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Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 22, 2020

After securing a best picture nomination from the Academy, fans and viewers of "Ford V Ferrari" might be taken aback from how much the Academy loved the semi-biopic sports movie about cars. "Ford V Ferrari" is about a team of American engineers who try to usurp control over racing by the perennial...

HOME Center provides hands-on aid for homeless in San Marcos

HOME Center provides hands-on aid for homeless in San Marcos

Laura Figi

January 21, 2020

Not a single one of her fellow classmates stopped to talk when Hannah Durrance stood on The Quad holding a sign that read, ‘I’m a single mother. I work 62 hours per week. I’m a full-time college student. I have a 3.2 GPA and I am homeless.’ Instead, they called campus police. Durrance explained...

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

The new film "1917" is a film unlike any other film that is in theaters right now. Set at the pinnacle of World War I, "1971" depicts the Great War and creates an immersive, powerful world that left me, as an audience member, moved with emotion numerous times. The movie follows to young British soldiers,...

Haven issued new stop work order

Haven issued new stop work order

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

January 16, 2020

Haven on Thorpe Lane was issued a new stop work order Jan. 10, which has since been removed; workers could be seen on the property as of today. Haven, which has delayed move-in after making claims to open in time for the last fall semester, emailed prospective tenants that same day, Jan. 10, ...

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Texas State honors American warriors in veterans commemoration

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

November 20, 2019

Texas State encouraged students, families and the San Marcos community to gather together for the Veterans Day commemoration on campus to celebrate and honor bobcat veterans, living and lost. Student Foundation and the Dean of Students Office organized the commemoration, held from 10:30-11:30 a.m....

San Marcos gallery showcases artwork from Texas cities and towns

San Marcos gallery showcases artwork from Texas cities and towns

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Assistant Editor

November 19, 2019

Against the white walls, detailed drawings and intricate paintings express individuality, while handcrafted ceramics and three-dimensional sculptures sit together to showcase the creative artists of Texas. Located just a block from the San Marcos historic downtown courthouse, 218 Co-op Gallery sh...

San Marcos 10 revisit Texas State for 50-year protest anniversary

San Marcos 10 revisit Texas State for 50-year protest anniversary

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

November 19, 2019

Quiet. Surrounded. Sitting cross-legged in the grass. There was no violence, no shouting and no one was hurt—not there. Nearly 9,000 miles away from the Vietnam War, hoards of students clad in black armbands gathered near the Fighting Stallions to peacefully protest the war on Nov. 13, 1969. ...

Local artist awakes ‘Intuition’ at The Gallery of Common Experience

Local artist awakes ‘Intuition’ at The Gallery of Common Experience

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Assistant Editor

November 14, 2019

A carton of milk, flowers and naked bodies layer together to unfold the creativity of The University of Texas at Austin alumna, Maddie Mondshine, in the new exhibit "Intuition." Mondshine graduated from UT with a BFA in studio art and a bridging discipline in media, cultural and identity studies in M...

Mala Luna day two ends with high-energy crowds

Mala Luna day two ends with high-energy crowds

Mia Estrada, Life and Arts Reporter

October 28, 2019

With the shining sun and crop tops as far as the eye could see, day two of the biggest music festival in San Antonio—Mala Luna—brought an even larger and louder crowd, ending the weekend with a bang.  Starting at noon sharp, long lines of eager festival-goers filled the entrances of Wolff Stadi...

Mala Luna day one brings big names and cool temperatures

Mala Luna day one brings big names and cool temperatures

Mia Estrada, Life and Arts Reporter

October 27, 2019

As the temperature cools down, the weekend heated up with the first day of Mala Luna festival in San Antonio takes off. Festival-goers from all parts of Texas traveled to Wolff Stadium to bask in the Hip Hop filled weekend.  Gates opened at noon sharp with eager guests waiting outside of the check-in...

Post ACL depression? Head down to Mala Luna

Post ACL depression? Head down to Mala Luna

Mia Estrada, Life and Arts Reporter

October 25, 2019

Are you still experiencing the post-ACL blues? Grab your favorite festival going outfit and shades and head on down to San Antonio this weekend for the largest, annual festival of the city-- Mala Luna. From Oct. 26 – 27 at Nelson Wolff Stadium, festival go-ers will get the chance to see some of ...

A peek at the artists of ACL

A peek at the artists of ACL

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 17, 2019

Austin City Limits hosted more than 140 artists on nine stages over two weekends in its 17th annual music festival. Artists from all over the globe came to the Live Music Capital of the world to showcase their talents. Performers showed as much diversity in their nationalities as they did genres of...

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