Caitlin Clark

The University Star wins TIPA, SPJ awards

Employees of The University Star are easily some of the hardest-working students at Texas State. Our reporters, photographers, copy editors, designers, illustrators, videographers, columnists and account executives dedicate countless hours to the products they produce, and are often asked to put The Star above their studies and social lives. Members of the editorial board spend three nights each week in the Trinity building putting together the print version of The Star, and typically do not leave the office until past 1 a.m.

Proposed ASG revisions would change name, reduce number of senators

As students choose the next leaders of the Associated Student Government in Tuesday and Wednesday’s elections, they will also be voting on a referendum that has the potential to rebrand and restructure the organization.

The ASG constitution has been amended following a two-year process of benchmarking the organization against the student governments of comparable institutions and receiving feedback from an outside consultant. If passed through the student referendum on the 2014 election ballot, the proposed constitution would alter the name of ASG to “Student Government.” The new constitution would reduce the size of the senate from 60 to 45 seats, among other changes.

Wikileaks founder speaks at SXSW via Skype

Internet surveillance and security was a major theme of South By Southwest Interactive, with whistleblower Julian Assange Skyping into the festival March 8 from his current home in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy.

The WikiLeaks founder said living as a political refugee inside the embassy since June 2012 has been “a bit like prison” because he is confined indoors and under constant police surveillance.

Edward Snowden talks online security from Russia

In his videoconference at South By Southwest Interactive March 10, Edward Snowden appeared in front of an image of the document that has charged him with theft and espionage.

“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I saw that the Constitution was violated on a massive scale,” he said.

Neil deGrasse Tyson reboots Cosmos, speaks at SXSW

If the star power of legendary astrophysicist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson is any indication, science is becoming cool again.

Snowden tells SXSW online surveillance is "setting fire to the future of the Internet"

In his videoconference at South By Southwest Interactive Monday, Edward Snowden chose to place himself in front of an image of the document that has charged him with theft and espionage.

“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I saw that the Constitution was violated on a massive scale,” he said.

Portlandia co-stars/creators preview upcoming season at SXSW

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, co-stars/creators of IFC’s Portlandia, discussed their creative process and the real-life inspiration behind the quirky show yesterday at South By Southwest Interactive.  

Portlandia: Behind the Scenes with the Creators” was easily one of the festival’s most anticipated panels, with hordes of badge-holders hoping to catch an exclusive sneak peak of Season 4 being turned away nearly half an hour before it even began.

Chelsea Clinton talks tech, social good and "Texts from Hillary" at SXSW Interactive

Chelsea Clinton gave a rather stiff, rehearsed keynote address at South By Southwest Interactive Tuesday in which she challenged attendees to improve the use technology for social good. However, it was four words she professed during the subsequent Q&A session that drew the most attention from the crowd: “I’m obsessed with diarrhea.”

AP photographer talks importance of Instagram in his coverage of North Korea

While North Korea is one of the most remote, cut off places on earth, Associate Press photojournalist David Guttenfelder offers a peek behind the curtain through his Instagram feed.

The Associated Press opened a bureau in North Korea in 2012, and Guttenfelder has since traveled to the country about 30 times. He shared his experiences with a packed room at South By Southwest Interactive Sunday.

23andMe co-founder talks genetic testing for preventative healthcare at SXSW

Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe gave a keynote presentation at South by Southwest Interactive Sunday in which she claimed the cost of healthcare can be brought down by using genetics for preventive medicine.

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