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Huiet promoted as head volleyball coach

Huiet promoted as head volleyball coach

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

Two days after 40-year head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Kacey Shoemake announced former Associate Head Coach Sean Huiet as Chisum's successor on Wednesday. Huiet was most recently promoted to the associate head coaching position...

Haven issues first refund

Haven issues first refund

Laura Figi

December 11, 2019

Editor's note: multiple attempts were made to contact Haven management—local and corporate—via email, phone and in person. Haven PR director Mark Evans has repeatedly refused comment. Several attempts were also made via email and phone to contact the City of San Marcos with no response.Haven on Thorpe Lane h...

Researchers find links between anxiety and social media

Researchers find links between anxiety and social media

Ziek Sanchez

December 11, 2019

A study conducted by the Texas State Psychology and Communication Studies departments found several links between anxiety disorders and social media.Researchers observed the relationship between social media behaviors and mental health in the study, "Upward social comparisons and posting under the influ...

Crisis calls spike during finals season

Crisis calls spike during finals season

Ally Bolender, Special to The Star

December 10, 2019

An increase of mental health cases during finals season at Texas State has the Mental Health Unit of the San Marcos Police Department encouraging students to use university and city mental health resources during this time of year. Officers of the Mental Health Unit, a specialized unit of SMPD, receive...

Six suspects arrested in overnight homicide

Six suspects arrested in overnight homicide

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

December 10, 2019

The City of San Marcos reported in a press release that the San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave. According to the city press release, on Monday, Dec. 9 at approximately 11:34 p.m., SMPD officers...

Alumni Association undergoes changes

Alumni Association undergoes changes

Faith Smith

December 10, 2019

Texas State's Alumni Association makes changes inside and out to better serve all students after graduation.The most major change will be the association no longer requiring membership fees to be recognized as an alumnus by the association. It has also relocated its space to the LBJ Student Center, inside ...

San Marcos Hall residents return to dorm after flooding

San Marcos Hall residents return to dorm after flooding

Chase Rogers

December 9, 2019

San Marcos Hall residents have returned to their dorm after being evacuated when a sprinkler head discharged on the third floor, setting off the fire alarm system. Dorm residents evacuated the hall shortly after 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and were given the all-clear to reenter around 3 a.m. Dec. 8. “Smoke ...

Chisum retires after 40 years

Chisum retires after 40 years

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

December 9, 2019

Head volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced her retirement on Monday after 40 seasons at Texas State. Chisum has been a San Marcos icon since her coaching career began in 1978 and made the record books as only the seventh NCAA volleyball coach to record 900 wins. Chisum said that retirement doesn’t...

Suspect with gun on Round Rock campus identified

Suspect with gun on Round Rock campus identified

Sonia Garcia, Managing Editor

December 9, 2019

Round Rock— Person with a gun at the Austin Community College campus in Round Rock—adjacent from the Texas State Round Rock campus— was identified by police. The University Police sent out an alert there is no further threat to campus.   UPD sent out a first alert at 1 p.m. today stating a black male in camo had...

Remaining residents of Vie Lofts return home after month-long displacement

Remaining residents of Vie Lofts return home after month-long displacement

Michael Garcia and Christopher Green, Special to The Star

December 9, 2019

Remaining residents move back into their apartments at Vie Lofts after being displaced for over a month. Vie Lofts management issued a statement Nov. 12 announcing its final inspection—conducted Nov. 9—with the City of San Marcos. All proper permits were obtained and the structure was deemed safe...

Student organization publishes in-class recording of Texas State professor

Student organization publishes in-class recording of Texas State professor

Chase Rogers and Daniel Weeks

December 9, 2019

The Texas College Republicans published a photo of a quiz and a recording of a professor on its official Twitter account, sparking debates on social media and a response from the university. The quiz question—written and administered by English professor and former Texas House of Representatives candidate Rebecca Bell-Metereau in her Introduction to Film c...

Chief diversity officer to permanently sit on president’s cabinet

Chief diversity officer to permanently sit on president’s cabinet

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

December 6, 2019

President Denise Trauth announced a new permanent seat for the chief diversity officer on her cabinet, effective Jan. 6, 2020. The CDO's role is to ensure the university meets its strategic goals around diversity and inclusion while supporting the needs of students, faculty and staff. "As a member...

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