The University Star


Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Ramos and Russell show peace signs behind the BrewBike cart on the outskirts of the Quad..

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

August 27, 2019

The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stu...

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Pluckers Wing Bar in San Marcos.

Jenna Carroll

February 12, 2019

Those seeking honor and glory need not fret, as it may be an easier goal to reach than expected. Cramming your belly full of food at record time can win anyone a place in a hall of fame. San Marcos is surrounded by eating competitions open to the public. Money and fame await those brave enough to...

Routes for understanding and seeking help for an eating disorder

Jones Dining Hall has students eating every day between classes and studying.

Sonia Garcia

October 10, 2018

Stress levels from school, work and moving away from home can subject students to unhealthy eating habits. However, students can educated themselves on eating disorders and where/how to get help. In college communities, studies have shown 33% of students have elevated eating concerns. Students often do not seek help. In fact, according to Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million...

BB’s Chicago Cuisine fries up success

Arianna Richards takes the order of David Garza.

Sonia Garcia

October 3, 2018

Two Texas State students are using chicken and fries to bring their business, relationship and education to the next level. BB’s Chicago Cuisine found a home at the food truck park at 128 Guadalupeupe St. Owners Charles Rivers, business management junior, and Ariana Richards, health and fitness...

New restaurants to enjoy in San Marcos

Kawa Sushi employees serve students Sept. 27 for their grand opening.

Ryan Torres

October 2, 2018

The second half of 2018 brought new restaurants to San Marcos. Recently opened eateries provide a new experience for visitors and locals alike. Binge Kitchen This vegetarian kitchen has a wide menu of green eats to choose from. Located on 121 N Fredericksburg St., Binge Kitchen provides feelin...

Vegan and Vegetarian options near campus

Nostimo Cafe holds many options Sept. 29 for vegan and vegetarians who crave mediterranean food.

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 2, 2018

Nostimo Mediterranean Café Nostimo Café offers a wide variety of options for vegans and vegetarians. With a list that spans from spinach pie to falafel gyro’s, Nostimo does its best to give customers a Mediterranean taste. Patrons over the age of 21 are allowed to bring their own beer or wine....

Palmer’s Restaurant celebrates 40 years

The Palmer's Restaurant sign starts against a stone wall outside the restaurant.

David West

July 13, 2018

Forty years ago, Palmer's Restaurant regularly welcomed 18-year-old freshmen from nearby Southwest Texas State who came to unwind and drink their study woes away. Eventually, the drinking age would be raised and the school’s name changed, but Palmer’s has remained the go-to spot for students and...

Vitality Bowls opens in San Marcos

A bowl filled with berries is served in a local shop.

Paola Quiroz

June 21, 2018

Vitality Bowls offers a variety of fast and healthy food choices, including one of the biggest food trends of today: acai bowls. Founded in 2011 in California, Vitality Bowls opened June 7 in San Marcos, one of the company's newest locations. It branded itself as a superfood café; its menu items...

Vegan options expand beyond food

Thai Thai Cafe in San Marcos has many vegan options including the green curry with a side of rice

Paola Quiroz

May 29, 2018

Veganism is no longer a term defined as the lack of consumption of dairy or meat, but rather a lifestyle extending beyond food. According to PETA, each year more than 100 million animals are killed in US laboratories for biology lessons and medical training. In addition, animals are abused for t...

Nothing beets farm fresh food

Fruit in baskets at a farmers market.

Paola Quiroz

May 14, 2018

Every Saturday at the Square, local farmers and artisans form a Farmers’ Market to sell their produce and goods to the San Marcos community. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of The Marc, vendors set up tents and sell their products. According to their website, the San Marcos Farmers’ Market provides an outlet fo...

Unknown spots in San Marcos

P'n'P Asian Market not only offers Asian groceries but even includes a small dining area where they serve their own Thai food.

Alyssa Weinstein

April 19, 2018

Regardless of whether a person has lived in San Marcos for six months or for 60 years, the city is home to unique, yet relatively unknown spots that even locals may not know exist. The unknown spots range from secret outdoor spots, lesser-known restaurants and unique work-out studios. 1. Waterfall at...

Students tackle food insecurity

Bobcat Bounty is a new student food pantry that opened Feb. 1 and is located in FCS 187. Distributions take place 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays

Sonia Garcia

February 22, 2018

Having a decent meal is not always easy as a college student so an on-campus resource is helping make food more accessible. On Feb. 1, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences opened its doors to the new Bobcat Bounty food pantry. The SFCS partnered with the Hays County Food Bank to accommodate...

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