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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


Filed under Life and Arts

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


Filed under Life and Arts

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


Filed under Life and Arts

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


Filed under Life and Arts

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


Filed under Life and Arts

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...

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...

National Minority Health Month brings awareness to healthy living

National Minority Health Month brings awareness to healthy living

Brianna Benitez

May 1, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

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...

Wild Art of the Week: April 16

Wild Art of the Week: April 16

Jaden Edison

April 23, 2019


Filed under Gallery, Life and Arts, Multimedia

Daisey Shelley stretches out while taking an online test April 16 at Sewell Park. Texas State student Jared Smith attempts to catch a football April 16 at Sewell Park. Members of the San Marcos community tan and relax in the sun April 16 at Sewell Park. San Marcos native Fr...

Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Nathanael Lorenzo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Students have started the process of scouring San Marcos for affordable apartments, but many don’t take the steps to avoid predatory leases. If a student is looking for off-campus housing, they may want to be informed on what they are signing and agreeing to in their leases. According to Ka...

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Mutt Strutt raises money for local animal shelter

Laura Figi

April 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

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...

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 student bakes up sustainability

Texas State student bakes up sustainability

Brianna Benitez

April 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

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...

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