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Colleges are not indoctrinating students to be more liberal

Many conservative activists claim universities and colleges around the nation are too politically liberal. Many conservatives on college campuses, Texas State included, feel that...

Guest submission: A well-rounded education requires a balance between STEM, humanities

A question which commonly arises when discussing college majors with extended family members and neighbors alike is the inevitable “What do you plan on...

Students should negotiate their FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, is the lifeblood of most students who attend universities. This form determines how much...

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...