Friday, February 22, 2013

Graffiti at Texas State


Graffiti at Texas State is a problem that Crime Stoppers is working to stop this spring.

The university seeks the help of students and faculty to identify individuals making marks on campus.

Some people believe graffiti is purely vandalism as stated by Wells Fargo employee, Courtney Duecker.
"I don't like it. I don't consider it artwork, I consider it vandalism,” said Austin Anderson, freshman education major.“I don't think there's any value to it at all."

Others feel differently and say that graffiti is art and does not impact them negatively.

Senior Thomas Hobbs, an Austin commuter, takes this stance on the issue.

“If someone does some graffiti, it doesn’t really affect or impact my life really,” Hobbs said. “I’m kind of indifferent to it."

James Almanza, a junior majoring in accounting, looks at graffiti as an act of self-expression, but does not necessarily agree with it being done on campus..

There are some cases in which students and faculty are not aware the graffiti is an issue on campus but still have opinions on the subject. Jemeka Summerhill, an Austin commuter, said that she has never seen graffiti around the university. Walter Johnstone, a political science major has not seen any either but said he would not like it if he did.

If you have any information regarding graffiti on campus please call Crime Stoppers at 512-245-2883 or send an email to crimestoppers@txstate.edu.

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