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Texas State Fraternity and Sorority Life share its history

Texas State Fraternity and Sorority Life share its history

Madyson Sanchez

November 6, 2019

As part of Diversity Week 2019 at Texas State, Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted "It's All Greek to Me!" Oct. 28, in LBJ Student Center 3-14.1.The panel discussion, led by Assistant Dean of Students for FSL Bob Dudolski, served as a general overview and historical lens for Greek life nationwide.Frater...

Step Afrika! stomps on campus for Diversity Week

Step Afrika! stomps on campus for Diversity Week

Abby Gutierrez

November 5, 2019

While using their bodies to create percussive sounds, humor and storytelling, Step Afrika! brings historical African American culture to life through stepping. Step Afrika! was founded in 1994. The group is the world’s first professional company dedicated to blending traditional African American...

The Asia Project brings resilience to Diversity Week

The Asia Project brings resilience to Diversity Week

Brianna Benitez

November 5, 2019

Tears, laughter and snaps filled George’s in LBJ as the Floridian poetry group, The Asia Project, delivered an emotional and personal performance. The performance took place from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 29, as an official event of Texas State Diversity Week. Student Government hosted the week-long event...

Community honors the dead through Día de Los Muertos festivities

Community honors the dead through Día de Los Muertos festivities

Brianna Benitez

October 29, 2019

The San Marcos and Texas State community honor the lives of passed loved ones in celebration of Día de Los Muertos. Also known as Day of the Dead, the traditional Mexican holiday aims to reunite the living and deceased. The holiday begins midnight, Nov. 1, and continues until noon Nov. 2. Those...

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

October 16, 2019

Common inspired the Texas State community to find and share their own truths by referencing his journey of living life through movie roles, song lyrics, memoirs and community activism. As Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-2020 Common Experience, Common spoke on this year’s theme of “truth.”...

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Abby Gutierrez

October 15, 2019

Step Up for State raised over $195,000 to fund projects and scholarships, helping students further their studies and pursue their dreams at Texas State. Step Up for State is an annual online giving event hosted on the Texas State website. Alumni and Texas State community members are encouraged to...

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Brianna Benitez

October 8, 2019

Jacob Cleveland, psychology junior, hosts "The San Mo Show," a podcast aiming to educate and entertain its audience through local news and pop culture. Listeners can expect to engage in a variety of topics each week. Cleveland said subjects depend on the special guest of the week. However, he makes an eff...

Students create horror web-series

Students create horror web-series

Kyle Chitwood

October 8, 2019

A group of film students is releasing "Tales of Phantasmagoria" to draw Halloween season to a close. The horror anthology was created with hopes to produce an exciting show and further students' cinema experience. In total, four 10-to-15-minute episodes will be released weekly, beginning Oct. 10. The f...

Professor receives scholarship for research for book highlighting the destruction of Lidice

Professor receives scholarship for research for book highlighting the destruction of Lidice

Abby Gutierrez

October 8, 2019

Marie was only 10 years old when Nazi soldiers invaded her home in Lidice, Czech Republic, and snatched her out of her mother’s warm embrace. Similar to Marie, during World War II, other children from the village were kidnapped and taken away from their families. The women of Marie's town were moved...

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

Brianna Benitez

October 3, 2019

A sea of glitter, jewels and fins flooded the streets of San Marcos in celebration of the fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade. Community members gathered Saturday, Sept. 21 to celebrate the unique and artistic culture of San Marcos. The parade line-up began at 10 a.m. at the corner of CM Allen...

Haven delays move-in date, again

Haven delays move-in date, again

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 1, 2019

Haven on Thorpe Lane has again extended move-in to within 30 days from the previous Sept. 16 date due to construction delays but has yet to send out an official day. The building, located at 1351 Thorpe Lane, still does not appear complete; sidewalks are not finished and trash can be seen on ...

Students spend summer in Thailand for trip of a lifetime

Students spend summer in Thailand for trip of a lifetime

Kyle Chitwood

September 19, 2019

Students will leave with the memory of elephants after their trip to Thailand this summer. For two weeks, a group of students studied abroad in Thailand to discover the culture and undergo veterinary experience incomparable to what is offered in the U.S. Nine pre-veterinary Texas State students, two Iowa ...

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