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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

Texas State Regents’ Professors Strongly Support First-Generation Students

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

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

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...

Race does not define me

Race does not define me

Jordan Drake

November 5, 2019

By Gene BrownI grew up feeling different and I always told people were going to accept me, but it was always because of my sexuality, never my race. Last week, I attended a work event, which meant I had a media pass for priority seating of different panels. I sat waiting in the media reserved section for the...

Response to ‘Alkek noise level should be strictly monitored and enforced’

Response to ‘Alkek noise level should be strictly monitored and enforced’

November 5, 2019

Recently, The University Star published a very well-constructed (column) by columnist Thomas Dunlap about excessive noise levels in the Albert B. Alkek Library. We appreciate his effort to bring these concerns to everyone’s attention and call for resolution.By and large, library patrons in Alk...

Raising your voice: civic engagement more important than ever

Raising your voice: civic engagement more important than ever

Jakob Rodriguez

August 27, 2019

Byline: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)Welcome to campus, Bobcats, both new and returning! Whether you are learning your way around campus or embracing your last year, we need thoughtful leaders like you. I implore you to get involved. As a member of Congress representing much of San Marcos, ...

Letter to the Editor: In Response to “Chick-Fil-A on Campus does not promote inclusivity”

Letter to the Editor: In Response to “Chick-Fil-A on Campus does not promote inclusivity”

Jordan Drake, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

Dear Editor, To exclude a corporation or group for not sharing the same ideas and beliefs as your "inclusive group" is so obviously ridiculous, I am embarrassed to have to point it out. Let us say that one is on a conservative campus and the powers that be decide to ban Starbucks because they do...

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