Friday, February 22, 2013

Controversial Graffiti

This spring, Crime Stoppers at Texas State are looking to prevent further damages on campus caused by graffiti.

Texas State seeks the assistance of students to help identify the individual or taggers who have been defacing state property, but with the mixture of opinions concerning graffiti this could be an issue.

Some students on campus believe that graffiti has a negative impact on the campus. Michelle Wieters, a psychology major, thinks graffiti is ugly and mostly vandalism.

“I’ve only seen one piece of graffiti that I considered art, and it wasn’t on campus,” said Wieters.

Austin Anderson, a freshman education major, is also against graffiti on campus.

"I don't like it. I don't consider it artwork, I consider it vandalism,” said Anderson.
“I don't think there's any value to it at all."

Other students believe that graffiti is an art and has no effect on them in any way.

"If someone does some graffiti, it doesn’t really affect or impact my life really. I’m kind of indifferent to it,” said Thomas Hobbs, a senior at Texas State.

Christopher Li, a junior, said he hasn’t seen any graffiti on campus but wouldn’t mind if he did because he believes it is art.

Some students are unaware of the graffiti happening on campus. Jemeka Summerhill, an Austin commuter, said that she has never seen graffiti around the university.

Walter Johnstone, a political science major, said that he hasn’t seen graffiti on campus but if he did he wouldn’t like it.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any identification of the individuals who are responsible for the graffiti on campus. 

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