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Denzel Curry is illuminated by blue and purple lights while he raps for the crowd. The crowds hands and phones can be seen at the bottom outstretched towards Curry.

Concert Review

Concert Review: Denzel Curry Melts Eyez at 713 Music Hall

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director Earlier this year, Florida rapper Denzel Curry released his highly anticipated fifth studio album Melt My Eyez See Your Future, an introspective record that Curry himself described as “the end of an era”. Curry finds himself moving past his previous alter egos and bodies of work and instead embraces his authentic self. "I'm not trying to be Zeltron. I'm not trying to be Aquarius […]

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Interview with San Marcos City Councilman Maxfield Baker

http:// By Jordan Young Web Content Director In the inaugural episode of the KTSW's news department interview podcast; Web Content Director Jordan Young spoke with San Marcos city council member for place 1, Maxfield Baker. We discussed the #Protecttheriver movement, the backstory on the newly approved film studio, and more. Featured Image by KTSW News

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A Musical Guide to the 2014 Tumblr Aesthetic

Sofia Gualy Music Journalist Earlier this month, my friends threw me a 2014 Tumblr-themed birthday party. Throat full of chokers, American Apparel clothing, and band tees, this party was a dream for people like me who were extremely invested in this aesthetic. The playlist we created ended up being over nine hours long including Halsey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys. Listed below for your pleasure are the quintessential albums to […]

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Three young children, all at different ages, take a holiday picture with Santa Clause. Standing to the far right, one girl with short dark hair is dressed in pink and white. Next to her, another young girl is seen dressed in pink and brown clothing. A baby dressed in a red and white Santa Clause outfit sits next to the girl in the middle, being held by the man in the Santa Clause outfit.

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Being Biracial in a One Race Society

By Amaya Lewis Web Content Contributor In society, when people first look at or meet one another, most people form a conclusive judgment within the first few seconds of interaction. For me, I know that feeling well. As a biracial American mixed with black and white, my darker complexion makes me an easy target against racial prejudice. When people look at me, they don’t see me, but rather my skin […]

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, makes way for Texas ban

By Preethi Mangadu & Jordan Young   Chief Editor of News & Web Content Director  Updated: 7:54 pm On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, meaning that there is no longer constitutional protection for abortions.    In 1973, Roe v. Wade ruled a set of Texas statutes that criminalized abortion as a violation of a woman’s constitutional right to privacy and set a precedent for laws limiting […]

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2021-2022 Texas State Softball Season Recap

By Justin Brown Sports Reporter The Texas State Softball team played the final game of their season on May 14th, 2022; they suffered a 1-7 loss against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. The Bobcats finished the season 38-19 overall and 19-8 in the Sunbelt. To truly understand in better detail how this season ended this way we must look into different aspects of the team as a whole. This season fans […]

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A street in a well-kept suburban neighborhood taken at sunset. The colors in the sky blend between a pale orange, a pale pink and light blue with few clouds. There are cars or trucks in every driveway and there is a silver car parked on the right side of the road. Each yard also has a tree taller than the houses. On the right side of road, there is a boy in a red shirt on the sidewalk walking away from the camera.

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The Unexpected Perk of Staying with Your Parents

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor If you aren’t working a summer job in San Marcos or taking in-person summer classes, then chances are that you are reading this from your hometown. It’s something students don’t typically anticipate with excitement. And I can’t blame anyone for not liking moving back in with your parents for the summer. The reason may not have anything to do with your parents. Most of […]

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McKenna Wells along with other Emo Nite attendees singing along the front of the main stage. Blue and red stage lights are shining in front and behind them.

Concert Review

Wishing Every Night Was Emo Nite: Emo Nite @ Empire Garage

Mckenna Wells Assistant Music Director As someone who frequents the events put on by Emo Nite, I was stoked to hear that they reached out to KTSW about their party at Empire Garage in Austin. Emo Nite started in 2014 when Morgan Freed and T.J. Petracca threw their first party in Los Angeles playing all the classic emo anthems. They called it a celebration, bringing a happy community together over […]

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4 band members stand in a line playing the guitar and bass. The stage is lit with purple lights. They all stand behind microphones. A projector displaying the band name “Disq” is at the back of the stage.

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Concert Review: Greer with Disq

By Clara Blankenship Music Journalist Concert audiences usually come to see their favorite band perform, unaware of the members’ personalities or external lives. However, for Greer, their fame extends beyond music. Greer is a band consisting of lead singer Josiah, guitarist Corbin Jacques, bassist Seth Thomson, and drummer Lucas Ovalle. Their music quickly rose to popularity due to their past individual internet virality, as well as; Josiah and Lucas’ connection […]

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Letting Go of the “Basic Girl” Stereotype

By Camryn Cole Web Content Contributor It’s the adjective we all have heard at some point in our lives, usually as an insult. I was first described as “basic” by one of my peers when I was 11 years old. I simply loved cartoons, the music from Disney Channel stars, and running outside on the playground. Essentially I was told that my interests were unoriginal at a young age. However, […]

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WowGr8 (left) and Olu (right) lift their hands towards the crowd while performing song “STRONG FRIENDS”. Red and purple lights illuminate the stage behind them. The House of Blues logo, which is a heart on fire with the words “House of Blues” across it, can faintly be seen behind them along with their bassist, DJ, and keyboarder.

