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Texas State reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 2, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added Sept. 2 10 new student cases. According to the dashboard, 96 student cases and seven faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 76 students cases and four faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester ...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 2, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Sept. 2, a San Marcos man in his 70s and a Buda woman in her 50s, both hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 50. The county also reports 15 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 120 rec...

Texas State reports seven new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 1, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added Sept. 1 seven new student cases. According to the dashboard, 86 student cases and seven faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 66 students cases and four faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall seme...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 1, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 1, a San Marcos woman in her 80s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 48. The county also reports 14 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 118 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,...

Back to business: Student workers return to work with new safety protocols

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Payton Russell, Life and Arts Contributor

September 1, 2020

Donning face masks as part of their new uniforms, students with on-campus jobs returned to work this semester hoping to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. With new health and safety protocols on campus, some student workers view safety as more than possible. Campus locations like Alkek Library,...

Texas State reports 26 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 31, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added Aug. 31 25 new student cases and one new faculty/staff member case. Since Aug. 28, the dashboard reported 19 positive student cases. The dashboard does not update on weekends. According to the dashboard, a total of 197 students and 35 faculty and staff...

Students adapt to reopened recreation center, new safety guidelines

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Ricardo Delgado, News Contributor

August 31, 2020

Weeks after Texas State's Student Recreation Center reopened its doors with new health protocols, students are learning how to incorporate the now limited services into their daily routines. Following the university's Roadmap to Return, many aspects of campus life altered the Rec Center's day-to-day operat...

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter seeks help from students

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Brittany Andes, News Contributor

August 31, 2020

With social distancing guidelines in place and a smaller volunteer and staff workforce, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is seeking student support to stay in operation. Many animal shelters are drastically reducing staff and volunteers to adhere to social distancing guidelines. As of now, ...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 31, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Aug. 31, a San Marcos man in his 80s who was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 47. The county also reports 35 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 28 and 53 recoveries, b...

Opinion: People should not have to risk personal safety to watch “Tenet”

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Brett Owen, Opinion Contributor

August 31, 2020

After three delays drastically underestimating how long the COVID-19 pandemic would last, Warner Brothers has once again moved the theatrical release date for the next Christopher Nolan blockbuster. While the constant delays could have been avoided by releasing the film over a streaming service like...

(Audio) Texas State students speak on feelings about semester

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Liliana Perez, Rasika Gasti, and Douglas Smith

August 29, 2020

Texas State students, faculty and staff returned to campus after months of deliberation about whether it was safe with COVID-19 still present. Over the summer, the university implemented its Roadmap to Return and encouraged students to take the Bobcat Pledge to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While pr...

Texas State reports 17 new student COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 28, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 28 17 new students tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 172 students and 34 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. Texas State’s total COVID-19 cases recently jumped after 26 new c...

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