Breanna Baker

Transgender protection policy proves university’s inclusiveness

Administrators took a positive step forward by revising a university policy to now protect transgender faculty, staff and students against gender expression and identity discrimination.

However, it is worrisome that the anti-discrimination rule for gender identity was not already included in the policy. In an April 17 University Star article, administrators said the reason behind this was because the university wanted to ensure practices were in place to protect transgender people. This reasoning is weak and insufficient.

Hays County must construct new jail facility

The Hays County Law Enforcement Center is bursting at the seams, and it is time local officials took action to ease the growing pains and build a much-needed new facility.

According to an April 2 University Star article, the Hays County Law Enforcement Center houses offenders from cities, unincorporated areas of the county and those detained by the University Police Department as it is the only jail in the county.

New ASG administration must focus on worthwhile initiatives

University Star-endorsed candidates Tiffany Young and Sean Quiñones were named the student body president and vice president, respectively, last week. The editorial board believes they are poised to be the leaders who could finally put an end to complaints that the organization is ineffective and irrelevant.

The University Star’s dos and don’ts of river etiquette

Spring has sprung, and with it comes changes across our lush campus. Flowers bloom, animals come out to play and the dirtbags of San Marcos emerge from their Natty Light-fortified townhouse-caves to spread havoc (and Axe body spray) on our beloved river. To help reduce the number of tubing terrors, the Ed Board has compiled a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts for fun the sun this spring.

New marketing firm positive step toward increasing athletic visibility

Learfield Sports recently became Texas State’s new marketing representative and created a new initiative last week that will hopefully move the university one step closer to solving the quandary that is the visibility of the athletic department.

Bobcats must show support for student art galleries, exhibitions

With the opening of the Performing Arts Center and the growing public interest of the athletics department, it is important to make sure the efforts of some of Texas State’s more underexposed students do not go unrecognized.

Students should support gay marriage legalization

In the wake of a recent court ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, students should support the legalization of these unions both within the state and across the country.  

Demolishing on-campus apartments positive decision

The decision to tear down old and derelict on-campus apartment buildings to replace them with parkland and new structures is a positive one and will no doubt help Texas State polish its image as a university striving to achieve tier one status.

The University Star's Quad Survival Guide

Texas State is beautiful in the spring. The flowers burst back into bloom, warmer temperatures beckon students to the banks of the river and campus buzzes with energy that went dormant during the winter. But beneath the cheery veneer cast over campus during spring lies the seedy underbelly of Texas State—The Quad. Known to strike fear and anxiety in the hearts of even the most seasoned Bobcats, The Quad tends to become an even more sinister pit of yelling, shoving and panhandling when the weather is nice.

Student attendance vital to success of spring sports

Spring sports are underway at Texas State, and most teams are having very promising seasons thus far. Student support is crucial to the success of the athletic program, so Bobcats should make every effort to support Texas State athletics this semester and attend as many games and events
as possible.

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