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Student Government election filing ends this week

Student Government election filing ends this week

Sandra Sadek, News Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Student Government election filing deadline is Jan. 24 at 5 p.m, according to the Dean of Student's website. Current open positions include student body president, vice-president and both one-year and two-year term senators. Qualifications for president and vice-president include having completed...

Counseling Center resources exhausted

Counseling Center resources exhausted

Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

January 21, 2020

An upward trend of Texas State students requesting mental health services has become an issue for the Counseling Center, which lacks the proper resources to administer consistent care with an increased demand. The Student Health Center and Counseling Center participated in the National College Health Assessment in February 2019. According to the data collected, four in 10 colleg...

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

UPD issues warning to keep dorm rooms locked, cities three burglaries

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 20, 2020

The University Police Department issued an alert to all students, faculty and staff describing reports of suspects burglarizing unlocked rooms in residences halls on campus Jan. 20, at 6:15 p.m. At this time, UPD has not disclosed the residence halls or students that have been affected. Included...

Texas State begins transition from TRACS to Canvas

Texas State begins transition from TRACS to Canvas

Ziek Sanchez

January 20, 2020

Texas State begins next phase of replacing TRACS with a new learning management system — Canvas. Texas State has begun implementing Canvas to faculty and students, and could grace your laptop screen as soon as this semester. Learning management systems, or LMS, are online software applications ...

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Spring 2020 Bobcat Shuttle Changes

Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

January 20, 2020

Texas State director of transportation services Steven Herrera has announced several route changes to the Bobcat Shuttle system in preparation for the beginning of the 2020 spring semester. The Bobcat Village, Blanco River, Mill Street and Ranch Road bus routes have been announced as having changes...

LBJ Student Center’s facelift nears conclusion

LBJ Student Center’s facelift nears conclusion

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

January 11, 2020

The LBJ Student Center's refresh is nearing its end. After two years, construction on the LBJ Student Center is beginning to wrap up as the new south-side entrance and amphitheater are slated to open Jan. 21 The developments are part of the university’s $30-million expansion to the facility passed...

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Hays County adopts countywide polling program

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

January 8, 2020

Hays County is moving forward with its Countywide Polling Program, giving voters the ability to vote at any voting center in the county ahead of the 2020 elections. Following the results of the county’s Nov. 5 election with the new program, the Hays County Elections Office requested, and was subsequently...

God the Mother speaks

God the Mother speaks

Chase Rogers, News Editor

January 2, 2020

Editor's note: Following the article regarding the World Mission Society Church of God which ran Oct. 22, 2019, church members contacted  The University Star to discuss details of their practices and perception on campus. World Mission Society Church of God members, colloquially referred to as “God the Mothe...

Student assaulted by fraternity members files lawsuit

Student assaulted by fraternity members files lawsuit

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

December 23, 2019

A Texas State senior was allegedly assaulted by a group of fraternity members, prompting the student to sue the national chapter, local chapter and three members of the fraternity. Video shows Nikolas Panagiotopoulos being assaulted around 2:30 a.m. on Comanche Street Oct. 27. The attackers are allegedly...

Texas State Pell Grant recipients double in 10 years

Texas State Pell Grant recipients double in 10 years

Chase Rogers, News Editor

December 22, 2019

Texas State's Pell Grant recipients and total dollars administered have grown significantly over the last decade. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Texas State rose from 10th to fourth place in total Pell Grant awards given to students in Texas among four-year universities from 2007 -...

Psychology professors conduct children behavioral research at the park

Psychology professors conduct children behavioral research at the park

Antonia Rainey, News Reporter

December 18, 2019

Child behavior and social skills are being researched by Texas State psychology professors at a local park. The study, Science in the Parks, is a partnership between the Texas State Department of Psychology and San Marcos Parks and Recreation, aiming to study children’s social and cognitive development. Science...

New recreational/intramural facilities to come spring 2020

New recreational/intramural facilities to come spring 2020

Chase Rogers

December 17, 2019

New recreational and intramural sports fields will be completed on Post Road in the spring, replacing the flood-damaged golf course that was there prior. The project is planned for two full-length soccer fields, two flag-football fields and two structures to house supporting amenities for the fields. T...

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