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Social Security phone scammers strike across the U.S.

The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday an uptick in scammers posing as the Social Security Administration to get callers' personal information. The fake phone calls...
View from the ascent during a hike on the Kvaløya islandfjord near Tromsø, Norway.

Land of the Midday Moon

TROMSØ, Norway – Green streaks through the sky, long nights and very cold fingers complemented a mid-semester trip into the Arctic Circle I’ll never...

Ethics commission finds City Councilman Gregson in violation

Following two hours of testimony, City Councilman Scott Gregson will be penalized with a written reprimand from the city of San Marcos after the...
Oslo Innovation Week's Official Opening was hosted in Oslo City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented every December.

Bridging cultures across five thousand miles

OSLO, Norway – Now that Texas State Bobcats know I’m studying abroad, and if you don’t then check out The University Star online for all the...
The University of Oslo opening ceremony gathered students the week before classes began on Aug. 20.

Blog: Land of the Midnight Sun, an introduction

Editor's note: Geoff Sloan is a senior news reporter with The University Star. Geoff is on a study abroad trip in Norway. He will...
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Three suspects arrested for homicide

A third arrest was made Aug. 22 in connection to last week’s murder of Matthew Jacob Rodriguez Jr. Adrian Terrell Rose, 24, was arrested by police in...
Firefighters work July 20 to douse flames at Iconic Village Apartments on North LBJ Drive.

Iconic Village Apartment fire injures TXST students, leaves residents displaced

UPDATE: July 21, 7:30 p.m. Community members and church leaders held a vigil July 21 for the victims of the fire. The Rev. Joshua Sutherlun from...
The H-E-B sign sits atop the grocery store in San Marcos on May 26.

H-E-B issues voluntary recall for ice cream and sherbet

H-E-B issued a voluntary recall July 18 for ice cream and sherbet in Texas stores after metal was found in ice cream and sherbet...
Empty beer cans thrown July 5 alongside the San Marcos River.

Float Fest hires staff to clean San Marcos River

Float Fest's correlation with litter around the San Marcos River has long received criticism from residents and organizations and continues to as this year's...
President Trauth is swearing in Student Body President Brooklyn Boreing

Student Government president faces cabinet changes

Members of Student Government President Brooklyn Boreing's interim-cabinet resigned over the summer before the cabinet was officially approved. Three cabinet members, including the chief of...