The University Star


Resources available for students battling eating disorders

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Alyssa Newsom

October 28, 2017

A recent survey from The Walden Center for Education and Research showed eating disorders affect 20 percent of all college students. When this is applied to Texas State, data shows over 6,000 students struggle with this hardship every single day. Casey Tallent, national collegiate outreach director...

Bomb threats target Texas State

Students gather outside LBJ Student Center as law enforcement evacuated the building due to a bomb threat, Oct. 26.

Shayan Faradineh

October 26, 2017

LBJ Student Center and Jones Dining Hall were temporarily closed Thursday, Oct. 26, as law enforcement investigated bomb threats made on Texas State's San Marcos campus. Around 1:20 p.m., The Lair was temporarily closed and evacuated. Nearly 15 minutes later, the fire alarms rang and the student center...

Student Body President Connor Clegg issues first veto

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Jakob Rodriguez

October 26, 2017

At the Oct. 16 meeting, Student Government passed four resolutions, three of which were ordinarily voted on and one was read as an emergency piece. However, Connor Clegg, student body president, sent out a memorandum informing senators of his veto on one of the pieces. The piece of legislation, authored...

Speaker Joe Straus announced he will not seek re-election

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Shayan Faradineh

October 25, 2017

Joe Straus has represented Texas House District 121 since February 2005. The district includes the Bexar County communities of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills and northeast San Antonio. Strauss announced Oct. 25 that he will not seek reelection. Strauss has served as the Speaker of the Texas...

San Marcos mayor seeks to combat climate change

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Alyssa Newsom

October 18, 2017

After President Donald Trump split from the Paris Climate Agreement in September, San Marcos has decided to take the environment into its own hands and develop a city wide climate change plan. Mayor John Thomaides was the 210th mayor to sign on to a nationwide agreement that each city would work to...

University Strategic Plan developed with students in mind

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Jakob Rodriguez

October 16, 2017

As Texas State experiences rapid growth, the administration has to adjust for the physical growth of the campus and the goals and objectives of its student body. Faculty and staff have created the University Strategic Plan plan. Under the plan’s first goal to support student retention and graduation, studen...

School of Social Work receives funding for rural training and student stipends

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Sabrina Bryant

October 7, 2017

A four-year, $1.9 million dollar grant has been awarded to the School of Social Work by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This grant includes giving students striving for a Master of Social Work a stipend per student, as well as enhance training in rural areas of social work. Amy Benton,...

The fight over sanctuary cities isn’t over

Protesters stand at the back of Hogg’s auditorium Sept. 24 shouting “Pass Dream Act” at U.S Sens.

Connor Brown

September 26, 2017

A four-person panel consisting of lawmakers and lobbyists gathered at the University of Texas campus Sept. 24, to discuss the implications of one of the most contentious pieces of legislation this past session, Senate Bill 4. After U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halted the implementation of SB...

Six pieces of legislation passed by Student Government

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Jakob Rodriguez

September 19, 2017

Student Government discussed 10 bills at their meeting Sept. 19. Six bills passed, and five were unanimously approved. In addition, 14 new senators were sworn into office and guest speakers addressed campus problems to the body. The first piece of legislation passed was the Constituent Outreach Technology...

Trauth speaks at first Student Government meeting of the year

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Jakob Rodriguez

September 17, 2017

Student Government held its first meeting of the third session Sept. 11 in the LBJ teaching theatre. President Denise Trauth made an appearance and reminded the legislative body of its role and commitment to students and discussed campus projects. Representatives were appointed to various positions...

Humanities studies awarded $63,000 grant 

Joseph Falocco, english lecturer, leads a lesson Sept. 6 in a classroom in Flowers Hall.

Ryan Kirby

September 15, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $63,000 to Joseph Falocco, associate professor of English in late August. The funds will contribute to Falocco’s directing of a Shakespearean seminar for artists. “The award highlights the intersection of both English and Theatre,” Falocco...

TEDx coming to Texas State in October

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Shayan Faradineh

September 10, 2017

TEDx are self-organized, local events that bring communities to share a TED-like experience. TEDx will be organized on campus Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature innovative ideas from a variety of speakers, entertainment from Texas State students and the chance to discuss and...

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