The University Star


(Photo Gallery) UPD, Chartwells provide food to Hays County first responders

Texas State University Police Department chief hands a bag of food to a member of the San Marcos Fire Department.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

University Police Department officers and Chartwells teamed up Thursday to show appreciation to Hays County first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Hays County Sheriff's Department, San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Police Department and more, in face masks and gloves, showed...

(Photo Gallery) A silent day in the neighborhood: COVID-19 creates a new normal

A woman walking a dog wearing a protective mask.

Multimedia Team

May 10, 2020

After Texas State suspended all in-person classes and gatherings following an extended Spring Break, many students opted to move back to their permanent residences across the country and the world. Though each and every home is unique, the effects of COVID-19 have shown to be eerily similar. Members...

(Photo Gallery) San Marcans return to businesses following executive order

A chalkboard sign sits next to hand sanitizer in a restaurant.

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

May 4, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott's May 1 executive order allowing restaurant dining areas, retail stores and movie theaters to re-open at 25% capacity brought some San Marcos residents out of quarantine and back to some of their favorite locations around town. Even with the executive order in place, some businesses op...

Community ‘devastated’ following tragic death of police officer

A married couple sits near a police vehicle memorial.

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

April 22, 2020

On the evening of April 18, Kiara Echevarría heard initial reports of a shooting involving San Marcos police officers at the Twin Lake Villas Apartments and hoped they were not true. "When they said officers were shot, I was kind of like, 'I hope it's none of the officers I know because I know quite...

(Photo Gallery) COVID-19 and social distancing turn campus hot spots cold

A banner alerting people of the closing of Sewell Park sits, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, on University Drive at Texas State. Before the March 24 closing of the park, occupants spent time at the park in close proximity despite state, county and city officials calling for social distancing. On a normal day, the park serves as a place for students to swim, tan, play sports and more.

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

March 31, 2020

On a normal day, the Texas State community occupies locations on Texas State's campus like the Quad, LBJ Student Center, Alkek Library, The Den, bus stops and more. The campus is usually full of people ready to handle business in the classroom, see and converse with friends and colleagues and contribute...

Texas State advances to semifinals with final home win

Texas State advances to semifinals with final home win

Dedrick Johnson, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

In front of the second-largest crowd in Strahan Arena history, the No.3 Bobcats took care of business with an important 85-68 victory over Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament on Wednesday. The Bobcats' efficient offense and scrappy defense led them to an ...

(Photo Gallery) Wild Art of the Week: Super Tuesday, crawfish boil, music at Sewell and more

A Texas State student holds an object that measures the speed of a baseball.

Jaden Edison, Katelyn Lester, Hannah Thompson, and Rebecca Harrell

March 8, 2020

Between March 1 and March 7, our photojournalists went out to capture candid, unplanned moments around the Texas State and San Marcos community. Here are some of the top visuals and moments of the week:  

(Photo Gallery) Wild Art of the Week: The Brunch Club, a wienermobile, Boko band and more

A Texas State student studies for an exam.

Liliana Perez, James Debbah, Grace-Erin Cooksey, and Kate Connors

March 1, 2020

Between Feb. 23 and Feb. 29, our photojournalists went out to capture candid, unplanned moments around the Texas State and San Marcos community. Here are some of the top visuals and moments of the week:

(Gallery+Recap)Bobcats freeze the Owls in 9-2 win

Texas State baseball players celebrate a score.

Colton McWilliams and Kate Connors

February 27, 2020

The Texas State Bobcats defeated the Rice Owls with a strong 9-2 performance Wednesday night at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats improve their record to 6-3 while Rice falls to 0-7. The Bobcat pitching staff put together another dominant performance by allowing just five hits and two runs. Though senior...

(Photo Gallery) Texas State closes out weekend with victory over Lamar

Lamar senior infielder JC Correa makes it safely to first base as Texas State senior infielder Cole Coffey attempts a catch, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Bobcat Ballpark.

Kate Connors, Multimedia Journalist

February 24, 2020

Texas State closed out their weekend with an 8-7 victory and a 2-1 series win over the Lamar Cardinals, Sunday, at Bobcat Ballpark. The Cardinals got on board in the top of the first with a homer to left field by senior infielder Anthony Quirion that led to a run by senior outfielder Cole Girouard. The...

(Photo Gallery) Wild Art of the Week: Pool at George’s, class critique, Mardi Gras and more

Two Texas State students play pool.

Rebecca Harrell, Hannah Thompson, Michele DuPont, and Katelyn Lester

February 23, 2020

Between Feb. 16 and Feb. 22, our photojournalists went out to capture candid, unplanned moments around the Texas State and San Marcos community. Here are some of the top visuals and moments of the week:

Terry and Pearson lead Bobcats to Senior Night victory

Texas State players celebrate a victory over Georgia State.

Dedrick Johnson and Kate Connors

February 23, 2020

Senior starters Nijal Pearson and Eric Terry led the way past Georgia State in a 86-76 win on Saturday at Strahan Arena. The win marked their final regular-season home game and moved the team above Georgia State to second in the Sun Belt Conference. The Bobcats, 12-6 in conference, have now ...

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