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Lifestyle

Surviving The Holidays: A Listicle

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor It’s that time of year when we have no shortage of celebrations, whether it be Christmas, Kwanzaa, Rohatsu, Feast Day of our Lady of Guadalupe, Hanukkah, Solstice or New Year’s. For some, the holidays can be a peaceful and comforting time filled with laughter, family bonding and much-needed relaxation. For others, though, the holidays can be difficult.  Holidays can trigger eating disorders. They can […]

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Music

Nayome’s New Single “Universal Lover” is the Perfect Love Affirmation

By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Naomi Sutton, performing as Nayome, is one to be on the lookout for with her new track “Universal Lover." The Texas State University alumna recently moved from Central Texas to Atlanta, Georgia where she now resides. Although she is not in Texas anymore, she continues to work with her strong ties back in the state with artists like Deezie Brown, producer Sam Hinds and more. […]

todayNovember 29, 2021 7

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Lifestyle

Mentally Preparing for Thanksgiving

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor If you are anything like me, the news that Thanksgiving is upon us is a shock. It only feels like a month ago was the start of the semester and that Halloween was only last week. Not to mention the homework, exams and projects that I have felt the need to push through to have a "break" each weekend. Needless to say, I was […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 9

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Entertainment

3 Thanksgiving Recipes You’re Going to Want to Try

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager As someone who loves to bake, Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. I always grew up being in charge of the pies and puddings, but over the past few Thanksgivings, I decided to expand my contributions to appetizers in addition to desserts. The only issue was: I'm not a good cook. Typically, the extent of my cooking skills maxes out at […]

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Music

Ada Lea:one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden Album Review

By Shack Khoza Music Journalist "Expressive Indie Rock" are the perfect words to describe this amazing album titled one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden by singer/songwriter Ada Lea. This album is for those who are more invested in lyrics and listening comprehension than the music or instrumentals. Every song in this 11-track album more than tells tales or stories. They illustrate narratives about remorse, resentment, and regret, […]

todayNovember 21, 2021 13

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Football - Texas State

A Look Back at Texas State Football’s Season at Home

By Carson Weaver Sports Reporter Texas State Football's 38-30 loss to Georgia Southern this Saturday in their final home game brought their home record to a less than impressive 2-4. With an improved-upon game-day atmosphere, however, Texas State has built momentum heading into the 2022 season at Bobcat Stadium. Bobcat Stadium saw an average of 17,686 fans in attendance for home games. The stadium was shut down to fans due […]

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International Men's Day

International Men’s Day: 3 Ways To Celebrate Men on International Men’s Day

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor  International Men’s Day is a holiday celebrated on Nov. 19 every year. It was initiated in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a professor at the University of The West Indies, and the holiday has now spread to over 70 countries.  According to the website National Today, International Men’s Day focuses on “men’s health, improving gender relations, highlighting male role models, and promoting positive expressions of masculinity” […]

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Events

International Men’s Day: How IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot Explores the Toxic Expectations of Masculinity with “Samaritans”

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist As KTSW airs its day-long Brocast in celebration of International Men’s Day, and with British rock band IDLES hot off the heels of their fourth record Crawler, now is a great time to look back at their song “Samaritans,” a track that dives into society’s interpretation of masculinity and the harm it can cause to people of all genders. IDLES lead singer Joe Talbot has […]

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Events

International Men’s Day: A Man’s Femininity

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributer Societal norms, for hundreds of years, often say that men can only be men if they have masculine qualities and disregard any feminine qualities. Our society has become more open and accepting as a whole, but not completely. What is femininity? Femininity is a set of qualities and characteristics that society deems associated with women. Often, these traits are associated with motherhood like being […]

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Events

International Men’s Day: How Men’s Mental Health is Portrayed in Movies Matters

By Melanie Love Salazar Web Content Contributor Humans tend to be impacted by what is around them. The words they hear between their family members, the ads they see consistently, the books they read can all build a message in an individual’s mind of how the world works. This can all be a good thing when positive and helpful messages are being absorbed, but what happens when the message is […]

todayNovember 19, 2021 6

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Sports

Texas State Volleyball Looks to Have Four Consecutive Titles in the Sun Belt Tournament

