Hello everyone and welcome to episode 17 of The Star Sitdown! In today's episode, our guest is Mena Yasmine. Yasmine is a former Texas State student and activist who was part of the 2018 student sit-in. Today, we discuss what occurred prior to former Texas State Student Government President Connor Clegg's impeachment and the timeline of the 2018's student-in.

This episode was edited by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr.

The Star Sitdown is a weekly podcast hosted by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr. highlighting interesting people and topics throughout the Texas State and San Marcos community.

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Timestamps:

0:00 - Intro

1:53 – Who is Mena Yasmine

6:10 – Mena’s initial experience at Texas State

13:01 – The column

16:07 – The impact of white nationalism at Texas State

25:48 – Impeachment papers at the Student Government meeting

35:12 – The beginning of the sit-in

44:01 – The garage

50:31 – The purpose of the sit-in/ the demands

54:17 – Holding the university accountable

57:01 – Reflecting on the end of the sit-in

59:27 – Regrets about the sit-in

1:10:48 – Conclusion

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