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Celebrating the benefits of yoga during national yoga month

Celebrating the benefits of yoga during national yoga month

Brianna Benitez

September 25, 2019

To pay respect to the national observance of health and wellness, the month of September is dedicated to the benefits of yoga. Individuals can expect to experience "beyond the mat" satisfaction by engaging in yoga practices. Physical benefits Yoga is a practice that focuses heavily on building str...

First Asian Culture Showcase held to increase representation on campus

First Asian Culture Showcase held to increase representation on campus

Abby Gutierrez

September 25, 2019

Texas State’s Asian culture clubs—Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Korean Culture Club (KCC)—hosted the first Asian Culture Showcase in hopes of making a larger cultural footprint on the university’s community. The showcase took plac...

IT Chapter Two review

IT Chapter Two review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

September 20, 2019

The Losers Club is all grown up after 27 years and living their separate lives when the seven members receive a call from Mike, (Isaiah Mustafa) saying Pennywise the Clown is back in Derry. The movie brings some star talent featuring Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, James McAvoy as...

Students spend summer in Thailand for trip of a lifetime

Students spend summer in Thailand for trip of a lifetime

Kyle Chitwood

September 19, 2019

Students will leave with the memory of elephants after their trip to Thailand this summer. For two weeks, a group of students studied abroad in Thailand to discover the culture and undergo veterinary experience incomparable to what is offered in the U.S. Nine pre-veterinary Texas State students, two Iowa ...

Get Involved holds annual “Wow-A-Palooza”

Get Involved holds annual “Wow-A-Palooza”

Abby Gutierrez

September 18, 2019

“Wow-A-Palooza” is an annual event that brings together freshman, transfers and international students in hopes of encouraging student involvement through unique activities. Get Involved, the student involvement team at Texas State, hosted Wow-A-Palooza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the LBJ Mall....

Student entrepreneur aims at putting authenticity in style

Student entrepreneur aims at putting authenticity in style

Brianna Benitez

September 17, 2019

A combination of beads, charms and a life-long passion has helped one Texas State student come full circle in the fashion industry.Allee Bales, fashion merchandising senior, is the founder and designer of Authenticity by Allee, an online boutique.From a young age, Bales has had an interest in fashion. Howe...

Awarded filmmaker gains attention with short film “Baby Nick”

Awarded filmmaker gains attention with short film “Baby Nick”

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

September 11, 2019

He cried out in terror as he bolted down the porch steps, rushing toward his daughter, “No, no, no! Amani!” All it took was one second for tragedy to strike, for the gunshots to go off. Suddenly, no longer is it just any other ordinary day filled with laughter and boxing lessons. Instead, it...

Haven only knows

Haven only knows

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

September 10, 2019

Editor's note: While reporting on this story, Life and Arts Editor Laura Figi made numerous attempts to contact Haven management and was refused official comment each time over the course of a week. Each year, students leasing at unfinished complexes have to scramble to find places to tempora...

Student organization preserves Mexican culture through dance

Student organization preserves Mexican culture through dance

Brianna Benitez

September 10, 2019

Grupo Folklórico Ocotochtli is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and pride of folklórico dance and tradition.Folklórico is traditional Mexican folk dancing that focuses on showcasing Mexican culture through elaborate costumes, choreography and scenery.GFO has been a stude...

Endowment honors legacy of student

Endowment honors legacy of student

Sonia Garcia

September 9, 2019

After watching their daughter succeed at Texas State, it only seemed appropriate for the Landrum family to honor their daughter’s academic success by helping out other students. It’s been a tough six months for the Landrums who lost their daughter Brihana Landrum, Texas State alumna, on Feb. 17 to a murder suicide. Bret and Mary are sharing...

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