The University Star

14th Annual Riverfest closes out semester with free music and fun

14th Annual Riverfest closes out semester with free music and fun

Stacee Collins

April 22, 2017

Hundreds of students gathered at Sewell Park April 21 for free games, Battle of the Bands and live country music from Spotify Spotlight artist Dylan Scott—all a part of the 14th Annual Riverfest. Event volunteers began handing out wristbands at 5 p.m., although students lounging at Bikini Hill got...

How Bobcats cope with long distance relationships

How Bobcats cope with long distance relationships

McKenzie Cunningham

April 21, 2017

Long-distance relationship is a term many people are familiar with, but few fully understand. Many Bobcats are in long distance relationships where they find their significant others miles away. Jacquelyn O’Brien, interdisciplinary studies sophomore, has been in a long-distance relationship with...

Anonymous article shines negative light on Greek life

Anonymous article shines negative light on Greek life

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

April 20, 2017

An article written by an anonymous sorority member at Texas State surfaced on the internet and received a lot of backlash from Greek and non-Greek students. The article was published early March on Total Frat Move, a college lifestyle website. In the article, the anonymous writer mentioned how Gree...

Theatre Preview: Enjoy a night of laughter with ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Theatre Preview: Enjoy a night of laughter with ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Ana Deloza

April 19, 2017

The spring semester comes to an end and the Department of Theatre and Dance will close its season with laughter by presenting “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The show will run April 25-30 in the Theatre Center Mainstage. The play is set in the early ‘90s and follows the conversation...

Four ways to maintain apartment plants

Four ways to maintain apartment plants

Amanda Heileman

April 17, 2017

In order to create a homey vibe in apartments, millennials are turning to indoor plants or community garden plots. Choose the right plants Marco Gutierrez, agriculture business and management junior, recommends pothos ivy, Chinese evergreens, snake plants and succulents to keep in small indoor...

Women needed in STEM despite gender inequality

Women needed in STEM despite gender inequality

Ana Deloza

April 16, 2017

Women have made remarkable strides in the fight for equality, but continue to be overwhelmingly outnumbered by men in science, technology, engineering and math career fields. Women make up 48% of the total workforce in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, yet lag behind...

Annual Mutt Strutt celebrates thirteen years

Annual Mutt Strutt celebrates thirteen years

McKenzie Cunningham

April 12, 2017

San Martians and their pets’ wagging tails will have the opportunity to change an animal’s life at the 13th annual Mutt Strutt. The annual benefit will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the San Marcos Plaza Park. The 2017 Mutt Strutt will consist of a one-mile scenic walk alongside the...

Black Lives Movement San Marcos fights for equality and justice on campus

Black Lives Movement San Marcos fights for equality and justice on campus

Stacee Collins

April 11, 2017

Black Lives Movement San Marcos was founded by Texas State students in July 2016, and the organization has been dedicated to the fight against inequality ever since. Lonvis Naulls, co-founder, said BLMSM formed in response to the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. “The co-founders...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911
Life and Arts