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Deification of military counterproductive

Military personnel are not gods.

It is about time the United States stops treating any dissenting opinion about military action as an attack on America and her freedoms. This is a fool’s errand and has proven to be counterintuitive.

How to dominate your office March Madness pool

On March 15 the official brackets for the 2015 NCAA Tournament will be released. Each year millions of Americans participate in the tournament bracket challenge by predicting the outcome of all 67 games correctly. The odds of receiving a perfect bracket are astronomical. Without including the four play-in games, a participant in the challenge has a nine-quintillionth chance of correctly picking a bracket. The odds are slim, but here are some suggestions to help tip them in your favor.


Know the legitimate contenders

Bossy is the new black

Tina Fey once said, “Bitches get stuff done.”

These days “bitchy” and “bossy” are synonymous with women of power. The terms also have many women running scared rather than facing criticisms and charging forward for powerful positions they deserve.

As the surge of feminism continues to grow, it is hard to believe women are still afraid of going for their goals because naysayers and those opposed to gender equality are name-calling as if they were 7-year-olds on the playground.

Wage gap a myth, not fact

The gender wage gap is the belief that women, on average, make $0.77 for every $1 their male counterparts earn. This belief is based on skewed facts and misinformation.

First off, one cannot claim with all seriousness that a woman can hold the exact same position as a man and still earn less than her male equal. In 1963, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was amended into what is now considered the Equal Pay Act.

Aquarena overpass a necessity for future local generations

San Martians are far too familiar with the concept of traffic due to the large amounts of students and what seems like eternal construction projects or the constant chugging of trains through the city.

Having just completed the continuous flow intersections at Aquarena Springs and Hopkins Street, the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of San Marcos have undertaken a new project.

Exxon gas station tacos better than Torchy's

The following is one reader’s opinion:

University should continue to adopt green initiatives

Implementing green initiatives ranging from alternatively fueled vehicles to solar panels can be beneficial for Texas State and society at large.

According to a March 3 University Star article, Texas State will implement Compressed Natural Gas vehicles, also known as CNGs, in the university fleet after the enforcement of a statewide mandate.

Gender-neutral pronouns should be used, respected

“There ze goes

There ze goes again

Ze calls my name,

Pulls my train,

No one else could heal my pain”

-A hypothetical gender-neutral adaptation of “There She Goes” by The La’s

Google DeepMind wave of the future

People should not fear advancements in artificial intelligence or fall back on the "I watched I, Robot" criticism.

In 2014 Google purchased DeepMind, one of the most premier artificial intelligence (AI) companies. This is a huge step forward in developing some of the most sophisticated AI machines society has ever seen.

Alamo ownership dispute a non-issue

“Remember the Alamo!”

Those words will be shouted once again when Texans take up arms against the United Nations (U.N.) when the organization comes to invade. Well actually, the U.N. is not trying to take over the Alamo, but no one told Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, that.


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