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B2SB: Why Texas State?

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By Ezekiel Ramirez

News Reporter

The Fall 2023 school year is starting, which means new students will join the Bobcat family. Some Texas State students share their personal reasons for wanting to become a Bobcat, as well as some of their favorite things about Texas State.

For some, this will be their first semester going into college and the beginning of a new journey, but for others, the end is very near.


Senior, theater performance section, concentration and performance major, Pablo Zelada Cabrera is an aspiring actor who hopes to accomplish his after he graduates.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

 “Texas State has one of the best [programs] in the nation and in the United States, one of the best programs for performing arts and specifically theater,” Cabrera said.

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

 “I like San Marcos, It’s a really cute town, It reminds me of my home country where I live in Costa Rica, and it’s super pretty,” Cabrera said. “The people are really nice, I’ve gotten to know a lot of really good people there.”


Senior transfer student, Madison Miller, is a psychology major hoping to attend a doctoral program in psychology and rework the DSM that is used in counseling and diagnostic.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

“I decided to look into which college would have my best backing and credit accreditations wise for my future endeavors and Texas State happened to have a lot of that checkboxes and be within my price range,” Miller said.

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

“Texas State has a very open community, it feels like it’s also pretty close to where I live, so that is a big bonus factor,” Miller said. “And mainly, all the research opportunities that the campus seems to boast about in their advertisements, and I even see from the students and what they’re doing on social media, they’re doing these amazing projects.”


Junior, major digital media innovation major, David Vasquez hopes to involve himself in a private business in the future, where he can build sites for people.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

“I toured Texas State one day and the first day I got here the people were like super friendly, very friendly,” Vasquez said. “So I was like, you know what, I really want to go here because it just felt at home. It felt right. It felt just great. So I decided to come here.”

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

“My favorite thing about it, I would say it’s just the people the staff you know like I haven’t really had any bad experiences,” Vasquez said. “People are very friendly, very, you know, understanding and you can have you can strike conversations with people.”


Junior, Rebecca Villarreal is studying aquatic biology and environmental studies and is interested in aquatic habitats, freshwater streams and marine life.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

“Texas State offered a scholarship because I had a good GPA and would allow me to study Aquatic Biology, which isn’t very violent biology, but I still thought was really cool,” Villarreal said.

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

“Texas State gave me like two really cool jobs after my first year, like I got an internship through it, but I got to do research on Michigan wetlands, and they also gave me a job as a tutor, and I get to work with professors in the biology department,” Villarreal said.


Junior, advertising major, David Moreno, wasn’t expecting to end up at Texas State, but was happy he did.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

“After I graduated from community college, I kind of applied just on a whim and I don’t know I kind of fell in love with it after,” Moreno said.

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

“Honestly there’s so much to do here even though it’s a small town, like there’s a river, there’s stuff you can do on campus off campus, like there’s always something to do somewhere,” Moreno said.


Junior, public relations major, Michael Pfahler hopes to pursue a career that doesn’t involve inflicting harm on the environment or other people.

Why did you decide to go to Texas State?

“I liked how strong Texas State was for me, especially in the programs that like I was going to be interested in which at the time was history and music,” Pfahler said. 

What is your favorite thing about Texas State?

“I’ll probably say a lot of the educators that we have, you know, seem to be pretty quality and they care,” Pfahler said. “So, I would say like the professor’s honestly the support like the staff.”


For more information about the Fall 2023 semester, click here.

Featured Image by Carolina Garza/KTSW. 

Written by: Preethi Mangadu

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