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Last semester, Texas State welcomed a record-setting number of freshmen enrolled in the university. This feat caused unprecedented issues in the Department of Housing and Residential Life (DHRL). Some freshmen living on campus had their double rooms transformed into triples while others had …

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This winter is different than the ones prior as the cold, flu and COVID-19 have continued to wildly spread across communities. Dr. Emilio Carranco, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of the Student Health Center, said viruses spread earlier this season causing a worse …

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After traveling to six continents in three decades, Sandhya Rao knew it was time to share her experiences of the world and give others a glimpse into the uniqueness of the destinations she had toured. Her new book, "Circles of Light: Memoirs of My Travels Around the World from the Arctic Cir…

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The ordinance titled Proposition A or Prop A will end arrests and citations for up to four ounces of marijuana in San Marcos by San Marcos Police Officers. The passed in a landslide victory with an 81.84% vote 'for' the proposition.

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The General Election is on Nov. 8. Early voting began on Oct. 24 and will continue until Nov. 4. The University Star has compiled a guide for everything you'll need to know before heading to the polls in Hays County.

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Construction in San Marcos and on Texas State grounds are in full effect as the city continues to grow in size and the demand for space increases. Students and bus drivers are experiencing various complications throughout the Sessom-Academy Street project, which began in May of 2022.

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Editor's Note: The printed version of this story contained a paragraph that stated the construction of Hilltop Housing Complex would be completed next fall, which is incorrect. The online version has been corrected to say that the project will be completed by the fall of 2024, according to T…

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This fall, more freshmen are walking through The Quad on their way to dining halls than ever before as campus welcomes the largest freshman class of 7,573 new students. With this inflated group, it has put immense pressure on the dining halls to serve food timely.

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As tuition payments are underway with parental income being the foundation of financial aid requirements, Texas State students who receive little to no monetary support from their parents are finding it hard to qualify for financial assistance and struggle with the burden of tuition.

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Dr. Kelly Damphousse stepped into his role as the 10th president of Texas State University on July 1, succeeding a 20-year career by Denise Trauth. He moves to the position after serving as chancellor and CEO at Arkansas State University.

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Arody Valencia recalls the anxiety she felt walking into her first in-person class since the start of the pandemic. Immediately taking note of the over 100 students she would be sharing the classroom with, knowing all the exams were to be in person and meeting her professors all added to the…

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Social distancing, online classes and required masks have been a part of the Texas State community's everyday life for the past three years. As they prepare to embark on their first academic year with no COVID-19 restrictions, students reflect on an unusual college experience and discuss the…

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On May 24, educators across the U.S. were forced to consider the unexpected risks associated with their jobs when an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers.

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The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents announced early Thursday morning that it will be renaming the Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC) on the San Marcos campus in honor of President Denise M. Trauth. The decision, which was announced at TSUS's quarterly meeting on May 20…

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In a matchup that featured 16 different pitchers, the No. 17 Texas State baseball team (32-10, 15-3 Sun Belt) fell to UTSA (28-13, 12-6 Conference USA), 8-14, Tuesday evening in the Bobcat’s final midweek road game of the season at Roadrunner Field in San Antonio, putting an end to their nin…

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Don't look now, but Texas State softball (29-17 Overall, 13-8 Sun Belt) is on fire, scorching even. The Bobcats are winners of nine straight and will look to continue that dominance Friday night against Troy (27-15 Overall, 13-8 Sun Belt). 

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A recent rise in gas prices has presented a challenge for Texas State students living off-campus and outside of San Marcos. As they adapt financially and search for solutions to their problems, an expert on Texas State transportation weighs in and offers advice to ease their spending and tra…

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With widespread power outages during the winter storms of February 2021 and February 2022, students living on campus were forced to travel through ice and snow if they wanted to use a meal swipe. After waiting through long lines in frigid weather, students crowded into the dining hall for a …

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For the Texas State Fencing Club, its win at the Southwest Intercollegiate Fencing Association (SWIFA) competitions came as a pleasant surprise. They considered themselves underdogs and took that attitude into the first conference championship victory in the competition's return.

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With concerns of climate change and pollution on the rise, Texas State students and faculty are striving to implement eco-friendly habits on campus through involvement with environmental organizations and initiatives like composting, river cleanups and recycling.

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Texas State baseball (30-9, 13-3 Sun Belt) extended its winning streak Friday night with a 3-2 victory in the first of three games against Little Rock (16-17, 6-9 Sun Belt). Texas State held a lead the whole way, but a late push from the Trojans put the game up for grabs. 

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Texas State softball (26-17 overall, 10-8 Sun Belt) extended its winning streak to six after a 12-0 victory over the University of the Incarnate Word (13-27 overall, 3-6 Southland) Wednesday evening.

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Texas State softball (25-17 overall, 10-8 Sun Belt) defeated the UTSA Roadrunners (14-24 overall, 7-8 Sun Belt) 8-0 to complete the season sweep Tuesday evening. 

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After winning the Sun Belt regular-season championship last year for the first time in over 20 years, it would have been easy for the Texas State men's basketball team to become complacent. The Bobcats used this season to do the exact opposite and became back-to-back conference champions for…

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The #17 Texas State baseball team (28-9, 12-3 Sun Belt) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (24-12, 9-6 Conference USA) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Bobcat Baseball Complex. 

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Texas State softball (23-17 overall, 9-8 Sun Belt) defeated the Georgia State Panthers (16-22 overall, 6-8 Sun Belt) 8-0 Friday afternoon to win the series.

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Texas State softball (22-17 overall, 8-8 Sun Belt) is set to play Georgia State (16-21 overall, 6-7 Sun Belt) in the second game of the series Friday afternoon in the Bobcat Softball Complex.