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First film festival of San Marcos releases line-up for students

First film festival of San Marcos releases line-up for students

Katie Burrell

October 31, 2017

San Marcos is about to see its very own film convention, The Lost River Film Festival, just after the Austin Film Festival comes to an end. Producers and members of the San Marcos Cinema Club spent months and thousands of dollars to bring San Marcos its first and very own film festival that could...

Indie film set in Wonder World Park to premiere at Lost River Film Fest

Indie film set in Wonder World Park to premiere at Lost River Film Fest

LeeAnn Cardwell

October 27, 2017

Wonder World Park might sound like a tourist attraction from the '80s rather than a movie set, but for one indie film director it had the perfect charm. “When We Burn Out,” a psychedelic slacker comedy directed by Vanessa Pla, will be shown at the inaugural Lost River Film Fest hosted by the San Marco...

Students work behind the curtain for A Chorus Line

Students work behind the curtain for A Chorus Line

Erika Conover

October 9, 2017

Students and faculty worked for six weeks leading up to the moment the Texas State Theatre Department could debut "A Chorus Line," made perfect by the cast and the crew. The musical, "A Chorus Line" was written in 1975 and is about the backstories of several dancers auditioning to be in a chorus line....

Alkek presents movie series to involve students in film, community discussion

Alkek presents movie series to involve students in film, community discussion

Erika Conover

October 5, 2017

Alkek library is joining the political sphere with the new Film Talks project addressing racism, fascism and other hot issues facing the country and campus in addition to pop culture topics. The Film Talks project is intended to spout discussion among campus experts and student film lovers. The series...

Witliff Collection releases exhibit celebrating Tejano art

Witliff Collection releases exhibit celebrating Tejano art

Erika Conover

September 22, 2017

A new collection featuring articles from Tejano artists throughout history is now on display in the Witliff Collections on the 7th floor of the Alkek library. The exhibit contains items from collector Ramõn Hernãndez, a long-time journalist, photographer and historian, who has worked closely with...

Playwrights conference brings opportunity to minority actors

Playwrights conference brings opportunity to minority actors

Katie Burrell

September 7, 2017

Southwest Texas State had a handful of black students in 1974, including graduating actor and playwright, Eugene Lee. Lee was one of the few black actors to grace the university’s stage, one of the founding members of the Ebony Players, a student theater group, and one of the first actors to take initi...

Local store collaborates with children to create a community mural

Local store collaborates with children to create a community mural

Tinu Thomas

July 12, 2017

San Marcos is home to a plethora of beloved public art and murals and locals are always on the lookout for the latest public art installment. Earlier this month, The Good Stuff Community Store reached out to local artists and school children to help paint a mural on their building. Carmen Fritz, The...

Mermaids soon to re-inhabit San Marcos

Mermaids soon to re-inhabit San Marcos

Tinu Thomas

July 2, 2017

Mermaids are set to re-inhabit downtown San Marcos this fall. As per the city’s Arts Commission, ten greatly anticipated mermaid statues will be erected this summer for locals and visitors to see. Standing at eight feet tall each, the colorful statues will be scattered throughout San Marcos as eye-catching...

Local students leave mark at University Camp

Local students leave mark at University Camp

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

July 1, 2017

Members of the San Marcos community are finding unique and artful ways to educate students while protecting the environment. In May, the Katherine Anne Porter School teamed up with University Camp to bring some color to the camp’s bathhouse with a mural created by students. The mural was painted...

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