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(Video) Local barbershop reopens after nearly two months of closure

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Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2020

After more than 30 years in the barbershop business, Mario Wiggins, owner of Mobettacutz Barbershop, said he never saw barbershops close the way COVID-19 forced them to after nonessential businesses shut down in March. Although the closure of local businesses brought trials and hardships, he never lost...

Star Rundown: A Farewell Recap

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Jaden Edison, Bella Lopes, and Haley Brand

May 16, 2020

On our last episode of #StarRundownSaturday, we say goodbye to graduating senior Bella Lopes and reflect on the monumental events that took place during this past school year.   Video by Haley Brand Star Rundown Intro by Ethan Hunt...

(Video) If You Quarantine a Bobcat…

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Grace-Erin Cooksey, Multimedia Reporter

May 14, 2020

Over the last several weeks, Texas State's wide and diverse population has been forced to adapt to a lifestyle consisting of online classwork, Zoom meetings and social distancing. Outside of school, precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic have given students the opportunity to learn new skills, binge...

Revisiting Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ at Texas State

Michael Jordan walks down the Strahan Coliseum basketball court, while drenched in sweat.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

While the sports world tunes in to ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” covering NBA legend Michael Jordan’s basketball career with the Chicago Bulls, the Texas State community remembers its own piece of sweaty, trash-talking Jordan history that took place at Strahan Coliseum. On June...

Quarantine Q&A with Texas State ESPN+ announcer Brant Freeman

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Kate Connors, Multimedia Reporter

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 shut down all live sporting events for the foreseeable future, forcing athletes, coaches and sports reporters to find new ways to do their jobs. Brant Freeman is the ESPN+ play-by-play announcer for Texas State Athletics and Texas State alumnus. Among his television work, he appears in on-air...

From the Prez: A special farewell

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Andrew Zimmel and Kate Connors

May 2, 2020

#TXST Sports Prez @Andrew_Zimmel is back for one last time in a special farewell #FromthePrez. We will miss you Zimmel and wish all the luck in the world to you in your future endeavors. We love you from all of us at The University Star. Hosted by Andrew Zimmel Video by Kate Connors Music by ww...

Star Rundown Saturday: Apartment lease battles, face-to-face instruction and more

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Jaden Edison, Bella Lopes, and Haley Brand

May 2, 2020

Guess what day it is?! #StarRundownSaturday is back with another week of stories brought to you by the extraordinary Jaden Edison and talented Bella Lopes! Check out our website to see what you may have missed this past week! Video by Haley Brand Star Rundown Intro by Ethan Hunt...

(Video Documentary) First Black

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

Southwest Texas State Normal School opened in 1903; 60 years later, Southwest Texas State College admitted its first black students; and over a century later at what is now Texas State University, The Strutters, The University Star and Student Government experienced their first black leaders, respe...

Star Rundown Saturday: Officer procession, Texas State relief fund and more

Star Rundown Saturday: Officer procession, Texas State relief fund and more

Jaden Edison, Bella Lopes, and Haley Brand

April 25, 2020

Happy #StarRundownSaturday! This week Jaden Edison and Bella Lopes are back to tell you all about the top stories from this week! In other news, we still miss you all! Video by Haley Brand Star Rundown Intro by Ethan Hunt

Star Rundown Saturday: Children advocacy centers, Employees Union and more

Star Rundown Saturday: Children advocacy centers, Employees Union and more

Jaden Edison, Bella Lopes, and Haley Brand

April 18, 2020

It’s Star Rundown Saturday!!! Jaden Edison and Bella Lopes are back (and following social distancing guidelines) to give you a peek into the top stories of the week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_zd_d6Ugo&feature=youtu.be Edited by Haley Brand Intro by Ethan Hunt...

(Video) A Lifeless City

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Rebecca Harrell, Assistant Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Jan. 20. Alert in San Marcos was on high, but panic had not yet settled. Precautions across the globe spread as rapidly as the virus, and on Feb. 13, the CDC confirmed Texas' first case of COVID-19. But when Hay...

Star Rundown Saturday: Ghost town, Gov. Abbott executive order, San Marcos Animal Shelter and more

Star Rundown Saturday: Ghost town, Gov. Abbott executive order, San Marcos Animal Shelter and more

Jaden Edison and Bella Lopes

April 11, 2020

As the week comes to a close, we would like to introduce you to the first Star Rundown Saturday of the COVID-19 social distancing period. Bella Lopes and Jaden Edison return with a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you should know! Music: Farewell by Whitesand / Soothing by Sound Phen...

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