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New website builds community around pursuing passion

New website builds community around pursuing passion

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

August 27, 2019

New website Wezmer features local artists specializing in all mediums and was founded on the idea of developing a supportive community around the aspirations of each artist featured on the website. Mass communication senior Christina Castro and Adrian Perez co-founded and launched Wezmer June 2019. What ...

Metaphysical and holistic community offers spiritual guidance at monthly fair

Metaphysical and holistic community offers spiritual guidance at monthly fair

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

June 26, 2019

Each month a series of mediums, psychics and tarot card readers visit San Marcos to provide healing and guidance for individuals interested in the metaphysical and holistic world. The San Marcos Metaphysical and Holistic Fair is held on the last Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Holiday...

The Wittliff Collection hosts book release for “The Devil’s Fork”

The Wittliff Collection hosts book release for “The Devil’s Fork”

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 23, 2018

Bill Wittliff, founder of the Wittliff Collections, released a new book and had a free signing event at his collections in Alkek Library. Wittliff released, “The Devil’s Fork,” the final book in the Papa trilogy that began with “The Devil’s Backbone” and followed by “The Devil’s Sinkhole.” The...

Texas State department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Crucible”

Texas State department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Crucible”

Madison Williams

October 19, 2018

Girls are dancing in the woods and accusations of witchcraft are coming from every direction. The town is plucking the accused out one-by-one and sentencing them to hang. No one is safe, in Texas State's production of "The Crucible." From Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, the Texas State University Department of...

Alumnus assists artistic growth

Alumnus assists artistic growth

Sonia Garcia

October 2, 2018

One Texas State alumnus is helping locals reveal their inner artists by leading workshops at the Price Center. The Price Center is a community events center with a focus on visual, performing and cultural arts. It offers an array of fun events that are low priced or free, ranging from quilting to...

Review: Mason Lively livens up Texas country music scene

Review: Mason Lively livens up Texas country music scene

Diana Furman

June 23, 2018

Underneath strings of lights and neon signs, June 22, Texas country music shook the walls of the Cheatham Street Warehouse. Mason Lively, 20-year-old Texas country musician from Inez, Texas, is currently touring across the state promoting his new album, Stronger Ties. At 9 p.m., an old jukebox...

San Marcos celebrates Pride Month

San Marcos celebrates Pride Month

Sonia Garcia

June 21, 2018

Pride Month comes with the celebration of love with students finding different ways to commemorate the history behind the LGBT community. For about 50 years, June has been nationally recognized as Pride Month for the LGBT community. The month is a time to celebrate the historical milestones the community...

Student’s documentary premieres downtown

Student’s documentary premieres downtown

David West

June 13, 2018

Saturday night audience members experienced life through the eyes of a drag queen. "Life on Mars," a documentary about an up-and-coming drag queen named Mars, premiered at Stonewall Warehouse. Life on Mars is a film by Ashley Brown, electronic media senior, that provides a glimpse into the life of...

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 ...

Texas State student wins national writing award

Texas State student wins national writing award

David West

June 10, 2018

The Society for Professional Journalists awards the Mark of Excellence Award to student journalists throughout the country and this year, a Texas State student was honored as a national finalist for general column writing. Tafari Robertson graduated with a public relations degree, but not before...

Alumnus enjoys life as a San Antonio artist

Alumnus enjoys life as a San Antonio artist

Alyssa Weinstein

June 7, 2018

Texas State alumnus Michael Menchaca has made a name for himself as a printmaking artist in San Antonio. Menchaca is known for his controversial and politically explosive art, as it contains anti-Trump elements. Menchaca’s art has made him distinct from other artists by creating art dealing with...

Television legend Jim Dauterive visits Texas State

Television legend Jim Dauterive visits Texas State

Alyssa Weinstein

May 14, 2018

The man who has made America laugh since 1997 made his mark on comedy animation with two of the most quintessential television shows of American history: King of the Hill and Bob’s Burgers. Jim Dauterive is one of the most important screenwriters in American television history. He developed the...

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