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Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The Plant Biology Society is an up-and-coming organization dedicated to helping maintain local greeneries and spread the importance of sustainability through volunteer work. The organization started January 2018 after several students from Sunethra Dharmasiri’s botany class were encouraged to start...

Professor begins research to address “farmer suicide crisis”

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Contributor

July 9, 2019

A new study is taking a novel approach in developing mental health support systems in farming and rural communities to address the “farmer suicide crisis.” Associate professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State Erica Nason and her co-investigator, Abby Blankenship, assistant professor...

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The City of San Marcos and Texas State have partnered to create a donation program, Bobcats Give Back, in an effort to reduce landfill waste. Bobcats Give Back is a sustainability program created to alleviate large amounts of trash that accumulates during summer move-out season. Students and San...

Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Ivy Sandoval, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The first month of summer has come to a close, along with Pride Month. June is christened as Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City that occurred throughout the month of June 1969. The month gives LGBTQ+ members an...

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