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Food truck brings new groove to San Marcos

Food truck brings new groove to San Marcos

Isabella Lopes, Engagement Editor

February 25, 2020

The familiar smell of barbecue often brings people together in the Lone Star state. Lovers of barbecue can rejoice with the recent opening of GroovyQ BBQ food truck. Located on 801 Chestnut St., GroovyQ BBQ is one of several food trucks in Red Bus Food Park opening next week. The park will feature...

Sweet and savory pop into San Marcos

Sweet and savory pop into San Marcos

Sonia Garcia

February 18, 2020

Hand-in-hand with grandma, one foot in the door, their eyes widen and a grin stretches across their face. Lined on the brightly colored walls they see sugar in all forms—soda, gumballs, taffy and in the back of the shop awaits a selection of 57 popcorn flavors. Over the Moon Popcorn is bringi...

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...

Herbs & Oddities hosts monthly tea tent

Herbs & Oddities hosts monthly tea tent

Mia Estrada

January 21, 2020

As the spring semester creeps up and the stress of new classes begin to dwell on students, every precaution for self-care and relaxation must be taken. Down the street from campus, a local antique-trinket store, ‘Herbs & Oddities,’ hosts a monthly Tea Tent. Started September 2019, Tea Tent...

Common misconceptions about vitamins

Common misconceptions about vitamins

Brianna Benitez

January 21, 2020

Editor's note: The content in this article provides information on the potential risks and effects that may occur when choosing to consume supplements in order to help consumers decide if vitamin and mineral supplements are right for them.Throughout the country, stores stock their shelves with a variety o...

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Laura Figi

August 28, 2019

  The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stud...

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

August 27, 2019

The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stu...

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Jenna Carroll

February 12, 2019

Those seeking honor and glory need not fret, as it may be an easier goal to reach than expected. Cramming your belly full of food at record time can win anyone a place in a hall of fame. San Marcos is surrounded by eating competitions open to the public. Money and fame await those brave enough to...

Routes for understanding and seeking help for an eating disorder

Routes for understanding and seeking help for an eating disorder

Sonia Garcia

October 10, 2018

Stress levels from school, work and moving away from home can subject students to unhealthy eating habits. However, students can educated themselves on eating disorders and where/how to get help. In college communities, studies have shown 33% of students have elevated eating concerns. Students often do not seek help. In fact, according to Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million...

BB’s Chicago Cuisine fries up success

BB’s Chicago Cuisine fries up success

Sonia Garcia

October 3, 2018

Two Texas State students are using chicken and fries to bring their business, relationship and education to the next level. BB’s Chicago Cuisine found a home at the food truck park at 128 Guadalupeupe St. Owners Charles Rivers, business management junior, and Ariana Richards, health and fitness...

New restaurants to enjoy in San Marcos

New restaurants to enjoy in San Marcos

Ryan Torres

October 2, 2018

The second half of 2018 brought new restaurants to San Marcos. Recently opened eateries provide a new experience for visitors and locals alike. Binge Kitchen This vegetarian kitchen has a wide menu of green eats to choose from. Located on 121 N Fredericksburg St., Binge Kitchen provides feelin...

Vegan and Vegetarian options near campus

Vegan and Vegetarian options near campus

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 2, 2018

Nostimo Mediterranean Café Nostimo Café offers a wide variety of options for vegans and vegetarians. With a list that spans from spinach pie to falafel gyro’s, Nostimo does its best to give customers a Mediterranean taste. Patrons over the age of 21 are allowed to bring their own beer or wine....

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