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Five tips to survive student housing

Laura Figi

February 18, 2020

Living on your own for the first time can be overwhelming, especially if you did not have any older siblings to pave the way for you. Oftentimes, college students struggle unjustly with their situation.The Texas State student experience has changed dramatically over the past decade. Each area of the cit...

Valentine’s mailbox opens in Kissing Alley

Valentine’s mailbox opens in Kissing Alley

Madyson Sanchez and Laura Figi

February 12, 2020

Tucked away on Kissing Alley sits a red mailbox decorated with hearts and filled with letters of love. The mailbox is part of San Marcos's annual "Love Letters from Downtown" campaign. This week marks the last chance to send out a Valentine's Day letter from the mailbox on Kissing Alley. Once your...

Valentine’s dates for every type of love

Valentine’s dates for every type of love

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

February 12, 2020

No matter your relationship status, take the time to enjoy yourself this Valentine’s Day. From the extravagant to the lowkey, the couples to the single and proud, there are plenty of ways to celebrate cupid’s birthday in San Marcos and support small business while you’re at it! For the classic va...

Five tips for starting a side hustle

Five tips for starting a side hustle

Brianna Benitez

February 5, 2020

College is expensive and for students looking for opportunities to pay off their student loan debt or even fund their daily coffee cravings, taking on a side hustle can be a way for them to earn extra cash while doing something they love.A side hustle can essentially be anything that showcases an in...

Arab Culture Club shares culture through weekly movie nights

Arab Culture Club shares culture through weekly movie nights

Abby Gutierrez

January 28, 2020

Arab Culture Club aims to promote cross-cultural understanding and share the Arab culture and language through weekly movie nights and coffee hangouts with the Texas State community. ACC first began fall 2018 and this is the second semester they are putting on weekly movie night events. Vice President ...

New year, new perspective

New year, new perspective

Abby Gutierrez

January 21, 2020

“Live every day like it’s your last. Enjoy the ride.” “Success is a journey not a destination, so live in the moment and enjoy the moment.” “Nobody can affect whether or not you’re going to have a good day, but yourself and your own mind.” These few sentences come from YouTube...

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

November 20, 2019

Texas State encouraged students, families and the San Marcos community to gather together for the Veterans Day commemoration on campus to celebrate and honor bobcat veterans, living and lost. Student Foundation and the Dean of Students Office organized the commemoration, held from 10:30-11:30 a.m....

(Photo Gallery) Best of ‘Common’ Experience

(Photo Gallery) Best of ‘Common’ Experience

Chinedu Chukuka and Jaden Edison

October 16, 2019

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Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Ivy Sandoval

October 15, 2019

The Texas State Office of Disability Services held the second epilepsy training Monday, Oct. 7. The session was the third event ODS will host in the LBJ Student Center as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This was the second time the Office of Disability Services has hosted...

Get Involved holds annual “Wow-A-Palooza”

Get Involved holds annual “Wow-A-Palooza”

Abby Gutierrez

September 18, 2019

“Wow-A-Palooza” is an annual event that brings together freshman, transfers and international students in hopes of encouraging student involvement through unique activities. Get Involved, the student involvement team at Texas State, hosted Wow-A-Palooza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the LBJ Mall....

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