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Known for its forward-thinking fashionistas, hands-on industry experience and packed-house fashion shows, Texas State's Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) showcased the latest 2020 designs and trends in a new light during its first-ever virtual fall fashion show.

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Texas State's Student Foundation and the Dean of Students Office recognized university community veterans the morning of Nov. 11 during its annual Veterans Day Commemoration ceremony.

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From his experience as a migrant farmworker to becoming the host of ABC's "What Would You Do?", broadcast journalist John Quiñones kicked off the first day of Texas State's Diversity and First-Gen Week with a discussion on adversity, journalism and family as Common Experience's LBJ Distingui…

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The downtown San Marcos art community is providing an abundance of resources to local artists looking to display, perform and sell their art, while also conducting art extracurriculars for the expressive youth.

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Editor's Note: The University Star will release two articles recognizing this year's Distinguished and Young Alumni honorees at Texas State. Part 1 highlights Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Gloria Campos Brown, Johnny Weisman and Kuro Tawil. Part 2, which will be released next week, will recognize Jo…

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As tumbleweeds rolled down LBJ Drive and students sat in their homes for the latter half of the 2020 spring semester, alumna Allison Price, a directing graduate, looked for a way to continue her creative journey in a new reality.

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On the energetic morning of Aug. 29, a team of scientists stood on top of Texas State's Supple Science Building, ready to complete the first step toward building the university's first low earth-orbiting satellite. It was not the view Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin experienced on the moon or…

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Before the Square, river tubing or Texas State, San Marcos was a magnet for Spanish explorers who traveled through the Camino Real searching for a place to settle. Explorers became attracted to the fertile land, along with the abundant wildlife, unique scenery and never-ending supply of cool…

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When Dr. Susana Villanueva-Eguia Lis left her home in Mexico 20 years ago to study abroad in the U.S., she was not expecting to walk into a melting pot she would call home one day, nor a place where she would become an internationally-recognized Spanish poet. 

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What began as a fun way for Texas State alumna Jasmine Valadez to match her earrings and outfits at her job as a student teacher has now turned into a successful polymer clay earring business.

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Connected by a network of tangled ethernet cords and 13-inch glass computer screens, students and faculty from the Department of Theater and Dance are making history this year, conquering the constraints of distanced reality to produce a fully-virtual performance season.

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Santa's Jingle Bell Run 5K and Kids K scheduled for Dec. 12 have been canceled out of precaution due to COVID-19. Those registered for the 2020 races will have their registration valued for 2021. 

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Far before ever stepping foot on a stage or picking up an instrument, Luis Parra found his love for music in his hometown of Valencia, Venezuela. Since then, Parra, 24, has been part of several bands, groups and music projects in San Marcos and Austin. 

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Joshua Castro knew he wanted to serve in the Peace Corps in third grade. His class had a pen pal in the Peace Corps who would tell them stories about the different ways they had to adapt to day-to-day life, which included living in a country that experienced extreme drought and learning to t…

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Homecoming spirit is around the corner, and applications for the 2020 Homecoming Court along with registration for annual traditions are now available on Texas State's Homecoming website.

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Back in February, downtown San Marcos nightlife was booming. Bar crawlers and live music fanatics swarmed the streets of The Square while bars, coffee shops and venues filled downtown with sounds of music, cheering and laughter.

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With help from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is providing financial assistance and services to aid pet owners struggling to support their furry friends during the pandemic. 

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In 2010, Jennifer Foster passionately stood center stage at a talent show, under pink and blue iridescent lights, singing the timeless lyrics of Aretha Franklin’s and Carole King’s 'Natural Woman'. 

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Amid acoustic tunes and the poignant smell of acrylic paint, Black, Indigenous and People of Color from the San Marcos community gathered around the Hays County Historic Courthouse Sept. 26 to express themselves through art and share stories at STAND’s Love Canvas Event.

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The Undocumented Migration Project has long sought to bring awareness to the thousands of people who died as a direct result of U.S. policy. Now, the organization is shining a light on it through an art installation at Texas State Galleries. In 1994, the U.S. Border Patrol implemented a stra…

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A team of Texas State staff, students and alumni are hoping a new accelerated healing gel can become the next revolutionary creation to treat wounds. The peroxide-based gel called AccelGel was co-invented by Texas State graduate professor Gary Beall and Lamar University professor David Cocke…

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During a pandemic-filled summer in San Marcos, business owners could recognize pin drops as they either reminisced about an earsplitting but satisfying student presence or unwillingly taped signs to their doors indicating temporary closure. Now, just a mini-exercise program away from Texas S…

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It was a typical workday for Jonnie Wilson as a hospital cook in Lockhart, Texas, when someone said to her, “You’re too smart to be working here.” At only 22 years old, Wilson had just gotten out of an abusive marriage and was working multiple jobs, receiving food stamps and living in public…

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Anita Natufe, like many others, joined TikTok as a way to watch funny videos and share them with her friends. Little did she know the app would take her hair business to new heights. Until last year, Natufe, a civil engineering sophomore at Texas State, only used Instagram, Twitter and Snapc…

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Starting as a small group of female Texas State students in the late seventies, Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) has since grown into a multi-county organization with a mission to establish a zero-tolerance policy for abuse of any kind. The HCWC believes in change—both its necessity and p…

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Members of the San Marcos Fire Department gathered outside City Hall in honor and recognition of the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. The annual Remembrance Ceremony streamed on the City of San Marcos’ Facebook page. Pastor Bill Glasgow began the ceremony with a reflection on the unity sh…

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For over 40 years, The Wittliff Collections has acquired and preserved prized works of art such as photographs, sculptures and literary masterpieces. Its latest exhibition, “Through Her Lens”, showcases the works of 60 women photographers. This show, like most at The Wittliff, places the bea…

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A combination of modern retro style, original cocktails and martinis and Spanish influenced cuisine joins the downtown San Marcos bar scene at The Davenport—a quality, pet-friendly lounge. Originally from Houston, The Davenport, located on 194 S Guadalupe St., opened its first location almos…

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Donning face masks as part of their new uniforms, students with on-campus jobs returned to work this semester hoping to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. With new health and safety protocols on campus, some student workers view safety as more than possible. Campus locations like Alk…

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Going into halftime of a Texas State football game, fans typically see the band, in maroon and gold uniforms, flood the field ready to perform the Bobcat Fight Song. However, halftime performances will change this football season, allowing fans to hear and see “The Pride of the Hill Country”…

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Student organizations are coming up with creative ways to approach recruitment and outreach as Texas State brings students back to campus with COVID-19 protocols in place. According to the university’s Roadmap to Return, many student activities, services and programs will be held in-person a…