The University Star

The Main Point

Students should have more say over tuition fees

Students should have more say over tuition fees

Zach Ienatsch

October 10, 2018

Just as voters have a stake in where their tax dollars go, students should receive the same courtesy with their tuition. The average full-time student at Texas State will pay $9,348 per semester if the student is a Texas resident or $20,268 per semester if the student comes from out of state. In t...

Local restaurants need your place at the table

Local restaurants need your place at the table

Zach Ienatsch

October 3, 2018

With so many dining options around San Marcos for locals and Bobcats to dine with, picking a place for lunch may not always be an easy choice. But when deciding where to spend your money when the hunger sets in, San Martians should make a considerate effort to eat locally. Balancing a full course...

Young, educated people are a powerful voting block

Young, educated people are a powerful voting block

Zach Ienatsch

September 26, 2018

No mentality is more dangerous to democracy than the misconception a single vote does not matter. Even more egregious is the lack of faith in a powerful voting block of educated young citizens eager to see change in their communities and the nation at large. Voting among the Texas State student body...

Students should not sell themselves short at internship, career fairs

Students should not sell themselves short at internship, career fairs

Zach Ienatsch

September 18, 2018

With potential employers flocking to campus for the career fair, students should remind themselves what they can gain from the resource and more importantly, what is in their best interests. The career fair is a wonderful opportunity for go-getting younger students to be privy to summer internships...

We stand with The Capital Gazette

We stand with The Capital Gazette

The Editorial Board

July 13, 2018

In the aftermath of the Capital Gazette shooting, which claimed the lives of five newspaper employees, the industry, its audience and the nation must contend with the anti-press environment and violent circumstances which preceded this tragedy. The charge of news media is to go forth into its co...

Texas students deserve fair funding

Texas students deserve fair funding

Staff

June 11, 2018

Texas State's tuition has been rising every year since 2008, which is not unusual for any Texas university. However, the rate at which Texas State's tuition is rising outpaces that of the University of Texas and Texas A&M. This is due to a Texas constitutional endowment called the Permanent University...

Farewell to our Bobcats

Farewell to our Bobcats

Shayan Faradineh

April 27, 2018

In a matter of days, several thousands of Texas State students will commemorate stressful nights and unforgettable weekends by marching across Strahan Coliseum, shaking the hand of President Denise Trauth and receiving their diploma. Graduating seniors can stand proud, each with their own unique story...

Democracy of tomorrow is student-run today

Democracy of tomorrow is student-run today

Carrington Tatum

April 20, 2018

Beginning April 11, a number of Texas State students occupied the LBJ Student Center after former Student Government President Connor Clegg evaded an initial impeachment trial due to the Senate failing to meet quorum. It is only natural a group of people who find themselves disenfranchised by their government...

Students have a right to know

Students have a right to know

Carrington Tatum

April 5, 2018

As the administrators of a public institution and the stewards of tuition dollars, the Texas State administration has an obligation to be open with the student body, but the recent record of administrators does not reflect this obligation. Over the past few years, individuals have posted racially...

The future belongs to the youth

The future belongs to the youth

Carrington Tatum

March 30, 2018

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption." - Kurt Cobain On March 24. about 800,000 people gathered at the nation’s capital to fulfill that duty. Similar displays of solidarity with the "March For Our Lives" happened across the country including at our university on March 22 where students protested at the Stallions. An ocean of p...

Texas State should be more involved in off-campus housing

Texas State should be more involved in off-campus housing

Denise Cervantes

March 23, 2018

The majority of Texas State students will eventually make the decision to live off campus. Eighty-one percent of students live off campus, according to a US News & World Report. While living off campus may seem like the more economical and independent choice, it is important to consider the universi...

Voter participation is vital to democracy

Voter participation is vital to democracy

Zach Ienatsch

March 6, 2018

The foundation of any healthy democracy is enthusiastic, active civic engagement by the collective community. When the people are apathetic to the decisions of the people selected to represent them, the society is flawed and only marginally better than an oppressive state. If the right to vote is not...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911
The Main Point