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Senate members protest Student Government Consitution referendum, appeal board’s decision twice

Senate members protest Student Government Consitution referendum, appeal board’s decision twice

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Members of Student Government Senate have appealed the decision of the Referendum Review Board twice after submitting a complaint arguing the simple majority required for Student Government constitution was not met. The constitution acquired 70.32% of the votes during the elections Feb. 20. Senate members Brittlin Richardson and Kelly Torpey said in accordance with the Policy and Procedure Statement for...

(Photo Gallery) Residence halls abandoned amid COVID-19 pandemic

(Photo Gallery) Residence halls abandoned amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rebecca Harrell, Assistant Multimedia Editor

April 6, 2020

Texas State dorm occupants were forced to permanently move out of their residence halls due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Students moved in allotted times from March 28-31, in order to limit the number of people in one space.

Bobcat Shuttle schedules set to change

Bobcat Shuttle schedules set to change

Paris Peterson, News Reporter

April 2, 2020

Texas State Transportation Services announced adjustments to the Bobcat Shuttle service schedule beginning Monday, April 6. The new Bobcat Shuttle schedule is Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. with an approximate frequency of 20 minutes. According to an email sent from Transportation Services,...

COVID-19 response leaves uncertainty among incoming Texas State students

COVID-19 response leaves uncertainty among incoming Texas State students

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

April 1, 2020

Editor’s note: The quoted source material in this article was collected prior to Texas State’s April 1 announcement moving New Student Orientation online. We added context to the quotes pertaining to NSO for clarity without altering the meaning of what was stated. As Texas State’s Undergraduate Admiss...

COVID-19 pandemic leaves student workers protectionless and penniless

COVID-19 pandemic leaves student workers protectionless and penniless

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Editor's note: University officials announced today, April 1, all Texas State employees, including student workers, will be receiving paid sick leave, in accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective April 1. The COVID-19 pandemic has left student employees struggling to make ...

Texas State to move summer I courses online in response to COVID-19

Texas State to move summer I courses online in response to COVID-19

Chase Rogers, News Editor

April 1, 2020

Texas State will soon announce that all summer I courses will be moving to online and remote instruction methods in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and social distancing guidelines. Additionally, the electronic course fee will be refunded to students enrolled in summer I courses. "Effectively...

Meal plan and dining changes to set for fall 2020

Meal plan and dining changes to set for fall 2020

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Meal plan changes are coming fall 2020 to help accommodate dining needs for students on meal plans; dining hall remodels and other additions will begin fall 2020 and 2021. Upcoming enhancements at Commons and Harris dining halls include expanded seating, happy hour, table-side service and steak and...

Provost announces changes to final grade policy

Provost announces changes to final grade policy

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 31, 2020

Texas State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gene Bourgeois announced that the university would be making a temporary change to the final grade policy and allow students to request modification of final course grades to the “EP” (emergency pass) grades. The Provost's office stated...

Texas State warns against “Zoom Bombing”

Texas State warns against “Zoom Bombing”

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 31, 2020

Texas State's Information Security Office released an announcement warning students and participating faculty and staff members of "Zoom Bombings." Zoom Video Communications is an American remote conferencing services company headquartered in San Jose, California and is how many classes at Texas State...

White supremacist literature resurfaces around campus

White supremacist literature resurfaces around campus

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's note: In our coverage of this group's efforts to attempt to promote white nationalism, we have opted to blur their organizations name and have refrained from listing them by name in an effort to not give them an additional platform for hate or intolerance while also effectively reporting on...

Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

March 27, 2020

Texas State’s Student Government has formally asked top administrators of the university to adopt a "4.0/fail" grading policy amidst challenges students face in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a letter addressed to administrators, Student Body President Corey Benbow said...

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2020

A Texas State faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 according to an email from Student Health Center Director Dr. Emilio Carranco. According to the email, the faculty member became ill March 17 while away from campus during spring break. A full recovery is expected. The faculty member was...

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