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Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Carissa Liz Castillo, Opinion's Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, As we all know, food insecurity is a huge problem that many Americans face every day and it is sad to say it is happening to our students at this university as well. Many students who do not make ends meet fall short when it comes to eating a properly balanced diet. I discovered last...

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, The outpouring of love and support for Ms. Susie while she was in the ICU and hospice was so beautiful! She had so many visitors and well-wishers that the staff at hospice told us they had never seen anything like it. And that was during spring break! It was very kind of the Student Fo...

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Student Government recently received a letter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Student Body President, Vice President, and Cheif of Staff. I am sharing it with the Student Body of Texas State because I would like to re-emphasize that the legislation Senator Newman and I wrote is n...

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Yet again, Student Government has found itself at the center of vitriol and rancor. From impeachments to resignations, the organization has become both a lightning rod and a regular eyesore for students - as well as the University more broadly.  Earlier in April, a proposed resolution was int...

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Hello, I would like to submit this letter to the editor in response to the TPUSA legislation. It is a sad reflection on the state of free speech on our college campuses when groups like College Democrats and the Student Government are trying to remove a conservative student group from campus instead of ...

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, I was one of the senators who voted in favor of banning Turning Point USA from campus. I owe it to my student constituents to understand why. When the piece was first introduced, I took my time to read it and to understand what message, what goal the authors intended with the piece. I...

Letter to the Editor: Students have a right to decide how to use their swipes

Letter to the Editor: Students have a right to decide how to use their swipes

Carissa Liz Castillo

March 14, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARTWELLS AND THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FOOD SERVICES COMMITTEE (FSC): I am specifically speaking to Chin-Hong Chua, Richard Yennerell, Michael Giese, Sarah Williams, Steven Granados, Crystal Harris, Marisol Casas, Alberto Trujillo, Richard Guerrero, Jeania Brandon, Joe Lopez, Matthew...

Letter to the Editor: Open Hearts Movement will create better lives for LGBTQIA+ community

Letter to the Editor: Open Hearts Movement will create better lives for LGBTQIA+ community

Carissa Liz Castillo

March 11, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

To Whom It May Concern: My name is Andrew Pyle and I’m an LGBT rights activist in Hays County, Texas. I have been a member of the United Methodist Church since August 2018 and I have been proud to be a Christian my whole life. This past week, I was very disappointed to hear about the outcome of...

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 28, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Hello, I am writing to you in reference to Naomi Wick's environmental article, "If They Throw Confetti, Don't Let Them Walk." I commend Naomi on her boldness in content and professionalism in execution. She raises an important yet consistently overlooked issue on our campus and delivers her opinion...

Letter to the Editor: Market Days on the Quad should not include MLMs

Letter to the Editor: Market Days on the Quad should not include MLMs

Zachary Keel

February 25, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Every Bobcat has their own way of walking to and from classes--some meander slowly and take in the never-ending freeform orchestra of people, animals and nature interacting amongst one another; some lock eyes with their screens and intuit the path ahead by some miracle; some stake out meeting spots to...

Letter to the Editor: Students should vote for The Green New Deal

Letter to the Editor: Students should vote for The Green New Deal

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor: Humankind has reached a moment of existential crisis. We are already locked in for global warming that will have catastrophic effects and we are on a slippery path to our own extinction. The 2018 Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns unequivocally...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life will not endorse Student Government candidates

Letter to the Editor: Greek life will not endorse Student Government candidates

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

As Student Government elections are approaching, we the presidents of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council would like to take a moment to clarify some misleading messages about the fraternity and sorority life community in the...

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