Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Diverse Sources 2

Quotes collected by: Amy Thornton
Source: Missy Contreras
Year: Freshman
Age: 18
Major: Theatre
Hometown: San Marcos

   1.     Texas State has reached record-setting enrollment for 18 consecutive years. How have you been affected by the increased enrollment? 
   "Being from San Marcos, it's definitely been weird to see how big we've gotten, I grew up here, and the town just keeps getting bigger."

   2.     How was the increased enrollment impacted growth at the city-level?
   "Because of the universities growth, it's making it harder to find jobs in the area and the community just keeps getting larger."

   3. What do you think the university should do to address the growth in population?
    "It helps that the admissions standards have been harder, people think that its really easy to get into Texas State since we aren't as big as other state schools, but its getting a lot harder and I think it should continue to do so."

4.     What changes have you seen in your classes or job?
  "Classes have been filling up faster and its harder to get the classes you want. Like I said before its been harder to get jobs locally because there are so many students who want to be employed." 

5.     Do you think the university should continue to grow? Why, and do you think the increase is good or bad for San Marcos?
"On some levels growth has been good for San Marcos, there's more things opening and more people wanting to come visit but I don't know if it should get much bigger. We're already in between Austin and San Antonio, two huge cities, I like how we still have a small town feel."

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