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Student Government president vetos TPUSA legislation

President Alison Castillo vetoed legislation April 11 to ban conservative student organization Turning Point USA from campus, ending a contentious battle of...
Tampons and pads in a dispensary made by Tampon Club.

Students push for free menstrual hygiene products on campus

The implementation of free menstrual products could be a reality for students on campus. Student Government Vice President Keely...
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...