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How to save for spring break

Landon Pool / Reporter

January 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

 Whether one is going to Cancun or keeping it closer to home for Spring Break, no college student wants to wind up with empty pockets when that hallowed week arrives. So how can a college student save money for Spring Break while ...

Golden Chick, not so golden

Meagan Lofton / Reporter

October 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Golden Chick has been operating in Stephenville, TX for a few years now, and is best known for their buckets of chicken and their rolls.I ordered the chicken tender sandwich special. It was a delicious sandwich with two chicken tender...

Jake and Dorothy’s Cafe good burgers on a budget

Megan Lofton / Reporter

October 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Jake and Dorothy's Cafe has been around the small town of Stephenville for quite some time now; 64 years to be exact. The classic home cooked style of food gives this town an even greater sense of comfort and really does make it "T...

Culture and Creed

Clifford Jones / Visual Media Editor

May 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

On May 2, I had the rare opportunity to spend the day with some of the members of one of my favorite rock bands: Creed.I was driving one day and heard a commercial on Pandora that Creed was performing in Grand Prairie on May 2. I...

Texas needs to know when to fold ’em

John McGee / Managing Editor

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Everyone has made a casual bet with his or her friends. You know the situation, "I'll bet you $10 that you can't do... whatever the bet's about." The state of Texas declares gambling illegal. I find this to be a violation of in...

Lillian + Washington = Deathtrap

Kenneth Aaron Brisendine / Editor-In-Chief

March 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Ever since Tarleton purchased and closed Lillian Street, I have noticed more and more Tarleton students crossing the street at the intersection of Lillian and Washington Street or simply jaywalking across Washington. This seems incre...

Desensitizing war through language

John McGee / Managing Editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Throughout the course of the wars of the last decade in Iraq, Afghanistan, and soon to be Pakistan and Iran, I have noticed a distinct trend in the language used to define certain aspects of the war. For instance, American soldie...

High hopes

Kenneth Brisendine / Editor-In-Chief

February 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I was recently promoted to my new position of Editor-in-Chief, and I am still not quite settled in, but it is a job that I've wanted for some time. I started at The J-TAC when we still had a weekly print edition as a meager co...

Illuminations – A Holiday Wish for the Tarleton Family

Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio / Tarleton State University President

December 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The season of lights is upon us. Communities are brightened with strings of lights in trees, on homes or around lampposts. Gatherings of family and friends are bathed in the light of tradition: a twinkling Christmas tree, the ...