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A Conversation With the Student Body President

By Aaron J. Derton News Director In a country plagued by partisan politics, disillusion toward government and good football teams, Texas State is quite different. Not many students pay close attention to the goings-on inside the LBJ Student Center, where the Student Government President and Vice President toil away. After a bill that would have […]

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Citizen’s Climate Lobby Chapter Tackles Climate Change Reform

By Shannon Sampson News Reporter The San Marcos chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) consists of volunteer community members who are passionate about their group’s solution to climate reform. CCL is a national, nonprofit organization consisting of thousands of local chapters. CCL has a solution to stabilize the climate that will also boost the […]

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Time Management Combats Stress

By Shannon Sampson News Reporter According to the Journal of Counseling and Development, college students are expected to undergo high levels of stress. Managing time, along with personal finances, is correlated with the stress that college students feel. One of the top stressors amongst students is time management, especially with students who are also employed, […]

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KTSW Holds Election Night Broadcast

By Aaron Derton News Director Last updated Nov. 8, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. Off-year elections often see lower turnout than presidential and midterm election years, and last night was no exception. While some political analysts predicted the so-called “Trump Effect” would drive up turnout across the board, it took a nosedive compared to 2015 turnout […]

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Texas State University Deals with Third Bomb Threat

By Camelia Juarez Assistant News Director Police have given the all-clear after the third bomb threat in less than a week at Texas State University on Wednesday. The threat came in around 9:40 A.M., according to Patrick Cochran, an assistant director at the University Police Department (UPD). He says that UPD is working with federal […]

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Former Death Row Inmate Speaks at Texas State

By Shannon Sampson News Reporter SAN MARCOS — Anthony Graves, previously known to the state of Texas as “Death Row Exoneree 138”, spent 18 and a half years in prison– 16 of those spent in solitary confinement– for a crime he knew nothing about. It wasn’t until 2010 that he was finally released from prison. […]

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Joe Biden Speaks at LBJ Library

By Aaron J. Derton News Director AUSTIN — Nearly 1,000 people come to the LBJ Library to see former Vice President Joseph Biden talk with former Library Director Mark Updegrove on Tuesday night. Mr. Biden spoke at length on a range of subjects: His friendship with former President Barack Obama, crises in the Middle East […]

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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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