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Dear Student Government

Dear Student Government

Carrington Tatum

February 27, 2018

The Boreing-Becerra campaign was elected as the next president and vice president of Student Government. The University Star is hopeful the election of a new president will be the end of a tumultuous relationship between Student Government and student media. Three students ran campaigns for the se...

The kids are not alright

The kids are not alright

Carrington Tatum

February 20, 2018

Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers are never scarce in a country that averages one mass shooting a day, according to the Congressional Research Service. A mass shooting is considered 'mass' when it results in the deaths of four or more people, according to congressional rese...

The role of Student Government

The role of Student Government

Carrington Tatum

February 16, 2018

Following efforts to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg on the grounds he no longer represents the university or the student body, the conversation about the ideal role of Student Government must be revisited. According to the Student Government code of ethics, members of Student Government...

Is graduate school still worth it?

Is graduate school still worth it?

Zach Ienatsch

February 9, 2018

Education is unique as it is the one thing that can not be taken from an individual. It is a personal investment that never ends and immediately benefits the recipient. When undergraduate students contemplate continuing their formal education at the graduate level, the decision does not, and should not,...

Greatest threat to free speech is ourselves

Greatest threat to free speech is ourselves

Carrington Tatum

January 31, 2018

Following an "affirmative action bake sale" organized by The Young Conservatives of Texas at The University of Texas in October 2016, which required some students pay more for baked goods than others depending on their race, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick directed the Senate Committee on State Affairs to conduct...

Ignore the distractor-in-chief

Ignore the distractor-in-chief

Carrington Tatum

January 23, 2018

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending (its) best...They're rapists and some I would assume are good people." These lines were some of the first to make headlines for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. "I just start kissing them...I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they...

2018 is dedicated to growth

2018 is dedicated to growth

Carrington Tatum

January 16, 2018

January marks the beginning of a new year as well as new resolutions for much of the country. We often set year-long goals that seek to improve what we see as our weakest attributes. We devote ourselves to eating healthier, exercising more, being better students, and generally coming closer to our ideal...

Blackface was never okay

Blackface was never okay

May Olvera

November 20, 2017

In the wake of three student athletes at San Antonio’s University of the Incarnate Word donning blackface for their Halloween costumes, we are once again reminded of the widespread cultural ignorance afforded primarily to white people at the expense of black bodies. The students issued apologies...

The Main Point: Student solidarity more powerful than administrations apathy

The Main Point: Student solidarity more powerful than administrations apathy

May Olvera

October 31, 2017

Texas State woke up Oct. 30 to a white supremacist banner hung on the eastern wall of the Alkek library with the words “America Is a White Nation,” along with the Nazi slogan “blood and soil,” sprawled across white cloth. The banner, hung by the same group that has been posting white nationalist flyers across campus for the past year, is a reminder of the on-going barbarism t...

We are journalists

Lisette Lopez

October 28, 2017

Sports reporters for various publications have had a difficult time covering Texas State’s football team. Newspapers like The University Star, The Austin American-Statesman, and The San Marcos Daily Record have all faced challenges obtaining interviews with the football players—not because of an...

Us Too

May Olvera

October 17, 2017

On Oct. 5, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a story in The New York Times that would go on to spark profoundly painful and significant conversations throughout the country. In what is only the latest account of its kind in the entertainment industry, the two journalists revealed multiple accounts of sexual harassment involving po...

Vegas Shooting: When is enough, enough?

Denise Cervantes

October 3, 2017

It happened again. We saw it at Pulse. We saw it at “The Dark Knight Rises.” We saw it in Paris. We saw it at Sandy Hook, and we are tired. We are tired of seeing the routine headlines and the predictable anti-gun rhetoric played on repeat each time we are confronted with these atrocities. The...

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