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University’s relationship with the San Marcos community

University’s relationship with the San Marcos community

Connor Brown

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

In 2016, there was a merging of the Office of Community Relations with the Division of Student Affairs. Since its consolidation, some San Marcos residents believe the restructuring has left a void in the community. For 15 years, the Office of Community Relations served as a bridge for the San Mar...

Organization offers free college preparation to community

Organization offers free college preparation to community

Connor Brown

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

The San Marcos Public Library has partnered with Texas State to deliver a free community program to help anyone seeking to pursue a degree in higher education or to find a job. The Collegiate G-Force Organization provides one-on-one assistance through trained mentors. Mentors are equipped to help...

Mano Amiga protests ICE detention of local DACA recipient

Mano Amiga protests ICE detention of local DACA recipient

Connor Brown

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

Update: Nov. 18. 9:45 a.m. Abonza-Lopez was released from an immigration detention center Friday night in Pearsall, Texas, after more than one month in detention. Local activist organization Mano Amiga gathered at the San Marcos Public Library Tuesday to encourage community members to call and demand the imme...

Rapid Response Team tested in the wake of campus threats

Rapid Response Team tested in the wake of campus threats

Connor Brown

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, University

President Denise Trauth authorized the implementation of a Rapid Response Team at the start of the 2017 fall semester to manage communication about incidents that occur on campus. Recently, students have been critiquing the timeliness of alerts. Primarily comprised of members of the president’s...

SHAC council member under fire for controversial tweets

SHAC council member under fire for controversial tweets

Connor Brown

October 26, 2017


Filed under News

Protesters and community members filled the room at the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District board meeting Oct.16 to protest the appointment of a local community member to the school district’s Student Health Advisory Council after a series of controversial social media posts on her...

League of Women Voters hosts city council debate

League of Women Voters hosts city council debate

Connor Brown

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, San Marcos

The League of Women Voters of Hays County hosted a City Council debate Oct. 9 at the San Marcos Activity Center. Place 3 and Place 4 candidates for the City Council Election were featured in a public debate sponsored by the league and took questions from audience members. Place 3 candidates, Ed Mihalkanin...

Conservatives come out as well

Connor Brown

October 17, 2017


Filed under News

While LGBTQIA members and allies celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, the Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas State held a “Conservative Coming Out Day” in the Quad, complete with a door frame to symbolize the “coming out” process of publicly disclosing one’s political beliefs. In...

LGBTQIA Bobcats and allies celebrate National Coming Out Day

LGBTQIA Bobcats and allies celebrate National Coming Out Day

Connor Brown

October 17, 2017


Filed under Latest, News

Several campus organizations came together to celebrate National Coming Out Day by hosting a variety of events including a solidarity march from Old Main and a candlelight vigil hosted by the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. National Coming Out Day is observed on Oct. 11 and was founded...

Disrespect vs. Patriotism: taking a knee at Texas State

Disrespect vs. Patriotism: taking a knee at Texas State

Connor Brown

October 15, 2017


Filed under News, University

Several NFL players throughout the league have knelt in protest during the national anthem this season in response to President Donald Trump's public remarks against the movement. Trump’s comments have since created room for debate regarding players’ rights to express their political beliefs on a...

The implications of SB 4 in the San Marcos community

The implications of SB 4 in the San Marcos community

Connor Brown

September 30, 2017


Filed under Hays County, News, San Marcos

When versions of Senate Bill 4 were introduced in early February of this year, the so-called “anti-sanctuary cities” bill raised may questions and fears for immigrant members of the San Marcos community. The legislation requires sheriffs and officers to comply with federal immigration authoritie...

Trump Administration changes approach to Title IX

Trump Administration changes approach to Title IX

Connor Brown

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, University

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Sept. 22 the Trump administration is formally rescinding Obama-era guidance on school sexual assault under the Title IX federal law. Title IX, a 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, applies to all educational institutions receiving...

The fight over sanctuary cities isn’t over

The fight over sanctuary cities isn’t over

Connor Brown

September 26, 2017


Filed under Hays County, Headlines - featured, News, San Marcos, University

A four-person panel consisting of lawmakers and lobbyists gathered at the University of Texas campus Sept. 24, to discuss the implications of one of the most contentious pieces of legislation this past session, Senate Bill 4. After U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halted the implementation of SB...

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