall, Ph.D. Steven A. Beebe, Ph.D William Brittain, Ph.D. David R. Butler, Ph.D. Nancy Chavkin, Ph.D. Ian Davidson, D.M.A. Frank de la Teja, Ph.D. Dennis J. Dunn, Ph.D. Michael Forstner, Ph.D. Dittmar Hahn, Ph.D. Robert Mclean, Ph.D. Donald...

Cancel culture is toxic

Cancel culture is toxic

Delilah Alvarado

December 2, 2019

Thanks to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, regular everyday people have greater opportunities than ever to share their opinions. Opinion leaders can be anyone now and in recent years, gained the power to “cancel” someone for saying or doing anything deemed controversial. Ac...

(Video) Quad Talk: Free Speech, Nov. 21, 2019

(Video) Quad Talk: Free Speech, Nov. 21, 2019

Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks

November 22, 2019

With the San Marcos 10 revisiting Texas State recently, we decided to use this week's #QuadTalk to ask students about free speech on #TXST's campus and things they would stand up for regardless of potential negative repercussions. Video by Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks  ...

Do not come to college with the same relationships from high school

Do not come to college with the same relationships from high school

Elisabeth Harper

November 12, 2019

There is possibly nothing more enchanting than young love. The excitement of vulnerably and releasing the most intimate side of one's self to the metaphoric and literal embrace of another is all too alluring. However, without having fully developed a sense of identity, individuals should avoid the...

The University Seminar is a waste of time

The University Seminar is a waste of time

Laura Nunez

November 12, 2019

The required University Seminar course is unorganized and needs to focus on creating a more strict and uniform way of delivering a true common experience to all incoming students. Each year, university staff selects a new theme to dissect within the Common Experience program and chooses an accompany...

Breaking down barriers to student aid: reforming the FAFSA, expanding opportunity

Breaking down barriers to student aid: reforming the FAFSA, expanding opportunity

Lloyd Doggett, U.S. Representative

November 12, 2019

By: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett As midterms closeout and finals loom, paying for college and avoiding student debt can be scarier for Bobcats than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free—but you have to ask for it first. The paperwork...

Only black people are allowed to say the N-Word

Only black people are allowed to say the N-Word

Laura Nunez

November 6, 2019

The ability to withhold from being racist, insensitive and plain ignorant should be self-explanatory, but unfortunately, racism is ever-prevalent in 2019. The n-word continues to be used by non-black people, which is unacceptable. The word's usage has never been encouraged, but obviously a refresher co...

Additional murals could enhance campus atmosphere

Additional murals could enhance campus atmosphere

Elisabeth Harper

November 5, 2019

Scattered across San Marcos are subtle, yet charming artistic creations everywhere. Murals appear outside car windows along busy streets; mosaics line the San Marcos River; large eclectically painted mermaids swim through the air at local parks. An extra observant eye may catch a glimpse of the maste...

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