The Official Student Newspaper of Tarleton State University since 1919

the JTAC

The Official Student Newspaper of Tarleton State University since 1919

the JTAC

The Official Student Newspaper of Tarleton State University since 1919

the JTAC

I used to believe that being skinny would solve all of my earthly problem. Then I realized that being fat is not what caused my problems. This is 200 pounds and this is how to embrace being a size 14 in a size 0 world.
Learning to love your body one stretch mark at a time
Blake Smith | @jtac.blakenicole, Multimedia Editor • September 21, 2021

As young women, it is ingrained into our minds at an early age that being successful in life means obtaining a career and finding someone to...

Tarleton’s Wellness Center, located on N. Rome Ave, offers a variety of services to help with burnout.
College students vs. burnout
Blake Smith, Creative Editor • March 3, 2021

Online courses, midterms, final exams, registration deadlines, housing applications and the search for summer jobs are issues that college students face daily. Not to mention...

Hanks Jam is currently being hosted at Brocks Food and Drink in Granbury until August 18, 2021.
Restaurant Reviews: Brock’s Food and Drink
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • July 2, 2021

On June 30, 2021 a few friends and I went to Brock’s Food and Drink located at 4021 Acton Highway in Granbury. Brock’s is a restaurant and...

Cassie Labay
Breakup blues and rainy day downers
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • May 6, 2021

When going through a breakup the environment that you surround yourself in can make or break your healing process and attitude. However, sometimes...

Stress free campus move out
Lily Verhoeven, Contributor • May 6, 2021

With the end of the semester approaching, things like finals and moving out of the Residence Halls always bring stress to students. Additionally,...

Governor, Gregg Abbott has issued a new executive order banning the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Texas Governor issues executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates
Jessica Blakely, Staff • August 26, 2021

On Aug. 25, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott pushed out Executive Order No. GA-39, which asserts the continual prohibition of vaccine mandates in Texas,...

Rugby is one of the many club sports that Tarletons Campus Recreation Department will be showcasing at Rec Fest.
Rec fest rocks on
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • August 12, 2021

On August 16, 2021 Tarleton State University’s annual Rec Fest will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Campus Recreation center. Rec Fest is held...

The Southwest Regional Dairy Center is home to many different types of cattle including beef cattle.
Beef industry prices and job opportunities, on the rise
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • August 6, 2021

National cattle prices have risen significantly over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be seen at grocery stores and meat sales all...

Student Spotlight: Bonnie Clifton stays involved, stays successful
Aspen Hoover, Contributor • May 6, 2021

Tarleton State University student, Bonnie Clifton takes on being both a full-time student and a full-time athlete. The freshman from Gilmer,...

Regina Wright has sung in around 18 choirs total including church choirs.
Regina Wright sings her way to recognition during her freshman year
Aspen Hoover, Contributor • April 29, 2021

Regina Wright is a freshman honors student at Tarleton State University. Wright is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in music education...

Raising Canes was one of the top suggestions that students had for a new on-campus restaurant.
Students crave new restaurants on campus
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • April 1, 2021

Tarleton State University made the move to Division 1 in the fall of 2020, this move has helped the Stephenville campus come booming back to...

ChadWick Thibodeaux tackling an opponent during the Northeastern state football game on March 27, 2021.
Fall football schedule preview
Cassie Labay, Editor-in-Chief • May 6, 2021

Tarleton State University is scheduled to hold sporting events during their normal seasons next semester. This will be the first time that Tarleton Football,...

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