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Allies should know their role

Allies should know their role

Carrington Tatum

April 30, 2017

The foundation of being an ally is recognizing that your experience in life is different and possibly easier than that of a member of a minority group. Therefore, it is important that allies study the plight of minorities to better assist their fight for equality and never mistake themselves as being...

Revelations of a graduating senior

Revelations of a graduating senior

Special to the Star

April 29, 2017

By Kelsey Webster The end is in sight for me. I have spent four years of my life pursuing my undergraduate degree, and 12 years prior working towards graduating from high school. Sixteen years of my life have mostly taken place inside a classroom, and I don’t remember much about the scant few...

Memes: The millennials’ call to arms

Memes: The millennials’ call to arms

May Olvera

April 29, 2017

In the age of the absurd and hyper-real, cultural and intellectual diffusion will not be left up to mundane literature or philosophical posturing. Millennials have reached a level of self-awareness and skepticism that has drawn us to a different kind of revolutionary tool: Internet memes. Although...

Sympathy for North Koreans is heading south

Sympathy for North Koreans is heading south

John Lee

April 28, 2017

Growing up as a Korean-American it was not uncommon for people to ask me, “Are you from North or South Korea?” I grew to expect this in grade school, middle school and high school, but I never thought this ignorant question would follow me throughout my college career. It is common knowledge...

Machismo is a factor in the retention of Latino college men

Machismo is a factor in the retention of Latino college men

Jakob Rodriguez

April 28, 2017

Texas State University was recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution March 24, 2011. One of the things that this HSI or any others across the nation fail to research is the hidden cultural factors that affect Latino enrollment and graduation—namely, machismo. Machismo, meaning strong or aggressive...

Letter to the editor:

Letter to the editor:

Letter to the Editor

April 27, 2017

To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this letter because, as a native citizen of San Marcos, I have great concern of the removal of Cape’s Dam. The main reasons I am deeply concerned is because it is well known to the community that removing Cape’s Dam will have a significant effect on the...

School choice will revive the Jim Crow Era

School choice will revive the Jim Crow Era

Carrington Tatum

April 23, 2017

President Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been confirmed and will begin to propose changes to the United States’s education system. The most notorious of those changes will be the implementation of a school choice voucher system to compete with public education. The U.S. should...

Goodbye online privacy

Goodbye online privacy

John Lee

April 22, 2017

Internet privacy is an ongoing issue as the world becomes more technologically intertwined. Anything and everything is done online, and steps need to be taken to protect sensitive information. In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission passed rules and regulations to protect the privacy of American...

Representation in the 2020 census is vital for LGBTQIA equality

Representation in the 2020 census is vital for LGBTQIA equality

May Olvera

April 20, 2017

Controversy sparked after it was reported the United States Census Bureau would include LGBTQIA individuals in the 2020 census, only to backtrack shortly after and once again exclude them. To a community that has dealt with erasure and lack of representation for the entirety of our nation’s history,...

Response to “Millennials are destined to change the world.”

Letter to the Editor

April 18, 2017

By K. Brandon Perez, history major This is a response to the March 21 opinions column: “Millennials are destined to change the world.” No other word in the English language brings me more grief than the word millennial. This name, was given to us and first coined by Neil Howe, in his groundbreaking...

Defunding the arts is so passe

Defunding the arts is so passe

John Lee

April 13, 2017

Art is invaluable to our society, because it provides an outlet for expression and gives opportunities to create something worth celebrating. With Donald Trump as president, this could be taken away. Recently, Trump proposed a budget to Congress to eliminate several government run entities, including...

Missing DC girls are victims being treated as runaways

May Olvera

April 11, 2017

To some, Washington is a city of extravagance housing a thirst for political influence. However, to many young women, it is a marble wasteland built from their worst nightmares. Sadly, what divides these two groups is, in many cases, race. In March, an image on Twitter claiming in the span of 24 hours fourteen young black gi...

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