The University Star

Novel writers celebrate writing month

Novel writers celebrate writing month

Mena Yasmine

November 18, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Writers on campus are channeling their energy into National Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, in a bid to write a 50,000 word long novel by Nov. 30. Inkspot Creative Writing club has extended their Wednesday meetings from 5-9 p.m. in the Alkek teaching theater to also include Saturday afternoons from 12-4...

Students honor loved ones during Día de los Muertos

Students honor loved ones during Día de los Muertos

Mena Yasmine

October 31, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Throughout the month of October, students have the opportunity to honor friends and loved ones who have passed away through a Day of the Dead alter. The alter is an ode to Latinx culture and the commemorative holiday, Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. The holiday lasts three days, beginning...

LBJSC hosts Hogwarts Halloween

LBJSC hosts Hogwarts Halloween

Mena Yasmine

October 30, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Potterheads across campus rejoiced yesterday as the second annual Hogwarts Halloween took place at the LBJ Student Center. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29., Bobcats were able to participate in a number of magical activities like Divination Class with tarot card readings, getting to interact with live...

Students find expression through beauty blogs

Students find expression through beauty blogs

Mena Yasmine

October 26, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Life and Arts, Uncategorized

As the weather grows colder, many students are left scrambling for warm and stylish ensembles. Texas State's sum of fashion bloggers are here to help students get through this fall with their blogs and fashion advice in tow. Texas State is home to a myriad of online personalities and identities, but...

San Marcos locals create online literary journal

San Marcos locals create online literary journal

Mena Yasmine

October 10, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

A collection of art across all mediums is open for the people of San Marcos and Texas State students alike to showcase their work. Sybil, an online literary journal, was launched last year by three San Marcos community members. Sybil has given artists of all mediums a platform to display their talents...

Students connect virtually across the globe

Students connect virtually across the globe

Mena Yasmine

September 18, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

For the past week and a half, students have been offered the opportunity to bridge cultural barriers and speak with people from across the globe as a part of an interactive exhibit put on through Texas State Galleries. Shared Studios broadcasts itself as a global public arts initiative. The piece,...

Thrifting can be environmentally friendly

Thrifting can be environmentally friendly

Mena Yasmine

August 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As demonstrated throughout history, fashion has been known to repeat itself. Now, it seems like everyone is chasing the "throwback" aesthetic we used to see in shows such as the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "A Different World" and other iconic sitcoms. Visual media in this era showcased what are...

Tattoos and piercings should not indicate a person’s degree of professionalism

Tattoos and piercings should not indicate a person’s degree of professionalism

Mena Yasmine

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Many changes come with college as this era of life is characterized by modifications — both physically and mentally. Tattoos, piercings and shaved heads are some of the ways college students change to become more comfortable in their own skin. Some of these choices may affect an individual's chance...

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