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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...

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

October 16, 2019

Common inspired the Texas State community to find and share their own truths by referencing his journey of living life through movie roles, song lyrics, memoirs and community activism. As Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-2020 Common Experience, Common spoke on this year’s theme of “truth.”...

Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Ivy Sandoval

October 15, 2019

The Texas State Office of Disability Services held the second epilepsy training Monday, Oct. 7. The session was the third event ODS will host in the LBJ Student Center as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This was the second time the Office of Disability Services has hosted...

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Abby Gutierrez

October 15, 2019

Step Up for State raised over $195,000 to fund projects and scholarships, helping students further their studies and pursue their dreams at Texas State. Step Up for State is an annual online giving event hosted on the Texas State website. Alumni and Texas State community members are encouraged to...

ACL weekend two: Day three concludes ACL 2019

ACL weekend two: Day three concludes ACL 2019

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 14, 2019

Blue skies and sunny weather made its way to the grounds of Zilker Park as a warm farewell to close out Austin City Limits 2019. ACL treated attendees hospitably throughout both weekends by providing hydration stations all around the festival grounds, a hammock area for those in need of rest and free...

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