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Brihana Landrum in cap and gown.

Brihana Landrum, a tragic loss for all

Her big round eyes looked ahead to the future, and she smiled at the thought of working with children. She never failed to smile...

Black students lead student body towards inclusiveness

From the first black Student Government president to the first black editor-in-chief of The Star, African-American students of color are creating a presence never...
Dr. Sean Justice and his students worked with families on Feb. 17 to use computer science in an artistic way.

Future teachers integrate technology into art classes with new program

Coding mixed with art may sound unusual, but art education students are proving otherwise. Sean Justice, assistant professor in the School of Art and Design,...
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SMCISD teacher arrested for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

San Marcos High School teacher Ian Michael Madden (09/09/1991) turned himself in to Travis County authorities Feb. 22 for having an alleged inappropriate relationship...
Santi's Tacos serves the same street tacos everyone knows and loves in their new restaurant.

Santi’s Tacos moves from food truck to dine in experience

With colorful walls, tacos and salsa promising to make you sweat, Santi’s Tacos never fails to provide authentic, Mexican flavors. Santi’s Tacos, a staple for...
Ace Pepper, Jan. 25, plays his Gibson in the green room of his store that showcases various amplifiers.

JAMS music strikes a chord

Strings line the walls alongside guitars and amplifiers. In a leather jacket, the owner begins to strum “Stairway to Heaven,” and for any musician,...
Andy Heatwole enjoys taking photos during storms in San Marcos.

Photographer captures the best of San Marcos

In 25 degree weather, a photographer bares the winter to catch the steamy San Marcos River right at sunrise, snapping one of many photos...
Fattys Vape Shop is one of many vape shops in San Marcos that carries JUUL.

Vaping trend continues to grow on college campuses

The cool mint, bubblegum or strawberry scented clouds outside the classroom are common as vaping continues to be a popular trend. Vaping has hit college...
Oct. 27, Cody Huffman and Nahara Franklin pose with the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.

Huffman and Franklin take the crowns

Homecoming nominees grazed the football field with beauty, smiles and nerves as the king and queen were announced during halftime. The Homecoming King and Queen...

Sugar babies

Editor's note: This story recounts details of a sexual encounter that may be triggering for some readers. Additionally, the identity of a source in...