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Students should have year-round rec center access

Students should have year-round rec center access

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

July 10, 2019

Students can pay upwards of thousands of dollars a semester without accounting for rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Life is not as cheap as it once was for previous generations. Student loan debt is accelerating so fast it has become a burden on the U.S. economy, with the average student...

Free college for all is a bad idea

Free college for all is a bad idea

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

July 10, 2019

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates are running on very similar platforms. Free college tuition has become a reoccurring theme nearly every candidate has touched on, but it would be a tremendous mistake to implement this policy. While never having to be in debt after college would be nice, the cost...

Students need to take part in dialogue about climate change

Students need to take part in dialogue about climate change

Naomi Wick, Opinions Columnist

July 10, 2019

With the summer rolling quickly past and heading into the fall semester, Texas State students will be relishing their hometowns and spending time with family and friends for only a few more weeks before moving back to San Marcos. While this time is understandably needed for rest and serves as a much-deserved...

New on-campus dining changes should not be implemented

New on-campus dining changes should not be implemented

Haley Schmidt, Opinions Columnist

July 10, 2019

With the upcoming dining changes for the 2019-2020 school year, students may feel it is an outrage that policies are changing so drastically. A majority of issues come with the changes regarding the ability to swipe others using via meal swipes, as it has become common on campus for students to exchange...

Administration should stand firm on decisions regarding protesters

Administration should stand firm on decisions regarding protesters

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

Anyone paying attention to Texas State news may have noticed heightened protest activity coming from liberal groups on campus. They have screamed on The Quad and outside the police station, sat-in at LBJ and relentlessly cried on Twitter. Outcries stem from a protest that occurred May 1, 2019, between...

College students should consider subleasing for the summer

College students should consider subleasing for the summer

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

June 5, 2019

Summer plans vary for every student. The three-month period of freedom from academic responsibility is usually replaced by work, travel or complete relaxation. For convenience purposes, the students who plan on leaving town for the break should not be afraid to consider subletting their apartment to...

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Haley Schmidt and Bayley Bogus

June 5, 2019

Imagine you are a 21-year-old woman attending college in Alabama, working full time to pay for school and living expenses. Maybe you're a first-generation college student; maybe you come from a less privileged family who cannot provide for you. Whatever the reason, you have no clue what career you wish...

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

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

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...

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019

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 ...

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019

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

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 ...

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