Blog for the class section of Jessica James' MC1313 - Media Writing
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Texas State's new record drives many crazy
Texas State has marked
the record for the 16th consecutive year to set a new record for total
enrollment and has also brought its downs as well as its ups with this
The record was set with
35,568 students being enrolled for the 2013 fall semester. Although
undergraduate enrollment has gone up and Texas State is very proud as they take
their role in preparing the next-generation workforce in Texas, some faculty,
staff and students are not so optimistic about this.
Charles Regalado, a
first semester junior from San Antonio, Texas, has noticed the bus service
being impacted by the amount of students.
"I have to wait
maybe one or two buses to get on the bus in the mornings," said Regalado
"so sometimes I'm late because of it."
Mckenna Greer, a senior
studying interior design, has not realized this happening has affected her
"It hasn't really
affected me, but my friends usually complain about the transportation
system." said Greer, "I kind of cheat and park in surrounding
Randi Berkovsky, a
student worker from the Honors College has not been affected so much in her
commute since she lives on campus and walks everyday; but she agreed that
"for people who live off campus and ride the bus is a nightmare."
"As our population
grows we have to adjust our bus routes and parking accordingly, and if we don't
address it it'll be a big issue in the future," said Berkovsky.
Christine Zabala, a
Writing Center tutor from Beaumont, Texas, has seen some growth in the number
of students who usually come in to get tutoring in the writing center. Her
commute has also been affected by this increase in students.
"There are not that
many perimeter lots and I think that even if it were smaller the lots would
still be full," said Zabala.
Jessica Velasquez, a
junior from Austin, Texas, has seen a change in the bus rides as well; she
agrees that there are a lot more people getting on and off the bus.
are too many people on the bus and half of the people waiting can't even get
on," said Velasquez.
a sophomore from Lockhart, Texas, has also found the bus commute the biggest
issue on the matter.
"I don't know if
the fact that they're doing the buses in a different location or the amount of
students, but it gets pretty crowded. Sometimes I have to wait for the next bus
to come in to get on it," said Woytkewicz.
The happening has
brought pride to those who focus on the professional aspect of our society, but
it has also brought frustration and nonconformity on the commuter aspect of it