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Vandalism runs rampant in Jowers

Vandalism runs rampant in Jowers

Katie Burrell

April 20, 2017

Texas State Jowers Center has experienced an increasing number of vandalisms throughout the past two academic years. The building—located on the banks of the river at Sewell Park—had more than 20 accounts of vandalism since 2015, according to a report given to faculty senate. Four of the total...

Offensive content toward Texas State student displayed on social media

Offensive content toward Texas State student displayed on social media

Bri Watkins

April 20, 2017

Warning: This post contains racially charged images Texas State University is investigating an incident involving an offensive image and vulgar language directed at a Texas State student that surfaced on social media in January, a university spokesperson said. The image featured student David Hi...

City assesses storm damage

City assesses storm damage

Ashley Skinner

April 18, 2017

A joint effort between the city of San Marcos and Hays County has resulted in creation of a survey for residents to report damage after the April 11 storm brought high winds, hail and lightning to the city. Last week’s storm reached up to 70 mph winds and brought pea-sized hail. Additionally, San...

Senior nursing students complete final program

Senior nursing students complete final program

Ashley Skinner

April 14, 2017

Students at the Bobcat Nursing program, located at the Texas State Round Rock Campus, recently completed their last capstone learning experiences as a final requirement for graduation. Capstone is a program in which students intern at a hospital in their desired field of study. Students are required...

Congress introduced bill to simplify FAFSA

Congress introduced bill to simplify FAFSA

Shayan Faradineh

April 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced a bill to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which could affect nearly 70 percent of the Texas State students who receive financial assistance. The proposed bill—the Equitable Student Aid Access Act—aims to diminish complications...

Clegg and Duncan are sworn in

Clegg and Duncan are sworn in

Shayan Faradineh

April 13, 2017

Connor Clegg and Colton Duncan were sworn into the office as Texas State student body president and vice president April 12, replacing the Homann-Martinez administration. Members of the university community and the families of the elected office gathered near the LBJ statue in the quad for the ceremony...

Environmental aspect of Riverfest returns

Environmental aspect of Riverfest returns

Felipe Partida

April 13, 2017

Texas State’s Environment and Sustainability Committee created the Green Cat Challenge Awards to recognize those committed to ecological practices and helping the environment. The awards will be given April 21 at Riverfest, which takes place at Sewell Park. Riverfest is the annual spring concert...

Senate Bill passes for education on police interaction

Senate Bill passes for education on police interaction

Jonathan Gonzalez

April 12, 2017

A bill introduced for the 85th Texas Legislative Session could require public high schools and driver’s education courses to include instruction on how to interact with law enforcement. Authored by Democratic Senators Royce West and John Whitmire, Senate Bill 30 is an effort to establish proper...

Students and locals contribute to Meadows Center Art Showcase

Students and locals contribute to Meadows Center Art Showcase

Katie Burrell

April 11, 2017

The Spring Lake Art Showcase was organized by local artists, students and community members to benefit The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s education program. In honor of The Meadows Center 15th anniversary in February, public relations students at Texas State decided the best way...

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