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Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 22, 2020

After securing a best picture nomination from the Academy, fans and viewers of "Ford V Ferrari" might be taken aback from how much the Academy loved the semi-biopic sports movie about cars. "Ford V Ferrari" is about a team of American engineers who try to usurp control over racing by the perennial...

(Audio Story) The 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration

(Audio Story) The 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 21, 2020, Texas State students, faculty and administration attended the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The event featured refreshments, a photo area, an art exhibit—Invictus— by Chino Angles, performances and ...

New year, new perspective

New year, new perspective

Abby Gutierrez

January 21, 2020

“Live every day like it’s your last. Enjoy the ride.” “Success is a journey not a destination, so live in the moment and enjoy the moment.” “Nobody can affect whether or not you’re going to have a good day, but yourself and your own mind.” These few sentences come from YouTube...

Herbs & Oddities hosts monthly tea tent

Herbs & Oddities hosts monthly tea tent

Mia Estrada

January 21, 2020

As the spring semester creeps up and the stress of new classes begin to dwell on students, every precaution for self-care and relaxation must be taken. Down the street from campus, a local antique-trinket store, ‘Herbs & Oddities,’ hosts a monthly Tea Tent. Started September 2019, Tea Tent...

Common misconceptions about vitamins

Common misconceptions about vitamins

Brianna Benitez

January 21, 2020

Editor's note: The content in this article provides information on the potential risks and effects that may occur when choosing to consume supplements in order to help consumers decide if vitamin and mineral supplements are right for them.Throughout the country, stores stock their shelves with a variety o...

HOME Center provides hands-on aid for homeless in San Marcos

HOME Center provides hands-on aid for homeless in San Marcos

Laura Figi

January 21, 2020

Not a single one of her fellow classmates stopped to talk when Hannah Durrance stood on The Quad holding a sign that read, ‘I’m a single mother. I work 62 hours per week. I’m a full-time college student. I have a 3.2 GPA and I am homeless.’ Instead, they called campus police. Durrance explained...

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

The new film "1917" is a film unlike any other film that is in theaters right now. Set at the pinnacle of World War I, "1971" depicts the Great War and creates an immersive, powerful world that left me, as an audience member, moved with emotion numerous times. The movie follows to young British soldiers,...

Haven issued new stop work order

Haven issued new stop work order

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

January 16, 2020

Haven on Thorpe Lane was issued a new stop work order Jan. 10, which has since been removed; workers could be seen on the property as of today. Haven, which has delayed move-in after making claims to open in time for the last fall semester, emailed prospective tenants that same day, Jan. 10, ...

(Video Documentary) Hands On: Ceramics and Sculpture at Texas State

(Video Documentary) Hands On: Ceramics and Sculpture at Texas State

Hannah Thompson, Multimedia Journalist

January 13, 2020

Texas State offers its students many artistic and creative majors, but there are few as hands-on as sculpture and ceramics. Through the eyes of sculpture and ceramics professors and students alike, "Hands On" explores the appeal of these arts. Video by Hannah Thompson For more content, pleas...

(Video) 2020 Visions: San Martians share New Year’s resolutions

(Video) 2020 Visions: San Martians share New Year’s resolutions

Rebecca Harrell, Assistant Multimedia Editor

January 12, 2020

Members of the San Marcos community share and discuss their goals and resolutions for 2020. Video by Rebecca Harrell For more content, please visit our website at www.universitystar.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @universitystar....

Countdown to the Oscars: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

Countdown to the Oscars: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 3, 2020

Anytime an award-winning book is made into a movie, there are two distinct and separate camps that hold their breath. 'Movie people' who think that the only way to make great movies are with original ideas and concepts and 'book people' who think that making every book into a movie devalues the source...

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