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The Main Point: Texas State needs to stop hiding COVID-19 information

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The Editorial Board

July 1, 2020

When Texas State announced some classes would be conducted in-person during its summer II session, we, and other students alike, hoped the university’s primary goal would be to keep us informed on everything pertaining to COVID-19.  Amid the worst health crisis of our lifetimes, we wanted the opp...

History failed us, we failed ourselves: We do not know enough about Juneteenth

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The Editorial Board

June 19, 2020

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, General Gordon Granger of the Union army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed that slaves were free. The day is recognized as “Juneteenth.” As an editorial board, we could have written 1000 words containing more fac...

Silence is compliance

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The Editorial Board

May 30, 2020

In a time where black people are justifiably devastated and grieving, the privileged should be using their privilege to speak up against injustice—not undermining black feelings with selfishness and careless ignorance.  On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, was pinned down with a kn...

Not today COVID-19, we have work to do

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The Editorial Board

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 changed everything as we know it.  At The Star, we have not printed in weeks, our newsroom is quiet, all meetings take place on Zoom and we are severely limited in what work we can do in-person. We do not know when we will print again, and it is unclear if we will be able to safely retur...

Our vote should not be silenced

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The Editorial Board

March 10, 2020

The voting machines at the LBJ Student Center were the last of 49 polling locations in the county to be turned in to be tallied, with students waiting upward of four hours to cast their ballots. This fact showcases a system that is broken and fails to provide students with the means to exercise their...

February is over, but Black History is forever

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The Editorial Board

March 3, 2020

When the calendar turns to February, the smell of baked macaroni and cheese and smothered fried chicken disperse across Texas State’s soul food celebration. Prominent black figures dust cobwebs off their phones and calendars to accept invitations to speak at public events, and everyone is searching fo...

Defend the First, don’t pervert it

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Editorial Board

February 25, 2020

The First Amendment, as integral as it is to our democracy and morality, must not be used as a springboard for responding with equally-sensationalized actions toward provocative public speakers. Students are held captive by ridiculous claims that are intended to offend and incite a negative reaction...

Predatory apartment complexes plague San Marcos

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Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

Student apartment complexes take advantage of students and the manipulation needs to stop. An era of honest communication, transparency and adequate housing conditions has been yearned for far too long. With new apartment complexes built each year and fresh residents hunting for their next home, it...

You need us and we need you

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Editorial Board, Editor-In-Chief

January 28, 2020

Collegiate journalists live through the stories they tell and the people who share their stories with them. Student newsrooms, while you remember people, places and things that go wrong, on Student Press Freedom Day, we remember you. When a story runs, journalists have the opportunity to change lives....

Texas State, do your job

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Editorial Board

September 30, 2019

Texas State officials announced Sept. 10, 2019, the campus had misreported Clery reportable offenses on the annual Campus Security Report, formerly, "Campus Watch." The university's response is a measly three paragraphs saying nothing. No mention of the extent to how much data is wrong or which data...

TPUSA has a right to free speech but not attention

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Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019

Turning Point USA is a nuisance to our campus community and only upholds a few of the university’s values. National outlets, as well as The University Star, have documented that TPUSA has a mission to interfere with Student Government elections with no regard for fairness or integrity. ...

#StudentPressFreedom is an investment in democracy

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Editorial Staff

February 4, 2019

The rhetoric surrounding journalism in the Trump era is dangerous and hostile for journalists at large. In an age of fake news, shoddy journalism and Trump positioning the press as enemies of the American people, the First Amendment is consistently being brought into question. What this means for buddi...

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