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Texas State Topics at Debate Night

By Aaron J. Derton News Director SAN MARCOS — Candidates for city council gathered to engage in civil, substantive debate Thursday night. Incumbent Council members Ed Mihalkanin, Place Three, and Jane Hughson, Place Four, faced off against small business owner, Amy Stanfield, and property rights activist, Joshua Simpson, respectively. Mr. Simpson, 24, graduated from Texas […]

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San Marcos Remembers

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Firefighters, police and public servants gathered at San Marcos City Hall today to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Citizens gathered as police dispatcher Karen Zavala sang the national anthem. Men and women wearing the uniform of San Marcos Fire and Police Departments stood at attention, saluting the […]

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Texas State Student Cofounds Social Justice Coalition

By Lauren Donovan News Reporter Texas State student, Claudia Gasponi, has created a Social Justice Coalition, bringing together minorities to tackle issues of inequality and discrimination. San Marcos is home to a diverse population, ranging everywhere on the political, racial, sexual, and gender spectrum. In order to address many of the issues minorities face today, […]

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San Marcos Mayor to Combat Climate Change

By David West News Reporter San Marcos Mayor, John Thomaides, joins over 300 mayors across the country to combat climate change after President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. San Marcos was already working on numerous environmentally friendly programs for the past decade before joining the national mayor initiative. Those programs will now shift […]

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Texas Bans Texting and Driving

By Lauren Donovan News Reporter Texas will soon join 46 other states in implementing a statewide ban on texting while driving. This bill will only prohibit drivers from texting behind the wheel, but still allows drivers to use their phones for navigation and taking calls. San Marcos passed a similar ordinance in March 2016, but […]

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Students Against Hate Rally Comes To Texas State

By Denver Donchez News Reporter The Texas Freedom Network’s student chapter, Texas Rising, hosted a rally Tuesday in conjunction with GLAAD, a media monitoring organization that promotes understanding and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Texas State students met at the stallions in the Quad and marched to The Lair to protest multiple bills currently pending in the […]

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Breakdown: How Texas State University uses students’ money

By Elizabeth Parrish News Reporter Where does the money go? Students may have made this joke to their friends more than once after receiving their tuition bill but many never realize there is an answer to that question. The average cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for a student taking 15 credit hours at Texas […]

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Sewell Park Conditions After Heavy Rainfall Could Endanger Students

By Allison Randel News Reporter Along with class cancellations and delayed bus services on Tuesday, April 11 was the all too familiar sight of Sewell Park underwater. When heavy rain and thunderstorms hit San Marcos, the intersection of Aquarena Springs and Sessom Drive becomes an unusable and dangerous crossroad. This intersection, arguably the busiest and […]

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Connor Clegg Sworn in as New Class President

By Sean Mitchell News Reporter A new class body President and Vice President has been sworn in at Texas State. Connor Clegg and Colton Duncan were officially sworn in as student body President and Vice President of Texas State on Wednesday. The ceremony was held by the LBJ statue in the quad, where Clegg spoke […]

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Born Outraged: Janet Mock visits Texas State

By Denver Donchez News Reporter “For a lot of folks, the majority of people in the (Women’s March) audience, were first time activists; it was their first political passion. They finally felt called to outrage, because they felt wronged by the election results. They were shocked by the way in which the county showed up, […]

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In the Public Interest Discusses Mental Health

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Mental health is important at every stage of life; from childhood to adolescence and through adulthood. Factors contributing to mental health problems could include biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry, or life experiences, such as trauma, abuse, and family history. This week’s […]

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Be The Match

By Jackie Ordonio News Reporter Throughout campus last week, students may have seen white tents that read “Be The Match” on them. Be The Match is a global organization that works to inform people about donating bone marrow. Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers such as Leukemia and Lymphoma. Thankfully, […]

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In the Public Interest Honors Black History Month

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” a term coined by […]

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Effects of New Administration’s Travel Ban Resonate Close to Home

By Denver Donchez News Reporter President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries has been one of the most polarizing and publicized events of the new administration. The order, which temporarily banned refugees and immigrants from these seven countries from entering the United States, was intended by the administration to go into effect immediately, however […]

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In the Public Interest meets Relationship 101

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Love is in the air as 2017 transitions into the month of February. What started out as a holiday to honor Christian saints such as Valentinus has turned into an annual holiday to celebrate relationships. Usually when one thinks of Valentine’s Day, they think […]

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