The University Star

Capturing youth

Capturing youth

Sonia Garcia

February 18, 2018

Austin is not the only city with a booming art scene now that Texas State students and alumni are ensuring San Marcos has its own space for artists. Evan Ferguson, business senior, hosted his first pop-up art exhibit for with the support of SMTX Ripple Market Feb. 17, held at Splash Coworking. His...

Humans of San Marcos: David Mars

Humans of San Marcos: David Mars

Sonia Garcia

February 17, 2018

"In the early 90's I sold everything I had and took off to Russia. I had a sister there with her husband, so I went to stay with them. It's kind of funny, I actually got a job at the embassy. I just checked work badges, but it was cool. I would send what I got my hands on back home to my brother, like...

African-American associate professor inspires students

African-American associate professor inspires students

Sonia Garcia

February 16, 2018

A history professor is using his past experiences to relate to and reassure his students that they do indeed belong in college. As a Texas State alumnus, Ronald Angelo Johnson, history associate professor, became a young adult on this campus and now seeks to ensure a welcoming environment for all...

Trainers give community a helping hand

Trainers give community a helping hand

Sonia Garcia

February 12, 2018

A new fitness complex is coming to town, but the first step before its grand opening is to help the San Marcos community. The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center will benefit from the generous donations coming from Heat Bootcamp's membership pre-sales. Cody Butler, founder and co-owner of Heat Bootcamp,...

A home-style taste of Chicago

A home-style taste of Chicago

Sonia Garcia

February 4, 2018

Two bobcats have teamed up to keep a tasty family recipe alive by selling food to their college community out of their home in San Marcos. Charles Rivers, business management junior, and Arianna Richards, exercise and sports science junior, have brought the Rivers family secret fried-chicken recipe...

Humans of San Marcos: David Ross

Humans of San Marcos: David Ross

Sonia Garcia

February 2, 2018

"This year I've been to Santa Fe, New York, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, and Enchanted Rock. I try to travel at least once a month to see something different. I save up and I can go to a destination and ride my bike so it's pretty cheap in the end. If we want to do something during the day, we can be like...

Four friends adjust to a fit lifestyle

Sonia Garcia

December 4, 2017

Four friends went from mentoring students together to hitting the gym everyday to support each other. Karissa Marks, psychology and anthropology senior, Prisila De Leon, graduate student and their group of friends are Texas State students who work out together at Camp Gladiator in San Marcos. A...

Spanish Intercambino brings students together practicing English

Sonia Garcia

November 23, 2017

Native Spanish-speaking students at Texas State were given an opportunity to share their culture. The second Intercambio Spanish Language Mixer was held at the Mochas & Javas coffee shop Nov. 10 by the Modern Languages department and the International Office. The event was coordinated by Spanish...

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