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Letter to the Editor: Star article on Shead allegations

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Dr. Anadelia Romo, Associate Professor of History

June 9, 2020

I’m writing in regard to the very disturbing allegations about coach Danny Kaspar made by Jaylen Shead and other players.  I’m very glad to know that the university is taking this seriously and has started an investigation with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.  As a history professor...

Letter to the Editor: Concerned parent with unanswered questions

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Nora Perez

May 20, 2020

I have two children attending Texas State. One of which lives in the dorms and the other one has an apartment nearby the university. Aside from the concerns of a roommate getting or being sick, my concerns are with my children’s safety as they change classes, referring to the disinfecting of the classroom,...

Letter to the Editor: First Black Documentary

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Stacy Ache, Southwest Texas State Alumna, Class of 2000

May 9, 2020

I just watched Jaden’s documentary “First Black” and it is wonderfully done. However, it is inaccurate in one place. The first Strutter top officer was Brittany Hunter. You can argue semantics, but by not recognizing her you are diminishing her role in the Strutter organization. A role that she...

Letter to the Editor: Day in the life of an “essential college student”

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Tyeri Putnam

April 25, 2020

Have you thought about what’s it like being a college student during the pandemic of COVID-19, also known as “corona?" And not only that, but also what it is like being considered an “essential worker” during said crisis that’s killing thousands globally and hindering the economy and our social...

Letter to the Editor: Fresh graduate seeking employment amidst a global pandemic

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Kayla Sohns

March 24, 2020

I graduated in December 2019 with my master’s degree in social work. I’ve applied to over 50 jobs, endured 9 interviews, completed 3 writing exercises, and received 0 offers. I made networking a priority, I had multiple internships in my field of interest, and I have held positions that offer numerous...

Letter to the Editor: Re Slave labor dispute floods Cape’s Dam

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Joleene Maddox Snider

March 10, 2020

Editor's note: The following letter has been edited for content and clarity. As the “long in the tooth” historian quoted in Gabriella Ybarra’s article on the Cape’s Dam controversy, I want to take the opportunity to step back out of the weeds and look at the entire field. Ms. Ybarra did a ...

Letter to the Editor: Our environmentalism means nothing if we’re not anti-capitalist

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Brent Green

March 9, 2020

Conservation is a passionate talking point for students given our proximity to rivers and wildlife at Texas state. And unless one is anti-science or working to make a quick buck, we all understand the gravitas of climate change. Yet it is not merely the actions of individuals which need to change in...

Letter to the Editor: Re: ‘Western philosophy alienates black people’

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Zach Ienatsch

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor, I want to applaud columnist Jacob Montgomery for his column "Western Philosophy Alienates Black People." Mr. Montgomery tackles an important and awkward conversation currently understated in the classroom. He is correct in the assessment that philosophers of Color are not represented suf...

Texas State Regents’ Professors Strongly Support First-Generation Students

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Texas State Regent's Professors

December 10, 2019

By Byron Augustin, D.A. Gary Beall, Ph.D. Steven A. Beebe, Ph.D William Brittain, Ph.D. David R. Butler, Ph.D. Nancy Chavkin, Ph.D. Ian Davidson, D.M.A. Frank de la Teja, Ph.D. Dennis J. Dunn, Ph.D. Michael Forstner, Ph.D. Dittmar Hahn, Ph.D. Robert Mclean, Ph.D. Donald...

Breaking down barriers to student aid: reforming the FAFSA, expanding opportunity

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Lloyd Doggett, U.S. Representative

November 12, 2019

By: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett As midterms closeout and finals loom, paying for college and avoiding student debt can be scarier for Bobcats than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free—but you have to ask for it first. The paperwork...

Our groundwater conservation district can, and must, protect all of you

Our groundwater conservation district can, and must, protect all of you

Jim Blackburn

November 5, 2019

By Jim Blackburn In 2015, the Texas Legislature gave the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District additional territory and responsibility for regulating groundwater withdrawal from the Trinity Aquifer in a portion of Hays County. It is important to know the District protects Barton Spring...

My assault was silenced by Texas State

My assault was silenced by Texas State

Jordan Drake

November 5, 2019

Trigger warning: this story has graphic content that can be sensitive to some people. By Camelia JuarezI am now a senior at Texas State and I fucking love this school, minus the fact we don’t have a great football team and have not been collecting accurate data on assault victims. I am angry the courage of at le...

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