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A first-timer’s perspective: ACL do’s and don’t’s

A first-timer’s perspective: ACL do’s and don’t’s

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

I have lived in Austin for about seven years and until last weekend, the closest I had gotten to the Austin City Limits music festival was via Instagram. Excited as I was to go to ACL 2019, I was equally nervous and had no idea what to expect. After some trial by fire, I quickly learned what it takes...

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Texas State student entertains and informs community via podcast

Brianna Benitez

October 8, 2019

Jacob Cleveland, psychology junior, hosts "The San Mo Show," a podcast aiming to educate and entertain its audience through local news and pop culture. Listeners can expect to engage in a variety of topics each week. Cleveland said subjects depend on the special guest of the week. However, he makes an eff...

Students create horror web-series

Students create horror web-series

Kyle Chitwood

October 8, 2019

A group of film students is releasing "Tales of Phantasmagoria" to draw Halloween season to a close. The horror anthology was created with hopes to produce an exciting show and further students' cinema experience. In total, four 10-to-15-minute episodes will be released weekly, beginning Oct. 10. The f...

Professor receives scholarship for research for book highlighting the destruction of Lidice

Professor receives scholarship for research for book highlighting the destruction of Lidice

Abby Gutierrez

October 8, 2019

Marie was only 10 years old when Nazi soldiers invaded her home in Lidice, Czech Republic, and snatched her out of her mother’s warm embrace. Similar to Marie, during World War II, other children from the village were kidnapped and taken away from their families. The women of Marie's town were moved...

ACL Weekend One: Lizzo, Cardi B and Mumford and Sons finish out day three

ACL Weekend One: Lizzo, Cardi B and Mumford and Sons finish out day three

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

After two full days in the sun, Weekend One wound to a close with a gentler, folky, acoustic aura than the days prior. However, day three also promised hype, which it certainly delivered. ACL day three got an early, loud start with singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett on the Miller Lite stage, grunge metal...

ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 5, 2019

Despite all odds, ACL day two brought even more hype than the day prior. The second day of the festival featured Diamente Eléctrico on the T-Mobile stage, a Colombian blues-rock band dominating the music scene in their home country. Ingrid Andress, country-pop artist, performed on the BMI stage and...

ACL Weekend One: day one kicks up the heat

ACL Weekend One: day one kicks up the heat

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Although ACL Weekend One 2019 started off as one of the hottest weekends the festival has had to date, that didn’t stop the kickoff from being ice cool. This year’s festival is set to showcase over 140 bands across eight stages, and one kid’s stage. The bands, like the audience, come from all...

Texas State Galleries host Common Experience Exhibition

Texas State Galleries host Common Experience Exhibition

Madyson Sanchez

October 3, 2019

As part of the 2019 Common Experience, the university is hosting Philosophy of the Encounter (2016-18) created by Tatiana Istomina, inside the Texas State Galleries Aug. 26 through Nov. 12. According to Texas State Galleries staff, this is the first time where each piece of Istomina's project is able ...

Common Experience reading from 2017 to be major motion picture

Common Experience reading from 2017 to be major motion picture

Ivy Sandoval

October 3, 2019

Every year, Texas State presents an academic theme known as the Common Experience, promoting a variety of academic events and student participation throughout the academic year.There are often more than 180 events—including the LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series—named after famous alumni Pr...

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

San Marcos holds fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

Brianna Benitez

October 3, 2019

A sea of glitter, jewels and fins flooded the streets of San Marcos in celebration of the fourth-annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade. Community members gathered Saturday, Sept. 21 to celebrate the unique and artistic culture of San Marcos. The parade line-up began at 10 a.m. at the corner of CM Allen...

Haven delays move-in date, again

Haven delays move-in date, again

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 1, 2019

Haven on Thorpe Lane has again extended move-in to within 30 days from the previous Sept. 16 date due to construction delays but has yet to send out an official day. The building, located at 1351 Thorpe Lane, still does not appear complete; sidewalks are not finished and trash can be seen on ...

Exposing the ‘Truth’

Exposing the ‘Truth’

Kyle Chitwood

September 26, 2019

Texas State hosted Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to speak at the Common Experience insight series lecture Wednesday, Sept. 18, to share her understanding of this year’s theme: Truth.Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor and public health activist whose leading efforts in the Flint, Michigan, water cri...

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