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Committee of Progressive Students denied residency at former KA house

The former KA house

Tyler Hernandez

October 16, 2017

After backlash on social media, the new student organization Committee of Progressive Students was denied residency at the former fraternity house of Kappa Alpha Order. Committee of Progressive Students was denied due to social media interactions with the fraternity, and will be taking legal action to...

Student media hosting city council debate

Student media hosting city council debate

Shayan Faradineh

October 11, 2017

The University Star and KTSW are hosting a city council debate Oct. 18 for the elections of Place 3 and Place 4. The event will be held 7 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theatre. Student media is accepting questions from students to be asked during the event. The forum will host candidates...

Student Government hosts roundtable and pass resolutions

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Jakob Rodriguez

October 10, 2017

During the Oct. 9 Student Government meeting, two pieces of legislation passed, both pertaining to Bobcat’s understanding of their rights on campus. The Bobcat Freedom Authorization Act will function in two parts. It will advertise the bill of rights and create a public forum dedicated to helping...

Residents of Pointe apartments experience late move-in

The contractors of the new apartment building The Pointe have pushed back the move in date twice, causing disruption for would be tenants and local residents.

Michael Garcia

October 10, 2017

Hundreds of students were displaced after Pointe San Marcos apartments, student housing complex, delayed its original move-in date multiple times. Instead of moving into the residence on Aug. 15 as promised, students were left to find alternative housing while trapped in their leases until Oct. 13. The...

How to keep San Marcos beautiful

An attendee of the Fall Sweep looks for trash Oct. 7 at the Lions Club Tube Rental.

Alyssa Newsom

October 10, 2017

The Keep Texas Beautiful Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary in partnership with the Don’t Mess with Texas and the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup effort in Texas by sweeping through the rivers of San Marcos on Saturday, Oct. 7. Keep San Marcos Beautiful is an opportunity...

ACL Recap: Day two brings skydivers, knee injuries and technical difficulties

Russ throws his hands in the air Oct. 7 during his performance at Austin City Limits music festival.

Katie Burrell

October 8, 2017

Day two of the Austin City Limits music festival hosted highly anticipated headliners including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chance the Rapper. During day two, some shows experienced sound issues and over crowding, which caused an audience member to be injured. Russ, a rapper and hip hop artist,...

New research center houses decades of Texas State archives

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Sandra Sadek

October 8, 2017

The Science, Technology and Advanced Research Park, otherwise known as STAR Park, opened the Archives and Research Center Sept. 20. This new addition will be open to students, staff, faculty and researchers. It will hold decades' worth of university resources. The new 14,000 square-foot addition is...

ACL Recap: Jay-Z and The xx take over night one

Oliver Sim of the XX looks to the crowd Oct. 6 during their performance at Austin City Limits music festival.

Katie Burrell

October 7, 2017

The first night of the Austin City Limits music festival went off without a hitch and drew a diverse crowd much like its line-up and attractions. Guests filled the area of Zilker Park to see the night's top headliners-- Jay-Z and The xx. There was plenty about ACL day one to enjoy. Taking the...

Alkek Library celebrated Banned Books with a full week of events

Display of banned books

Andrew Terrell

October 4, 2017

Alkek Library celebrated the controversy surrounding banned books with a weeklong series of events meant to inspire Texas State students to expand their literary awareness and knowledge. Banned books are books that are challenged by parents, teachers and all sorts of individuals that want those books...

Legislation to bring an immigration attorney to campus fails by one vote

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Jakob Rodriguez

October 4, 2017

Student Government met Sept. 25 to vote, debate and hear student commentary regarding the possibility of bringing an immigration attorney to campus. Alex Molina, political science junior and Student Government senator, co-authored the legislation. The legislation called to establish an immigration...

City Council discuss poverty, climate action and hate crimes

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Michael Garcia

October 3, 2017

The San Marcos City Council met Monday to hold discussion and to approve an 18-item agenda, including a presentation on poverty in San Marcos, the council’s implementation on a Climate Action plan and a discussion with Police Chief Chase Stapp on preventing hate crimes. Here are some highlights...

Las Vegas shooter opens fire at music festival

Attendees running away from open fire

Shayan Faradineh

October 3, 2017

At around 10:08 p.m. local time Sunday Oct. 1, 12:08 a.m. CT Monday, the Route 91 Harvest Festival was interrupted by gunfire from across the boulevard at the Mandalay Bay hotel, in Las Vegas. As of Monday morning, the shooter murdered at least 58 people and injured more than 500, from a corner window...

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