The University Star

How To: Prepare a resume

How To: Prepare a resume

May Olvera

January 29, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

The first step to getting a job is building a solid resume. The pressure of creating the perfect showcase of knowledge and experience can be overwhelming for any job applicant, but there are various tips that will set Bobcats up for success in landing their dream job. 1. Tailor the resume One of the...

New presiding municipal judge appointed

New presiding municipal judge appointed

May Olvera

November 14, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News

Judge Dallari Landry was sworn in, Nov. 1 as the presiding judge of the San Marcos Municipal Court. Landry is taking over for Judge John Burke. After 12 years serving as presiding judge, Burke will now be an associate judge for the court. In a press release, the city of San Marcos said Landry has...

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS: “Evil did not win”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS: “Evil did not win”

May Olvera

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest, News

Hope rises from the ashes of heartbreak a year after Sutherland Springs SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — One year after the deadly shooting that claimed 26 lives, the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service Nov. 4 to memorialize the lives lost and bring the small town one step closer to heali...

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

May Olvera

October 24, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Headlines - featured, News, San Marcos

Following the Oct. 21 start of early voting in Texas, Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke joined hundreds of supporters Monday night for a town hall at a San Marcos nightclub. On a regular night, The Marc acts as a music venue or a nightclub, and O’Rourke’s campaign rally kept a simila...

New city program seeks to address cigarette litter problems

New city program seeks to address cigarette litter problems

May Olvera

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

With a $5,000 grant in hand, San Marcos kicked off an initiative Oct. 20 to reduce cigarette litter downtown. In March, Keep America Beautiful, a national non-profit organization focused on improving and beautifying communities, named the San Marcos Main Street Program as one of 42 recipients of a ...

In final debate, Cruz and O’Rourke come out swinging

In final debate, Cruz and O’Rourke come out swinging

May Olvera

October 17, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News

Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke and Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz faced down Oct. 16 in San Antonio at what will likely be the last senatorial debate before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Over the hourlong debate, the two Congress members covered the regulation of social media,...

School sports rivalries promote sexual violence

School sports rivalries promote sexual violence

May Olvera

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In anticipation of the Sept. 22 football game between Texas State and the University of Texas at San Antonio, Roadrunners took to Twitter for some pre-showdown banter using #TexasStateHateWeek. Although most of the tweets under the hashtag were light-hearted jabs, sexual objectification was obviously...

Students march alongside political, religious, commercial groups in pride parade

Students march alongside political, religious, commercial groups in pride parade

May Olvera

September 30, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

San Marcos residents marched Sept. 8 through downtown in the fifth annual SMTX Pride Parade. By the time the parade started at 10 a.m., various groups outfitted with colorful gear and rainbow flags had congregated around the park. Among the crowd were students, residents, local organizations, political...

Community comes together to plan the revival of a historic African-American church

Community comes together to plan the revival of a historic African-American church

May Olvera

September 30, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

New owners, a revitalized community and a commissioning board have come together to honor and restore a significant part of San Marcos history: the Old First Baptist Church. When the Old First Baptist Church's current owner, Kurt Waldhauser, acquired the property last year, he was unsure of its history...

From California fields to outer space, Jose Hernandez brings perseverance to Common Experience

From California fields to outer space, Jose Hernandez brings perseverance to Common Experience

May Olvera

September 26, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Astronaut and engineer Jose Hernandez recalled his path Tuesday night from crossing international lines as a migrant farmworker to crossing interplanetary lines as an astronaut. Students, faculty and members of the community all came together for the sold out LBJ Distinguished Lecturer Series held...

Diverse government representation is necessary for democracy

Diverse government representation is necessary for democracy

May Olvera

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A government that is truly representative of its population must strive to reflect and embody the electorate it serves. The United States Congress tragically fails at achieving proportionally diverse representation and — although the local city government succeeds in certain cases — there is a serious...

City Councilman invokes Iconic Village fire to justify unethical vote

City Councilman invokes Iconic Village fire to justify unethical vote

May Olvera

September 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

After voting in favor of a program that uses taxpayer dollars to assist commercial property owners, City Council member Scott Gregson put himself in a morally questionable position. As a notable landlord in San Marcos, Gregson’s properties are some of the largest beneficiaries of the Business Improvement...

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