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Austin-based artist performs in San Marcos

Austin-based artist performs in San Marcos

Ivy Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Wake the Dead Coffee House is a local San Marcos coffee shop with a unique, eerie theme. Texas State students often go to have a cool place to study, hang out and indulge in caffeine. Additionally, the coffee shop hosts various art shows and live music performances. On Friday, April 26, Austin-ba...

New organization caters to first-generation students

New organization caters to first-generation students

Ivy Sandoval

April 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

F1rst Bobcat Proud is a new organization on campus as of last month new dedicated to providing support and a community for first-generation students navigating through college. First-generation students are the first to attend college in their family. The organization hopes to connect with the San M...

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Ivy Sandoval

April 16, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State’s Office of Disability Services teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas on April 8 to bring epilepsy episode assistance training to campus in celebration of World Health Day. ODS welcomed students, faculty and locals to Texas State's first We Are One Initiative...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Ivy Sandoval

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Over the years, women have broken barriers and ignored limits in order to achieve what they deserved. March is a time to celebrate women's achievements throughout history with Women’s History Month. According to the National Women’s History Museum, women were originally given only one inte...

Thank you, Ms. Susie

Thank you, Ms. Susie

Ivy Sandoval

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State’s viking goddess, Susie Mullen, who has been a shining light to the community and beacon of hope and love for others, is needing that love for herself now. Mullen, known as "Miss Susie" by the Texas State community, was found unconscious in her home the morning of March 18. She was immedi...

Goodbye Riverfest tradition, hello Gaillardia Fest

Goodbye Riverfest tradition, hello Gaillardia Fest

Ivy Sandoval

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Texas State’s annual Riverfest is coming to an end after 16 years and is set to be replaced with a brand new festival. Riverfest has been Texas State's annual spring concert and festival held at Sewell Park to provide students the opportunity to relax by the river and listen to music before finals....

Staying heart-healthy for American Heart Month

Staying heart-healthy for American Heart Month

Ivy Sandoval

February 12, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death and a major cause of disability. February is American Heart Month, serving to promote heart health. While some risk aspects are uncontrollable, there are ways of preventing the controllable factors. Taking care of the body now before issues begin to ...

Jazz festival brings statewide talent to Texas State

Jazz festival brings statewide talent to Texas State

Ivy Sandoval

February 5, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

The 29th annual Hill Country Jazz Festival will be hosted by Texas State this year. The event is set to last all-day, starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, with performances in both the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall and Evans Auditorium. The night before kicks off the jazz festivities with the Eddie Durham...

Art exhibit breaks down unrealistic beauty standards

Art exhibit breaks down unrealistic beauty standards

Ivy Sandoval

January 29, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Society often upholds an unrealistic standard of beauty for women based on plastic surgery and extreme diets. However, one local art exhibit is defying those expectations. The National Bold Beauty Project showcases women with varying disabilities along with their personal stories. The project seeks to...

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Ivy Sandoval

January 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Sexual health is a prominent topic on college campuses. Although there is a misconception about what constitutes sexual health, it is more than preventing pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases. According to the American Sexual Health Association, being sexually healthy means understanding sexuality is a natural part of l...

Texas State goes green with paper instead of plastic straws

Texas State goes green with paper instead of plastic straws

Ivy Sandoval

December 14, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State is taking steps to save sea turtles one straw at a time. Some may have noticed the recent change from plastic to paper straws in the dining halls. By using paper instead of plastic, Texas State is transitioning to an eco-friendly substitute. The adjustment of going greener and changing...

San Marcos hosts Veterans Day Parade

San Marcos hosts Veterans Day Parade

Ivy Sandoval

November 13, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

"Honoring All Who Served" was the theme and focus of the annual San Marcos Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10. The streets of downtown San Marcos were closed off from 8-11 a.m. to make way for the parade sponsored by the City of San Marcos and Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee along with local veteran...

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