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Editor’s Note: For the remainder of the school year, The University Star will take on “The 11% Project”, an examination of Black students at Texas State through History, Election, Hometowns, Activism, Creatives, Mentorship and 10 years from now. 

Texas State students, faculty and staff returned to campus after months of deliberation about whether it was safe with COVID-19 still present. Over the summer, the university implemented its Roadmap to Return and encouraged students to take the Bobcat Pledge to help stop the spread of COVID-…

During a time of uncertainty and difficulty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing fight against racial injustice, a married couple’s San Marcos food truck is bringing southern culture and comfort to the city, with a twist. Ramika and Willie Adams’ soul food-serving truck, Soulful Cre…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These words from Dr. King still ring true today as people from different backgrounds unite against police brutality and the discrimination of Black people in the wake of the murder of the late George Flo…

San Marcos native Desyre Collier gathered locals in celebration, commemoration, remembrance and reflection outside of the Hays County Courthouse June 20 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Collier is a politics and human rights student at Marymount Manhattan College in New York Ci…

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a stay-at-home order March 31, many small businesses, local restaurants and shops had to temporarily close as they were deemed nonessential. However, for grocery store, convenience store and fast-food industry workers, spending weeks, even months, away fro…

On March 13, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot and killed after police raided her home in Louisville, Kentucky, in the middle of the night. Two months later, 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck was pinned to the ground by a police officer, pleading for breath, on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minneso…

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, four Texas State professors explain why they believe the month of March is so important for women and the future of women. Listen to Dr. Ahrens, Dr. Ngondo, Dr. Morrison and Dr. Pliley, all women, discuss their expectations for women in the field of…

Beaches, parks and streets, including San Marcos’ own Sewell Park, have flooded with Generation Z in recent weeks, and more and more young people have potentially placed themselves and those around them at risk of COVID-19. WHY are there like 3,000 people at sewell park?! y’all are so hard h…

Spring break is finally among us: A time to relax, have fun and remember the times of past spring breaks. Listen to these Texas State students talk about their most memorable Spring Break moments. Stay safe, and have a great break. Contributors: Lauren Rivera, sophomore political science maj…