Back to School Broadcast, Web Content

An Inside Look at the Dean’s List

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor We’re officially one week out from starting classes, and my, what a magical time. The start of a new semester is like turning to a clean page, full of new opportunities. Come that exciting Monday morning, we’ll all take another step forward in our education—and I, personally, will be […]

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Music

KTSW Ranks Spoon Albums

By Ché Salgado Music Reviewer If you’ve been keeping up with the KTSW blog or maybe just music news in general, you know Spoon have come out with a new album, Hot Thoughts. (I wrote about it here.) And so of course, with this ninth LP, a whole generation of “All Eight Spoon Albums Ranked” articles […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Eco-Fashion With Jessica Salazar

By Maria Martinez Blog Content Contributor We’ve all heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle”, but not many of us live by it.   Jessica Salazar is different. She’s an ethical lifestyle advocate and she is helping to change the world one step at a time. What started out with just giving up meat, has transformed into […]

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Web Content

Design Your Own Mobile App

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor In our ever expanding world of technology, our generation has found itself to be at the forefront of the mobile era. We are living in a time where a good amount of people spend a majority of their day looking at the screen of their phone rather than the […]

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Web Content

You Can Be Masculine Without Being Toxic

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor When we look into the terrors and inappropriate behaviors within the culture of men, it’s often populated by negativity: men are more violent than women, there are more recorded suicides from men, and there is always a constant attempt to prove their masculinity within society. Toxic masculinity exists within […]

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MR Fest, Web Content

How to Enhance Your MR Fest Experience

By Alisa Pierce Assistant Web Content Manager Going to concerts is fun, but sometimes it can be hard to enjoy the moment. MR Fest is a great event for all to enjoy, even if you haven’t been going to concerts lately. Here are some tips on how to maximize your concert experience. Stay Off Your […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest Artist Profile: Kairos

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Kairos is a local jazz, reggae, funk fusion band that will be playing their first festival at MR Fest on April 29 at Valentino’s. The bandmates are Jacob Michael (guitar/vocals), Brent Miller (bass/vocals), Calvin “Caliente” (keyboard/trumpet) and Jake Davila (drums). Having been founded in November 2016, Kairos made their debut […]

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News

Students Against Hate Rally Comes To Texas State

By Denver Donchez News Reporter The Texas Freedom Network’s student chapter, Texas Rising, hosted a rally Tuesday in conjunction with GLAAD, a media monitoring organization that promotes understanding and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Texas State students met at the stallions in the Quad and marched to The Lair to protest multiple bills currently pending in the […]

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Music

Humanz Are Coming

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist After hiding away for nearly six years, Gorillaz blessed the world with news of a new album. This will be the band’s first album since 2011’s The Fall which shocked fans due to claims that the band’s alleged last tour was Plastic Beach. But Gorillaz have prevailed and Humanz is set […]

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Music

Four Songs Any 20-Something Can Relate To

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Crawling under the warm duvet of the bed, blinds drawn, door closed, lights off, headphones in and the volume is louder than it needs to be. The world is turned off, you’ve completely checked out of the universe and into your own brain, into your own thoughts. It doesn’t matter […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

Why You Should Be Excited For: Wonder Woman

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor The film industry has gone leaps and bounds when it comes to adapting comic book properties into live action films in the past few decades. The combination of new film technology and the incorporation of big Hollywood stars has made the comic book film genre the goliath it is […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Fly Coco

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Fly Coco is a four-piece indie rock band based in San Marcos, Texas. They originally started out by playing at smaller gigs around town in 2015 as a brother-sister duo consisting of Colin and Hayden Higginbotham. Zac Hernandez joined to take over guitar and drums after moving in with Colin. […]

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Music, Reviews

Spoon: Hot Thoughts  Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Spoon Album: Hot Thoughts Released: March 17, 2017 Label: Matador Website: spoontheband.com If you could boil down the critical consensus of Spoon down to just three words, you’d probably get: “minimal”, “reliable” and “consistent”. Now we can just go ahead and take “minimal” out of there because in 2017, […]

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Web Content

Is Social Media Linked to Depression?

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Social media is a 21st century invention and practically a new concept to this world. It’s also proven that social media is a huge distraction and affects the ways that we socialize and communicate on a daily basis. But can we reverse its affects when it takes over our […]

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Web Content

Is a Sex Strike Against Men Possible?

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Ladies, let’s refrain from having sex with men until they learn to fight for our rights. Sounds kind of extreme, right? Well singer/actress Janelle Monáe seems to believe it can work. But is it really that easy to give up sex? I mean we do live in a society […]

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Web Content

The One That Stands Above The Rest

By Kimberly Garcia Blog Content Contributor I have had a total of three best friends; two in elementary school and the one I have now. Since the end of my relationship with my second best friend almost nine years ago, I was always hesitant to have another because I felt like it was almost a […]

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MR Fest, Web Content

Why MR Fest is the Best

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager If you have not planned on going to MR Fest this year then listen up, because I am about to let you know what you’re going to miss out on.  Being a music festival, MR Fest is a series of concerts taking place in San Marcos. The bands who […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

Why You Should Play Clash Royale

By Maria Martinez Blog Content Contributor Everyone at some point in their life has played Super Mario, Zelda, Sonic or Donkey Kong– except me. The only video games I played growing up were “America’s Next Top Model” on my Wii and “Disney Sing It” on my PlayStation 2 (I thought I had the most amazing […]

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