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Founded 1899 to prepare the best teachers in the Lone Star State, Texas State University has a legacy of preparing students to make an impact in the world. Texas State’s 38,000 students choose from more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at our San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, our community reflects the variety and diversity of Texas. We are a top destination for transfer students, and we are especially dedicated to seeing our first-generation college students reach their full academic potential. Texas State has been named among the nation’s best institutions by both U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

Texas State is an Emerging Research University with specialties in water resource management and conservation, forensic anthropology, education and healthcare. With 562 faculty research projects and $64.6 million in research and development expenditures in FY 2019, Texas State is committed to applied research that can change the world. Our faculty and students are generating new knowledge, catalyzing ideas into reality, and pushing the boundaries in every discipline.

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The Satanic Temple unveils a statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the First Amendment in Little Rock, Arkansas, in August 2018. AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein

What The Satanic Temple is and why it’s opening a debate about religion

A group known as The Satanic Temple was started with the political goal of advocating for the value of church-state separation. This group is now challenging the traditional definition of religion.
Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement. Elizabeth Farida/Wikimedia Commons

In Nigeria, dreadlocks are entangled with beliefs about danger

Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s. Shutterstock

It’s time to stop exposing people to the dangers of Facilitated Communication

Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
J Cole at Etihad Stadium in 2014. Cole (aka ‘Therapist’) runs non-profit organisation Dreamville Foundation, and houses single mothers rent-free in his childhood home. Photo supplied by Michelle Grace Hunder

The healing power of hip hop

Hip hop often gets a bad rap but for therapists and teachers it can be a transformative tool.
According to a recent poll, 45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth. Raphael Terra, 'UFO Sunset.'

Why are people starting to believe in UFOs again?

Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
Time to say adieu, England! d100

Wise up England, you’d be better off without Scotland

To date, the debate on the Scottish independence referendum has focused on why the Scots should or shouldn’t back independence. There has also been some recent academic research on why the Scots have arrived…

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