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The president of Texas State doesn’t care about the students, only the money the school is making. COVID-19 is not a joke. Not all students are there to learn; there are some who just go to party. Last year, my son had a roommate per semester, and they only went to school to party. They…

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I am a parent of two Texas State students, and I would really like to ask all Texas State students to please be careful as you move around your campus.  When I noticed the numbers gradually picking up yesterday, I wanted to share a part of a parent’s concern and what a parent may have…

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I’m writing in regard to the very disturbing allegations about coach Danny Kaspar made by Jaylen Shead and other players.  I’m very glad to know that the university is taking this seriously and has started an investigation with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.  As a history prof…

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I have two children attending Texas State. One of which lives in the dorms and the other one has an apartment nearby the university. Aside from the concerns of a roommate getting or being sick, my concerns are with my children’s safety as they change classes, referring to the disinfecting of…

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I just watched Jaden’s documentary “First Black” and it is wonderfully done. However, it is inaccurate in one place. The first Strutter top officer was Brittany Hunter. You can argue semantics, but by not recognizing her you are diminishing her role in the Strutter organization. A role that …

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Have you thought about what’s it like being a college student during the pandemic of COVID-19, also known as “corona?” And not only that, but also what it is like being considered an “essential worker” during said crisis that’s killing thousands globally and hindering the economy and our soc…

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Editor’s note: The following letter has been edited for content and clarity. As the “long in the tooth” historian quoted in Gabriella Ybarra’s article on the Cape’s Dam controversy, I want to take the opportunity to step back out of the weeds and look at the entire field. Ms. Ybarra did a ve…

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Dear Editor, I want to applaud columnist Jacob Montgomery for his column “Western Philosophy Alienates Black People.” Mr. Montgomery tackles an important and awkward conversation currently understated in the classroom. He is correct in the assessment that philosophers of Color are not repres…

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By Byron Augustin, D.A. Gary Beall, Ph.D. Steven A. Beebe, Ph.D William Brittain, Ph.D. David R. Butler, Ph.D. Nancy Chavkin, Ph.D. Ian Davidson, D.M.A. Frank de la Teja, Ph.D. Dennis J. Dunn, Ph.D. Michael Forstner, Ph.D. Dittmar Hahn, Ph.D. Robert Mclean, Ph.D. Donald Olson, Ph.D. Max Wars…

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By Jim Blackburn In 2015, the Texas Legislature gave the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District additional territory and responsibility for regulating groundwater withdrawal from the Trinity Aquifer in a portion of Hays County. It is important to know the District protects Bart…

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By Gene Brown I grew up feeling different and I always told people were going to accept me, but it was always because of my sexuality, never my race. Last week, I attended a work event, which meant I had a media pass for priority seating of different panels. I sat waiting in the media…

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Trigger warning: this story has graphic content that can be sensitive to some people. By Camelia Juarez I am now a senior at Texas State and I fucking love this school, minus the fact we don’t have a great football team and have not been collecting accurate data on assault victims. I am angry the…

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Byline: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Welcome to campus, Bobcats, both new and returning! Whether you are learning your way around campus or embracing your last year, we need thoughtful leaders like you. I implore you to get involved. As a member of Congress representing much of S…

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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…

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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 in…

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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 …

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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….

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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…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARTWELLS AND THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FOOD SERVICES COMMITTEE (FSC): I am specifically speaking to Chin-Hong Chua, Richard Yennerell, Michael Giese, Sarah Williams, Steven Granados, Crystal Harris, Marisol Casas, Alberto Trujillo, Richard Guerrero, Jeania Brandon, Joe Lopez…

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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 …

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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…

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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 uneq…

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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 commun…

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To Whom It May Concern: On January 29th, 2019, The University Star released an article titled “Turn down the music and turn up the podcast.” After thorough examination of this article, the KTSW student management team has recognized that the article inaccurately reflects the values of KTSW a…

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About a month ago, I read an article in the opinion section of the University Star discussing the high suicide rate among college students—nearly 2% as of 2017 with over 40% of all students suffering from depression according to the New York Times. The student writer accredited depression am…

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Our inexorable march to poverty and struggle is lunch conversation fodder; as students, we’re all too familiar with financial juggling and the ubiquitous daily gouging associated with college. “Affording” college is a myth of yesteryear wrapped up in “bootstraps” language meant to deride the…

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The United States has begun its ascension into the holiday season, where warmth, joy and thankfulness are expected to reach an all-time high. Although people feel this coercion of gratitude, it is still imperative that we reflect on our lives. Personally, I can not help but see a greater amo…

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Mr. Edison’s take in the Nov. 6 issue of The University Star, that students should be involved in the granting of tenure to faculty, does not take into account the complex process involved, nor does he consider that students are not adequately equipped with the judgement required to make thi…

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Editor’s note: The author of this letter has requested to remain anonymous due to possible retaliation. Their identity has been verified by student editors in person. Dear Editor, Tuition costs are steadily rising. So, students may wonder how their tuition dollars are spent. Given that the u…

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Dear Editor, Your Main Point piece in The University Star Volume 108, Issue 07 from October 9, 2018 titled “Students should have more say over tuition fees” has a major factual oversight. In the article, you state that “[o]ut of these 13 fees, only one fee, the student service fee, is under …

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Dear Editor, A recent opinion piece in The University Star Volume 108, Issue 4 from Sept. 18, 2018, regarding parking issues on campus grabbed my attention. The piece claimed the solution to the lack of parking spots could be solved by banning freshman from parking on campus. I disagree with…

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Dear Editor, Growing up, I was always under the impression that college was going to be this big, wonderous, inclusive environment for people of all stripes. While Texas State is mostly successful on that part, I feel it- the administration, student body, faculty, etc. -has fallen drasticall…

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Dear Editor, To the student body that is mad, distrustful or even just annoyed at their student government, thank you. I thank you with the deepest sincerity. I am an elected student government representative and I am so glad you are angry with us. I see your anger and I am here for it. I…

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By The Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, ALLIANCE, and the Hispanic Policy Network  The Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff wish to express our grave concern regarding the university administration’s decision to displace and eventually replace our current custodial/ Facilities staff wit…

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In a July 2018 study published by the Center for American Progress, young adults between the ages of 18-29 were among the lowest reported demographic for voter turnout. With those numbers in mind, we were honored when we were asked to join a task force through the Dean of Students Office wit…

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I was sitting in on today’s Texas State University Senate meeting during the Public Forum portion of the meeting. During this allotted time, a young man took to the podium and volleyed some serious accusations towards President Brooklyn Boreing. He accused Boreing of receiving $2,800 and 25 …

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In the Sept. 4 edition of The University Star, Mr. Jacob Cleveland submitted a Letter to the Editor criticizing Student Government President Boreing’s silence in response to allegations of improperly receiving “$2,800 and 25 iPads, entirely under the table.” Cleveland found Boreing’s silence…

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From U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett. These continuing massacres at schools, churches, entertainment venues, and elsewhere must end – all students should be able to pursue an education without fearing that they could become additional victims. As a lifelong Texan, I grew up around guns and hu…

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We took notice of the Texas State University Student Government Supreme Court decision not to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg, and we will not comment on that specific decision at the moment as an appeal might still be considered. Nevertheless, the events of the last months have …

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White. Did that catch your attention? I am not writing this to be the next Rudy, not at all. I am writing to let the entire student body know how Connor Clegg has personally affected the future of thousands of Texas State students, a whole department, a couple dozen members of Texas State Fa…