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TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

TPUSA Legislation foreshadows further free speech censorship

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019

Hello, I would like to submit this letter to the editor in response to the TPUSA legislation. It is a sad reflection on the state of free speech on our college campuses when groups like College Democrats and the Student Government are trying to remove a conservative student group from campus instead of ...

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

TPUSA ban was not an attempt to censor free speech

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 17, 2019

Dear Editor, I was one of the senators who voted in favor of banning Turning Point USA from campus. I owe it to my student constituents to understand why. When the piece was first introduced, I took my time to read it and to understand what message, what goal the authors intended with the piece. I...

TPUSA has a right to free speech but not attention

TPUSA has a right to free speech but not attention

Carrington Tatum

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. The...

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 11, 2019

Last Monday, Student Government ignited a firestorm by voting to boot a student organization off campus. This wasn’t just any student organization, but Turning Point USA which is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited governmen...

Advocate HB 63 to reduce marijuana possession penalties for students

Advocate HB 63 to reduce marijuana possession penalties for students

Kindalynn Ortega

April 11, 2019

LiveScience found the number of students in college that smoke marijuana either daily or on a regular basis has been the highest in today’s society in comparison to the past three decades. While it is no surprise to anyone that college students smoke marijuana, the penalties students face when th...

Trauth needs to acknowledge students’ complaints

Trauth needs to acknowledge students’ complaints

Naomi Wick

April 11, 2019

Texas State is slow to act on issues that are important to Bobcats. Why isn't the university president promptly addressing the cries of her students? Texas State's administration has a responsibility to answer us. It's safe to assume at least the majority of students at Texas State aren't happy w...

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Bayley Bogus

April 11, 2019

Receiving unsolicited dirty pictures is an act everyone has either personally experienced or encountered secondhand. If the recipient did not consent to such images but receives them anyway, that is sexual harassment, besides the fact it is just gross and unwanted. Any women who have ventured into the world ...

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Naomi Wick

April 11, 2019

Organizations’ current way of advertising on campus is ineffective due to the amount of waste it creates and the resources it takes up. Students walk through the Quad and are bombarded with scraps of paper handed out left and right, which are sometimes dropped on the ground in plain sight. For man...

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Getting rid of TPUSA at Texas State violates free speech

Jordan Drake

April 9, 2019

Last Monday, Student Government ignited a firestorm by voting to boot a student organization off campus. This wasn’t just any student organization, but Turning Point USA which is a non-profit organization that advocates for conservative principles of freedom, free markets and limited governmen...

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Advertising on campus is ineffective and wasteful

Naomi Wick

April 4, 2019

Organizations’ current way of advertising on campus is ineffective due to the amount of waste it creates and the resources it takes up. Students walk through the Quad and are bombarded with scraps of paper handed out left and right, which are sometimes dropped on the ground in plain sight. For man...

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Texas State should provide free tampons and pads

Carissa Liz Castillo

April 3, 2019

Periods can be the devil. This is a sentiment fellow menstruators all agree on at some point or another. What’s even worse than experiencing periods once a month, though, is the lack of free, easy access to pads and tampons and the amount of money we menstruators spend on an array of period product...

The new residential dining plan is changing Texas State for the better

The new residential dining plan is changing Texas State for the better

Laura Nunez

April 2, 2019

In a recent student government meeting, the Food Services Committee announced drastic changes to the residential meal plan. Although there has been an uproar of disapproval from the student body, the new meal plan is a positive change for our university. The new residential meal plan will create a more dynamic and eff...

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