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How to become a proud Bobcat

How to become a proud Bobcat

Brianna Benitez

August 27, 2019

Owning and showcasing Bobcat pride can positively impact students' college experience. Here are a few steps to take in helping to make the most out of time spent at Texas State. 1. Gear upWhen it comes to school spirit, representation is everything. Individuals can proudly show off Texas State by sto...

(Video) #TXSTMoveIn: Parent Edition

(Video) #TXSTMoveIn: Parent Edition

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

August 20, 2019

On the last day of #TXSTMoveIn, we visited Gaillardia and Chautauqua Hall and asked the parents of incoming freshmen to use one word to describe the feeling of their children moving away from home. Here's what those parents had to say. If you enjoy our content and support student media, you can giv...

Texas State students develop cultural awareness during study abroad trips

Texas State students develop cultural awareness during study abroad trips

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

August 15, 2019

Each year, students get the opportunity to escape their comfort zones and surround themselves with different cultures and customs as they take the leap to study abroad. Studying abroad enables students to become familiar with various geographic locations, languages and traditions. Students who study...

REI The Meadows Center teams up with REI Co-op for an informational outdoor experience

REI The Meadows Center teams up with REI Co-op for an informational outdoor experience

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

August 6, 2019

The Meadows Center and REI Outdoor School have partnered to offer environmental learning and outdoor activities at Spring Lake. REI Outdoor School is a series of classes and tours led by outdoor experts that aim to teach outdoor skills and techniques. Classes and tours are held throughout the count...

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood review

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

August 6, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film focuses on the life and career of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and the struggles the men face. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was one of my most anticipated films of the year. This movie is director Quentin Tarantino's ni...

Lion King (2019) Review

Lion King (2019) Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Contributor

July 25, 2019

The original "Lion King" from 1994 is one of the best — if not at the best — movies Disney has ever created. From great storytelling, compelling characters and emotional scenes to phenomenal voice acting from legends like James Earl Jones as Mufasa, the original animated film was such a hit it had...

Crawl Review

Crawl Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Contributor

July 18, 2019

It is difficult to expect one thing out of a movie and receive something entirely different. In both of the recent Godzilla movies, I went in expecting each to be an action-packed, two-hour monster mash movie but instead watched people talking about how threatening the monsters are for roughly 120...

Summer Wild Art

Summer Wild Art

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

July 15, 2019

   

Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Student organization grows a passion for plants one seed at a time

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The Plant Biology Society is an up-and-coming organization dedicated to helping maintain local greeneries and spread the importance of sustainability through volunteer work. The organization started January 2018 after several students from Sunethra Dharmasiri’s botany class were encouraged to start...

Professor begins research to address “farmer suicide crisis”

Professor begins research to address “farmer suicide crisis”

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Contributor

July 9, 2019

A new study is taking a novel approach in developing mental health support systems in farming and rural communities to address the “farmer suicide crisis.” Associate professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State Erica Nason and her co-investigator, Abby Blankenship, assistant professor...

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker goes on vacation to Europe and must save the world from new threats. Being the Spider-Man fan I am, I was really hoping "Spider-Man: Far From Home" would end the streak of subpar Spider-Man movies before it's time, not including the three Sam Raimi ...

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

City of San Marcos launches program to reduce residential move-out waste

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The City of San Marcos and Texas State have partnered to create a donation program, Bobcats Give Back, in an effort to reduce landfill waste. Bobcats Give Back is a sustainability program created to alleviate large amounts of trash that accumulates during summer move-out season. Students and San...

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