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Opinion: Texas State administrators should ignore requests for a 4.0/fail system

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Toni Mac Crossan, Opinion Columnist

March 31, 2020

As universities scramble to respond to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, many are seeking ways to make up for the lost time in class and inconvenience of online learning. Texas A&M University has allowed its students to decide to switch from a conventional A-F grading system to a satisfactory/unsatisfact...

Talk it Out: National Coming Out Day

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Jordan Drake and Amira Van Leeuwen

March 18, 2020

Talk it Out: Is social media necessary?

Talk it out: is social media necessary?

Toni Mac Crossan and Haley Schmidt

February 19, 2020

Talk it Out: Is greek life bad for Texas State?

Talk it out: is Greek life bad for Texas State.

Amira Van Leeuween and Haley Schmidt

February 5, 2020

Talk it Out: Is free speech more important than campus safety?

Talk it out: is free speech more important than campus safety?

Sam Anderson and Amira Van Leeuwen

December 12, 2019

Talk it out: Is San Marcos safe?

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Laura Nunez and Delilah Alvarado

September 30, 2019

Talk It Out: Divest from Israel

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May Olvera

June 8, 2018

In March 2017 the United Nations reported that the question of whether Israel could become an apartheid State in the future had become irrelevant; Israel, the report stated, had already become an apartheid state. Two months later Gov. Abbott proudly signed a bill prohibiting state agencies, including public u...

Talk It Out: Stand with Israel

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Jordan Drake

June 8, 2018

Protests along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip have once again led to clashes between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli Defense Forces. The death toll has reached over 1,109 people. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement led by Palestinian Activists has reached a fever pitch as they ...

#ArmMeWith school supplies not guns

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Hannah Schmanske

March 6, 2018

Gun control and gun violence are unsettling topics that resurface after every mass shooting. When tragedy struck Parkland, President Donald Trump proposed that teachers should carry concealed handguns. Teachers are meant to teach not be a form of law enforcement. No one should be forced to carry a gu...

Why we should arm teachers

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Jordan Drake

March 6, 2018

The mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, has forced us to take a hard look at how to deal the issue of gun violence in the United States. According to CNN, there are roughly 320 million civilian owned guns in the United States. This number means there...

A union on fire

Carrington Tatum

February 7, 2018

Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump gave his annual state of the union address to a polarized capital. Very early in the hour, he established a theme of unity. He would then go on to undermine that theme using coded language to continue a trend of alienating certain Americans as he has done since...


Hunter Mabee

February 7, 2018

President Donald Trump in his State of the Union, made compromise and working across the aisle the cornerstone of his speech. By making this his message, Trump established he is the leader our nation needs in this time of division. Instead of entrenching himself in partisan politics, he extended a hand...

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