The University Star

Resources offer support for alcoholism

Resources offer support for alcoholism

Sonia Garcia

April 18, 2018

Drinking can quickly get out of hand due to all sorts of factors, however, no student has to battle alcoholism alone thanks to campus resources. Students battling alcoholism or binge drinking, or students in the recovery process of alcohol abuse are offered a variety of resources on campus. The Student...

Fashion Week struts through San Marcos

Fashion Week struts through San Marcos

Sonia Garcia

April 15, 2018

After a week of learning opportunities, it was bright lights and music for the runway with models debuting the collections of fresh designers. For the second year in a row J’Kenya Garrett, international studies junior, coordinated Texas State Fashion Week with a fashion show. She and a team...

Best Asian restaurant: Kobe

Best Asian restaurant: Kobe

Sonia Garcia

April 12, 2018

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse keeps customers coming back for more with a variety of Japanese foods, sushi and hibachi grills. The family-oriented restaurant opened its doors in 2005 and has won the San Marcos Stars' best Asian cuisine for three years in a row. Kobe is currently closed due to renovations...

Speech and Debate team brings home victory

Speech and Debate team brings home victory

Sonia Garcia

April 7, 2018

Speaking in front of large crowds tends to be a daunting task, but one group of students gained national recognition for its ability to stand and deliver. The Speech and Debate team, made up of the LBJ Debate and Elton Abernathy Forensics Societies, won the Pi Kappa Delta Division I National Championship...

Engineering department collaborates with major companies

Engineering department collaborates with major companies

Sonia Garcia

April 4, 2018

Research is expanding resulting in technological innovations going from Texas State into the hands of major corporations. Companies and government organizations are collaborating with the engineering department to sponsor the development of the newest innovative technology. Professors are guiding...

Humans of San Marcos: Autumn Dorrough

Humans of San Marcos: Autumn Dorrough

Sonia Garcia

March 24, 2018

"I started my business two years ago, it’s called Keta Photographs. I love meeting people in the area because of the culture and I love San Marcos. I’ve traveled all over Texas and gone to Colorado to shoot photos. Right now I have been really busy with senior season, and that’s actually how I...

Couple begins five month hike

Couple begins five month hike

Sonia Garcia

March 23, 2018

On March 22 husband and wife, Travis and Melony LaCoss, Texas State alumni, began the five month hike up the Appalachian Trail. Having dedicated their life to backpacking through national parks, the LaCoss’s are excited to mark another trail off their list of destinations. They will start the trail...

Thesis project turns into live production

Thesis project turns into live production

Sonia Garcia

March 22, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Zu’s Earth this month.The production was written by Sidney Rushing, dramatic writing graduate student, and directed by Isaac Byrne, second-year Masters of Fine Arts candidate in the theatre department graduate school. Rushing said about seven years after his grandma...

LBGTQ+ students get a second chance at prom

LBGTQ+ students get a second chance at prom

Sonia Garcia

March 21, 2018

Bobcat PRIDE held their very first Second Chance Prom on March 20 in the LBJ Ballroom. The prom was an opportunity for LBGTQ+ students to have a prom where they could take whoever they wanted and dress in any attire they chose. The prom was open to all students for a door price of 10 dollars to support...

Geography students research to develop trails

Geography students research to develop trails

Sonia Garcia

March 6, 2018

The heavy traffic in the greater Austin area will soon be alleviated by the development of trails for foot and bike travel. Lucas Chavez, geographic information systems graduate student, was the project manager for a semester-long service project in his GIS Design & Implementation course. Working...

Recreation students gain hands on experience

Recreation students gain hands on experience

Sonia Garcia

March 1, 2018

Middle schoolers in San Marcos are trading time with technology to have active fun with a group of Texas State students. Miller Middle School welcomed back an after-school program, Partnered Out of School Time, for its fifth year on Feb. 20. Simultaneously, the after-school program Spring Lake Outdoor...

Students tackle food insecurity

Students tackle food insecurity

Sonia Garcia

February 22, 2018

Having a decent meal is not always easy as a college student so an on-campus resource is helping make food more accessible. On Feb. 1, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences opened its doors to the new Bobcat Bounty food pantry. The SFCS partnered with the Hays County Food Bank to accommodate...

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