The University Star

Alumnus assists artistic growth

Alumnus assists artistic growth

Sonia Garcia

October 2, 2018

One Texas State alumnus is helping locals reveal their inner artists by leading workshops at the Price Center. The Price Center is a community events center with a focus on visual, performing and cultural arts. It offers an array of fun events that are low priced or free, ranging from quilting to...

Holy Yoga takes Sewell Park

Holy Yoga takes Sewell Park

Sonia Garcia

October 2, 2018

There is nothing like summertime at Sewell. Instead of sunbathing all day long, take the chance to clear the mind with exercise and meditation. Mondays at 8 a.m., United Campus Ministry hosts Holy Yoga at Sewell Park. The hour-long session includes essential oils, peaceful meditation and relaxing...

Students find success at Career Fairs

Students find success at Career Fairs

Sonia Garcia

September 18, 2018

The LBJ ballroom will soon welcome employers once again to grant students the opportunity to develop into working professionals. Career services offers many different resources including hosting career fairs every semester. Through career fairs, students have been able to score internships and jobs...

Professor triumphs despite hardships

Professor triumphs despite hardships

Sonia Garcia

September 17, 2018

One professor found herself fleeing her home country in fear for her life, only to live it to the fullest through persistence and strength. Spanish senior lecturer Alba Melga has shared her inspirational immigration story with students for nearly 15 years at Texas State. Melgar was born in El Salvador...

Campus dance crew returns for second year

Campus dance crew returns for second year

Sonia Garcia

August 19, 2018

Hip-hop is no stranger to Texas State, but one organization is stealing the show with new dance moves. KIDZ NxT DOOR stepped into the spotlight last year as a fresh and all-inclusive hip-hop dance team. Now, they are back for a second year to recruit dancers and share new performances. Prince Imo,...

Alumna joins Mean Girls on Broadway

Alumna joins Mean Girls on Broadway

Sonia Garcia

August 18, 2018

After years of singing, acting and dancing, one alumna made it to Broadway. Gianna Yanelli, musical theater alumna, has taken to the big stage after lifelong dreams of musical theater and excelling in her commitment to the trade. A love for Britney Spears growing up led to Yanelli's passion for...

Women guide girls in flight, breaking gender norms

Women guide girls in flight, breaking gender norms

Sonia Garcia

August 18, 2018

Preteen girls from across the nation spent a week on campus building their knowledge of aviation. Fourteen girls between the ages of 11 and 14 moved into Texas State residence halls June 26. While too young for college, they are old enough to participate in PreFlight Aviation Camp. The girls were...

Community steps in to assist fire victims

Community steps in to assist fire victims

Sonia Garcia

August 1, 2018

Residents of the Iconic Village apartment complex and Vintage Pads apartment complex were awakened July 20 by a fire that broke out from unknown causes. The community has come together to lend a helping hand to those in need. The community is making multiple efforts to help get victims of the fir...

Team USA brings home the quidditch championship

Team USA brings home the quidditch championship

Sonia Garcia

July 13, 2018

They are neither witches nor wizards, but the Texas State Quidditch team has mastered the game, representing the U.S. in a globally loved sport. Two students and an alumnus went from playing quidditch together in San Marcos to representing the U.S. during the 2018 International Quidditch Association...

Women get rough in Roller Derby

Women get rough in Roller Derby

Sonia Garcia

July 13, 2018

Clad in gear from head to toe, women are proving their strength and finding empowerment through an unusual sport. Last year, Roller Derby made its debut in San Marcos when Texas State alumna Rebecca Hudson, “Strawberry Stomp Cake,” created the nonprofit organization, San Marcos River Rollers....

Students represent Lebanon at NUMAL

Students represent Lebanon at NUMAL

Sonia Garcia

June 27, 2018

Although Lebanon is thousands of miles away, one group of students have mastered the country's civic and public affairs. Eighteen Texas State students spent four days in April at the National University Model Arab League Conference in Washington D.C. They represented the needs, interests and resolutions fo...

San Marcos celebrates Pride Month

San Marcos celebrates Pride Month

Sonia Garcia

June 21, 2018

Pride Month comes with the celebration of love with students finding different ways to commemorate the history behind the LGBT community. For about 50 years, June has been nationally recognized as Pride Month for the LGBT community. The month is a time to celebrate the historical milestones the community...

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