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Boreing-Becerra sworn into office

President Trauth is swearing in Student Body President Brooklyn Boreing

Sandra Sadek

April 19, 2018

Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing and Vice President Ruben Becerra Jr. swore in April 19 at 3:30 p.m., replacing the Merritt-Loosmore administration. President Denise Trauth gave an opening speech where she said she believes Boreing and Becerra will govern equally and fairly. Trauth proceeded...

Student Government legislation goes missing

Associate justices, legislation approved at Student Goverment's second meeting

Katie Burrell

April 18, 2018

The Texas State Student Government's website shows 23 pieces of passed legislation, the president said the organization has passed double that amount, but members of senate and the president will not provide the full list. During the presidential and vice presidential candidate debate hosted Feb...

Senator accused during Student Government meeting of vandalism

The fountain near Flowers Hall was vandalize with writing and food coloring, April 9.

Sawyer Click

April 10, 2018

During the April 9 meeting, Student Government President Connor Clegg accused Sen. Claudia Gasponi of vandalizing campus property in an attempt to lower enrollment rates. Student Government passed three pieces of legislation during the meeting and heard a presentation after the claims were made. Before...

Screenshots of senator’s messages spark controversy, talk of impeachment

Christian Sears poses for a photo in the LBJ Teaching Theatre while running for Student Government vice president

Sandra Sadek

April 2, 2018

A Student Government senator authored articles of impeachment against Sen. Christian Sears following the spread of screenshots of his messages with a former student via social media. @ExposeTXST, an anonymous Twitter page "dedicated to representing and reporting the mistreatment of marginalized stude...

Possibility of Clegg’s impeachment returns

Student body President Connor Clegg listening to students at a public forum

Katie Burrell

March 28, 2018

The Dean of Students released a statement via Twitter announcing her interest overturning the Student Supreme Court's decision to not impeach Student Government President Connor Clegg. The statement comes after Claudia Gasponi, University College senator and general studies senior, filed for an appeal M...

Student Government passes hygiene product policy during meeting

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Sawyer Click

March 20, 2018

Student Government held its roundtable March 19 and passed a policy that will place menstrual hygiene products in campus bathrooms. The Menstrual Hygiene Availability Act passed unanimously with one abstention. In an effort to reduce the cost of student spending on hygiene products, the act will make...

SXSW #LostInMusic showcase combines music and virtual reality

Khalid performing at the Sony #LostInMusic showcase for SXSW

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 16, 2018

Sony Music hosted the first night of their #LostInMusic showcase for South By Southwest on March 15 at the Trinity Warehouse. Before entering the venue, concert goers are taken through a display of Sony’s latest virtual reality project, the AVO576. It uses spatial audio technology to take users...

SXSW showcases up-and-coming artists

Gracie and Rachel perform at Stubbs for SXSW

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 15, 2018

NPR Music hosted a music showcase March 14 at Stubbs in Austin, Texas to promote Slingshot, their spotlight channel for up-and-coming musicians. SXSW festival-goers crowded the indoor stage while onlookers observed from the balcony above as the venue reached maximum capacity before the first band...

SXSW panel recap: DACA recipients, activists share their stories

SXSW panel with Maria Praeli

Katie Burrell

March 15, 2018

Immigration activists and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients met during a SXSW panel in an effort to share their immigration stories and push for reform. The panel, Defending Dreamers: Resisting with Art & Activism, was moderated March 14 by Jessica Reeves, chief operating officer at ...

Greek life chapters face stronger polices and regulations

UAC building on Texas State campus Jan. 25.

Jakob Rodriguez

February 28, 2018

Greek life will be facing new regulations concerning social events, recruitment and more on its return. No registered social events with alcohol will be allowed for fraternities or sororities not already on social probation until Sept. 1, 2018, according to the Fraternity and Sorority Recommitment ...

Texas State ranked among worst colleges for free speech

10 Worst Colleges2018

Sandra Sadek

February 13, 2018

Texas State was listed among the 2018 top 10 worst colleges for free speech, according to a recent post by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equ...

President Trauth signs on to letter supporting action for dreamers

Texas State students held a silent demonstration on the steps of Alkek Library Sept. 5 in response to Trump's decision to rescind DACA.

Shayan Faradineh

February 5, 2018

In a letter to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, President Denise Trauth and at least 10 other Texas university presidents and chancellors co-signed a letter from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The letter urges Cornyn to support bringing the Dream Act to a floor vote before Feb. 8. HACU’s...

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