The University Star

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Jenna Carroll

February 12, 2019


Filed under Food, Latest, Life and Arts

Those seeking honor and glory need not fret, as it may be an easier goal to reach than expected. Cramming your belly full of food at record time can win anyone a place in a hall of fame. San Marcos is surrounded by eating competitions open to the public. Money and fame await those brave enough to...

Apps help Bobcats stay organized

Apps help Bobcats stay organized

Jenna Carroll

February 4, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

As the spring semester takes off, students may be looking for ways to utilize apps to help with school. Several apps are available to help students stay up-to-date with tasks. Kody Gentry, engineering and technology sophomore, said he began using his phone to help him stay organized during his collegiate...

Students learn about food insecurity at Hunger Banquet

Students learn about food insecurity at Hunger Banquet

Jenna Carroll

November 16, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Uncategorized

One group of people sat at a small table with jewelry around their necks. A second group sat at another table but without the option for jewelry. A third, larger group sat on cardboard boxes on the floor. The students in these groups were in attendance for the Hunger Banquet, an event put on by Student...

Local tattoo shop event helps patrons and artists

Local tattoo shop event helps patrons and artists

Jenna Carroll

November 6, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

On the first Friday of each month, a tattoo shop’s artists get the opportunity to do their own designs on customers. First Friday is an event held by Classic Tattoo, a tattoo shop located on LBJ Dr., on the first Friday of each month. Tattoo artists have their own designs available, and customers...

Community supports a woman’s fight against cancer

Community supports a woman’s fight against cancer

Jenna Carroll

October 24, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Paintings of waterfalls and sunflowers are hung along the walls of Mochas and Javas in hopes of helping one woman fight cancer. Maria Rubio, who goes by Coco, is the mother of a Texas State student. She was diagnosed with third stage lung cancer in May 2018. Rubio said it is challenging to describe...

Blue Dahlia Bistro serves up historic value

Blue Dahlia Bistro serves up historic value

Jenna Carroll

October 3, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Draped in vines and soaked in sunlight sits the oldest walls in San Marcos. Blue Dahlia Bistro, located on The Square, features a back garden dining area, completely encompassed by white brick walls. The walls of this small bistro, rustic and covered in chipping paint, are considered the oldest walls...

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