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Academic writing should be more accessible

The education system as we know it was created to serve the people. Its main purpose should be to create a more educated society,...
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Greek Life on track to a better tomorrow

Exactly one year ago, Texas State student Matthew Ellis died of alcohol poisoning following a party hosted by his fraternity brothers. Since then, the...

Texas State is failing in its Hispanic Serving Institution designation

The U.S. Department of Education defines a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as an institution of higher education with a Hispanic student population of at least...

Letter to the Editor

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,...
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The language used to describe Texas State has to change

Texas State gets a bad rap. Often deemed a “party school”, Bobcats are associated with binge drinking and late night ragers. Alongside this, the...
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Texas State should switch to open source textbooks

Tuition is routinely complained about by students, as they spiral into debt before their careers even begin. But its not the only outrageous cost....
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Allow students to have a final say in professor tenure and promotion

In 2018, Texas State promoted 37 faculty members and approved 24 members for tenure status. Each department possesses its own promotion and tenure policy...
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Sutherland Springs coverage a reminder of the power of community journalism

There are times when people need journalists to be more than just the news providers. There are moments when a reporter should remember there's...
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The tailgate keg ban is bad for the environment

For decades, tailgate has been a treasured part of Texas State’s football home game traditions. Amassing as much school spirit as Bobcats can hold,...
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Bobcat shuttles should require passengers to scan school IDs

The Bobcat shuttles are a major mode of transportation for students, faculty and staff moving to, from and about campus. The system is supported...