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Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Student Government passes legislation banning TPUSA, likely to be blocked by administration

Samantha Guerrero

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos, Student Government, University

Drawing national attention, Texas State's Student Government voted by majority April 8 to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, an action most likely to be blocked by administrative officials. The meeting was one of the longest in SG's recorded history, with about 27 pe...

Free Speech Feud

Free Speech Feud

Sierra Martin

April 9, 2019


Filed under Latest, News, Student Government, University

Student Government senators proposed banning TPUSA from campus, fueling the partisan divide on campus Student Government senators proposed a resolution during the April 1 meeting to bar conservative student organization Turning Point USA from the university on the grounds of protecting minority group...

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Student Government reads legislation proposing banning Turning Point USA from campus, more

Samantha Guerrero

April 6, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government, University

Senators read legislation during the April 1 meeting that proposed banning the conservative student organization from campus on grounds of "racism, white supremacy, harassment of students and staff, and lastly, illegal funding of conservative candidates in Student Government." The latter references allegat...

LBJ’s $30M construction to bring more space and multicultural center

LBJ’s $30M construction to bring more space and multicultural center

Samantha Guerrero

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, University

Since the LBJ Student Center's expansion began in Aug. 2018, students have endured constant hammering throughout classes, dining, student organization meetings and more. Slated to be completed by Feb. 2020, the renovations will include a variety of new spaces as well as old favorites. A new alum...

New meal plans to offer variety and curb swipe sharing

New meal plans to offer variety and curb swipe sharing

Samantha Guerrero

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, University

Texas State Dining has revealed it will be implementing a new meal trade system starting in the fall of 2019. After getting feedback from focus groups and surveys, Chartwells discovered students want a wider variety of choices when using their meal trades and dining dollars. Students will have ...

San Marcos faces crime increase

San Marcos faces crime increase

Sierra Martin

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

As San Marcos' population grows, so has the crime. So far this year, there has been 76 violent crimes and 150 property crimes reported to the San Marcos Police Department. This semester, there have been student-involved armed robberies and homicides, although not all occurred on campus property. ...

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

Sonia Garcia

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, University

The implementation of free menstrual products could be a reality for students on campus. Student Government Vice President Keely Freund has been working with PERIOD Inc. and Aunt Flow to provide menstrual hygiene products for students free of cost. This legislation was first brought to Student G...

Naturalization celebration, the ceremony of citizenship

Naturalization celebration, the ceremony of citizenship

Laura Montelongo

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Texas State welcomed 250 immigrants March 26 to take the oath to become American citizens during the annual Naturalization Celebration. Though they all faced different obstacles, they shared one dream: becoming a U.S. citizen. The Hispanic Policy Network organized the annual Naturalization Celebration,...

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Student Government talks free menstrual hygiene products

Samantha Guerrero

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, University

Chapter leader Alexa Atkinson represented PERIOD, a global non-profit organization that provides and celebrates menstrual hygiene, in a March 25 presentation to Student Government about bringing free feminine products to campus. Atkinson wishes to put the feminine products in or right outside on-campus...

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Alkek construction brings $14.3 million worth of changes

Sierra Martin

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, University

Alkek Library is currently undergoing $14.3 million of major renovations that will bring change to the first, second, fourth and seventh levels of the library. It is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020. With a growing student population, Texas State is updating the library to provide a modern learning experience and expansive resources to curre...

The Junction residents face unwarranted charges by management

The Junction residents face unwarranted charges by management

Laura Montelongo

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Residents of The Junction apartments received a two-days notice Feb. 27 that they would be back charged six months of water and sewage expenses despite a lease stating otherwise. Just a few days earlier, Feb. 20, an email was sent out stating the complex was under new management but the current lease...

Brihana Landrum, a tragic loss for all

Brihana Landrum, a tragic loss for all

Sonia Garcia

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, San Marcos, University

Her big round eyes looked ahead to the future, and she smiled at the thought of working with children. She never failed to smile when making her family proud. Her thoughts were filled with compassion, love and integrity, and no one imagined she would be gone so young. Brihana Landrum, Texas Sta...

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