The University Star


San Marcos police officer shot

Flags fly at half staff Dec. 6 as businesses on the square illuminate with blue lights in respect to the fallen officer.

Jakob Rodriguez

December 4, 2017

Update: Funeral arrangements have been made at the Thomason Funeral Home. The public is welcome to Officer Copeland’s visitation, from 2-10 p.m Dec. 12. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Dec. 13 at the Community Bible Church with internment ceremonies immediately following on the church gr...

UPD issues trespass warnings to those who posted fliers on campus

Police Lights, siren

Denise Cervantes

December 4, 2017

The University Police Department released a statement in regards to the flyers and banners posted on campus. UPD did not specify which flyers the statement was in regard to. Most recently, banners were posted on Alkek Library Oct. 30. UPD issued criminal trespasses and warnings Dec. 3 to the five men who po...

Broadway dancer steps out of spotlight to teach

Diana Furman

December 2, 2017

Tucked away in a studio with creaking wood floors, a group of students surrenders to the movement of their dancing bodies and the beat of the bass rattling the studio's mirrors. “Plié, relevé, press those knees wide,” Kiira Schmidt Carper, a ballet and jazz technique professor said. Her lively...

Composting program faces fund cuts

Kevin Walsh, graduate student manager of Bobcat Blend, guides a hose into the mixing chamber.

Sandra Sadek

November 29, 2017

The on-campus composting program, Bobcat Blend, has been reducing the amount of organic waste discharged from campus, while educating the community on the value of composting through research. Despite the benefits, a lack of funding threatens to shut down the program. Bobcat Blend has not received...

Jewish Bobcats at Texas State react to anti-Semitic flyers on campus

Lauren Rexroad

November 15, 2017

After anti-Semitic and white supremacy flyers were posted on campus, the Jewish Bobcats at Texas State have mixed reactions in response to the hateful climate. The flyers were posted between Oct. 16 and 17, calling for "global white supremacy" in America and encouraging students to go to a website...

Texas Representative claims impeachment vote will be scheduled before Christmas

United States Capital building

Sandra Sadek

November 13, 2017

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives, Nov. 8 to announce a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, a year after his election to the seat. "I now announce that before Christmas there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia,...

Students homeless due to unfinished apartment complex

Erika Conover

November 8, 2017

Tired of misplacing clothes, eating fast food and feeling like she overstays her welcome, one student decided to terminate her lease with Pointe Apartments. Audrey Watkins, anthropology and marketing sophomore, was supposed to move in on Aug. 15. However, the complex was unable to open because it...

Alumnus’ war experience fosters fiction novel

Diana Furman

November 7, 2017

Texas State alumnus Brandon Caro found himself inspired to join the Navy, later to use his experiences to make a living in novel writing. Caro graduated from Texas State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in English before enlisting in the Navy to become a combat medic. Caro has published a fiction...

Soccer senior hopes to go out on top

Soccer Stock

Anthony Flores

November 3, 2017

Sports affect different people from a variety of backgrounds, each one taking away something different and unique to themselves. Whether you view it as an escape or simply as a game, there’s no denying it builds character. Alyssa Phelan, senior midfielder, has played soccer all her life and with...

Heritage Association weighs in on Capes Dam controversy

<em> File photo of Cape's Dam</em>

Sandra Sadek

November 1, 2017

The Heritage Association of San Marcos sent a letter to City Council on Sept. 27 requesting the council reconsider its decision to remove Cape’s Dam. Capes Dam closed January 2014. In March 2016, the council voted to have it removed, in accordance with state and federal agencies such as U.S. Fish...

The final season for a softball star

Randi Rupp, senior right-handed pitcher, winds up the pitch during a past game against Troy

Brooke Phillips

November 1, 2017

After having three successful years on the Texas State softball team, a returning veteran is back to accomplish even more for her last and final year as a Bobcat. Randi Rupp, senior right-handed pitcher, has been one of the biggest faces of the Texas State softball program since coming here in 2014...

The Dead live on at Tales and Tours

Actors at the 5th annual tales and tours event dress as famous, deceased community members Oct 28

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 31, 2017

The dead came back to life at the 5th annual Tales and Tours event hosted by The Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery where an Austin artist carved a headstone live for on-lookers. The event took place on Oct. 28 to raise funds for a new, major restoration project in the Roberts Section of the San Marcos...

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