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Student constructs mural in multicultural lounge to celebrate influential figures

Student constructs mural in multicultural lounge to celebrate influential figures

LeeAnn Cardwell

August 29, 2017

A 12.5-by-13.5-foot mural titled “Texas State Doesn’t Hate” now hangs in the recently opened Honors College Multicultural Lounge. The mural, painted by a Pan-African Action Committee member, features prominent figures from the Texas State community. Leaders of the Pan-African Action Committee...

Five tips for moving from a dorm to an apartment

Five tips for moving from a dorm to an apartment

Lauren Rexroad

August 24, 2017

After students finish freshman year, most decide to move out of their residence halls and into apartments. Many of these students go into apartment-hunting with little know-how or assistance. Texas State has several resources students can use to avoid situations such as getting stuck in a bad lease. Kn...

Bobcats get paws-on experience at local animal shelters

Bobcats get paws-on experience at local animal shelters

Tinu Thomas

August 17, 2017

This summer, students and locals are choosing to serve their community at local animal shelters by taking care of homeless animals in a variety of ways. The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter staff  are always looking for more volunteers to help take care of their furry friends. Lauren Volpe, community...

Astroclub to travel across state lines to experience solar eclipse

Astroclub to travel across state lines to experience solar eclipse

Tinu Thomas

August 10, 2017

The Texas State Astronomy Club will be traveling to Marshall, Missouri Aug. 21 to see a total solar eclipse. For many members of the Astroclub, this will be the first time they witness any sort of eclipse. Blagoy Rangelov, physics lecturer and researcher at Texas State, is the coordinator of the solar...

Interior Design students receive national awards

Lauren Rexroad

August 4, 2017

Two students have brought national recognition to Texas State’s Interior Design program through their dedication to succeed. One, however, sets the record as the first Bobcat to win a certain title. Lindzey Duval, a recent graduate, won the prestigious International Interior Design Association’s...

Theater students establish a comedy culture on campus

Theater students establish a comedy culture on campus

Tinu Thomas

August 3, 2017

One theater student set out to pursue his dreams as a stand-up comedian and along the way, opened doors for other aspiring comedians, actors and comedy writers to present their talents to an audience. Garrett Buss, theater sophomore, organized the Texas State Comedy Association his freshman year to...

From Lolita’s to Loli’s: local business thrives amidst adversity

From Lolita’s to Loli’s: local business thrives amidst adversity

Katie Burrell

August 1, 2017

One of San Marcos’ favorite breakfast taco joints continues to thrive within the community despite legal battles over its name. Loli’s Café, previously named Lolita’s, is a blue and red breakfast taco hut responsible for serving handcrafted tacos to the community. The shop is owned by Marta...

Texas State sweethearts share their story

Texas State sweethearts share their story

Katie Burrell

July 27, 2017

Two of Texas State’s sweethearts will be tying the knot this fall, and their story can hopefully provide other Bobcats some insight on love and relationships in college. Mary Catherine Underbrink graduated from Texas State with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in political...

Undocumented student takes action on immigration

Undocumented student takes action on immigration

Tinu Thomas

July 26, 2017

Students at Texas State are working with organizations to raise awareness about undocumented students. One student, in particular, stands out. Yunuen Alvarado, mass communication sophomore, is working to make a difference for undocumented students. Alvarado is an outspoken undocumented student,...

Float Fest 2017: Sunday Recap

Float Fest 2017: Sunday Recap

Katie Burrell

July 24, 2017

The second and final day of the annual Float Fest roared on Sunday after campers and attendees took their second rounds of floating through the San Marcos River. The second day was marked with plenty of dust and dirt flying through the air, dark clouds and high temperatures. These conditions went...

Float Fest 2017: Saturday Recap

Float Fest 2017: Saturday Recap

Katie Burrell

July 23, 2017

Float Fest 2017 began with helicopter rides and hundreds of festival-goers floating the river in the midst of 100-degree heat in  Martindale. Crowds from Houston, Dallas and other states including Colorado and Louisiana came out to see major artists and enjoy the festival’s fourth and largest event. To...

Senior joins team intending to change the social media game

Katie Burrell

July 22, 2017

A senior at Texas State withdrew from a full semester of classes to join a team of creators in starting a company called The Moves. Kindell Texada, public relations senior, does not regret dropping out of her spring semester has resumed classes this summer. During her time away from classes she became th...

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