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CAFE program hosts Financial Awareness Week for second year

CAFE program hosts Financial Awareness Week for second year

Ryan Torres

February 12, 2019


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The Financial and Career Readiness program is offering one lucky student a scholarship for attending Financial Awareness Week. Texas State’s Career and Financial Education, CAFE, program provided resources Feb. 4-6 to become career and financially ready during their second Financial Awareness Week. Academic...

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Eating competitions cook up rewards

Jenna Carroll

February 12, 2019


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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...

Student organizations come together to celebrate black history month

Student organizations come together to celebrate black history month

Brianna Benitez

February 12, 2019


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Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize influential black men and women who have helped shape the world through innovation and creativity. At Texas State University, students from all backgrounds commemorate and admire the success of African Americans. Throughout February, there will...

JAMS music strikes a chord

JAMS music strikes a chord

Sonia Garcia

February 5, 2019


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Strings line the walls alongside guitars and amplifiers. In a leather jacket, the owner begins to strum “Stairway to Heaven,” and for any musician, it may feel as if they are in heaven. JAMS Music is saving the day for local musicians as it becomes the first music store in San Marcos to open in...

Jazz festival brings statewide talent to Texas State

Jazz festival brings statewide talent to Texas State

Ivy Sandoval

February 5, 2019


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The 29th annual Hill Country Jazz Festival will be hosted by Texas State this year. The event is set to last all-day, starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, with performances in both the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall and Evans Auditorium. The night before kicks off the jazz festivities with the Eddie Durham...

Student entrepreneur makes money-moves in the beauty industry

Student entrepreneur makes money-moves in the beauty industry

Brianna Benitez

February 5, 2019


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While being a college student is hard enough, adding entrepreneur to that is something else. Through hard work, patience and help from her family and friends, one student is determined to take on the beauty industry one hair flip at a time. Tori Duncan, general studies sophomore, is the CEO of In...

Apps help Bobcats stay organized

Apps help Bobcats stay organized

Jenna Carroll

February 4, 2019


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As the spring semester takes off, students may be looking for ways to utilize apps to help with school. Several apps are available to help students stay up-to-date with tasks. Kody Gentry, engineering and technology sophomore, said he began using his phone to help him stay organized during his collegiate...

Government shutdown hits close to home

Government shutdown hits close to home

Diana Furman, Jenna Carroll

January 29, 2019


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President Trump recently announced a temporary lift on the government shutdown after 35 days. 1,500 of miles away from DC, central Texans are beginning to feel the burdening effects. The shutdown has been temporarily lifted as of Jan. 25. President Trump announced the government will shut down again...

How To: Prepare a resume

How To: Prepare a resume

May Olvera

January 29, 2019


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The first step to getting a job is building a solid resume. The pressure of creating the perfect showcase of knowledge and experience can be overwhelming for any job applicant, but there are various tips that will set Bobcats up for success in landing their dream job. 1. Tailor the resume One of the...

Turn down the music and turn up the podcast

Turn down the music and turn up the podcast

Brianna Benitez

January 29, 2019


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Racism, sexuality and self-love can be difficult topics to discuss. However, one student-run podcast is sparking conversation about these issues. Womyn of Content is a student-run podcast that aims to bring awareness to discrimination, minority representation and women. The podcast is lead by Asia...

Art exhibit breaks down unrealistic beauty standards

Art exhibit breaks down unrealistic beauty standards

Ivy Sandoval

January 29, 2019


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Society often upholds an unrealistic standard of beauty for women based on plastic surgery and extreme diets. However, one local art exhibit is defying those expectations. The National Bold Beauty Project showcases women with varying disabilities along with their personal stories. The project seeks to...

Photographer captures the best of San Marcos

Photographer captures the best of San Marcos

Sonia Garcia

January 23, 2019


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In 25 degree weather, a photographer bares the winter to catch the steamy San Marcos River right at sunrise, snapping one of many photos with color and dimension. Andy Heatwole, San Marcos native, has captured the beauty of San Marcos, one photo at a time. Over the years, he has gained popularity...

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