The Main Point

The Main Point is the opinion of the newspaper’s editorial board. Columns are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the full staff, Texas State University-San Marcos Student Media, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or Texas State University-San Marcos.

Proposed tourist fee for the river ineffective plan

Making tourists pay a fee to enjoy a natural resource is a ridiculous, unrealistic proposal that does more harm than good to the community.  

Melissa Derrick, Place 6 city council candidate, proposed that San Marcos officials pass an ordinance to require non-residents to pay a $10 fee to enjoy the river. The main problem with the plan is the absence of a unified San Marcos identification or database. Therefore, there is no way to guarantee  residents and non-residents will be accurately differentiated.

Women, girls should never feel inadequate

The Emmys aired on Sept. 20 and it was quite the night for women. Unfortunately, it was only a novelty. The proper representation and appreciation of women in media is a thing we all need a little bit more of.

Legality trumps religiosity in Kim Davis controversy

Much like drinking and driving, politics and religion should never mix. But as with drunk driving, the two often collide into a shattered display of ignorance, leaving others to pick up the ill-fated pieces.

Kim Davis, the county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, has been recently making the rounds for boycotting the legalization of same-sex marriage by refusing to issue marriage licenses to both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.

In regards to the 'Greek Issue'

Due to the tremendous amount of response we received from our Sept. 14 Greek Issue’s Main Point, we thought it was only appropriate as an editorial board to address some concerns.

First, it is important to understand what the Main Point is. The Main Point is the opinion of the newspaper’s editorial board. Columns, unlike articles, are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the full University Star staff, Texas State University Student Media, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or Texas State.

Students should think before committing to go Greek

Greek life is an integral part of any college experience, but it may be more beneficial for students to feel out things before committing to the slew of organizations prowling for recruits.

Unfortunately, many students feel in order to be part of something big on campus they have to join a Greek organization, specifically a Panhellenic one.

Students may be surprised to know Panhellenic societies are not the end-all be-all for Greek organizations on campus. Before making a commitment, it is great to explore the vast array of options.

Getting a DWI 'like really sucks!'

Texas State was dragged into the headlines last week under the unfortunate wheel of a pink Barbie jeep that has disgraced students and alums everywhere.

Kanye West for President 2020

Washington, Lincoln, Obama—West?

Kanye West announced his intention to run for president in 2020 during his acceptance speech for the Vanguard Award from the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, and we could not be more excited. The proclamation caused America to breathe a collective sigh of relief, filled with hope for the future.

More public institutions should take after UT statue removal decision

In the wake of recent tragedies, the University of Texas is doing away with Confederate commemorative statues, figures and symbols and all other public grounds need to follow suit.

On August 13 University of Texas at Austin officials announced that they would be removing the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, foolishly located in the middle of campus for everyone to bear witness.

Weather disasters influence media coverage

It is the job of the media to cover the goings on of the community they serve, and as a media outlet our job will always been to comfort the afflicted.

When the flood hit central Texas in thousands of people’s homes and livelihoods were destroyed before their eyes and were left homeless and hopeless. As a community everyone banded together and decided to adhere to their civic duty as Texan and while there is still a long way to go before things are back to normal, the comradery and philanthropy should be noted. 

Target gender neutrality good move

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