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Brianna Benitez is the life and arts editor at The University Star and has been with The Star since the fall of 2018. As life and arts editor, Brianna copy edits all life and arts content, manages the life and arts staff and collaborates with her team to develop fresh, creative and relevant human interest stories. Prior to her role as life and arts editor, Brianna served as the assistant life and arts editor as well as a life and arts reporter where she reported on topics such as student life, fine arts and features. She is currently a junior majoring in public relations with a minor in pop culture.

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

Jul 06, 2020
San Marcos Public Library revamps summer programs for an at-home experience (Story)
Jun 30, 2020
Texas State announces schedule for virtual commencement (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Texas State recognizes Juneteenth through ‘Day of Reflection and Solidarity’ (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Remembering Juneteenth: Community preserves Black history in San Marcos (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
Local community remembers the legacy of English lecturer Wade Martin (Story)
Jun 03, 2020
Gov. Abbott issues phase III of reopening Texas (Story)
May 25, 2020
San Marcos honors fallen soldiers through virtual Memorial Day ceremony (Story)
May 25, 2020
First-generation graduates persevere despite cancellation of in-person commencement (Story)
May 24, 2020
San Marcos Discovery Center launches online plant sale (Story)
May 22, 2020
Hays County Task Force concludes COVID-19 testing at nursing facilities (Story)
May 08, 2020
Local restaurants adapt to Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas (Story)
May 04, 2020
Common Experience reveals new theme for 2020-2021 (Story)
May 02, 2020
Restaurants give back to community through Meals 4-One and All program (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
Local distilleries supply community with hand sanitizer during COVID-19 pandemic (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Fallen soldiers commemorated with remembrance garden (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Class performs acts of kindness lifting spirits during pandemic (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Stars of San Marcos 2020 Winners (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Local animal shelter leans on community support during COVID-19 closure (Story)
Apr 04, 2020
COVID-19 outbreak challenges Texas State art community’s success (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Local businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Colorful murals take over city traffic boxes (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
(Video) Star Rundown: LBJ polling lines, colorful murals in San Marcos, Sun Belt conference game and more (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Nine days of spring break activities (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Students design inclusive coloring books for youth (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
McCoy College brings authenticity to Business Leadership Week 2020 (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Alumna takes center-stage in blogging and theater industry (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
San Marcos business plans to close after 41 years (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2020
Understanding the effects of CBD (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2019
Texas State students reveal their truth through the art of dance (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
San Marcos gallery showcases artwork from Texas cities and towns (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Local artist awakes ‘Intuition’ at The Gallery of Common Experience (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Attorneys reveal the truth about immigration at Common Experience event (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
The Asia Project brings resilience to Diversity Week (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Community honors the dead through Día de Los Muertos festivities (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Five study habits to drop this semester (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Celebrating the benefits of yoga during national yoga month (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Student entrepreneur aims at putting authenticity in style (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Student organization preserves Mexican culture through dance (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Texas State alumnus prepares for Broadway debut (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Five Texas State traditions to anticipate (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Five Texas State traditions to anticipate (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
How to become a proud Bobcat (Story)
Aug 15, 2019
Texas State students develop cultural awareness during study abroad trips (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
REI The Meadows Center teams up with REI Co-op for an informational outdoor experience (Story)
Jul 09, 2019
Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time (Story)
Jul 09, 2019
City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
Metaphysical and holistic community offers spiritual guidance at monthly fair (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry (Story)
May 20, 2019
Texas State student launches talk show on YouTube (Story)
May 09, 2019
Texas State alumnus reaches Top 10 on American Idol (Story)
May 01, 2019
National Minority Health Month brings awareness to healthy living (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2019
Texas State student bakes up sustainability (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Student model gains popularity (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Be the Match seeks Bobcats to donate bone marrow (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Local family creates safe haven for tortoises (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Stanford professor discusses research on Latinx identities at Texas State (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Texas State partners with Hays County EMS (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Food insecurity remains a problem in the San Marcos area (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Tips for having a fun and safe spring break (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Student organizations come together to celebrate black history month (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Student entrepreneur makes money-moves in the beauty industry (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Turn down the music and turn up the podcast (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Exposing the dark side of tanning (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Student author impacts children’s literature (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Annual Sacred Springs Powwow Celebration comes to San Marcos (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Texas State book club puts the ‘lit’ in literature (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Vocal powerhouse Ruthie Foster performs at Texas State (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Bubble Believers begin filming documentary (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Handcrafted creativity sets up shop in The Quad for a day (Story)
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