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Boreing-Becerra campaign win Student Government election

Boreing-Becerra campaign win Student Government election

Katie Burrell

February 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Latest, News, University

Brooklyn Boreing and Ruben Becerra will be the next Student Government president and vice president for the 2018-19 school year. As president and vice president of Student Government, Boreing and Becerra will be responsible for representing the students and their needs. As the executive branch of...

Student Supreme Court postpones release of Student Government election results

Student Supreme Court postpones release of Student Government election results

Katie Burrell

February 22, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, University

Student Government election results for presidential and vice presidential candidates are traditionally read within hours of the polls closing, but this year the results will be postponed four days. The appeal hearing for the case between candidates Brooklyn Boreing and Ruben Becerra, and Preston...

Candidates file complaint claiming bribery accusation

Candidates file complaint claiming bribery accusation

Katie Burrell

February 14, 2018


Filed under Latest, News, University

Update: Feb. 15, 5:05 p.m. The election board will host a hearing regarding the claim, 5 p.m., Feb. 16 in the LBJ Student Center 4-1.9. Student Government candidates have filed a claim with the election board due to alleged code violations. Christian Sears, vice presidential candidate for Student ...

Graduate House of Representatives issues statement to support impeachment of student body president

Graduate House of Representatives issues statement to support impeachment of student body president

Katie Burrell

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, University

The Texas State Graduate House of Representatives issued a statement to support the impeachment of the student body president. After the Student Government public forum and Student Goverment meeting Feb. 5, the graduate house determined Student Government President Connor Clegg is no longer fit f...

Student body president’s social media posts raise concerns among students

Student body president’s social media posts raise concerns among students

Katie Burrell

February 1, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, News, University

Screenshots taken from student body President Connor Clegg’s Instagram account surfaced on multiple social media accounts Feb. 1, now students are calling the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs to report misconduct. The posts include Clegg with strangers and another a photo collage...

Humans of San Marcos: JaVaun Butler

Humans of San Marcos: JaVaun Butler

Katie Burrell

January 29, 2018


Filed under Humans of San Marcos, Life and Arts

“Growing up my grandma and mom always told me ‘you’re not better than anybody and you’re just as good as everybody. Nobody is better than you. You’re not better than anybody. Everyone is on the same playing field.’ But, coming here and looking around in some classes and you’re...

Debate on DACA influences government shutdown

Debate on DACA influences government shutdown

Katie Burrell

January 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

Update: Jan. 22. 8:15 p.m. The government shutdown which began Jan. 19 has officially ended after a bill to resume was passed by the Senate this morning and the House this evening. President Donald Trump signed the bill this evening according to the Associated Press. The shut down lasted 69 hours. The bill ending the shutdo...

Exonerated member of the San Antonio Four shares her story at Lost River Film Festival

Exonerated member of the San Antonio Four shares her story at Lost River Film Festival

Katie Burrell

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Latest, Life and Arts

The Texas Court of Appeals declared the San Antonio Four innocent over a year ago, now the four women share their story through the film which helped to exonerate them. Anna Vasquez, a member of the San Antonio Four attended the last screening scheduled for the inaugural Lost River Film Festival on...

Randy Rogers visits campus to accept distinguished award

Randy Rogers visits campus to accept distinguished award

Katie Burrell

November 5, 2017


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts, Music

Nominated by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, alumni and country music star Randy Rogers is accepting the Young Alumni Rising Star Award. The award is given to two winners annually and is presented by the alumni association. Rogers' 17 years in the music industry, his work with charities...

First film festival of San Marcos releases line-up for students

First film festival of San Marcos releases line-up for students

Katie Burrell

October 31, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Latest, Life and Arts, Video

San Marcos is about to see its very own film convention, The Lost River Film Festival, just after the Austin Film Festival comes to an end. Producers and members of the San Marcos Cinema Club spent months and thousands of dollars to bring San Marcos its first and very own film festival that could...

Animal onesies and sports jerseys were popular trends at Mala Luna Music Festival

Animal onesies and sports jerseys were popular trends at Mala Luna Music Festival

Katie Burrell

October 30, 2017


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts, Music

Mala Luna Music Festival closed out day two with major musical appearances from Future, Migos and Khalid while attendees danced in animal suits and traditional festival attire such as jerseys and bandanas. Costumes for Texas music festivals usually include fishnet tights or high-waist shorts with...

Future, Migos and Khalid close out the second year of the Mala Luna Music Festival

Future, Migos and Khalid close out the second year of the Mala Luna Music Festival

Katie Burrell

October 30, 2017


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts, Music

The Mala Luna Music Festival closed out with popular performances from headliners amidst clouds of dust and smoke, and DJ remixes. Headliners for the second day of the 2nd annual Mala Luna Music Festival included a mix of DJs and fan favorites like Future, Migos and Khalid. Khalid was a headliner...

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