The University Star

Mars is out of this world

Mars performing at Stonewall.

Laura Figi

March 10, 2020

Which planet is the hottest, Mercury or Venus? Trick question: it’s Mars.Since his early years in high school, 21-year-old theater senior Jacob Immel has been honing his craft and building an audience doing what he loves: performing. What started as sneaking makeup from his mother and playing dre...

Nine days of spring break activities

Spring break activities.

Laura Figi and Brianna Benitez

March 3, 2020

Spring break is quickly approaching, which means it's time to relax and have some fun in a week without school. Here are local activities throughout the week of spring break. Saturday, March 14 Kick-off spring break weekend with a bang by enjoying live music and food at Centro Cultural Hispano’s first annual Spring Fiesta. T...

Professor spreads laughter for generations to come

Associate Professor Dr. Mary Esther Huerta, Lecturer Yolanda Reyes, and Assistant Dean Dr. Ruben Garza enjoyed the treats and company at “Paletas and Platicas” during HSI week.

Laura Figi

March 3, 2020

Yolanda Reyes had the type of laugh that people remember. It was the type of laugh that flooded the halls, could be heard from doors down, made people smile from far away and spread into any room she was in. By the time she made it into the room, she was guaranteed to know everyone’s name.Reyes,...

Food truck brings new groove to San Marcos

GroovyQ owner works in his food truck.

Isabella Lopes, Engagement Editor

February 25, 2020

The familiar smell of barbecue often brings people together in the Lone Star state. Lovers of barbecue can rejoice with the recent opening of GroovyQ BBQ food truck. Located on 801 Chestnut St., GroovyQ BBQ is one of several food trucks in Red Bus Food Park opening next week. The park will feature...

Predatory apartment complexes plague San Marcos

Main Point.

Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

Student apartment complexes take advantage of students and the manipulation needs to stop. An era of honest communication, transparency and adequate housing conditions has been yearned for far too long. With new apartment complexes built each year and fresh residents hunting for their next home, it...

Five tips to survive student housing

Laura Figi

February 18, 2020

Living on your own for the first time can be overwhelming, especially if you did not have any older siblings to pave the way for you. Oftentimes, college students struggle unjustly with their situation.The Texas State student experience has changed dramatically over the past decade. Each area of the cit...

HOME Center provides hands-on aid for homeless in San Marcos

H.O.M.E. Center logo.

Laura Figi

January 21, 2020

Not a single one of her fellow classmates stopped to talk when Hannah Durrance stood on The Quad holding a sign that read, ‘I’m a single mother. I work 62 hours per week. I’m a full-time college student. I have a 3.2 GPA and I am homeless.’ Instead, they called campus police. Durrance explained...

Haven issues first refund

A stop work order placed outside the door of the Haven office.

Laura Figi

December 11, 2019

Editor's note: multiple attempts were made to contact Haven management—local and corporate—via email, phone and in person. Haven PR director Mark Evans has repeatedly refused comment. Several attempts were also made via email and phone to contact the City of San Marcos with no response. Haven on Tho...

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Two students pose in celebration of their first day of business.

Laura Figi

August 28, 2019

  The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stud...

Five local events to attend this summer

Five local events to do in San Marcos. Illustration by Jaden Edison.

Laura Figi

June 4, 2019

Pressure to live out the idyllic, social media-fueled summer all over the internet can be overwhelming, especially if time or budget to travel are limited. However, San Marcos is full of hidden gems and events all summer. June 7— Beyond Existence Music Festival Beyond Existence is an electronic music festival put together on a smal...

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