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Mill Street shopping center to open soon

Mill Street shopping center to open soon

Christopher Green and Daniel Weeks

October 31, 2019

Construction on the Shops at Mill Street Crossing, located at 641 Mill St., is nearing the final stages of completion. The Shops are expected to open late fall 2019 or early spring 2020. According to Henry Ole, site owner, the building is approaching the finish line. Construction for the project began Februar...

Play to win in new dorm lottery

Play to win in new dorm lottery

Chelsea Mumy

October 30, 2019

Rather than the previous first-come-first-serve approach to upperclassmen on-campus housing, the Department of Housing and Residential Life is implementing a new lottery system.For the approaching fall 2020 housing registration, DHRL is requiring upperclassmen students seeking on-campus housing to sign u...

San Marcos Community Service Operations gets reorganized

San Marcos Community Service Operations gets reorganized

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

October 29, 2019

New directors and an assistant director for the departments of Parks and Recreation and General Services for the City of San Marcos have been announced as a result of reorganization in the city's community service operations. As part of the reorganization, City Manager Bert Lumbreras dissolved Community...

Long live the bats

Long live the bats

Michael Garcia

October 29, 2019

Bats are being saved from the dangers of wind turbines thanks to research conducted in the Texas State biology department.Texas State assistant biology professor Sarah Fritts and Texas A&M University at San Antonio lecturer of biology Sara Weaver collaborated with energy companies and institution...

Texas State to host exploited labor conference

Texas State to host exploited labor conference

Lionel Ramos, Special to The Star

October 25, 2019

Texas State is hosting a conference titled “Chasing Slavery: The Persistence of Forced labor in the Southwest,” Oct. 25-26 in room 230 in Flowers Hall. The conference will focus on what some activists and historians studying human exploitation consider to be modern-day slavery. Presentations and...

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Sarah Martinez

October 24, 2019

Student Government is hosting its first-ever Diversity Week, celebrating values and differences in the Texas State student body.Scheduled for Oct. 25-Nov. 2, the week includes programs and events advancing cultural and diversity awareness. Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth is the first program Student G...

Title IX coordinator resigns

Title IX coordinator resigns

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Ameerah McBride, chief diversity officer, director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Title IX coordinator, resigns as of Nov. 30. She would have held the position for a little over a year. Until a permanent replacement for McBride is hired, Stella Silva, associate chief diversity officer,...

Student found unresponsive in Laurel Hall, later pronounced dead

Student found unresponsive in Laurel Hall, later pronounced dead

Jakob Rodriguez

October 23, 2019

University Police and Emergency Medical Services found a student unresponsive in a dorm on the San Marcos campus. The student was later pronounced dead Sunday evening. Records obtained by The University Star indicate the death was originally reported to the UPD at approximately 5:38 p.m. via a 911 ...

Identity theft targets students

Identity theft targets students

Ziek Sanchez

October 23, 2019

Identity theft has become one the fastest growing crimes in America. College students are constantly put at risk and targeted for potential identity theft and financial scams. There was a 126% jump in identity theft crimes in 2018 from previous reported offenses in the United States in 2017. Identi...

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

UPD Chief reveals staffing shortage at Student Government meeting

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

October 22, 2019

Student Government welcomed guest speakers Monday, Oct. 21 from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the University Police Department. Student Senators voted to approve legislation supporting students employed by the university and implementing digital student identification. The eighth session of the Student G...

Who is God the Mother?

Who is God the Mother?

Chase Rogers

October 22, 2019

Editor's note: over the course of two weeks, Assistant News Editor Chase Rogers made several attempts to reach World Mission Society's student organization, Elohim Bible Study Club, but received no response each time. Texas State students reported being approached on campus by World Mission Socie...

Texas State signs DACA letter after email

Texas State signs DACA letter after email

Sandra Sadek

October 21, 2019

Texas State has been added to a list of signatories on a congressional letter after a social media post accused University President Denise Trauth of not signing the document. The College Democrats chapter at Texas State took to Twitter Oct. 10 to reveal Trauth did not sign a Sept. 16 congressional...

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