The University Star

Students homeless due to unfinished apartment complex

Erika Conover

November 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, Latest, Life and Arts

Tired of misplacing clothes, eating fast food and feeling like she overstays her welcome, one student decided to terminate her lease with Pointe Apartments. Audrey Watkins, anthropology and marketing sophomore, was supposed to move in on Aug. 15. However, the complex was unable to open because it...

Local church raises money through pumpkin patch

Local church raises money through pumpkin patch

Erika Conover

November 2, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts, Uncategorized

From Four Corners, New Mexico to San Marcos and all the way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 77,000 pumpkins are making quite the impact. The First United Methodist Church San Marcos held its annual pumpkin patch in October, and this year’s profit is going to School Fuel and For His Glory Outreach. School...

New business makes a splash downtown

New business makes a splash downtown

Erika Conover

November 2, 2017


Filed under Business, Life and Arts

A shared workspace for small businesses and entrepreneurs has opened up at 326 N. LBJ Drive called Splash Coworking. The process to create a coworking space started over three years ago, when San Marcos businesses started to ask for it. Creator of Splash Coworking Carina Pinales said she also needed...

Texas State announces list of Homecoming events

Texas State announces list of Homecoming events

Erika Conover

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State will continue its longstanding tradition of Homecoming celebrations this year with a series of activities and competitions. in addition to the football Homecoming game, there will be activities the week before the game, starting on Oct. 27 with a spirit flag decorating contest. Esha...

Students work behind the curtain for A Chorus Line

Students work behind the curtain for A Chorus Line

Erika Conover

October 9, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Students and faculty worked for six weeks leading up to the moment the Texas State Theatre Department could debut "A Chorus Line," made perfect by the cast and the crew. The musical, "A Chorus Line" was written in 1975 and is about the backstories of several dancers auditioning to be in a chorus line....

Alkek presents movie series to involve students in film, community discussion

Alkek presents movie series to involve students in film, community discussion

Erika Conover

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Alkek library is joining the political sphere with the new Film Talks project addressing racism, fascism and other hot issues facing the country and campus in addition to pop culture topics. The Film Talks project is intended to spout discussion among campus experts and student film lovers. The series...

How To: Alternative transportation for students

Erika Conover

September 30, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

With almost 40,000 Bobcats and limited parking, students can utilize several modes of alternative transportation across campus and San Marcos. The Bike Cave The Bike Cave operates on campus as an eco-friendly transportation option. The store is a full-functioning bike shop with repair tools an...

Witliff Collection releases exhibit celebrating Tejano art

Witliff Collection releases exhibit celebrating Tejano art

Erika Conover

September 22, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

A new collection featuring articles from Tejano artists throughout history is now on display in the Witliff Collections on the 7th floor of the Alkek library. The exhibit contains items from collector Ramõn Hernãndez, a long-time journalist, photographer and historian, who has worked closely with...

Bobcats continue the Texas State spirit through traditions

Bobcats continue the Texas State spirit through traditions

Erika Conover

September 21, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Now that football season is in full swing, football traditions have become a large part of the university atmosphere. The University Star has looked into the past at some of Texas State’s most famed traditions. The hand sign Probably one of the most known traditions is the Texas State hand sign, whic...

Student-run multicultural lounge is now open

Student-run multicultural lounge is now open

Erika Conover

September 17, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

The smell of Columbian food, laughter and people chattering filled Lampasas hall as students walked through the opening of Texas State’s new multicultural lounge. The Pan African Action Committee hosted its grand opening of the multicultural lounge and black students’ resource library in Lampasas...

Incoming freshmen transforms dorm room garnering national attention

Incoming freshmen transforms dorm room garnering national attention

Erika Conover

September 3, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Two freshmen collaborated to design and create a one-of-a-kind dorm design in Sterry Hall which now smells of apple-cinnamon candles and is covered in in fluffy white and grey decor. The transformation has garnered media attention across Texas and the United States over the past week. New freshmen...

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