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Alkek noise level should be strictly monitored and enforced

Alkek noise level should be strictly monitored and enforced

Thomas Dunlap

September 25, 2019

Since its opening in 1991, Albert B. Alkek Library has provided countless Texas State students with a safe and resourceful area to be productive. Each of its seven floors contains more than enough space and tools for students to effectively complete their studies. Like any other library, Alkek should...

Elevators are a luxury, not a necessity

Elevators are a luxury, not a necessity

Laura Nunez

September 17, 2019

Texas State has become so overpopulated even the elevators are not worth waiting for causing inconvenience for those that require the resource. For the betterment of the campus system, the elevators need to be used only by faculty, staff and students with disabilities. Class does not start without...

Students should not turn to sex work for additional money

Students should not turn to sex work for additional money

Delilah Alvarado

September 17, 2019

For college students, money does not often come easy. Rising college costs coupled with the time commitment required of a full-time student equates to limited options to fill the gap loans or scholarships can not cover, leading students to turn to sex work. While sex work is a valid way to earn incom...

Take out your earbuds and enjoy the live scene

Take out your earbuds and enjoy the live scene

Elisabeth Harper

September 10, 2019

Editor's note: "Guitar Steve," a local musician mentioned in this column, wished to not use his full legal name for reference in this opinions column. A brief walk around campus will expose observers to the evidence of music’s symbiotic relationship with society. Students pass with a set of buds...

Living on campus is more beneficial than off-campus

Living on campus is more beneficial than off-campus

Delilah Alvarado

September 5, 2019

When choosing an institution to attend, whether transferring or starting as a freshman at a university, housing plays a big role in setting up life at college. The majority of campuses nationwide require incoming freshman or students under a certain age, or with a certain amount of credits, to l...

Campus delivery encourages users to be lazy and antisocial

Campus delivery encourages users to be lazy and antisocial

Laura Nunez

September 5, 2019

College students commonly find themselves described as cheap, lazy and entitled. The reality is numerous assumptions contribute to this opinion. The recent rise in instant delivery and ride services further enable dependent and sedentary lifestyles that commonly receive criticism. A student’s life ...

Students should avoid Texas State off-campus student housing

Students should avoid Texas State off-campus student housing

Bayley Bogus

September 3, 2019

The majority of colleges and universities mandate first-year freshman live on campus, including Texas State, with a small percentage of schools acting as the exception. First-year students only escape this housing requirement if they are over 20 years old and/or enter with 30 or more credits completed...

Rising costs lead some degrees to not be worth it

Rising costs lead some degrees to not be worth it

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2019

Nearly everyone is told, starting in primary school, that college is necessary for a better life and will open doors to great opportunities. The problem is this is seldom the case. The reality ends up reflecting student loan debt, underwhelming entry-level jobs with even lower pay and a frustrating,...

Apartment construction threatens to ruin San Marcos charm

Apartment construction threatens to ruin San Marcos charm

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

August 29, 2019

San Marcos is affectionately known as “San Marvelous” for a reason; people fall in love with its charm after spending time here, be it for school or work. While the city is known for its close-knit community feel, recent construction is threatening unwelcome change. Big box apartment complex construction...

Apartment complexes should not allow residents to own dogs

Apartment complexes should not allow residents to own dogs

Thomas Dunlap, Opinions Columnist

August 29, 2019

Dogs are a hot commodity among college students and are frequently treated with irresponsibility and neglect. The average college student is far too busy juggling work, class and a social life to adequately care for an animal requiring as much attention as a canine. The reality is students’ schedules...

Summer parking is a nightmare for commuters

Summer parking is a nightmare for commuters

Jordan Drake

August 8, 2019

Parking may be one of the most frustrating aspects of Texas State, especially for commuters. With a small cluster of parking lots, options are limited. Students either fight for a parking space in a smaller lot that allows for the avoidance of headaches if found, catch the bus or give up and park at...

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...

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