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Poetry slams in San Marcos

Poetry slams in San Marcos

Sonia Garcia

June 13, 2018

Students step into the spotlight with a modern form of poetry hitting the San Marcos art scene. Modern Muse Poetry was formed in fall 2017 by Brent Green, creative writing graduate student, and Eliseo Ceja, public relations junior. Both coming from cities with large slam poetry scenes, they wanted ...

How a professor became special assistant for inclusion and diversity

How a professor became special assistant for inclusion and diversity

Sonia Garcia

June 11, 2018

With an understanding of justice and years of experience at Texas State, one professor is taking on an important position. Scott Bowman, associate professor in criminal justice, is the new Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity. The new position is designed to create an inclusive...

How to: Having a healthy summer lifestyle

How to: Having a healthy summer lifestyle

Sonia Garcia

June 10, 2018

College life can take a toll on students with late nights and microwaved dinners. However, a break after a long semester can be used to attain and maintain mental and physical health. Working toward regaining and keeping up with health does not need to be difficult and these resources can help. Motivation The school...

Alkek finds a home on alumnus’ arm

Alkek finds a home on alumnus’ arm

Sonia Garcia

May 30, 2018

From the beginning of the semester to finals, Alkek library becomes a second home to students. One Texas State alumnus has taken the extra step to show how important Alkek is to him. Alkek hosted their first Tattoo Design Contest in fall 2017. The winner would gain the opportunity to place their favorite...

Organizations offer local volunteer opportunities

Organizations offer local volunteer opportunities

Sonia Garcia

May 22, 2018

With summertime comes relaxation and fun. However, instead of binge-watching another TV show, spend time helping the town through community service. Any community requires individuals' help in order to thrive. With a simple application, students can lend a hand and assist the following organizations...

Mayo Clinic accepts Texas State student for the first time

Mayo Clinic accepts Texas State student for the first time

Sonia Garcia

May 14, 2018

While many students look forward to a summer in the sun, one Texas State student will be spending her's in the medical laboratory. Rachel Johnson, clinical laboratory science junior, is the first Texas State student to be selected nationally to participate in the Mayo Clinic Summer Laboratory Science...

JMBLYA music festival hits Austin

JMBLYA music festival hits Austin

Sonia Garcia

May 6, 2018

JMBLYA attendees eagerly awaited the opening of the front gates May 5. Nothing from the crowds of people to the burning sun could have killed the shared excitement of the audience. For the second year in a row, the Austin showing of the JMBLYA music festival was hosted at Circuit of the America’s...

JMBLYA comes to in Austin this weekend

JMBLYA comes to in Austin this weekend

Sonia Garcia

May 4, 2018

Prepare to kick off the summer with dancing, live music and good vibes at the annual JMBLYA music festival. The festival is enticing music lovers with major rap headliners like J. Cole, Migos, Young Thug and Kevin Gates. This year the festival will take place on May 4 in Houston, May 5 in Dallas and...

Students work to give local resident wheelchair ramp after multiple surguries

Students work to give local resident wheelchair ramp after multiple surguries

Sonia Garcia

May 4, 2018

Essentials to Healthcare Law students gave a bulk of their day April 13 to help construct a wheelchair ramp at the home of longtime San Marcos resident, Mary Ann Lopez. Lopez is scheduled for surgery in three months due to a breaking her back for the seventh time. Since a car accident in 2009, her...

Facing uncertainty after graduation

Facing uncertainty after graduation

Sonia Garcia

April 29, 2018

After senior photos, finals, crossing the stage and jumping in the river, post-graduation responsibilities become real. There are those on campus who plan to attend graduate school and others who have already been hired by employers. However, other students lack concrete plans after receiving their...

Humans of San Marcos: Payton Morey

Humans of San Marcos: Payton Morey

Sonia Garcia

April 21, 2018

"I just got back from Colorado. My boyfriend's family lives over there and we go pretty often. My first time going was back in 2014 and I really enjoy it. This past time we went snowboarding and that was super fun. I really love to travel with my boyfriend, probably my favorite thing to do with him....

Students dance before finals at River Fest

Students dance before finals at River Fest

Sonia Garcia

April 20, 2018

Music, popsicles and free stuff are just what students needed before their focus shifted to finals week. Student Association for Campus Activities brought the 15th annual River Fest back to Sewell Park. Students kicked back April 19 by the river eating popsicles by Poptopia, playing carnival games...

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