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As the spring semester begins and Texas State returns to a temporary remote learning experience, some students are worried about facing familiar challenges that arose during previous virtual semesters.

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San Marcos' Dunbar Heritage Association has organized a variety of community-wide events to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From music and dance performances to the 20th Anniversary MLK March and Celebration, here are several ways to remember the civil rights leader…

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Jonah Fujikawa and Alexander Hiers set out to write "Elf E. Ramone," to reveal the importance of love and joy through the story of the elf behind the Christmas Eve tradition of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa.

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In high school, I wanted to work in journalism. I joined what few clubs my school offered that pertained to this field, in an effort to gain experience and seem more appealing to universities. By the time I was a senior, I was the editor-in-chief for the yearbook club, the head writer for my…

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For over 35 years, the Gospel Expressions Association (GEA) has fostered a community of faith, music and inclusivity on the Texas State campus. Founded in 1983, its nine original members were searching for a group on campus to express their faith and showcase their love of gospel music.

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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 readers — indicating the conclusion of a journalist’s time as an active memb…

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The holiday spirit is returning to San Marcos' City Park this December with carnival games, a petting zoo and a holiday trail as the city prepares to celebrate the winter season at the annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival.

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On Sept. 16, Texas State student Austin Salyer was killed after negligent gunfire struck through his room at The Lyndon apartments in San Marcos. He was a 20-year-old junior studying criminal justice and minoring in military science. Austin was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi-Theta lota…

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Enjoy the weekend before Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Here are your weekend things to do in and around San Marcos.

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Chores are often seen as something for children to complain about. Ashley Kegley-Whitehead wants to help change that narrative with her new children's book, "The Checklist: Character-Building Chores for a Fun, Productive Day."

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As their final year at Texas State comes to a close, senior dance, performance and choreography students choreographed their own piece one last time for the annual BFA performance and choreography showcase. 

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As a part of Texas State's First-Gen Week, in partnership with universities and colleges across the country, Common Experience hosted a virtual live stream starring writer, lawyer and former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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As the semester winds down to an end, student models, designers, stylists and artists of Texas State's Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) are preparing to take part in their first in-person fashion show since the pandemic on Nov. 14.

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The sights of smiling faces and the sound of cheers filled the streets of San Marcos as community members waved American flags and watched the annual San Marcos Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 6.

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It's homecoming weekend! Don't be caught without plans. Check out what’s going on in and around San Marcos this homecoming weekend.

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Halloween weekend is finally here! Time to put on your costumes and get out on the town. Don't be caught without plans! Here is your list of things to do this weekend in and around San Marcos.

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Jack-o'-lanterns, candy and costumes will fill the streets of San Marcos this Halloween weekend as residents and businesses celebrate the spooky season with events for every age and interest.

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On Oct. 19 2021, The University Star hosted “Star Stories: True Stories of Life at TXST," a live event featuring true personal narratives from four amazing storytellers that reveal the greatest challenges and opportunities of the Texas State and San Marcos communities.

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Don't be caught without plans this weekend. Here is your list of things to do in and around San Marcos.

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Early on in the pandemic, when one of the safest ways to visit with loved ones was to meet one another outside, Trey Hiller watched picnics in the park rise in popularity and saw an opportunity to start his own luxury picnic business.

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In a play exploring corruption, classism and family relationships, the Department of Theatre and Dance presented “El Nogalar,” a story of a family’s struggle to keep their homestead amid the looming threat of the cartel in northern Mexico.

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After a brief hiatus, this weekend is back with more fun things to do this weekend in and around San Marcos. Don't get caught without plans this weekend

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Community members and mermaid-lovers gathered in downtown San Marcos on Saturday to celebrate the city's arts, culture, heritage and its biggest point of pride, the San Marcos River, at the fifth annual Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire.

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Locally sourced food, sustainability and community are all at the top of the list of things most important to the owners and friends of Radish & Dill, San Marcos' newest fine food market and restaurant.

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As students embark on a new school year, one of Texas State's newest organizations, the Victoria's Secret PINK campus team, looks forward to promoting school spirit and empowering other students with its new apparel. 

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The current exhibitions at the Texas State Galleries, on display until Nov. 12, feature work from artists Carissa Samaniego and Maria Guzmán Capron. The works of both artists deal with issues of identity, more specifically the mixed or split cultural identities of Samaniego and Guzmán Capron.

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With more than a dozen coffee shops adorning the streets of San Marcos, the city has a big market for caffeinated beverages.

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Howdy, howdy, Bobcats. This round of things to do for the weekend will be a bit different due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the local area. Focus on staying safe by social distancing and wearing a mask (even when walking outside). Just because you stay home does not mean you c…

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With many people just returning to San Marcos or arriving here for the first time, there are several special events this weekend. Whether you're a new-to-town freshman or a returning Bobcat, you have come to the right place for things to do this weekend (and every weekend in the future!).

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Another weekend of fun is in store for San Martians. Check out the many events going on in and around the town.