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Texas State should be more involved in off-campus housing

Texas State should be more involved in off-campus housing

Denise Cervantes

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions, The Main Point

The majority of Texas State students will eventually make the decision to live off campus. Eighty-one percent of students live off campus, according to a US News & World Report. While living off campus may seem like the more economical and independent choice, it is important to consider the universi...

UPD issues trespass warnings to those who posted fliers on campus

UPD issues trespass warnings to those who posted fliers on campus

Denise Cervantes

December 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Featured, News, University

The University Police Department released a statement in regards to the flyers and banners posted on campus. UPD did not specify which flyers the statement was in regard to. Most recently, banners were posted on Alkek Library Oct. 30. UPD issued criminal trespasses and warnings Dec. 3 to the five men who po...

Editor’s note

Denise Cervantes

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letter from the Editor, Opinions

In the Nov. 28 issue of The University Star, we published an opinions column titled "Your DNA is an abomination." The column has received widespread criticism from readers, with many expressing that they find the author's ideas to be racist. The University Star's opinion pages are a forum for student...

Vegas Shooting: When is enough, enough?

Denise Cervantes

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, The Main Point

It happened again. We saw it at Pulse. We saw it at “The Dark Knight Rises.” We saw it in Paris. We saw it at Sandy Hook, and we are tired. We are tired of seeing the routine headlines and the predictable anti-gun rhetoric played on repeat each time we are confronted with these atrocities. The...

Letter from the Editor

Denise Cervantes

September 3, 2017


Filed under Letter from the Editor

As we enter the school year, I want to remind our readers of The University Star’s mission to celebrate accomplishments as well as expose the social injustice in our society as we strive to build a better and accepting community. We find ourselves in a society that seems overtaken by bigotry and hate...

Student Advisory Board sets initiative for Fall semester

Student Advisory Board sets initiative for Fall semester

Denise Cervantes

August 31, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, University

The Student Advisory Board serves as an advocate for student perspective to the Texas State University System Board of Regents. Members work to facilitate and represent their student body in making system-wide and campus specific decisions. The board is composed of the Student Government president a...

San Marcos City Council to file amicus brief against “sanctuary cities” bill

San Marcos City Council to file amicus brief against “sanctuary cities” bill

Denise Cervantes

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, San Marcos

San Marcos City Council unanimously voted to file an amicus brief against Senate Bill 4, or the “sanctuary cities” bill Tuesday. Last week, city council released a statement voicing concerns over SB 4 and said immigration is a federal issue. “The San Marcos City Council hereby expresses concerns about the effects of SB 4 on our e...

San Marcos City Council will not join lawsuit against immigration law

San Marcos City Council will not join lawsuit against immigration law

Denise Cervantes

August 16, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

After a three hour executive session, the San Marcos City Council gave a statement Aug. 15 announcing it will not be joining the lawsuit alongside Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio against Senate Bill 4. SB 4, also known as the “sanctuary cities” bill, would allow law enforcement officials to ask the immigration status of those they arrest or detain. Mayor John T...

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