The University Star

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

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...

Letter to the Editor: Response to turn the music down and turn up the podcast

Letter to the Editor: Response to turn the music down and turn up the podcast

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 18, 2019

To Whom It May Concern: On January 29th, 2019, The University Star released an article titled “Turn down the music and turn up the podcast.” After thorough examination of this article, the KTSW student management team has recognized that the article inaccurately reflects the values of KTSW as...

Letter to the Editor: Float Fest does more harm than good to surrounding communities

Letter to the Editor: Float Fest does more harm than good to surrounding communities

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 14, 2019

Dear Naomi Wick, I read with interest your opinion entitled “Float Fest Does More Good Than Harm for San Marcos." I found the article fascinating because, while I was the main antagonist of the article, you never made an effort to contact me to ask my side of the story. So, here it is, in case you...

Letter to the Editor: Texas State does educate on and address student medical needs

Letter to the Editor: Texas State does educate on and address student medical needs

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 13, 2019

Dear University Star, My name is Emma Lytle, and I am the President of the student organization, Healthy Cats, here on campus. I read through the University Star published on January 22, 2019, on Health and Wellness and am writing to address the following two articles. In Ivy Sandoval’s article,...

Letter to the Editor: Socialism is not the solution to millennial issues

Letter to the Editor: Socialism is not the solution to millennial issues

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 11, 2019

About a month ago, I read an article in the opinion section of the University Star discussing the high suicide rate among college students—nearly 2% as of 2017 with over 40% of all students suffering from depression according to the New York Times. The student writer accredited depression among college...

It’s time to stop making excuses for expensive textbooks

It’s time to stop making excuses for expensive textbooks

Zachary Keel

February 5, 2019

Our inexorable march to poverty and struggle is lunch conversation fodder; as students, we’re all too familiar with financial juggling and the ubiquitous daily gouging associated with college. "Affording" college is a myth of yesteryear wrapped up in “bootstraps” language meant to deride the ever-so-lazy yo...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Sabrina Chapa

November 26, 2018

The United States has begun its ascension into the holiday season, where warmth, joy and thankfulness are expected to reach an all-time high. Although people feel this coercion of gratitude, it is still imperative that we reflect on our lives. Personally, I can not help but see a greater amount of societ...

Letter to the Editor

Toni MacCrossan

November 12, 2018

Mr. Edison's take in the Nov. 6 issue of The University Star, that students should be involved in the granting of tenure to faculty, does not take into account the complex process involved, nor does he consider that students are not adequately equipped with the judgement required to make this decisi...

Letter to the Editor

Zach Ienatsch

October 30, 2018

Editor's note: The author of this letter has requested to remain anonymous due to possible retaliation. Their identity has been verified by student editors in person. Dear Editor, Tuition costs are steadily rising. So, students may wonder how their tuition dollars are spent. Given that the university’s...

Letter to the Editor

Zach Ienatsch

October 24, 2018

Dear Editor, Your Main Point piece in The University Star Volume 108, Issue 07 from October 9, 2018 titled “Students should have more say over tuition fees” has a major factual oversight. In the article, you state that “[o]ut of these 13 fees, only one fee, the student service fee, is under...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Zach Ienatsch

October 10, 2018

Dear Editor, A recent opinion piece in The University Star Volume 108, Issue 4 from Sept. 18, 2018, regarding parking issues on campus grabbed my attention. The piece claimed the solution to the lack of parking spots could be solved by banning freshman from parking on campus. I disagree with the opin...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Cade Prater-Burgess

October 3, 2018

Dear Editor, Growing up, I was always under the impression that college was going to be this big, wonderous, inclusive environment for people of all stripes. While Texas State is mostly successful on that part, I feel it- the administration, student body, faculty, etc. -has fallen drastically short...

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