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Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 11, 2019

Last Monday, Student Government ignited a firestorm by voting to boot a student organization off campus. This wasn’t just any student organization, but Turning Point USA which is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited governmen...

Advocate HB 63 to reduce marijuana possession penalties for students

Advocate HB 63 to reduce marijuana possession penalties for students

Kindalynn Ortega

April 11, 2019

LiveScience found the number of students in college that smoke marijuana either daily or on a regular basis has been the highest in today’s society in comparison to the past three decades. While it is no surprise to anyone that college students smoke marijuana, the penalties students face when th...

Trauth needs to acknowledge students’ complaints

Trauth needs to acknowledge students’ complaints

Naomi Wick

April 11, 2019

Texas State is slow to act on issues that are important to Bobcats. Why isn't the university president promptly addressing the cries of her students? Texas State's administration has a responsibility to answer us. It's safe to assume at least the majority of students at Texas State aren't happy w...

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Bayley Bogus

April 11, 2019

Receiving unsolicited dirty pictures is an act everyone has either personally experienced or encountered secondhand. If the recipient did not consent to such images but receives them anyway, that is sexual harassment, besides the fact it is just gross and unwanted. Any women who have ventured into the world ...

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Naomi Wick

April 11, 2019

Organizations’ current way of advertising on campus is ineffective due to the amount of waste it creates and the resources it takes up. Students walk through the Quad and are bombarded with scraps of paper handed out left and right, which are sometimes dropped on the ground in plain sight. For man...

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 9, 2019

Last Monday, Student Government ignited a firestorm by voting to boot a student organization off campus. This wasn’t just any student organization, but Turning Point USA which is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited governmen...

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Naomi Wick

April 4, 2019

Organizations’ current way of advertising on campus is ineffective due to the amount of waste it creates and the resources it takes up. Students walk through the Quad and are bombarded with scraps of paper handed out left and right, which are sometimes dropped on the ground in plain sight. For man...

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 3, 2019

Periods can be the devil. This is a sentiment fellow menstruators all agree on at some point or another. What’s even worse than experiencing periods once a month, though, is the lack of free, easy access to pads and tampons and the amount of money we menstruators spend on an array of period product...

The new residential dining plan is changing Texas State for the better

The new residential dining plan is changing Texas State for the better

Laura Nunez

April 2, 2019

In a recent student government meeting, the Food Services Committee announced drastic changes to the residential meal plan. Although there has been an uproar of disapproval from the student body, the new meal plan is a positive change for our university. The new residential meal plan will create a more dynamic and eff...

The SAT is unfair and shouldn’t decide college admissions

The SAT is unfair and shouldn’t decide college admissions

Kindalynn Ortega

April 2, 2019

The SAT has been a factor in college admissions since the 1920s, but this controversial standardized test is unfair for students who have personal and environmental disadvantages. Students who come from low-income families or suffer from test anxiety are automatically set back in comparison to students ...

Gender and diversity courses should be mandatory for fraternity and sorority life students

Gender and diversity courses should be mandatory for fraternity and sorority life students

Bayley Bogus

April 2, 2019

According to the National Institute for Justice, fraternity men are three times more likely to commit rape than non-Greek peers. Fraternity houses have been described as “dangerous places for women” again and again by academic journals. Additionally, sorority membership nationwide is considered t...

Texas State would benefit from an on-campus grocery store

Texas State would benefit from an on-campus grocery store

Laura Nunez

March 26, 2019

Texas State offers cafeterias, dining halls, coffee shops, convenience stores and fast food options for its student body. However, an on-campus grocery store full of healthier options and affordable produce would be a beneficial addition to campus life. College students have earned a reputation for...

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