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Haven issues first refund

Haven issues first refund

Laura Figi

December 11, 2019

Editor's note: multiple attempts were made to contact Haven management—local and corporate—via email, phone and in person. Haven PR director Mark Evans has repeatedly refused comment. Several attempts were also made via email and phone to contact the City of San Marcos with no response.Haven on Thorpe Lane h...

All-brass Texas State alumni band

All-brass Texas State alumni band

Ashley Abitz

December 10, 2019

Time of Night, named in honor of evening partiers everywhere, has become a San Marcos staple. The all-brass octet—comprised of Texas State alumni—has been taking the entertainment scene by storm.The band met while studying music performance and education together. The members' desire to perfor...

(Video Documentary) Flaka: The Legacy of Brihana Landrum

(Video Documentary) Flaka: The Legacy of Brihana Landrum

Jaden Edison and Rebecca Harrell

December 6, 2019

  On Feb. 17, 2019, Brihana Landrum was a victim of a murder-suicide in San Marcos, Texas. "Flaka: The Legacy of Brihana Landrum" documents Brihana's legacy — from her childhood, to her church, to her school. For contributions to the Brihana Rea Landrum Endowed Scholarship, you can visit ...

Diwali celebration highlights Indian culture and community

Diwali celebration highlights Indian culture and community

Abby Gutierrez

December 2, 2019

The Indian Student Association hosted its annual Diwali celebration—also known as the festival of lights—marking the victory of India’s triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. To celebrate Diwali, Indian culture and the act of loving people, the ISA invited the Texas Sta...

Texas State students reveal their truth through the art of dance

Texas State students reveal their truth through the art of dance

Brianna Benitez

December 2, 2019

Through electrifying choreography and artistic design, students in the department of theatre and dance showcased a heartfelt and vulnerable show during the, "'your truth has no place in this world'" performance. Opening night was at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in Evans Auditorium. " 'your truth has no place in...

(Video) Quad Talk: What are Texas State students thankful for?, Nov. 28, 2019

(Video) Quad Talk: What are Texas State students thankful for?, Nov. 28, 2019

Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks

November 30, 2019

In this special edition of #QuadTalk, we asked Bobcats about what they're most thankful for this holiday season. Here's what they had to say. Video by Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks For more content, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @universitystar, visit our website at www.universitystar.co...

(Video) Star Rundown: Happy Holidays, Nov. 27, 2019

(Video) Star Rundown: Happy Holidays, Nov. 27, 2019

Jaden Edison and Claire Partain

November 30, 2019

On this week's #StarRundown, there's no cue-ing of the intro. There's no peek into the top stories of the week. It's just Jaden Edison with Claire Partain wishing you a happy holiday season and telling you all that The Star is thankful for! Video by Jaden Edison. For more content, follow us on ...

(Video) Quad Talk: Free Speech, Nov. 21, 2019

(Video) Quad Talk: Free Speech, Nov. 21, 2019

Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks

November 22, 2019

With the San Marcos 10 revisiting Texas State recently, we decided to use this week's #QuadTalk to ask students about free speech on #TXST's campus and things they would stand up for regardless of potential negative repercussions. Video by Rebecca Harrell and Rossie Banks  ...

(Video) Star Rundown, Nov. 20, 2019

(Video) Star Rundown, Nov. 20, 2019

Jaden Edison, Bella Lopes, and Kelsey Phillips

November 22, 2019

  On this week's #StarRundown, a healthy Bella Lopes and an under-the-weather Jaden Edison continue their office shenanigans as well as give you a peek into the top stories in this week's paper! Video edited by Kelsey Phillips and Jaden Edison...

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

November 20, 2019

Texas State encouraged students, families and the San Marcos community to gather together for the Veterans Day commemoration on campus to celebrate and honor bobcat veterans, living and lost. Student Foundation and the Dean of Students Office organized the commemoration, held from 10:30-11:30 a.m....

San Marcos gallery showcases artwork from Texas cities and towns

San Marcos gallery showcases artwork from Texas cities and towns

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Assistant Editor

November 19, 2019

Against the white walls, detailed drawings and intricate paintings express individuality, while handcrafted ceramics and three-dimensional sculptures sit together to showcase the creative artists of Texas. Located just a block from the San Marcos historic downtown courthouse, 218 Co-op Gallery sh...

San Marcos 10 revisit Texas State for 50-year protest anniversary

San Marcos 10 revisit Texas State for 50-year protest anniversary

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

November 19, 2019

Quiet. Surrounded. Sitting cross-legged in the grass. There was no violence, no shouting and no one was hurt—not there. Nearly 9,000 miles away from the Vietnam War, hoards of students clad in black armbands gathered near the Fighting Stallions to peacefully protest the war on Nov. 13, 1969. ...

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