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College students should consider subleasing for the summer

College students should consider subleasing for the summer

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

June 5, 2019

Summer plans vary for every student. The three-month period of freedom from academic responsibility is usually replaced by work, travel or complete relaxation. For convenience purposes, the students who plan on leaving town for the break should not be afraid to consider subletting their apartment to...

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Repercussions of new Alabama Abortion Law for women

Haley Schmidt and Bayley Bogus

June 5, 2019

Imagine you are a 21-year-old woman attending college in Alabama, working full time to pay for school and living expenses. Maybe you're a first-generation college student; maybe you come from a less privileged family who cannot provide for you. Whatever the reason, you have no clue what career you wish...

Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Senior 30: Carrington Tatum

Carrington Tatum, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2019

In my first day as editor-in-chief, I set three goals: to increase the Star’s campus presence, evolve to a more digital publication, and be a resource for students. Looking back on the Star’s performance, I think we have made significant gains toward each of these goals, but the work isn’t done. I’ve...

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

The on-campus immigration lawyer should be available full-time

Laura Nunez, Opinions Columnist

May 7, 2019

After months of controversy and push from the student body, the Texas State University Dean of Student’s Office hired immigration lawyer Mark Kinzler in December 2018. Kinzler is only employed part-time, but his resources and knowledge are vital to the students and should not be limited. The initiative...

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

When Jake Spavital took over as the Bobcats’ head coach, he promised success in the following: winning games, winning championships and winning bowl games. Should he manage to resurrect the Bobcats to their former glory, he boosts not only himself, his coaching staff and players, but also the entire...

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Texas State can take steps towards ending food insecurity in students

Carissa Liz Castillo, Opinion's Editor

May 7, 2019

Dear Editor, As we all know, food insecurity is a huge problem that many Americans face every day and it is sad to say it is happening to our students at this university as well. Many students who do not make ends meet fall short when it comes to eating a properly balanced diet. I discovered last...

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

PACE advising is not meeting quality standards

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019

Every semester, there comes a time when students have to register for their next set of classes and seek guidance as they stress about their future. However, freshman students fall at an immediate disadvantage because the PACE advising program lacks the resources for providing efficient attention to ...

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Susie’s legacy shows Texas State should have better employee benefits

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019

Dear Editor, The outpouring of love and support for Ms. Susie while she was in the ICU and hospice was so beautiful! She had so many visitors and well-wishers that the staff at hospice told us they had never seen anything like it. And that was during spring break! It was very kind of the Student Fo...

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

The TPUSA debate does not define Texas State

Laura Nunez

April 23, 2019

Last week, Student Government passed the “The Faculty and Student Resolution Act of 2019.” The resolution proposed to ban Turning Point USA’s Texas State University chapter from campus. Ultimately battling the right of free speech, this decision ignited immediate backlash from the student body, ...

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Having Chick-fil-A on campus doesn’t promote inclusivity

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 23, 2019

Earlier this year San Antonio made headlines when District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño approved the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère at the San Antonio International Airport, but only if the concessions excluded Chick-fil-A. In a simpler statement, San Antonio’s City Council banned Chick-fil-A from their airport. The City Council backed ...

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commends TPUSA Legislation

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019

Student Government recently received a letter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Student Body President, Vice President, and Cheif of Staff. I am sharing it with the Student Body of Texas State because I would like to re-emphasize that the legislation Senator Newman and I wrote is n...

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Student Government representatives are harming their own organization

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019

Yet again, Student Government has found itself at the center of vitriol and rancor. From impeachments to resignations, the organization has become both a lightning rod and a regular eyesore for students - as well as the University more broadly.  Earlier in April, a proposed resolution was int...

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