The University Star


Student body president may face impeachment charge

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Jakob Rodriguez

February 3, 2018

Following the student body president's racist and sexist Instagram posts, impeachment charges may be brought to review by next week. Organizers received the last signatures needed for the impeachment process to begin. Alissa Guerrero, international relations senior, said she was upset with student b...

Student body president’s social media posts raise concerns among students

Clegg and Duncan are sworn in

Katie Burrell

February 1, 2018

Screenshots taken from student body President Connor Clegg’s Instagram account surfaced on multiple social media accounts Feb. 1, now students are calling the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs to report misconduct. The posts include Clegg with strangers and another a photo collage...

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

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

Jakob Rodriguez

January 30, 2018

Three pieces were passed unanimously during Student Government's second meeting of the semester. The first, the "Rides for Cats Authorization Act," was defined as an attempt for Texas State to partner with a ride-sharing company. The program would offer a ride-sharing service for Texas State students...

More businesses join Springtown Mall restoration

More businesses join Springtown Mall restoration

Shayan Faradineh

January 27, 2018

Springtown Mall, a vacant shopping complex has undergone restoration since 2014. While some shops still remain vacant, restaurants and businesses are beginning to populate the area again. Springtown, located at Interstate 35 and Springtown Way, has been largely vacant since Target, Best Buy, JCPenney...

Campaigns emerge as Student Government elections approach

Campaigns emerge as Student Government elections approach

Jakob Rodriguez

January 25, 2018

By Jan. 23, three campaigns announced bids for Student Government president and vice president for the 2018-19 academic year within 24 hours of each other. The campaign season officially started Jan. 24 and will continue until the polls open at 7 a.m., Feb. 19. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. on...

Task force forms to review Greek Affairs governance

Front yard of Old Main

Shayan Faradineh

January 23, 2018

A committee consisting of 31 faculty, staff, advisors, alumni and students have formed to conduct the review of Greek Affairs governance, following the death of a student Nov. 13. Matt Ellis passed away in his sleep Nov. 13 off campus, following a social event hosted his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi....

Long-term construction underway in San Marcos

aquarena springs drive detour map

Shayan Faradineh

January 21, 2018

As students return to Texas State and San Marcos, various long-term roads and constructions projects are still underway, leaving detours around the city. Mckie Street Mckie St. will be closed from IH-35 Frontage Rd. to apartment entrance for utility installation from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 7, 20...

Free textbooks initiative aims for state legislature

free textbooks at the bookstore

Jakob Rodriguez

January 20, 2018

Last semester, Student Government launched an initiative to bring Open Education Resources to Texas State. Initially scheduled to be implemented spring 2018, the initiative now joins an advocacy group as an agenda for the next state legislative session. OERs, such as textbooks, study guides, homew...

San Marcos community marches for MLK

LBJ MLK crossroads memorial_sf_January 15, 2018

Shayan Faradineh

January 16, 2018

As celebrations continue across the nation, The Dunbar Heritage Association hosted the march with events praising the voice and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday celebrates the 89th birthday of the historic civil rights leader. Starting Monday’s events, the history of MLK’s legacy was...

New lawsuit surfaces in Jordin Taylor death

County offices will be closed for Labor Day

Shayan Faradineh

January 8, 2018

A new lawsuit is underway involving an insurance company claiming to be misled by transportation services involved in a 2016 incident resulting in the death of Jordin Taylor. Manufacturers Alliance Insurance Company brought claims against B&B Shuttles on Jan. 5. On Oct. 29, 2016, Taylor’s body ...

Impact music has on Texas

Drum set with drum sticks on top

Sawyer Click

December 14, 2017

The Texas Music Office has released an analysis which breaks down the state music industry's commercial growth with specific insight into job creation, earnings, revenue from sales and tax revenue. The 2017 Economic Impact of Music in Texas report recognizes the industry has experienced substantial grow...

Sights and Sounds of Christmas brings the community, students together

Performers sing at one of the stages at the festival.

Diana Furman

December 6, 2017

A dim evening is lit by thousands of twinkling Christmas lights, the aroma of fresh baked goods tickles your nose and snowflakes dance in the air. San Marcos’ annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas opened Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9, wooing the community with its holiday cheer and relaxing nature....

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