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Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Industry hosts closeout to Pride Month

Ivy Sandoval, Life and Arts Reporter

July 9, 2019

The first month of summer has come to a close, along with Pride Month. June is christened as Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City that occurred throughout the month of June 1969. The month gives LGBTQ+ members an...

Midsommar Review

Midsommar Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Contributor

July 9, 2019

Midsommar is a wild two-and-a-half hour ride of pure terror as you follow a group of friends visiting a cult in the middle of nowhere. Ari Aster is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers and directors. If you have not seen his first movie "Hereditary," I highly recommend watching it. Aster keeps his s...

Metaphysical and holistic community offers spiritual guidance at monthly fair

Metaphysical and holistic community offers spiritual guidance at monthly fair

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

June 26, 2019

Each month a series of mediums, psychics and tarot card readers visit San Marcos to provide healing and guidance for individuals interested in the metaphysical and holistic world. The San Marcos Metaphysical and Holistic Fair is held on the last Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Holiday...

Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry

Texas State student strikes a chord in the music industry

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

June 4, 2019

A blend of hip-hop beats, expressive lyrics and a hunger to thrive has helped one student flourish in the music industry. Naomi Sutton, marketing senior, is a powerhouse vocalist better known as singer-songwriter Nayome. Sutton released her first EP, “Recovered," in August 2018. The EP features ...

I left my heart in Texas

I left my heart in Texas

Pernille Rudolfsen, Life and Arts Contributor

June 4, 2019

"The first letter in your name rhymes with our Texan sweet tea, so I'm going to call you Sweet P." These are the words my 3-year-old host sister said upon first meeting me at the Austin airport, never to leave my mind. I had fearlessly embarked on my journey as an exchange student, and her enth...

Professor leads USFS organizational culture

Professor leads USFS organizational culture

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Contributor

June 4, 2019

Associate professor Rebekah Fox’s work with the United States Forest Service is setting precedent in shifting its organizational culture. A professor in the communication department at Texas State since 2009, Fox has been contributing to USFS since her time as a graduate student. In 2015, she became...

Wild Art: June 4 Issue

Wild Art: June 4 Issue

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

June 4, 2019

 

Five local events to attend this summer

Five local events to attend this summer

Laura Figi

June 4, 2019

Pressure to live out the idyllic, social media-fueled summer all over the internet can be overwhelming, especially if time or budget to travel are limited. However, San Marcos is full of hidden gems and events all summer. June 7— Beyond Existence Music Festival Beyond Existence is an electronic music festival put together on a smal...

Video: The San Mecca — The Pilot Episode (feat. Erikka Polk)

Video: The San Mecca — The Pilot Episode (feat. Erikka Polk)

James Debbah, Multimedia Journalist

May 24, 2019

On the pilot episode of The San Mecca, Host and multimedia journalist James Debbah interviews mixed media artist and fellow multimedia journalist Erikka Polk. James asks Erikka a variety of questions consisting of her love for art, how she would change the current artistic landscape and more. ...

Texas State student launches talk show on YouTube

Texas State student launches talk show on YouTube

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

May 20, 2019

A desire to make it in the media industry while wanting to inform and entertain her peers has motivated one student to create her own talk show. Arian Helm, electronic media senior, launched The Arian Helm Show on YouTube February 2019. She currently has 12 episodes available and plans to wrap ...

Texas State alumnus reaches Top 10 on American Idol

Texas State alumnus reaches Top 10 on American Idol

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Reporter

May 9, 2019

A blend of soul, funk and elect rifying energy has helped one Texas State alumnus capture the hearts of America. Uché Ndubizu graduated from Texas State with a psychology degree in 2014. In the preceding five years, Ndubizu has worked with celebrities, released his own music and performed as a...

German on Stage students perform “Der Gast ist König”

German on Stage students perform “Der Gast ist König”

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

May 8, 2019

A hush falls over the room as the cast of “Der Gast ist König” gathers in a circle for their pre-performance ritual: vowels, singing, stomping, yelling and counts in German. German on Stage is an upper-level course taught by German coordinator Valentina Glajar. Throughout the semester, a...

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