Lifestyle, Web Content

The Underestimated Effectiveness of Meditation

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor You’re probably thinking, “Oh great, another post about stress management and hippie lifestyles.” No. There is a stigma behind meditation, it’s true. With everyone’s lives getting busier by the week, meditation has unfortunately become somewhat of an overblown fad that many people, although hearing about it everywhere they go, […]

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Sports

Ezekiel Elliott: The Systematical Issue That Won’t Stop

By Andrew Zimmel Sports Reporter In July of last year, another NFL player was accused of domestic violence, but unlike the other (seemingly hundreds of) accounts of violence the NFL has had to deal with over the last decade, this one was different. In July of 2016, Ezekiel Elliott, before playing a game in the […]

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Music, Reviews

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Album: Lotta Sea Lice Label: Matador Release Date: October 13, 2017 Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are two of the biggest indie rock acts working today, so when their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice came out on Oct. 13, most reactions to it (including my […]

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Web Content

Must-Watch Halloween Movies for This October

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor It’s finally October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! Halloween for me means fun costume parties, pumpkin patches, eating delicious foods and most importantly, locking myself in my dorm room to binge watch Halloween movies. While there are some great Halloween movies being released, I believe the […]

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Music, Reviews

Pile: A Hairshirt of Purpose Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Pile Album: A Hairshirt of Purpose Label: Exploding In Sound Records Release Date: March 31, 2017 If there is any true form of justice in this world, then Pile is poised for a breakthrough. For the past six years, the Bostonian rock band has been making weird, wonderful, and […]

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Web Content

What Not to Say to Your LGBTQ+ Friends

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor “I’m not homophobic or anything but…” If you start a sentence with “I’m not homophobic or anything but…”, chances are what you’re about to say is definitely homophobic, or at least borderline homophobic (or transphobic, etc.), so don’t say it. What you could do instead is really think about […]

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Web Content

Safety Tips for Large Events

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor The world is aching for the victims and their loved ones. What happened in Las Vegas is sickening and the work of the devil. Situations like this cause people to want to stay cooped up at home when they should be out enjoying a concert or movie. We can’t […]

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News

Former Death Row Inmate Speaks at Texas State

By Shannon Sampson News Reporter SAN MARCOS — Anthony Graves, previously known to the state of Texas as “Death Row Exoneree 138”, spent 18 and a half years in prison– 16 of those spent in solitary confinement– for a crime he knew nothing about. It wasn’t until 2010 that he was finally released from prison. […]

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Music, Reviews

Kemba: Negus Review

By Jesse McMann Rap Music Journalist Artist: Kemba Album: Negus Release Date: June 30, 2016 Website: https://kembaland.bandcamp.com/album/negus “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” This certainly proved true for Bronx rapper Kemba when Kendrick pulled him on stage to rap during a recent concert in Brooklyn. Previously known as Y.C. the Cynic, Kemba has now decided it’s […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Be in the Moment, Be Mindful

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor As a college student and a daycare teacher, I find myself constantly running around. My hectic schedule makes the weeks drag by, and sometimes I wonder how I can accomplish all I want to accomplish in just seven days. I know many of you can relate. Because we become so […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

Seven Netflix Originals That are Too Relatable

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor Atypical Atypical is a coming of age comedy series about a teenager with autism. If the title doesn’t get your attention then this eccentric plot sure will. Atypical features the life of the Gardner family, or more importantly, Sam, our 18-year-old autistic protagonist. When Sam asks his father for dating […]

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Music, Reviews

Alvvays: Antisocialites Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: Alvvays Album: Antisocialites Label: Polyvinyl Release Date: September 8, 2017 There’s no shortage of indie rock albums about relationships. But in an environment oversaturated with with synth-heavy, reverb-soaked breakup songs, how do you push the bar forward? There’s no right answer, but there are bands that are tinkering with that […]

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Music, Reviews

Iron & Wine: Beast Epic Review

By Carlos Chavez Music Journalist Artist: Iron & Wine Album: Beast Epic Release Date: August 25, 2017 Website: http://ironandwine.com/beast-epic Label: Sub Pop Records Indie folk artist Samuel Beam, better known as his stage name Iron & Wine, has released his highly anticipated sixth studio album Beast Epic. Prior to listening to the record, I had no […]

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Web Content

Protesting at Texas State

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Fall semester is here and if you’re returning this semester, you might be aware that Texas State is not shy about protesting. It’s no fallacy that having conflicting political opinions while attending a large university will create tension, but we need to make sure we know how to continue […]

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Music

Music in the Trump Era

By Alana Riddle Music Journalist Politics has always served as a driving force behind the music that comes to define an era. The U.S. is currently experiencing a time of political and social unrest. Before elected president, Donald Trump caused massive controversy with how he publicly addressed Latin American immigrants, women, and people with disabilities. […]

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Bobcat Radio, Sports

Volleyball and Soccer Step into Sun Belt With Wins

By Adam Byerly Sports Reporter Adam Byerly, Dominic Ansley, and Alannah Morales discuss the tough 45-10 loss to Wyoming. Coach Everrett Withers discusses things the team is doing right and the set talks about his comments. They then preview Saturday’s game versus Louisiana Monroe and then discuss the great weekends by both the volleyball team […]

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Web Content

Why We Laugh at Scary Movies

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Last week I went to the movies to watch It. I have never read the book, nor seen the original film from start to finish. As someone who was going into this movie without the memories of night terrors from Pennywise as a child, I was hoping this movie would scare […]

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Bobcat Radio, Sports

Bobcat Radio Tackles Texas State’s UTSA Loss

By Adam Byerly Sports Reporter Adam Byerly, Alex Gibbs, Morgan Jenkins and Dominic Ansley talked Texas State football and its loss to rival UTSA this weekend. They talk about what the game says about the future of the rivalry and Texas State fans. The show is then joined by Texas State head volleyball coach Karen […]

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Music, Reviews

Guantanamo Baywatch: Desert Center Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Guantanamo Baywatch Album: Desert Center Label: Suicide Squeeze Records Release Date: August 4, 2017 Website: https://guantanamobaywatch.bandcamp.com/ Guantanamo Baywatch is a Portland based trio composed of guitarist/vocalist Jason Powell, bassist Chevelle Wiseman and drummer Chris Scott. Most would label the group as garage surf rock although the members identify their genre […]

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