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Prater's three goals help Bobcats defeat Cardinals 4-2

Lauren Prater, junior forward, scored the first goal of the game in the 17th minute. That wasn't the end of her night though. 

Prater finished with three goals in the Texas State soccer teams' 4-2 victory against Lamar Sunday afternoon. Her second and third goals occured in the 61st and 62nd minute. 

Prater, who leads the team with seven goals in eight games, completed the program's first hat trick since Sept. 12, 2012. 

Texas State succeeded in taking care of the task at hand — maintain momentum.

The 4-2 win over Lamar Sunday afternoon extended the team’s winning streak to five games and concluded the non-conference slate with a 6-2-0 record.

Analyzing the win: Texas State 4, Lamar 2

What the win means: The 3-1 victory against Lamar Sunday afternoon extends the Texas State soccer teams' winning streak to five games and improves the regular season record to 6-2-0.

Turning point: The turning point happened in the 61st minute when Lauren Prater, junior forward, broke the 1-1 tie. The Bobcats came out flat in the second half until Prater regained the momentum for the Texas State attack.

Acclaimed film director speaks at Distinguished Lecture series


Students and faculty packed Evans Auditorium Wednesday evening to listen to critically acclaimed screenwriter, film director and producer Robert Rodriguez deliver a speech for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture series. 

Rodriguez’s lecture was the first in an LBJ speaker series as part of this year’s theme “Bridged Through Stories: Shared Heritage of the United States and Mexico, an Homage to Dr. Tomás Rivera.”

This year’s Common Experience was named after Tomás Rivera, Texas State alumnus of the class of 1958. Rivera was recognized nationally as an author of Chicano literature and served as an educator until his passing in 1984.

Practice report: Bobcats gearing up for Southern Mississippi after a victory

Tuesday’s practice kicked off something new for the Texas State football team this season. Practicing after a victory.

Texas State took care of business last Saturday against Prairie View A&M at home, 63-24, for their first win of the year.

With the win, the Bobcats are keeping their eyes forward on to the next opponent.

City council candidate Stephen Herrera drops out of Place 5 race

San Marcos High School teacher Stephen Herrera publically announced Sunday his withdrawal from city council elections.

Herrera said he “hit a brick wall” during his campaign after hearing feedback from some constituents. Herrera said some citizens thought he only joined the race to split the Hispanic vote between himself and opponent, Frank T. Arredondo.

“I don’t have the political support behind me to defend myself against that and simultaneously be the best teacher I can be,” Herrera said.

Herrera said his opponents, Arredondo and Scott Gregson, are prominent members in the community. Both opponents have an extensive resume of credentials for the open seat on the council, he said.

Q&A with Emily Leon, Multicultural Greek Council vice president of public relations

Not all students are aware their Greek options extend beyond the two largest councils on campus.

The University Star sat down with Emily Leon, Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) vice president of public relations and management senior, to learn about the organization’s unique approach to Greek life.

Mariah Simank: How long have you served as vice president of public relations?

Emily Leon: I was elected in May. The guy before me who had the chair graduated. So I took over midterm, and our elections are in November. I'm just serving the partial term, kind of like a sit-in. After November I can run for reelection, but we'll see.

Q&A with Sophia Campos, Panhellenic Council president

Many people appreciate Greek life, but few stop to ask themselves who is working behind the scenes to make things run so smoothly.

The University Star sat down with Sophia Campos, Panhellenic Council president and electronic media senior, to discuss fall recruitment and everything that comes after.

Mariah Simank: How long have you served as president?

Sophia Campos: I've served as president since the spring of my junior year. I just started my senior year, so my term started in January and then it ends December. We do elections in November, and then the new president will start in January.

MS: How would you say your term is going so far?

Q&A with Chris Pringle, Interfraternity Council president

Many students at Texas State join Greek Life as a way to better their community and foster friendships that last long after they walk across the stage.

The University Star had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Pringle, Interfraternity Council (IFC) president and management junior, to discuss his term and the future of the council’s 14 fraternities.

Mariah Simank: How long have you served as president?

Chris Pringle: I've been president for a year now. Elections are every year around November and are based on candidates who meet certain qualifications. We look for candidates who are trying to extend the Greek community.

MS: How would you say your term is going so far?

Bobcats finish Panthers in three sets at home


Quick and easy is how Jordan Kohl, sophomore right side hitter, described the Texas State volleyball team’s three-set victory Friday afternoon against Prairie View A&M.

Coming off a five-set win over UTSA Thursday night, the Bobcats came out in full force against Prairie View A&M.

The team was efficient in the hitting during the game as Kelsey Weynand, junior outside hitter, Madison Daigle, freshman middle blocker, and Kohl exceeded a .700 hitting percentage.

Kohl had a record setting hitting percentage of .900 with nine kills on 10 total attempts. That broke the previous record held by Amy Weigle (.737) set in 2006. 

Notebook: Texas State 3, Prairie View A&M 0


Notebook from the Texas State volleyball teams' three-set victory Friday afternoon against Prairie View A&M.


Texas State is now 8-0 all-time against Prairie View A&M after Friday afternoon’s win. The victory should give the Bobcats added momentum after last night’s five-set win over UTSA.


In the third set. Texas State went on a 13-0 run to eventually close out the match with a 25-5 advantage in the last set.   


Jordan Kohl, sophomore right side hitter. Kohl set a new school record for hitting percentage (.900) after she had nine kills on 10 attempts. Her nine kills led the team.



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