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Texas State needs to address its parking problem

Texas State needs to address its parking problem

Laura Nunez

March 14, 2019

Last week, The University Star ran an article over the possible implementation of parking meters on The Square. Local business owners are complaining that college students use their customer parking and want a solution for this inconvenience. Because The Square provides free and available parking next...

Black students need to participate more in black orgs

Black students need to participate more in black orgs

Kindalynn Ortega

March 14, 2019

Texas State prides itself on diversity, but the demographics of the student body say otherwise. The institution is categorized as a “PWI,” which means it is a predominantly white institution. With African-American students accounting for only 11.18 percent of Texas State’s demographic, it is important for them to participate in black ...

Same-sex female couples do not exist for the pleasure of men

Same-sex female couples do not exist for the pleasure of men

Bayley Bogus

March 12, 2019

Same-sex female couples are often fetishized and harassed, which is an issue that is not given much significance. I have lost count of the numerous times I have gone out with my girlfriend in public and we have experienced harassment. As a couple, it has been completely normalized to hold hand...

College students need more sex education

College students need more sex education

Kindalynn Ortega

March 8, 2019

Texas State should implement a required sexual education course or training module for incoming students. It is ideal that students come into their college careers with proper knowledge of sexual health, but school districts fail to educate young teens on the topic. Sex is not an easy topic for families t...

LBJ Student Center is a safety hazard for students

LBJ Student Center is a safety hazard for students

Laura Nunez

March 7, 2019

The construction taking place at the LBJ Student Center is to be completed by February 2020. Until then, LBJ has other safety issues that need to be revisited and reevaluated. Every college has a hub of some sort. It is a building that hosts the main events of the university and has the most traffic...

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