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Texas State shows Bobcat Pride with Spirit Friday

Texas State shows Bobcat Pride with Spirit Friday

Ivy Sandoval

September 4, 2019

When it comes to school spirit, Texas State has a great deal of pride within its students, education, organizations and athletics, but tends to struggle with student participation. School spirit may be apparent but it is not as prevalent as other similar-sized colleges or universities. “Spirit Friday”...

Texas State alumnus prepares for Broadway debut

Texas State alumnus prepares for Broadway debut

Brianna Benitez

September 3, 2019

A passion for performing and a desire to leave an impact on the theatre industry has manifested an opportunity for Texas State alumnus Jorrel Javier to showcase his talents on the Broadway stage.Javier graduated May 2018 from Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance. As a student, Javier performe...

The Boys: Season 1 Review

The Boys: Season 1 Review

Caleb Watkins

September 3, 2019

I have always preferred movie-going to binge-watching TV shows but recently, I have discovered quality shows to watch like "Kidding" with Jim Carrey and "Barry" with Bill Hader, so I was intrigued when I saw the series "The Boys" aired. Karl Urban is one of my favorite actors, so to see him in a lead...

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Brianna Benitez

August 30, 2019

At Texas State, traditions provide students with a sense of belonging within the community and encourage individuals to become involved on campus while demonstrating school pride. As the academic year ramps up, here are some annual events worth awaiting.1. Bobcat BuildEach spring semester, student volunteers...

Photo Gallery: Best of #TXSTMoveIn

Photo Gallery: Best of #TXSTMoveIn

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2019

Ready or Not Review

Ready or Not Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

August 28, 2019

"Ready or Not" was a genuine surprise. I was not prepared for what I would be watching, knowing summer horror movies can be hit or miss. Movies like "Midsommar" and "Brightburn" set the stage for horror this summer. However, I am happy to say, from beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed "Ready or Not." This...

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Laura Figi

August 28, 2019

  The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stud...

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Five Texas State traditions to anticipate

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

August 27, 2019

At Texas State, traditions provide students with a sense of belonging within the community and encourage individuals to become involved on campus while demonstrating school pride. As the academic year ramps up, here are some annual events worth awaiting. 1. Bobcat Build Each spring semester, student ...

New website builds community around pursuing passion

New website builds community around pursuing passion

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

August 27, 2019

New website Wezmer features local artists specializing in all mediums and was founded on the idea of developing a supportive community around the aspirations of each artist featured on the website. Mass communication senior Christina Castro and Adrian Perez co-founded and launched Wezmer June 2019. What ...

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Student-run company offers coffee accessibility

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

August 27, 2019

The expanse of Texas State’s hilly campus often tests students physically. While coffee is a hard-won loyalty, it may be pitted against the trek. There are several places to acquire coffee on campus but most are often too far away for students who wish to make it to class on time. BrewBike is a company created by stu...

The Art of Racing in the Rain Review

The Art of Racing in the Rain Review

Caleb Watkins

August 27, 2019

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is an appealing movie to all dog lovers but does not tug on heartstrings like "Marley and Me" or even the classic "Old Yeller." This film takes a different route in the typical dog movie as Kevin Costner, who plays Enzo, narrates the whole movie. The narration may get an...

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