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While strolling campus near the end of each fall and spring semester, it is routine to watch seniors pose under the UAC arch as the shutter of a camera opens and closes at rapid speed. Not long after, graduation photos with colorful visual elements make their way to social media and save-the…

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Embedded within neighborhoods, tucked away behind the allure of shopping outlets and the bright lights of The Square rests hundreds of historical homes displaying clues to the local families, travelers and stories that established the rich 200-year-old history of San Marcos.

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Every year, hundreds of Central and South American migrants risk their lives in pursuit of entry into the U.S. for a better life. Crossing often means trying to survive punishing heat, miles of desert, unknown waters and dangerous predators. Some end up successful, while others, just miles s…

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Records once dangled from the ceiling as music memorabilia lined the walls, while the smell of incense filled the room and melancholy tunes of blues drew customers in. Recognized as a true haven for music fans in San Marcos, Bobby Barnard's Sundance Records and Tapes rocked the city's soul.

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Chocolates, stuffed animals and roses have returned to the bank statements of San Marcos residents as the season of love kicks in. While spreading Valentine's Day love and joy comes with health risks this year, local businesses are exploring creative and safe ways to make it happen.

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For nearly a year, social distancing rules and mask mandates have compromised the day-to-day leisure and comfort people are accustomed to. As cases of the virus fluctuate and the long-awaited vaccines are distributed, students are finding themselves burnt out from the nation's new way of life.

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Black History Month serves as a time for communities from all racial backgrounds to celebrate and preserve Black history through art, activism and education. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, student organizations have still made it a point to honor Black excellence through esteemed principles …

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The average American visits the doctor four times a year, making the experience a relatively routine part of life. A team of Texas State professors hope to make that process more efficient and accurate through the emerging field of computational medicine.

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Before stepping foot into the clinical lab of Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle, Gilbert Swink sat fully clothed in personal protective equipment, including a mask and a face shield, ready to run another set of COVID-19 tests.

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Three Black Texas State students share old memories and lessons learned from their respective hometowns, as well as how their stomping grounds molded them into the people they are today. 

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Editor’s Note: “-30-” has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. Each semester, The University Star encourages its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…

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Editor’s Note: “-30-” has traditionally been used throughout journalism to indicate the end of a story. Each semester, The University Star encourages its graduating seniors to write a Senior 30—a farewell piece to our readers—indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…

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Now that the last essays have been written, projects have been submitted and final exams are graded, students are making plans to travel home for the holidays to find relief and comfort after a long and challenging semester.

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In an effort to celebrate inclusivity and diversity, the Texas State community is being called upon to help rename the San Gabriel and Angelina Hall dormitories, along with two streets on the Round Rock campus, after distinguished Black and Hispanic/Latinx members throughout university history.

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Living in a time when virtual events are a common part of everyday lives, a group of Texas State art students working on their thesis teamed up to display their latest work in a new virtual art exhibit. 

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Driving up the hill on LBJ Drive, there is a restaurant where customers are greeted with a front door decked out in graphic stickers and a dining room where colorful umbrellas hang from the ceiling.

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Prior to March, when students imagined holiday celebrations, monitoring virus cases and having to wear masks at family gatherings was not what they, or their loved ones, envisioned. 

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In her many years as a performer, musical theater Program Head Kaitlin Hopkins has learned through experience how overwhelming, emotionally taxing and stressful the life of an artist can be. Eight years ago, after witnessing her students seek help for stress-related health issues, she set ou…

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This holiday season, the LBJ Student Center staff is on a mission to make sure everyone has access to this comfort, regardless of whether or not they can afford it. It is in this spirit that donations of new socks for women and children will be accepted at the front desk of the LBJ Student C…

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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.