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National Minority Health Month brings awareness to healthy living

National Minority Health Month brings awareness to healthy living

Brianna Benitez

May 1, 2019

The national Office of Minority Health (OMH) is challenging minorities to incorporate fitness in their daily routines in honor of Minority Health Month. National Minority Health Month occurs every April. The theme this year is centered on active and healthy living. The OMH is encouraging Ame...

Texas State student bakes up sustainability

Texas State student bakes up sustainability

Brianna Benitez

April 23, 2019

A love for brewed beer and bread has inspired one student to take their baking skills to the next level. Delorean Wiley, sustainability studies graduate, is the owner and operator of The Wily Baker, which opened for business in September 2018. Wiley sells baked goods such as cinnamon rolls and pretzel...

Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Brianna Benitez

April 16, 2019

The Strong as an Acre of Garlic art exhibition is spotlighting four female ranchers who are paving the way in a male-dominated industry. The exhibition is an immersive installation designed to reflect the lives of female ranchers. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate the shifting nature of the c...

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Brianna Benitez

April 11, 2019

Bobcat Buzz, Texas State’s agriculture club, works to encourage and inform people on the importance of pollinator preservation and the life of bees. The organization focuses on bees, sustainability and environmental health. Members strive to ensure bees in the San Marcos community are kept health...

Student model gains popularity

Student model gains popularity

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019

With only a camera, a few good friends and a spur of the moment decision, one Texas State student went from cooking in the kitchen to serving up looks. Charles Rivers, business management senior, is commonly known for his food truck, BBs Chicago Cuisine, located on 128 Guadalupe St. However, Rivers ...

Be the Match seeks Bobcats to donate bone marrow

Be the Match seeks Bobcats to donate bone marrow

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019

GenCure, the south and central Texas representative for Be the Match, brings bone marrow transplant awareness to Texas State students. Several student organizations including Clinical Lab Sciences, Medical Explorers and the Radiation Therapy department, is partnering with GenCure to assist Texas...

Local family creates safe haven for tortoises

Local family creates safe haven for tortoises

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019

Central Texas Tortoise Rescue became a safe haven for abandoned and surrendered tortoises across Texas in 2015. The center is currently operating out of the home of husband and wife, Ryan and Krista McDermid.  Once Krista McDermid, executive director of Central Texas Tortoise Rescue, had ado...

Stanford professor discusses research on Latinx identities at Texas State

Stanford professor discusses research on Latinx identities at Texas State

Brianna Benitez

March 12, 2019

Jonathan Rosa is an assistant professor of anthropology and linguistics in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He has completed a variety of research focusing on socio-cultural anthropology: the study of culture and society, and linguistic anthropology: the study of how language...

Texas State partners with Hays County EMS

Texas State partners with Hays County EMS

Brianna Benitez

March 5, 2019

Life as a college student is difficult already, but Texas State students are taking more than just their own lives into their hands. Several Texas State students have completed emergency medical technician training while enrolled full-time. EMTs are first responders that are trained to provide medical...

Food insecurity remains a problem in the San Marcos area

Food insecurity remains a problem in the San Marcos area

Brianna Benitez

February 26, 2019

As the population of San Marcos and surrounding towns continue to grow, more and more families are becoming victims to food insecurity. Child hunger is a national crisis, and the children within the San Marcos community are among the most impacted. To live in a household considered to be food insecure...

Tips for having a fun and safe spring break

Tips for having a fun and safe spring break

Brianna Benitez

February 19, 2019

Spring break is a time for fun and relaxation. It is a time when worries become lost in the wind and stress seems to swim away. As fun as spring break is, it is imperative students stay mindful of these tips to ensure a good time, responsibly. 1. Stay hydrated Whether students find themselves floati...

Student organizations come together to celebrate black history month

Student organizations come together to celebrate black history month

Brianna Benitez

February 12, 2019

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize influential black men and women who have helped shape the world through innovation and creativity. At Texas State University, students from all backgrounds commemorate and admire the success of African Americans. Throughout February, there will...

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