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Bobcat Orchestra takes European tour

Bobcat Orchestra takes European tour

Ana Deloza

June 22, 2017

The Texas State Chamber Orchestra recently graced the Eastern hemisphere with its classical performances as it toured three different countries over seven days. The orchestra’s European tour included a total of three concerts. The concerts began in Budapest, Hungary at the MOM Cultural Center, continued...

New store in San Marcos supports local artistry  

New store in San Marcos supports local artistry  

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

June 21, 2017

An art cooperative has set up shop in downtown San Marcos. It has already impacted the local art scene. The shop’s large windows allow plenty of sunshine to highlight handmade clay pots, colorful paintings and locally grown produce inside the set up at 173 South LBJ Drive. The Good Stuff Community...

Five things to do this summer

Five things to do this summer

Katie Burrell

June 21, 2017

The first official day of the summer season kicks off June 21. Residents can experience various adventures around the city during this time. Glow in the dark night tours A fun way to experience the San Marcos River this summer is to paddle board through it at night with a guided tour. Paddle S...

Cultural center brings students and locals together

Cultural center brings students and locals together

Ana Deloza

June 17, 2017

Black and white photographs fill the walls of two halls stretching throughout the Centro Cultural Hispano De San Marcos. These photographs show the lives of prior Hispanic Hays County residents from field workers to newlyweds. The Centro Cultural Hispano, a Hispanic cultural center, which is dedicated...

Graduating senior awarded for unprecedented leadership, research efforts

Graduating senior awarded for unprecedented leadership, research efforts

Tinu Thomas

June 11, 2017

Texas State awarded the Sallie Beretta Outstanding Senior Woman Award at this year’s graduation ceremony to a prominent undergraduate focused on advancing medical science. Recent Texas State alumna, Erica Osta, graduated last month with several honors including The Sallie Beretta Outstanding Senior...

Explore Texas State’s hidden gems

Explore Texas State’s hidden gems

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

June 9, 2017

Along with the well-known buildings new students see during their visit, Texas State has lesser known spots around, adding to the university’s one-of-a-kind quality. The ‘hidden hammocks’, located near the Hines building, is an example of some of the hidden gems found on campus. Students are...

Texas State named best employer by Forbes

Texas State named best employer by Forbes

Amanda Heileman

June 7, 2017

Texas State is one of the best midsize employers in the United States, according to Forbes. Some employees at Texas State agree with the ranking and have found careers on campus. Forbes ranked Texas State  139 out of 309 employers, higher than Yelp and Chick-Fil-A. Texas State employs more than 1...

Student swipes for charity

Amanda Heileman

June 2, 2017

One Bobcat fed the homeless in Austin by using left-over meal swipes. After posting the charitable deed to Twitter, the student received mixed reactions. At Texas State, students can purchase meal plans which consist of a set amount of swipes redeemable at several locations throughout campus. The...

Cat café pounces on downtown location

Cat café pounces on downtown location

Ana Deloza

May 31, 2017

San Marcos business owners and locals voted to allow a new trend in dining to set up shop downtown despite opposition. The Cattery Lounge and Snackery will be opening its doors this June if owners can raise the remaining funds needed. Commissioners of the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission...

Father-daughter team win film race

Father-daughter team win film race

Katie Burrell

May 30, 2017

Local filmmakers and movie enthusiasts huddled around picnic tables, beer and nachos at Buzzmill San Marcos on May 18, to kick off their 72-hour film race. The creative spirits planned their short films with a surprise prompt and a secret plot twist. Days later, the crews presented their finished products...

Survey results expose deeper issues

Survey results expose deeper issues

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

May 20, 2017

The likelihood Texas State students will report a sexual assault to campus and local authorities has come into question after a survey done by Not On My Campus, a sexual assault awareness group. Not On My Campus surveyed 160 Texas State students on issues surrounding sexual assault. The survey results exposed issues...

The San Marcos 10 talk protests

Katie Burrell

May 19, 2017

Members of the San Marcos 10 returned to the community for a heated panel discussion on protests and free speech. The group recalled the day they sat in front of the Stallion statue at Southwest Texas State to protest the Vietnam War, which led to their suspension. The panel was held at 7 p.m. May...

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