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Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Samantha Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. update: UPD released an FAQ at 3:54 p.m. answering questions regarding the arrests, stating "some students engaged in a heated discussion which unfortunately escalated into a physical altercation between two students." The arrested students were transported to the Hays Coun...

Remembering fallen Bobcats

Remembering fallen Bobcats

Samantha Guerrero

April 17, 2019

With heavy hearts and cheerful smiles, members of the Texas State community came together during the Bobcat Pause Memorial Service on Thursday to remember faculty, staff, retirees and students who have died in the last year. Dining hall Viking Goddess Susie Mullen, Regents' Professor Lawrence Estaville a...

Student Government president vetos TPUSA legislation

Student Government president vetos TPUSA legislation

Samantha Guerrero

April 16, 2019

President Alison Castillo vetoed legislation April 11 to ban conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, ending a contentious battle of free speech. The resolution was authored by Sens. Claudia Gasponi and Trevor Newman and was sponsored by Sen. Alexa Browning and Sen. Ex-Of...

Student government task force to bring new changes to the constitution

Student government task force to bring new changes to the constitution

Samantha Guerrero

April 16, 2019

Texas State's Dean of Students pulls together a Student Government task force to write a new constitution for fall 2019. In April 2018, Dean of Students Margarita Arellano decided the constitution was in need of a complete upgrade after the impeachment of the student body president. This cause a lack of confidence in the way Student Gove...

Student Government bans TPUSA from campus, dedicates Ms. Susie memorial

Student Government bans TPUSA from campus, dedicates Ms. Susie memorial

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019

Student Government banned conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus April 8 in a packed regular meeting. Additionally, they passed three other legislative pieces. During the meeting, which consisted mostly of voting to ban TPUSA, the Senate allotted an hour and a half to t...

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019

Drawing national attention, Texas State's Student Government voted by majority April 8 to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, an action most likely to be blocked by administrative officials. The meeting was one of the longest in SG's recorded history, with about 27 pe...

Police issue murder warrant following deadly Thorpe Lane shooting

Police issue murder warrant following deadly Thorpe Lane shooting

Samantha Guerrero

April 6, 2019

San Marcos Police Department has put out an arrest warrant against An-drew Stephen Jones on suspicion of a murder that took place April 5 at the Uptown Square Apartments. Police responded Friday at 6:37 p.m. to a call reporting gunshots. Callers advised police that a shooting had taken place in the p...

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Samantha Guerrero

April 6, 2019

Senators read legislation during the April 1 meeting that proposed banning the conservative student organization from campus on grounds of "racism, white supremacy, harassment of students and staff, and lastly, illegal funding of conservative candidates in Student Government." The latter references allegat...

LBJ’s $30M construction to bring more space and multicultural center

LBJ’s $30M construction to bring more space and multicultural center

Samantha Guerrero

April 2, 2019

Since the LBJ Student Center's expansion began in Aug. 2018, students have endured constant hammering throughout classes, dining, student organization meetings and more. Slated to be completed by Feb. 2020, the renovations will include a variety of new spaces as well as old favorites. A new alum...

New meal plans to offer variety and curb swipe sharing

New meal plans to offer variety and curb swipe sharing

Samantha Guerrero

April 2, 2019

Texas State Dining has revealed it will be implementing a new meal trade system starting in the fall of 2019. After getting feedback from focus groups and surveys, Chartwells discovered students want a wider variety of choices when using their meal trades and dining dollars. Students will have ...

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019

Chapter leader Alexa Atkinson represented PERIOD, a global non-profit organization that provides and celebrates menstrual hygiene, in a March 25 presentation to Student Government about bringing free feminine products to campus. Atkinson wishes to put the feminine products in or right outside on-campus...

Macaw stolen from Wonder World Park still missing

Macaw stolen from Wonder World Park still missing

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019

Wonder World Park is asking the public for help in recovering a macaw stolen March 1 from the wildlife park that is still missing. Suzy, a 38-year-old gold-and-blue macaw, was taken from her cage. Suzy has been a member of the animal park for the past twenty years. Park operator Kristin Williams found...

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