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Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Texas State exhibition showcases the pride and skill of women ranchers

Brianna Benitez

April 16, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

The Strong as an Acre of Garlic art exhibition is spotlighting four female ranchers who are paving the way in a male-dominated industry. The exhibition is an immersive installation designed to reflect the lives of female ranchers. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate the shifting nature of the c...

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Texas State students stand against opioid addiction

Laura Figi

April 16, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

The opioid crisis has remained a hot button issue nationwide, and Texas State students are taking notice and action. NOpioids is the result of a MC4320 class project in which groups of public relations students were assigned a topic to do a campaign which the main focus was to aid and spread aware...

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Texas State highlights epilepsy awareness

Ivy Sandoval

April 16, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State’s Office of Disability Services teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas on April 8 to bring epilepsy episode assistance training to campus in celebration of World Health Day. ODS welcomed students, faculty and locals to Texas State's first We Are One Initiative...

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Student organization spreads environmental awareness through beekeeping

Brianna Benitez

April 11, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Bobcat Buzz, Texas State’s agriculture club, works to encourage and inform people on the importance of pollinator preservation and the life of bees. The organization focuses on bees, sustainability and environmental health. Members strive to ensure bees in the San Marcos community are kept health...

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Alumnus recognized as first Texas State Rangel Fellow

Laura Figi

April 11, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Growing up a natural citizen in America is better than winning the lottery, if you ask Texas State international studies alumnus Abdual Muhialdin. He would know—he has been all around the world and still wants to represent America. Muhialdin was recently recognized as Texas State’s first Rangel ...

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Texas State senior to become skateboarding professional

Laura Figi

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

In front of the London Eye, pedestrians flood the streets. From where he stands, Ryan Thompson has a birds-eye view of the path he plans to take. Ollie off the guardrail, onto the slant ramp and stick the landing. Street performers shout and push people out of the way to clear his path. Just hours...

Student model gains popularity

Student model gains popularity

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

With only a camera, a few good friends and a spur of the moment decision, one Texas State student went from cooking in the kitchen to serving up looks. Charles Rivers, business management senior, is commonly known for his food truck, BBs Chicago Cuisine, located on 128 Guadalupe St. However, Rivers ...

Be the Match seeks Bobcats to donate bone marrow

Be the Match seeks Bobcats to donate bone marrow

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

GenCure, the south and central Texas representative for Be the Match, brings bone marrow transplant awareness to Texas State students. Several student organizations including Clinical Lab Sciences, Medical Explorers and the Radiation Therapy department, is partnering with GenCure to assist Texas...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Ivy Sandoval

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Over the years, women have broken barriers and ignored limits in order to achieve what they deserved. March is a time to celebrate women's achievements throughout history with Women’s History Month. According to the National Women’s History Museum, women were originally given only one inte...

Local family creates safe haven for tortoises

Local family creates safe haven for tortoises

Brianna Benitez

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts, Uncategorized

Central Texas Tortoise Rescue became a safe haven for abandoned and surrendered tortoises across Texas in 2015. The center is currently operating out of the home of husband and wife, Ryan and Krista McDermid.  Once Krista McDermid, executive director of Central Texas Tortoise Rescue, had ado...

Thank you, Ms. Susie

Thank you, Ms. Susie

Ivy Sandoval

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Texas State’s viking goddess, Susie Mullen, who has been a shining light to the community and beacon of hope and love for others, is needing that love for herself now. Mullen, known as "Miss Susie" by the Texas State community, was found unconscious in her home the morning of March 18. She was immedi...

Blue Dahlia hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Blue Dahlia hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Laura Figi

April 7, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Hidden in the back of Blue Dahlia Bistro lies a small garden. Normally serving as a popular spot for brunch, last Saturday the garden became home to something entirely new and colorful: Drag Queen Story Hour. DQSH is an organization that encourages diversity and acceptance while providing children with un...

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