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Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

May Olvera

October 24, 2018

Following the Oct. 21 start of early voting in Texas, Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke joined hundreds of supporters Monday night for a town hall at a San Marcos nightclub. On a regular night, The Marc acts as a music venue or a nightclub, and O’Rourke’s campaign rally kept a simila...

TXST lecturer strikes a chord with viral hit, “A Scary Time”

TXST lecturer strikes a chord with viral hit, “A Scary Time”

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018

Texas State lecturer Lynzy Lab landed a performance Oct. 11 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following a viral Twitter post of her singing her song "A Scary Time." Lab, a lecturer in the department of theatre and dance, wrote and posted a song to Twitter Oct. 8. In the video, Lab plays a ukelele and sings, wi...

Spring Lake Dam to undergo repairs

Spring Lake Dam to undergo repairs

Malarie Ohrabka

October 2, 2018

Texas State is repairing the damaged Spring Lake Dam as a part of the Spring Lake Dam Stabilization Project to meet current state standards. The dam, made of cedar posts and rocks, was constructed in 1849 and purchased by Texas State in 1994. Vice President of Finance and Support Services Eric Algoe,...

Pay-to-ride bikes bring alternative transportation to campus

Pay-to-ride bikes bring alternative transportation to campus

Triston Giesie

September 25, 2018

Texas State and the City of San Marcos launched a dock-less bike-share program Sept. 20 in partnership with VeoRide. The gold bikes can be found around town brandishing a Bobcat logo and can be unlocked by downloading the VeoRide app and scanning each bike's unique QR code. The bikes can then be dropped...

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Student Government President Boreing announces resignation amid allegations of election code violations

Sawyer Click

September 8, 2018

Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing announced her resignation Sept. 8 in a Letter From the President's Desk, to be effective Sept. 14. The resignation comes a week after The University Star reported on allegations against Boreing and other former Student Government presidents and cabinet members. The allegations claimed Turning Point USA and its subsidia...

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Allegations against President Boreing reveal Student Government trend of TPUSA affiliations

Sawyer Click

August 31, 2018

Former Sen. Elijah Miller alleged during the Aug. 27 Student Government meeting that President Brooklyn Boreing took an under-the-table campaign donation during the spring 2018 election. During the public forum portion of Student Government's first meeting of the academic year, former senator Elijah...

Students, activists join ACLU at #FamiliesBelongTogether rally

Students, activists join ACLU at #FamiliesBelongTogether rally

Sawyer Click

June 28, 2018

BROWNSVILLE — San Marcos students and activists protested family separation policies June 28 at an American Civil Liberties Union-hosted rally at a courthouse hearing immigration cases. The Families Belong Together Rally at the Border in Brownsville, Texas, came on the heels of ICE's enforcement...

High school student petitions officials and candidates to disassociate from NRA

High school student petitions officials and candidates to disassociate from NRA

Christopher Green

June 21, 2018

In response to recent school shootings, one Hays County student began petitioning local officials and candidates to renounce support from the National Rifle Association. Gabi Perez, author of the petition, is a Wimberley High School junior. Her petition calls on Will Conley, a Hays County Commissioner,...

Boreing-Becerra sworn into office

Boreing-Becerra sworn into office

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...

Senator accused during Student Government meeting of vandalism

Senator accused during Student Government meeting of vandalism

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...

Student Government passes hygiene product policy during meeting

Student Government passes hygiene product policy during meeting

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...

Greek life chapters face stronger polices and regulations

Greek life chapters face stronger polices and regulations

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 ...

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