The University Star

The 100th byline: Saying farewell in too many words

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Sonia Garcia, Star Alumna, Class of 2020

May 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: "-30-" has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. The Star calls upon its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active member of our organization/publication. Three years...

The Star’s favorite ‘people person’ says goodbye

Texas State and University Star alumna smile for a photo, with a read v-neck sweatshirt on, with a tree bush in the background.

Bella Lopes, Star Alumna, Class of 2020

May 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: "-30-" has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. The Star calls upon its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active member of our organization/publication. I’m a peo...

Sports Prez reflects on outspoken legacy at Texas State

Star alumnus Andrew Zimmel stares into a camera with his hands in the air, with a maroon University Star banner in the background.

Andrew Zimmel, Star Alumnus, Class of 2020

May 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: "-30-" has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. The Star calls upon its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active member of our organization/publication. I came to ...

Class of 2020, We Are Resilient

Star alumna Sandra Sadek sits at a desk with her arms on top, smiling for a photo.

Sandra Sadek, Star Alumna, Class of 2020

May 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: "-30-" has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. The Star calls upon its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active member of our organization/publication. Three years ag...

(Photo Gallery) UPD, Chartwells provide food to Hays County first responders

Texas State University Police Department chief hands a bag of food to a member of the San Marcos Fire Department.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

University Police Department officers and Chartwells teamed up Thursday to show appreciation to Hays County first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Hays County Sheriff's Department, San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Police Department and more, in face masks and gloves, showed...

Students call for Texas State to conduct in-person commencement

Thousands of students and their families sit in Strahan Coliseum for a graduation ceremony in 2019.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2020

Texas State students began signing a petition Tuesday calling for the university to conduct in-person ceremonies for August commencement. The petition comes a day after President Denise Trauth announced Texas State would conduct August commencement ceremonies virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition, started by Garrett Pringle and signed by over 600 users thus far, proposes the university pursue alternative options. Among its proposals are using Bobcat ...

Texas Rangers identify shooter of fallen SMPD officer

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2020

The Texas Rangers positively identified Jose Alfredo Perez DeLaCruz, 46, as the shooter in an incident that left San Marcos Police Department officer Justin Putnam dead and officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller wounded. The three officers responded to a domestic disturbance call April 18 at the Twin Lake ...

Revisiting Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ at Texas State

Michael Jordan walks down the Strahan Coliseum basketball court, while drenched in sweat.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

While the sports world tunes in to ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” covering NBA legend Michael Jordan’s basketball career with the Chicago Bulls, the Texas State community remembers its own piece of sweaty, trash-talking Jordan history that took place at Strahan Coliseum. On June...

Letter to the Editor: First Black Documentary

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Stacy Ache, Southwest Texas State Alumna, Class of 2000

May 9, 2020

I just watched Jaden’s documentary “First Black” and it is wonderfully done. However, it is inaccurate in one place. The first Strutter top officer was Brittany Hunter. You can argue semantics, but by not recognizing her you are diminishing her role in the Strutter organization. A role that she...

San Marcos adopts program to enhance downtown business engagement

A man and a child, sitting in lawn chairs, play chess on the sidewalk of a San Marcos street

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

The City of San Marcos announced a new temporary parklet program downtown, allowing businesses to temporarily convert on-street parking spaces into outdoor seating. The program provides businesses with an additional visible service area while also enhancing the attractiveness of the downtown streetscape....

Abbott modifies executive orders, eliminates punishment by jail confinement

Greg Abbott sits at a table and looks into a crowd.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott modified executive orders related to COVID-19 on Thursday, to eliminate punishment by jail confinement for violation. A press release states the modified order is retroactive to April 2, supersedes local orders and if correctly applied should free Shelley Luther, a Dallas salon owne...

Hays County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reports 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 195 and active cases to 77. As of 4 p.m., May 6, the number of people recovered remains at 117. Since yesterday, no negative lab test results were received, keeping...

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