The University Star

The City of San Marcos plans five-year sidewalk maintenance program

The City of San Marcos plans five-year sidewalk maintenance program

Daniel Weeks, News Reporter

July 30, 2019

The San Marcos Public Services Department hosted an open house event to inform the community about the upcoming Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program. The public was invited to the San Marcos Activity Center July 29 for the open house. Graphics were set up around the room displaying the upcoming...

Hays County Commissioners vote to continue legal action against Permian Highway Pipeline

Hays County Commissioners vote to continue legal action against Permian Highway Pipeline

Christopher Green, News Reporter

July 18, 2019

Hays County Commissioners voted July 16 to join Travis Audubon Society and three private plaintiffs in filing a notice of intent to sue Kinder Morgan, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in connection with the proposed 42-inch Permian Highway Pipeline. According...

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Pedestrian hit and killed in traffic collision on Aquarena Springs

Bayley Bogus, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

At approximately 12:30 a.m., June 25, an auto-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Aquarena Springs Dr. and Thorpe Lane resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman. San Marcos 9-1-1 received the call regarding the incident at 12:38 p.m., where a pickup truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection....

City of San Marcos holds open house to discuss Guadalupe Street project

City of San Marcos holds open house to discuss Guadalupe Street project

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 25, 2019

Representatives from the engineering department of San Marcos held an open house meeting at 6 p.m., June 24, to present changes that will be made along Guadalupe Street. The meeting was held at the San Marcos Rec Hall and featured an array of displayed blueprints for construction along the road. In...

Schlitterbahn sells New Braunfels and Galveston parks

Schlitterbahn sells New Braunfels and Galveston parks

Christopher Green, News Reporter

June 19, 2019

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has announced the selling of two parks in Galveston and New Braunfels to a company based out of Ohio. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company has agreed to purchase the two parks for $261 million. According to Cedar Fair, the names of the parks will not change, but the...

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Austin local found dead in San Marcos River after tubing trip

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

June 17, 2019

Ryan Hyman, a 26-year-old Austin resident, was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Hyman was later determined to have drowned while tubing the San Marcos River in Martindale. Hyman reportedly abandoned his tube to swim and grab a lost tube floating nearby and began struggling in the...

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Texas bill criminalizing unsolicited sexual pictures should become law

Bayley Bogus

April 11, 2019

Receiving unsolicited dirty pictures is an act everyone has either personally experienced or encountered secondhand. If the recipient did not consent to such images but receives them anyway, that is sexual harassment, besides the fact it is just gross and unwanted. Any women who have ventured into the world ...

Gender and diversity courses should be mandatory for fraternity and sorority life students

Gender and diversity courses should be mandatory for fraternity and sorority life students

Bayley Bogus

April 2, 2019

According to the National Institute for Justice, fraternity men are three times more likely to commit rape than non-Greek peers. Fraternity houses have been described as “dangerous places for women” again and again by academic journals. Additionally, sorority membership nationwide is considered t...

Same-sex female couples do not exist for the pleasure of men

Same-sex female couples do not exist for the pleasure of men

Bayley Bogus

March 12, 2019

Same-sex female couples are often fetishized and harassed, which is an issue that is not given much significance. I have lost count of the numerous times I have gone out with my girlfriend in public and we have experienced harassment. As a couple, it has been completely normalized to hold hand...

STI/HIV screenings need to be offered for free on campus

STI/HIV screenings need to be offered for free on campus

Bayley Bogus

March 5, 2019

In 2016, Testing Tuesdays provided students access to HIV testing, free of charge. Every other Tuesday, an organization called PartySafe administered HIV testing to students on campus. This group works as a peer-educated campaign aiming to reduce sexual risks associated with heavy drinking. If st...

Working as a Resident Assistant can negatively affect mental stability

Working as a Resident Assistant can negatively affect mental stability

Bayley Bogus

February 4, 2019

More often than not, resident assistants feel overworked and underpaid. A good portion may feel isolated, lonely and left without a social life as the position takes priority over much of their lives. While some may find gratitude in the job and genuinely enjoy the time they spend as an RA, the majority...

Rec Center should implement women-only areas

Rec Center should implement women-only areas

Bayley Bogus

January 22, 2019

Work out goals are among the top 10 most common New Year's resolutions. Gyms across the nation keep this in mind, understanding the almost certain spike in members after the holidays. Once students are back on campus following winter break, the workout floor of the Student Recreation Center is u...

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