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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 call. ...

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 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. Monday, Oct. 21, the eighth session...

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...

Student Government retention rate suffers

Student Government retention rate suffers

Sarah Martinez

October 16, 2019

Recently, Student Government has faced a drop in student senator retention. A special election is being held Nov. 11-14 to fulfill vacant seats. Call for a special election is due to student senators leaving the Senate. Out of 30 senators, seven have quit. According to Student Body President Corey Benbow, reas...

Student Government addresses “homophobic” actions by campus organization

Student Government addresses “homophobic” actions by campus organization

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

October 15, 2019

Editor's note: The following article was updated to contextualize the "homophobic act" members of Student Government directly referenced.  Student Government emit S.S.R. A Resolution Condemning the Homophobic Actions of Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas State a “simple resolution” in respo...

Arrest made for indecent exposure

Arrest made for indecent exposure

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department arrested a current student for indecent exposure that took place in McCoy Hall Oct. 10. The suspect has been booked into Hays County Jail on two counts of indecent exposure. He is being referred to student justice for review  ...

Texas State to hire compliance specialists

Texas State to hire compliance specialists

Jakob Rodriguez

October 15, 2019

Texas State is seeking to fill two full-time positions dealing specifically with Clery compliance issues across campus. The announcement of the additional positions comes after The University Star was able to uncover 24 sexual assault crimes from 2014-2016. The crimes were Clery reportable and uncategorize...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Daniel Weeks

October 15, 2019

Hopping into homes and chirping in classrooms, crickets have made their seasonal debut in abundance. Cricket season has returned this month as it annually does, with noticeably high numbers of field crickets throughout Central Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, a state-wide agricultural e...

UPD searches for indecently exposed man

UPD searches for indecently exposed man

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

October 10, 2019

The University Police Department responded to a white 18-25- year-old man with brown hair who indecently exposed himself in McCoy Hall at 12:45 p.m. He was last seen wearing white shorts, a blue polo shirt made of "moisture wicking material" with light blue horizontal stripes, white tennis shoes and...

Campus immigration lawyer leaves position after less than a year

Campus immigration lawyer leaves position after less than a year

Ziek Sanchez

October 8, 2019

Attorney Mark Kinzler has left his position as a part-time on-campus immigration lawyer, returning to his private practice of immigration law. The Austin-based immigration lawyer joined Texas State’s Attorney for Students Office early October 2018. While with AFS, Kinzler and other staff attorneys offered students free legal advice. Kinzler s...

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