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Faculty Senate introduced new graduate school application by Dean Golato

Faculty Senate introduced new graduate school application by Dean Golato

Faith Smith, News Reporter

September 18, 2019

Faculty Senate had Dean of Graduate College Andrea Golato start the Sept. 18 faculty meeting by demonstrating how the new graduate school application would work compared to the old application. The old application that was on Apply Texas had several user errors and security concerns. The new system...

Downtown San Marcos set to open mobility hub this fall

Downtown San Marcos set to open mobility hub this fall

Ziek Sanchez

September 18, 2019

Public access to a brand-new mobility hub will be available in San Marcos fall 2019, serving as a convenient transit hub and spot to gather downtown.The downtown mobility hub, located at 214 E. Hutchison St., will serve as an access point for various types of public transportation. The hub will include parking s...

Student Government raises on-campus minimum wage

Student Government raises on-campus minimum wage

Lionel Ramos, News Reporter

September 17, 2019

The third Student Government meeting this semester consisted of amending the budget for freshman council, changing on-campus minimum wage and the introduction the Standing Rules Act. The freshman council was originally allotted $400 according to the Budget Authorization Act of 2019. Senator Andrew Florence attempted to increase the total allotted amount for the council to $1,100 by cu...

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

University officials attempt to fill gaps in Clery reporting

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Editor's note: The 2019 Annual Security Report will come out on Oct. 1 and will contain crime statistics for 2018 with updated numbers for 2016 and 2017.  Following the underreporting of years of campus crime data, university officials are struggling to fill in the gaps of Clery reportable offenses...

Got Pods?

Got Pods?

Daniel Weeks

September 17, 2019

Recent deaths related to e-cigarette products opened the door for Texas State health professionals to share concerns as well as nationwide proposals for legal action.

Students and faculty asked to conserve energy

Students and faculty asked to conserve energy

Zachary Keel

September 17, 2019

Texas State officials are calling on students, faculty and staff to conserve energy as the blistering days continue and the demand for electricity increases. The request from university officials was made in response to a memo from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office outlining the Electricity Reliability Council...

Texas State addresses ‘Campus Watch’ deficiencies

Texas State addresses ‘Campus Watch’ deficiencies

September 15, 2019

Editor's note: the paragraph regarding UPD Chief Clouse's email communication with CSA's was updated in order to provide context. Texas State University participates in the campus-wide disclosure of crime statistics within one city block of all university property and follows a surprising trend ...

Student Government meeting ends unexpectedly due to lack of student senators present

Student Government meeting ends unexpectedly due to lack of student senators present

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The second Student Government meeting of the fall featured Texas State University President Denise Trauth as well as representatives from the Alumni Center as guest speakers. Due to the inability to meet quorum and an unexpected early ending to the meeting, the only legislation passed was the Textbook...

(Podcast) Editor’s Note: All About the Star

(Podcast) Editor’s Note: All About the Star

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2019

Editor in Chief Jakob Rodriguez breaks down why student media is important, how the Star is run internally and what goes into building a student media program. Jakob is joined by faculty members and mentors to paint the picture of what makes Texas State unique. Graphic by Megan Hicks Song by G...

Texas State professor joins research project to do in depth study on neurological disease

Texas State professor joins research project to do in depth study on neurological disease

Mayela Ramirez

September 3, 2019

A Texas State professor joined a group of researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to conduct research on a neurological disease not previously been studied in depth. Larry Price, professor of psychometrics and statistics at Texas State, began his research June 2...

Game of Thrones: from the screen to the classroom

Game of Thrones: from the screen to the classroom

Mia Estrada

September 3, 2019

Winter is coming and so is the "Game of Thrones" philosophy course being offered at Texas State fall 2019. Philosophy professor Carrie Crisp, prior students and fellow faculty decided to base a philosophy course around the hit show as well as book series "Game of Thrones" is based on.The series grew in p...

Hays County Commissioners Court to keep Texas State polling location following outcry

Hays County Commissioners Court to keep Texas State polling location following outcry

Chase Rogers

September 3, 2019

A proposed list of voting centers excluding Texas State as a polling location spurred several organizations, concerned citizens and voting rights activists to voice their concerns Aug. 19 before the Hays County Commissioners Court. Three hours of discussion over current standards set by other universities,...

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