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Humans of San Marcos: David Ross

Humans of San Marcos: David Ross

Sonia Garcia

February 2, 2018

"This year I've been to Santa Fe, New York, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, and Enchanted Rock. I try to travel at least once a month to see something different. I save up and I can go to a destination and ride my bike so it's pretty cheap in the end. If we want to do something during the day, we can be like...

Senior lecturer’s classroom comedy conquers the Twittersphere

Senior lecturer’s classroom comedy conquers the Twittersphere

Diana Furman

February 1, 2018

Scrolling through Twitter, the last thing a student would expect to see is a tweet from a professor asking for gluten-free, vegan tide pod recipes in the wake of syllabus week. Brian Cooper, geography senior lecturer, challenges those norms with his joke-packed, student-friendly Twitter account,...

The Irish spring into San Marcos

The Irish spring into San Marcos

Diana Furman

January 31, 2018

San Marcos welcomed in the promise of spring with a celebration of light and Celtic tradition. Sunday, Jan. 28, the San Marcos Activity Center burst to life with Celtic music, Irish dancing, art gallery exhibits and more. For the third year, O'Malarkey and the Walkers' Gallery hosted a Celtic Festival...

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Alyssa Weinstein

January 30, 2018

Texas State hosted the inaugural Horn Festival Jan. 19-20 that featured critically-acclaimed musician, Adam Unsworth. Unsworth is currently a professor of horn at the University of Michigan. He has performed in the Detroit Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra in his professional music career. Unworth...

Students, professor to represent Texas State at Winter Olympics

Students, professor to represent Texas State at Winter Olympics

LeeAnn Cardwell

January 29, 2018

A professor will lead two students to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea as they embark on the internship of a lifetime. John Lee, marketing sophomore and The University Star engagement editor, and Eun Jeong Lee, master’s student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will s...

Humans of San Marcos: JaVaun Butler

Humans of San Marcos: JaVaun Butler

Katie Burrell

January 29, 2018

“Growing up my grandma and mom always told me ‘you’re not better than anybody and you’re just as good as everybody. Nobody is better than you. You’re not better than anybody. Everyone is on the same playing field.’ But, coming here and looking around in some classes and you’re...

How students can choose to budget successfully this semester

How students can choose to budget successfully this semester

Ashley Brown

January 28, 2018

It is no secret that many college students struggle with money. The average income of most students will fall between $4,000 and $11,000 dollars a year according to LoveToKnow.com. In a 2014 study, seven out of 10 seniors who graduated from a public university had an average student loan debt of about $30...

Student balances freshman year with modeling dreams

Student balances freshman year with modeling dreams

Marissa Martinez

January 25, 2018

A fashion merchandising freshman spends her time out of school perusing a successful career in modeling. Nina Ann Monzon, fashion merchandising freshman, said the modeling industry is constantly changing and she spends hours every day after class finding new modeling jobs and bookings to stay prominent...

San Marcos grown Brockhampton returns to Texas

San Marcos grown Brockhampton returns to Texas

Victor Rodriguez

January 24, 2018

San Marcos-grown boy band Brockhampton kicked off the Love Your Parents Tour on Jan. 16. The 14 person collective of rappers, singers, producers and designers is traveling coast to coast and started with four tour dates in Texas where Brockhampton’s roots were formed. In efforts to engage with his...

Dia de Reyes is celebrated locally

Dia de Reyes is celebrated locally

Marissa Martinez

January 20, 2018

Colorful bread, joyous family members and the importance of tradition were ever present as Dia De Reyes, also known as the Epiphany, was celebrated over the first weekend in January. On Jan. 6 each year, many who identify with the Christian Hispanic culture commemorate Three Kings Day, which is believed...

Mermaids statues remain in storage room months after reveal

Mermaids statues remain in storage room months after reveal

Lara Dietrich

January 18, 2018

Standing at eight feet tall, ten vibrant mermaid statues gather dust inside of a storage unit located off Highway 123 awaiting approval for their placement. An entire year after the call to artists was made, and over three months after their unveiling, the mermaid statues have yet to be placed throughout...

Runners brave rocky conditions in Purgatory Trail Run

Runners brave rocky conditions in Purgatory Trail Run

Alyssa Weinstein

January 17, 2018

Runners of all ages came together on Jan. 6 to participate in the 6th annual Purgatory Trail Run, a competition full of rocky terrain, twists and turns that benefits the local high school David Moody, owner of San Marcos' Core Running Company, created the race in 2012. The event has since been embraced...

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