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Third Thursday unveils new concert series

Third Thursday unveils new concert series

Amanda Heileman

May 18, 2017

KZSM radio has announced its new Kissing Alley concert series for the summer in partnership with the Third Thursday downtown walkabout concept. Kairos and The Pat Thomas Collective are set to hit the stage tonight for the second installment of the series. The Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout provides...

5 tips on how to land a summer job

5 tips on how to land a summer job

Amanda Heileman

May 17, 2017

Texas State provides a variety of resources and tips to students on the lookout for summer career opportunities. Visit career services  Sam Heimbach, career advisor for the College of Fine Arts and Communication, said there are a lot of career development resources available for students. "W...

SMCISD celebrates Cinco de Mayo through charity

SMCISD celebrates Cinco de Mayo through charity

Katie Burrell

May 6, 2017

  A local business owner, active community member and family man is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the children of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. Rudy Espinosa opened Rudy’s Automotive in 1992 and has been servicing locals since. This year, Espinosa and his family...

‘Birks’ and two-pieces dominate this summer season

‘Birks’ and two-pieces dominate this summer season

McKenzie Cunningham

April 28, 2017

Texas State University is a walking runway show for 2017 summer trends. From Chaco sandals, to out-of-state jerseys, a good way to scout what’s in style can be found by walking along the Square or tubing down the San Marcos River. Backpacks for purses Purses are being traded in for backpacks ...

Tips from graduating seniors

Tips from graduating seniors

Amanda Heileman

April 27, 2017

Graduation is fast approaching and many seniors are feeling nostalgic and reflective of their time at Texas State. Some seniors shared tips and advice for incoming students or those finishing their degrees. Manage time Madison Bridges, biology senior, wishes she had managed her time better....

Student forms program to help spread body positivity

Student forms program to help spread body positivity

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

April 27, 2017

One Bobcat has started a body positivity program in hopes of being a voice of guidance for students who are struggling with body image. Julie Kelly, exercise and sports science graduate assistant, is helping her peers develop self-confidence by sharing her story. “I went through six or seven...

Tube through concerts at Float Fest

Tube through concerts at Float Fest

Ana Deloza

April 26, 2017

Warmer weather marks the start of music festival season, and one of the biggest events in San Marcos each summer is Float Fest. Float Fest is a two-day festival July 22-23, where attendees can float near Cool River Ranch in the daytime and enjoy live concerts in the evening. The lineup this year includes  Zedd, Cage The...

The Stallions: A free speech staple

The Stallions: A free speech staple

Stacee Collins

April 25, 2017

Whether students are protesting, preachers are giving sermons or critical conversations are taking place, the Fighting Stallions statue on the Quad has remained a designated free speech area at Texas State. After the video of a Texas State student knocking down anti-abortion posters went viral, th...

14th Annual Riverfest closes out semester with free music and fun

14th Annual Riverfest closes out semester with free music and fun

Stacee Collins

April 22, 2017

Hundreds of students gathered at Sewell Park April 21 for free games, Battle of the Bands and live country music from Spotify Spotlight artist Dylan Scott—all a part of the 14th Annual Riverfest. Event volunteers began handing out wristbands at 5 p.m., although students lounging at Bikini Hill got...

How Bobcats cope with long distance relationships

How Bobcats cope with long distance relationships

McKenzie Cunningham

April 21, 2017

Long-distance relationship is a term many people are familiar with, but few fully understand. Many Bobcats are in long distance relationships where they find their significant others miles away. Jacquelyn O’Brien, interdisciplinary studies sophomore, has been in a long-distance relationship with...

Anonymous article shines negative light on Greek life

Anonymous article shines negative light on Greek life

Paola Esquivel-Oliveros

April 20, 2017

An article written by an anonymous sorority member at Texas State surfaced on the internet and received a lot of backlash from Greek and non-Greek students. The article was published early March on Total Frat Move, a college lifestyle website. In the article, the anonymous writer mentioned how Gree...

Theatre Preview: Enjoy a night of laughter with ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Theatre Preview: Enjoy a night of laughter with ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Ana Deloza

April 19, 2017

The spring semester comes to an end and the Department of Theatre and Dance will close its season with laughter by presenting “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The show will run April 25-30 in the Theatre Center Mainstage. The play is set in the early ‘90s and follows the conversation...

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