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Promoting overconsumption of food is irresponsible

Promoting overconsumption of food is irresponsible

Naomi Wick

March 4, 2019

Last week, The University Star ran an article promoting eating competitions in and around San Marcos. Restaurant managers and those who have attempted food challenges attest to the fun atmosphere while people race to finish a near impossible amount of food, but there’s a dark side to this social activity. ...

Bobcat Bobbies are not as helpful as they say

Bobcat Bobbies are not as helpful as they say

Kindalynn Ortega

March 1, 2019

While the Bobcat Bobbies service seems to guarantee student safety, it often ends up missing the mark. Bobcat Bobbies is a service Texas State offers students to ensure that we remain safe while traveling from one location to another on campus. This service becomes available at dusk, and after 1 a.m. UPD S...

Bobcat Bobbies are not as helpful as they say

Bobcat Bobbies are not as helpful as they say

Kindalynn Ortega

February 28, 2019

While the Bobcat Bobbies service seems to guarantee student safety, it often ends up missing the mark. Bobcat Bobbies is a service Texas State offers students to ensure that we remain safe while traveling from one location to another on campus. This service becomes available at dusk, and after 1 a.m. UPD S...

Fight the FOMO on Spring Break

Fight the FOMO on Spring Break

Laura Nunez

February 28, 2019

Spring break shouldn't mean an automatic plane ticket. It also shouldn't be deemed boring for being too simple. Realistically, most students won’t be having the traditional spring break experience full of beaches and alcohol. That doesn't mean social media won't be swimming in posts that create...

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Letter to the Editor: Confetti column successfully represents student concerns

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 28, 2019

Hello, I am writing to you in reference to Naomi Wick's environmental article, "If They Throw Confetti, Don't Let Them Walk." I commend Naomi on her boldness in content and professionalism in execution. She raises an important yet consistently overlooked issue on our campus and delivers her opinion...

4.0 GPAs do not ensure career success

4.0 GPAs do not ensure career success

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 27, 2019

“C’s get degrees” is an infamous sentiment that every college student has heard at some point, and it’s right. C’s do in fact get degrees. Students with 2.0 GPAs walk the stage and participate in commencement in the exact same way that students with 4.0 GPAs do. Graduating from college is something...

Letter to the Editor: Market Days on the Quad should not include MLMs

Letter to the Editor: Market Days on the Quad should not include MLMs

Zachary Keel

February 25, 2019

Every Bobcat has their own way of walking to and from classes--some meander slowly and take in the never-ending freeform orchestra of people, animals and nature interacting amongst one another; some lock eyes with their screens and intuit the path ahead by some miracle; some stake out meeting spots to...

If they throw confetti, don’t let them walk

If they throw confetti, don’t let them walk

Naomi Wick

February 23, 2019

Confetti-toss photos soared in popularity several years ago and rapidly became a staple for students excitedly preparing to complete their degrees. Texas State was no stranger to this trend and the San Marcos River was not immune to the colorful, metallic plastic flakes that wound up in the water. While...

Letter to the Editor: Students should vote for The Green New Deal

Letter to the Editor: Students should vote for The Green New Deal

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

Dear Editor: Humankind has reached a moment of existential crisis. We are already locked in for global warming that will have catastrophic effects and we are on a slippery path to our own extinction. The 2018 Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns unequivocally...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life will not endorse Student Government candidates

Letter to the Editor: Greek life will not endorse Student Government candidates

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

As Student Government elections are approaching, we the presidents of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council would like to take a moment to clarify some misleading messages about the fraternity and sorority life community in the...

College students shouldn’t try to fulfill the stereotypes of Spring Break

College students shouldn’t try to fulfill the stereotypes of Spring Break

Carissa Liz Castillo

February 22, 2019

There are serious consequences that come with over-partying that mass media does not show. Beaches, parties, concerts and no class. During spring break, these are the activities and places that most college students look forward to. However, spring break is more than a chance for college students...

College students should pick their dog more carefully

College students should pick their dog more carefully

Laura Nunez

February 19, 2019

Dog owners should be actively seeking a place that would accommodate both themselves and their dogs. Just as dogs can serve to give humans comfort, we should strive to do the same for them. Pick the right breed and pick the right apartment. Some dogs are too big, too loud or too hyper to be living in...

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