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Wild Art of the Week: April 16

Wild Art of the Week: April 16

Jaden Edison

April 23, 2019

Daisey Shelley stretches out while taking an online test April 16 at Sewell Park. Texas State student Jared Smith attempts to catch a football April 16 at Sewell Park. San Marcos resident Frisbee Dan attempts a new frisbee trick April 16 at Sewell Park. Texas State stud...

Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Nathanael Lorenzo

April 23, 2019

Students have started the process of scouring San Marcos for affordable apartments, but many don’t take the steps to avoid predatory leases. If a student is looking for off-campus housing, they may want to be informed on what they are signing and agreeing to in their leases. According to Ka...

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Laura Figi

April 23, 2019

The Mutt Strutt is the one day of the year every dog can have his day. The event has been a San Marcos staple for 15 years and serves as one of the biggest charity events for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Plaza Park was filled with dogs and humans alike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday...

New organization caters to first-generation students

New organization caters to first-generation students

Ivy Sandoval

April 23, 2019

F1rst Bobcat Proud is a new organization on campus as of last month new dedicated to providing support and a community for first-generation students navigating through college. First-generation students are the first to attend college in their family. The organization hopes to connect with the San M...

Texas State student bakes up sustainability

Texas State student bakes up sustainability

Brianna Benitez

April 23, 2019

A love for brewed beer and bread has inspired one student to take their baking skills to the next level. Delorean Wiley, sustainability studies graduate, is the owner and operator of The Wily Baker, which opened for business in September 2018. Wiley sells baked goods such as cinnamon rolls and pretzel...

Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Brianna Benitez

April 16, 2019

The Strong as an Acre of Garlic art exhibition is spotlighting four female ranchers who are paving the way in a male-dominated industry. The exhibition is an immersive installation designed to reflect the lives of female ranchers. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate the shifting nature of the c...

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Laura Figi

April 16, 2019

The opioid crisis has remained a hot button issue nationwide, and Texas State students are taking notice and action. NOpioids is the result of a MC4320 class project in which groups of public relations students were assigned a topic to do a campaign which the main focus was to aid and spread aware...

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Ivy Sandoval

April 16, 2019

Texas State’s Office of Disability Services teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas on April 8 to bring epilepsy episode assistance training to campus in celebration of World Health Day. ODS welcomed students, faculty and locals to Texas State's first We Are One Initiative...

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Brianna Benitez

April 11, 2019

Bobcat Buzz, Texas State’s agriculture club, works to encourage and inform people on the importance of pollinator preservation and the life of bees. The organization focuses on bees, sustainability and environmental health. Members strive to ensure bees in the San Marcos community are kept health...

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Laura Figi

April 11, 2019

Growing up a natural citizen in America is better than winning the lottery, if you ask Texas State international studies alumnus Abdual Muhialdin. He would know—he has been all around the world and still wants to represent America. Muhialdin was recently recognized as Texas State’s first Rangel ...

Stars of San Marcos 2019 Winners

Stars of San Marcos 2019 Winners

April 9, 2019

About The University Star is proud to support and recognize our local businesses. We used a combination of Yelp, Trip Advisor reviews and word of mouth to create a list of nominees for our readers to choose their favorites in 19 categories. The businesses listed were either locally-owned or limited to few...

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Laura Figi

April 7, 2019

In front of the London Eye, pedestrians flood the streets. From where he stands, Ryan Thompson has a birds-eye view of the path he plans to take. Ollie off the guardrail, onto the slant ramp and stick the landing. Street performers shout and push people out of the way to clear his path. Just hours...

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