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Campus shuttles make safety adjustments for fall semester

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Arthur Fairchild, News Contributor

August 24, 2020

Texas State has made adjustments to the Bobcat Shuttle system to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, sparking mixed reactions from students set to ride the shuttle bus this semester. Texas State's Transportation Services announced changes to the Bobcat Shuttle routes along with new protocols to ens...

Student organizations adapt to fall recruitment conditions

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Cristela Jones and Timia Cobb

August 24, 2020

Student organizations are coming up with creative ways to approach recruitment and outreach as Texas State brings students back to campus with COVID-19 protocols in place. According to the university’s Roadmap to Return, many student activities, services and programs will be held in-person and onlin...

Campus tutoring services adjust learning experience for fall

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Brianna Benitez and Leanne Castro

August 24, 2020

With a new campus reality imminent, Texas State tutoring services have redesigned their approach in delivering quality academic assistance by implementing in-person, online and hybrid learning options for students this semester. Although the fall semester is expected to look different than previous...

Here’s what you can expect from us this school year

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2020

It feels like yesterday when our current editorial board took over for the summer and 2020-21 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic had been a normal part of our lives since March; the murder of George Floyd had not yet taken place; the general election still seemed like it was far away. Everything ...

Hays County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, 47 recoveries

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

August 21, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 20 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 47 recoveries Aug. 21, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,250, active cases to 2,425 and recoveries to 2,780. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,043. Kyle and Buda...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 20, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 20, both San Marcos males in their 70s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 45. The county also reports 20 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 84 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county...

Hays County to offer free COVID-19 testing

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Hays County announced free six-day COVID-19 testing sites starting Aug. 24 in San Marcos and Kyle. The San Marcos site will be located at San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road. The Kyle locations will be located at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlers Crossing. Testing will take...

Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 19, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports two new COVID-19 fatalities Aug. 19, a San Marcos woman in her 90s and a Kyle man in his 70s, both hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 43. The county also reports 18 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 61...

Hays County reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 125 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 18, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 125 recoveries Aug. 18, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,192, active cases to 2,563 and recoveries to 2,588. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,139. Kyle and...

Hays County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, 42 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 17, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 39 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 recoveries Aug. 15-17, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,150, active cases to 2,646 and recoveries to 2,463. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,200. Kyle and...

Alumnus helps Latinx community through bilingual errand service

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Brooklyn Solis, Life and Arts Contributor

August 17, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact the Latinx community, a Texas State alumnus and his wife have worked together to develop Ayuda—an errand service group that accommodates both Spanish and English speaking users. The at-risk reality Latinxs face due to COVID-19 is what originally...

(Photo Gallery) Incoming freshmen arrive on campus for first day of move-in

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Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

August 16, 2020

Students, families and resident assistants faced the summer heat Aug. 16 as Texas State welcomed its newest Bobcats to campus for the first day of resident hall move-in following the COVID-19 outbreak. While move-in can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for new students as they transition to college...

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