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Notable BMX stars ride into San Marcos

Notable BMX stars ride into San Marcos

LeeAnn Cardwell

November 7, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Ramps, bikes and professional riders performing high jumps and dangerous tricks took over Boyhood Alley this weekend. The inaugural Lost River Film Fest hosted Wheelz-N'-Reelz on Nov. 4 and featured a bicycle motocross demonstration, film screenings and live music throughout the afternoon. BMX...

The Dead live on at Tales and Tours

The Dead live on at Tales and Tours

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 31, 2017


Filed under Featured, Life and Arts

The dead came back to life at the 5th annual Tales and Tours event hosted by The Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery where an Austin artist carved a headstone live for on-lookers. The event took place on Oct. 28 to raise funds for a new, major restoration project in the Roberts Section of the San Marcos...

Indie film set in Wonder World Park to premiere at Lost River Film Fest

Indie film set in Wonder World Park to premiere at Lost River Film Fest

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 27, 2017


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Wonder World Park might sound like a tourist attraction from the '80s rather than a movie set, but for one indie film director it had the perfect charm. “When We Burn Out,” a psychedelic slacker comedy directed by Vanessa Pla, will be shown at the inaugural Lost River Film Fest hosted by the San Marco...

Student activist initiates challenge to end poverty

Student activist initiates challenge to end poverty

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 22, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

A group of students are forming a new organization called the Oxfam Club, to make a lasting change in pursuit of their goal to end world poverty. One student in particular is pioneering the efforts on campus on behalf of the group's national chapter. Oxfam Club at Texas State, is a chapter of the...

Student competes at Sacred Springs Powwow

Student competes at Sacred Springs Powwow

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 18, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

A Texas State student competed in an annual Native American festival honoring her culture and celebrating the country amid a community of indigenous people. The annual Sacred Springs Powwow was held Oct. 14-15 by the Indigenous Cultures Institute off the shores of the sacred springs of San Marcos,...

Wittliff hires curator for new Texas music collection

Wittliff hires curator for new Texas music collection

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 13, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas music has deep roots in the Texas Hill Country, which is why directors at the Wittliff Collections decided to begin a collection centered on preserving the history of Texas music. Hector Saldaña has been named the Texas Music Curator at The Wittliff Collections, located on the seventh floor...

Students follow trend in delivery dining

Students follow trend in delivery dining

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 7, 2017


Filed under Food, Life and Arts

San Marcos has seen a rise in delivery services in recent years, now adding UberEATS to the list of services students are turning to as a new way to enjoy meals and make money. UberEATS, a multinational delivery service started by Uber Technologies, debuted its services in San Marcos Sept. 6 after...

Students react to sorority’s costume themes allegedly appropriating cultures

Students react to sorority’s costume themes allegedly appropriating cultures

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 6, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Over the weekend, students tweeted concerns over alleged cultural appropriation occurring within the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, gaining attention from over four thousand users and students. Sorority big-little reveal celebrations are in full swing this time of year. A The celebrations, many of whic...

Students can view the final meals of 700 former death row inmates

Students can view the final meals of 700 former death row inmates

LeeAnn Cardwell

September 27, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

July 8, 1999, Oklahoma: six tacos, six doughnuts and a cherry Coke. Julie Green, painter and art professor at Oregon State University, read this last meal request in a local newspaper almost 20 years ago. After seeing it, Green was inspired to begin a project illustrating the last meal requests of...

Student chosen to work for congress in Latino leadership program

LeeAnn Cardwell

September 10, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

The Congressional Hispanic Caucas Institute: Congressional Internship Program has accepted a third Texas State student into the program. John Espinosa, political science senior, is one of 20 students selected for the nationally competitive fall 2017 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional...

Bubble Believer graduates with promise to return

Bubble Believer graduates with promise to return

LeeAnn Cardwell

September 4, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Blowing bubbles and carrying the infamous Walter Piñata to and from the stage, Joseph Losoya, better known as the Bubble Believer, graduated with a degree in public relations on Aug. 11, 2017. Students worried they will no longer see the Bubble Believer spreading positivity on Monday mornings may...

Student constructs mural in multicultural lounge to celebrate influential figures

Student constructs mural in multicultural lounge to celebrate influential figures

LeeAnn Cardwell

August 29, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

A 12.5-by-13.5-foot mural titled “Texas State Doesn’t Hate” now hangs in the recently opened Honors College Multicultural Lounge. The mural, painted by a Pan-African Action Committee member, features prominent figures from the Texas State community. Leaders of the Pan-African Action Committee...

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