Melina Sweet

Holiday season brings fun events, activities

With all of the recent cold weather, it finally feels like the holiday season is here to stay. The holiday season comes with many fun experiences to be had by even the grumpiest Grinch.


Students must be wary of apartment gimmicks

With students beginning to sign leases for the 2015-2016 academic year, Bobcats must do research in preparation for living off-campus in order not to fall prey to gimmicks from apartment complexes.

There are over 150 apartment complexes in San Marcos. They come in varying shapes, prices and locations, but one thing that all of them have in common is that they’re trying to make money. To students, apartments are just a place to live, but these people have to make money off students any and every way that they can.

Speaking out and reaching out important in suicide prevention

Just because someone has an “invisible” struggle like mental health illness does not mean he or she should feel invisible.

Millenials have grown up with more access to the Internet than any previous generation. With that access comes a burst of social media usage and applications such as Tumblr. However, while some Tumblr users are quick to praise it for opening their minds, it is also known to have a huge issue when it comes to romanticizing mental illness.

Halloween Do's & Don'ts

State-mandated course evaluations must be made more accessible online

Every year students fill out a course and professor evaluation, giving critiques and reviews over the class and the instructors. However, not many students know where exactly to find these mandatory reviews. Therefore, Texas State University needs to do a better job of promoting and informing students of these potentially helpful evaluations.  

Service industry workers are deserving of respect from campus community

Students should make efforts to treat service workers with respect, especially those that work on campus.

It is basic common courtesy to be nice to the people that complete the basic but necessary jobs in our society. Saying thank you to the person bagging your groceries or preparing food is a small step that can go a long way towards brightening someone’s day.

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