By Carter Bordwell Sports Reporter The Texas State volleyball team (18-11, 14-2) looks to add a fourth consecutive Sun Belt Conference tournament title on Friday, Nov. 19. The Bobcats are looking to become the first program in 32 years to win four consecutive Sun Belt tournament titles. Texas State comes into the tournament as the winner of the west after a 14-2 record in conference play. The Bobcats will play […]

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International Men's Day

International Men’s Day: Bringing up the Tough Conversations

By Allison Schroeder Web Content Assistant Manager International Men’s Day, a day to appreciate the men in our lives and recognize the battles and triumphs they’ve gone through to get to where they are today. This year’s topic is “Better Health for Men and Boys,” which aims to do exactly what the topic entails, embrace better health physically and mentally in the men and boys of our lives. No matter […]

todayNovember 19, 2021 7

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Features

Artist on the Rise: Diamond Cafe

By Cassidy Segovia Music Journalist As a huge fan of R&B, soul and funk music, I have always been on the lookout for new artists and songs to listen to. A few years ago while I was scrolling through YouTube’s underground music selection, my attention was caught by the solo project of Diamond Cafe. As I listened to the nostalgia-filled sounds of his 2018 single, “The Way You Used To […]

todayNovember 18, 2021 32

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Music

Cornelius’ Fantasma: A Journey of Colors

By Victor Guevara Music Journalist After a usual night of scrolling through the YouTube recommended page, I stumbled upon a bright orange-colored album with the title of Fantasma. With it instantly catching my eye, I clicked and was taken on a journey through different worlds and colors. Initially released on Aug. 6, 1997, and reissued in 2016, the third studio album by Japanese musician, Cornelius, is as fresh as ever. The […]

todayNovember 16, 2021 11

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Interviews

Artist Interview: Sweeping Promises

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist The unfiltered, energetic sound of Sweeping Promises is one that easily stands out as something special in today’s music landscape. The latest project from musical duo Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug debuted last year with Hunger for a Way Out. The record, recorded in an underground concrete laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a collection of tracks that capture the band’s DIY sound and emotional vocals, […]

todayNovember 13, 2021 25

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Football - San Marcos High School

The Rattler Playoff Drought Ends

By Jordan Young Sports Reporter SAN MARCOS, TX -- After a commanding victory against Akins High School to close the curtains on the regular season and subsequently claim the last playoff spot. The San Marcos Rattler football team led by two-time winning state championship head coach John Walsh ended their four-year playoff drought, allowing the Rattlers to compete for a state championship. The Rattler's last playoff appearance was in 2017 […]

todayNovember 12, 2021 24 2 2

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Basketball

The Bobcats Continue a Five Game Road Slate with a Stop in Baton Rouge vs LSU

By Carter Bordwell Sports Reporter After a season-opening 75-57 victory over Incarnate Word, the Texas State Bobcats will continue its five-game road trip against the Louisiana State University Tigers. The Bobcat men's basketball team, 1-0, will take on the LSU Tigers, 1-0, Friday, Nov. 12. The Tigers are known for a high-scoring offense, while Texas State has gotten a reputation of grinding out defensive wins. The Bobcats led the Sun […]

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News

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope. To Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrating in America and around the world — from the People’s House to yours, happy Diwali. - President Joe Biden  Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the biggest Indian holidays of the year. Otherwise known as […]

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Web Content

The Many Meanings of Veteran’s Day

By Allison Schroeder Web Content Assistant Manager “All gave some, some gave all,” is a widely used phrase when referring to the military and the sacrifices they made, and it’s because every single person who has served in the military has given a part of their life to fight for our freedom, but some gave the ultimate sacrifice; their life. As a child, I remember meeting or seeing men and […]

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Lifestyle

Dressing Outside the Binary

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager In the early 17th century, the Persian army was not only known for their excellent archery skills on horseback, but they soon became highly regarded for their innovative footwear – high heels. Meanwhile, in Europe, the heel began to evolve into more of a fashion statement rather than a tool for the calvary. The heels became more prestigious as the clientele shifted from […]

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