By Lesly Milan Music Journalist It has been over a year since The Strokes released their sixth studio album, “The New Abnormal.” Throughout this last year, the album has received mixed reviews from devoted fanatics and new listeners. Overall, “The New Abnormal” has … Continue reading Revisiting The New Abnormal One Year Later
By Shack KhozaMusic Journalist Inspirational and heartwarming orchestral music are the words to describe this glorious album titled “Music Life” composed by Mia Doi Todd. This album is aimed for those who love a mixture of orchestral instruments accompanied by soft … Continue reading Mia Doi Todd: Music Life Album Review
By James LanikLocal Music Director Being a BROCKHAMPTON fan has never been boring. With the lightning-fast pace of self-reinvention and brisk stream of releases, within only a couple of years, the boy band managed to establish a universe and lore … Continue reading Joba on San Marcos, BROCKHAMPTON and Healing
By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor Dear mom, I do not know how many times I can say it because it will never be enough, but THANK YOU. Thank you for giving me unconditional love, always supporting me and being someone … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mother
By Paige Greene Web Content Assistant Manager With the COVID-19 vaccine available in Hays county, you may find yourself wondering how vaccines really work. When bacteria or viruses enter your body, they invade, attack and multiply. This is what causes … Continue reading How Do Vaccines Work?
By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor June 22, 2017, I officially became a Texas State Bobcat. As I stepped into the classroom of my very first college course in August, I thought to myself, “This will be a long four years.” … Continue reading Thank You Texas State and San Marcos
By Tiger Shi Web Content Contributor South of China is the country of Vietnam. I have not been to Vietnam. My parents planned to go last year but didn’t because of the pandemic. Vietnamese culture has always felt familiar to … Continue reading KTSW Translates: Vietnamese
By Micheal Kaiser Music Journalist This past weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing Billy Potts. After hearing Billy sing live at a mutual friend’s house, I was blown away and wanted to conduct this interview. Billy is an amazingly … Continue reading Interview with Billy Potts
By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist DJ Ortiz and Doogie C. are both local artists who have created their own paths for success. DJ Ortiz hails from Houston, Texas while Doogie C. from Kileen, Texas. Both artists merged paths while participating … Continue reading Spotlighting DJ Ortiz and Doogie C.
By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist San Antonio-based pop musician, Brooklyn Michelle, is someone to keep an eye on this Spring. From releasing her upcoming single “Come Here” on all streaming platforms April 23 to a highly anticipated virtual performance, there … Continue reading Brooklyn Michelle Blooms this Spring
by Dillion Veazie Music Journalist Exactly 10 years after the release of Toro Y Moi’s sophomore album, Underneath the Pine, Chaz Bear aka Toro Y Moi, is back again with an instrumental version of possibly his greatest body of work … Continue reading Toro Y Moi Releases Underneath the Pine Instrumentals for the Album’s 10th Anniversary
By Paige Greene Web Content Assistant Manager Get ready. People in their twenties are obsessed with the ‘70s again. It seems to be a trend to bring back old decades of fashion, music, fads and more. These old items and … Continue reading Why Are We Obsessed with the ‘70s?
By Jernice Kelley Web Content Contributor As a senior in college, you either suffer from senioritis or spend most of your time looking for jobs and internships. For me, I fall into the job-hunting category. I have lost count of … Continue reading How to Survive a Job Search During a Global Pandemic
By Maddy Lehr Music Journalist Declan McKenna’s sophomore studio album, Zeros, was released September 4, 2020. Similar to his past music, this album has underlying political cries and a jab towards protest. He continues the conversation about the blatant ignorance … Continue reading Declan McKenna: Zeros Album Review
By Diamond Marie Pedroza Music Journalist Tele Novella is a multi-genre band from Lockhart, Texas. They describe their February 2021 sophomore album, Merlynn Belle, as having “coin-operated medieval pop songs through a 1950s western lens.” Somehow, this description is spot … Continue reading Tele Novella: Merlynn Belle Album Review
By Joaquin Robles Music Journalist Artist Myles McCabe, under the stage name Me Rex, released his EP Stegosaurus on Dec. 1, 2016. While only featuring four tracks and totaling 14 minutes in run time, each song has a beautiful melody … Continue reading Me Rex: Stegosaurus EP Review
By Tiger Shi Web Content Contributor Spanish is a wonderful language to translate because in Texas, Spanish is the most widely spoken language besides English. You can see Spanish signs displayed at Houston’s major airport and instruction manuals so the … Continue reading KTSW Translates: Spanish
By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist As an avid music tracker and someone obsessed with Spotify’s yearly wrapped, I love being able to recounter what I have been actively listening to. For this purpose I use Last.fm, an app that tells … Continue reading Last.fm: The Music App that Tracks Rotations
by Jernice Kelley Web Content Contributor If you are anything like me, you probably would rather curl up in bed and watch TV rather than doing work. Watching a good show or movie always puts me in a good mood … Continue reading Netflix Films and Shows to Watch Instead of Adulting
By Paige Greene Web Content Assistant Manager It has been no secret that COVID-19 has been tough on students, families and schools, but many of us may fail to recognize the strain this pandemic has on local businesses. With the … Continue reading The Local Business Struggle