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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 ...

Awarded filmmaker gains attention with short film “Baby Nick”

Awarded filmmaker gains attention with short film “Baby Nick”

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

September 11, 2019

He cried out in terror as he bolted down the porch steps, rushing toward his daughter, “No, no, no! Amani!” All it took was one second for tragedy to strike, for the gunshots to go off. Suddenly, no longer is it just any other ordinary day filled with laughter and boxing lessons. Instead, it...

Haven only knows

Haven only knows

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

September 10, 2019

Editor's note: While reporting on this story, Life and Arts Editor Laura Figi made numerous attempts to contact Haven management and was refused official comment each time over the course of a week. Each year, students leasing at unfinished complexes have to scramble to find places to tempora...

Endowment honors legacy of student

Endowment honors legacy of student

Sonia Garcia

September 9, 2019

After watching their daughter succeed at Texas State, it only seemed appropriate for the Landrum family to honor their daughter’s academic success by helping out other students. It’s been a tough six months for the Landrums who lost their daughter Brihana Landrum, Texas State alumna, on Feb. 17 to a murder suicide. Bret and Mary are sharing...

Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The Plant Biology Society is an up-and-coming organization dedicated to helping maintain local greeneries and spread the importance of sustainability through volunteer work. The organization started January 2018 after several students from Sunethra Dharmasiri’s botany class were encouraged to start...

Professor begins research to address “farmer suicide crisis”

Professor begins research to address “farmer suicide crisis”

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Contributor

July 9, 2019

A new study is taking a novel approach in developing mental health support systems in farming and rural communities to address the “farmer suicide crisis.” Associate professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State Erica Nason and her co-investigator, Abby Blankenship, assistant professor...

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The City of San Marcos and Texas State have partnered to create a donation program, Bobcats Give Back, in an effort to reduce landfill waste. Bobcats Give Back is a sustainability program created to alleviate large amounts of trash that accumulates during summer move-out season. Students and San...

Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Ivy Sandoval, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The first month of summer has come to a close, along with Pride Month. June is christened as Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City that occurred throughout the month of June 1969. The month gives LGBTQ+ members an...

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