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Common misconceptions about vitamins

Common misconceptions about vitamins

Brianna Benitez

January 21, 2020

Editor's note: The content in this article provides information on the potential risks and effects that may occur when choosing to consume supplements in order to help consumers decide if vitamin and mineral supplements are right for them.Throughout the country, stores stock their shelves with a variety o...

Texas State students reveal their truth through the art of dance

Texas State students reveal their truth through the art of dance

Brianna Benitez

December 2, 2019

Through electrifying choreography and artistic design, students in the department of theatre and dance showcased a heartfelt and vulnerable show during the, "'your truth has no place in this world'" performance. Opening night was at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in Evans Auditorium. " 'your truth has no place in...

The Asia Project brings resilience to Diversity Week

The Asia Project brings resilience to Diversity Week

Brianna Benitez

November 5, 2019

Tears, laughter and snaps filled George’s in LBJ as the Floridian poetry group, The Asia Project, delivered an emotional and personal performance. The performance took place from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 29, as an official event of Texas State Diversity Week. Student Government hosted the week-long event...

Community honors the dead through Día de Los Muertos festivities

Community honors the dead through Día de Los Muertos festivities

Brianna Benitez

October 29, 2019

The San Marcos and Texas State community honor the lives of passed loved ones in celebration of Día de Los Muertos. Also known as Day of the Dead, the traditional Mexican holiday aims to reunite the living and deceased. The holiday begins midnight, Nov. 1, and continues until noon Nov. 2. Those...

Five study habits to drop this semester

Five study habits to drop this semester

Brianna Benitez

October 22, 2019

With midterm season around the corner, students can find themselves overwhelmed and frustrated when it comes to completing assignments and studying. Feelings of exasperation might lead to procrastination, resulting in last-minute cramming. Here are five ways to break poor habits and become a better st...

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Brianna Benitez

October 8, 2019

Jacob Cleveland, psychology junior, hosts "The San Mo Show," a podcast aiming to educate and entertain its audience through local news and pop culture. Listeners can expect to engage in a variety of topics each week. Cleveland said subjects depend on the special guest of the week. However, he makes an eff...

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

Brianna Benitez

October 3, 2019

A sea of glitter, jewels and fins flooded the streets of San Marcos in celebration of the fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade. Community members gathered Saturday, Sept. 21 to celebrate the unique and artistic culture of San Marcos. The parade line-up began at 10 a.m. at the corner of CM Allen...

Celebrating the benefits of yoga during national yoga month

Celebrating the benefits of yoga during national yoga month

Brianna Benitez

September 25, 2019

To pay respect to the national observance of health and wellness, the month of September is dedicated to the benefits of yoga. Individuals can expect to experience "beyond the mat" satisfaction by engaging in yoga practices. Physical benefits Yoga is a practice that focuses heavily on building str...

Student entrepreneur aims at putting authenticity in style

Student entrepreneur aims at putting authenticity in style

Brianna Benitez

September 17, 2019

A combination of beads, charms and a life-long passion has helped one Texas State student come full circle in the fashion industry.Allee Bales, fashion merchandising senior, is the founder and designer of Authenticity by Allee, an online boutique.From a young age, Bales has had an interest in fashion. Howe...

Student organization preserves Mexican culture through dance

Student organization preserves Mexican culture through dance

Brianna Benitez

September 10, 2019

Grupo Folklórico Ocotochtli is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and pride of folklórico dance and tradition.Folklórico is traditional Mexican folk dancing that focuses on showcasing Mexican culture through elaborate costumes, choreography and scenery.GFO has been a stude...

Texas State alumnus prepares for Broadway debut

Texas State alumnus prepares for Broadway debut

Brianna Benitez

September 3, 2019

A passion for performing and a desire to leave an impact on the theatre industry has manifested an opportunity for Texas State alumnus Jorrel Javier to showcase his talents on the Broadway stage.Javier graduated May 2018 from Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance. As a student, Javier performe...

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Brianna Benitez

August 30, 2019

At Texas State, traditions provide students with a sense of belonging within the community and encourage individuals to become involved on campus while demonstrating school pride. As the academic year ramps up, here are some annual events worth awaiting.1. Bobcat BuildEach spring semester, student volunteers...

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