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Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry

Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

June 4, 2019

A blend of hip-hop beats, expressive lyrics and a hunger to thrive has helped one student flourish in the music industry. Naomi Sutton, marketing senior, is a powerhouse vocalist better known as singer-songwriter Nayome. Sutton released her first EP, “Recovered," in August 2018. The EP features ...

I left my heart in Texas

I left my heart in Texas

Pernille Rudolfsen, Life and Arts Contributor

June 4, 2019

"The first letter in your name rhymes with our Texan sweet tea, so I'm going to call you Sweet P." These are the words my 3-year-old host sister said upon first meeting me at the Austin airport, never to leave my mind. I had fearlessly embarked on my journey as an exchange student, and her enth...

Professor leads USFS organizational culture

Professor leads USFS organizational culture

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Contributor

June 4, 2019

Associate professor Rebekah Fox’s work with the United States Forest Service is setting precedent in shifting its organizational culture. A professor in the communication department at Texas State since 2009, Fox has been contributing to USFS since her time as a graduate student. In 2015, she became...

Texas State student launches talk show on YouTube

Texas State student launches talk show on YouTube

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

May 20, 2019

A desire to make it in the media industry while wanting to inform and entertain her peers has motivated one student to create her own talk show. Arian Helm, electronic media senior, launched The Arian Helm Show on YouTube February 2019. She currently has 12 episodes available and plans to wrap ...

Texas State alumnus reaches Top 10 on American Idol

Texas State alumnus reaches Top 10 on American Idol

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

May 9, 2019

A blend of soul, funk and elect rifying energy has helped one Texas State alumnus capture the hearts of America. Uché Ndubizu graduated from Texas State with a psychology degree in 2014. In the preceding five years, Ndubizu has worked with celebrities, released his own music and performed as a...

German on Stage students perform “Der Gast ist König”

German on Stage students perform “Der Gast ist König”

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

May 8, 2019

A hush falls over the room as the cast of “Der Gast ist König” gathers in a circle for their pre-performance ritual: vowels, singing, stomping, yelling and counts in German. German on Stage is an upper-level course taught by German coordinator Valentina Glajar. Throughout the semester, a...

Students given colorful advice at a grey time in the semester

Students given colorful advice at a grey time in the semester

Ivy Sandoval, Life and Arts Reporter

May 7, 2019

With another semester coming to an end and final exams around the corner, Texas State’s Office of Disability hosted a two-part event to help students learn how to deal with stress, depression and anxiety.   The first part of the event, Healing Arts, was held May 1 in the LBJ Student Center,...

Buda Wiener Dog Races help raise money for children living with disabilities

Buda Wiener Dog Races help raise money for children living with disabilities

Laura Figi

May 1, 2019

The Buda Wiener Dog Races is one of the biggest sausage fests in Texas. People nationwide visit to showcase their dachshunds and compete in light-hearted races, while enjoying other competitions, fair food and flea market-style shopping. The event took place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 20-21, at Buck's...

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Laura Figi

April 23, 2019

The Mutt Strutt is the one day of the year every dog can have his day. The event has been a San Marcos staple for 15 years and serves as one of the biggest charity events for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Plaza Park was filled with dogs and humans alike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Apr...

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Laura Figi

April 16, 2019

The opioid crisis has remained a hot button issue nationwide, and Texas State students are taking notice and action. NOpioids is the result of a MC4320 class project in which groups of public relations students were assigned a topic to do a campaign which the main focus was to aid and spread aware...

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Laura Figi

April 11, 2019

Growing up a natural citizen in America is better than winning the lottery, if you ask Texas State international studies alumnus Abdual Muhialdin. He would know—he has been all around the world and still wants to represent America. Muhialdin was recently recognized as Texas State’s first Rangel ...

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Laura Figi

April 7, 2019

In front of the London Eye, pedestrians flood the streets. From where he stands, Ryan Thompson has a birds-eye view of the path he plans to take. Ollie off the guardrail, onto the slant ramp and stick the landing. Street performers shout and push people out of the way to clear his path. Just hours...

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