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Concert Review: EarthGang with Mike Dimes at The House of Blues Houston

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director EarthGang, a magical rap duo hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, is currently on their Biodeghettable US Tour preceding their 2022 fourth studio album release GHETTO GODS. EarthGang consists of Johnny Venus and WowGr8, who have been rapping together under the group name EarthGang since 2008. In 2017, rapper J. Cole signed them to his label, Dreamville Records, where they have been thriving ever since.     […]

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Phone flashlights on across the audience as the stage beams blue and soft white lights as the band performs.

Concert Review

Turning the Moody Center into Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett Concert Review

By Lexi Delarosa Music Journalist   The Margaritaville multimillionaire himself, Jimmy Buffett, turned the southeast corner of the UT campus into a luau party as he graced the stage at 8 p.m. on June 11, 2022, at the Moody Center. His Life on the Flip Side Redux Tour was the fourteenth event to take place in Austin’s new arena that opened in late April.   Now, I was under the impression that […]

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Things to Consider for Your Furry Friends This Summer

By Haley Velasco Web Content Contributor Summer is here and its finally time to relax and let the adventures begin, and what better way is there to spend this time than with your furry friend? Although there are many activities that you and your dogs can do, it’s important to be cautious of the safety and well-being of your dogs, especially in the summertime.   Playing Outdoors The summer heat […]

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Texas State student appointed as student regent by Governor Abbott

By Preethi Mangadu Chief Editor of News AUSTIN—Texas State University’s Gabriel Webb was appointed as The Texas State University System (TSUS) student regent for the 2022-23 term by Governor Greg Abbott on June 8, 2022. Webb is one of eight student regents in Texas that were nominated and selected to serve on the governing boards of Texas’ public university systems and independent universities until their term expires on May 31, 2023.  While […]

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This is the San Marcos City Hall in the middle of Downtown San Marcos Square.


Events This Week Throughout Hays County

Jordan Young Web Content Manager  HAYS COUNTY - There’s nothing like a Texas summer, especially ones spent in our home nestled in the hill country, Hays County. Across the county this week, many events are taking place to keep you busy this Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend. So, let's take a look at some of the events this week has to offer.   Wednesday: Event: Warriors of History with Sam […]

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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’: a reflection with my Mexican-American mother

By Sofia Psolka KTSW Contributor *Spoiler Warning*     Earlier this year, I went to go see A24’s dadaist, multi-verse movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once." I had seen a few nondescript trailers alluding to a story centering on a Chinese-American family capable of inter-dimensional travel. (A trope that is becoming overused; nonetheless, never fails to fascinate.) The trailers had a looming black everything bagel repeatedly popping up on my […]

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Harry Styles stands in a white collared top with dark jeans, in an upside-down room centered with a brown couch, bordered by a side table and chair. The room is lit by natural light.


Harry Styles Album Review: Harry’s House

Ashley Farnie Music Director The topic of artists shifting genres throughout their musical careers is a polarizing argument. The artist is accused of “abandoning their roots” or becoming molded by the mass media, without their personal autonomy considered. Regardless of the verdict, this recurrent issue questions the validity of our categorization of artists within genres.   Should we evaluate each album as independent, taking a sort of new critical literary […]

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Cover art features a long-haired woman sitting in bed, looking as if she just awoke from a scary dream. Overtop of the photo, a faded mirror image of the same women is shown. The entire cover is made up of a variation of orange hues. “NIGHTMARE” is written in white letters across the top of the cover and “ASK FOR ELIZABETH” is written below in the same way.


Ask for Elizabeth’s lead singer Lizzie Newland discusses their Newest Single, “Nightmare”

Avery-Viers Local Music Director   Releasing their first new single following a three-year hiatus, it’s no secret that the local San Marcos band Ask for Elizabeth is back and better than ever. Released on May 20, 2022, the band’s newest single, “Nightmare,” encapsulates all of the annoyance and irritation that accompanies the haunting memories of ex-partners we often wish to forget.   I had the chance to meet up with […]

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Jasper official’s appeal denied, the case can now go to trial

By Preethi Mangadu  Chief Editor of News    JASPER, Texas—On June 1, 2022, Jasper officials lost their appeal for their denied motion of summary judgment in Sims v. Griffin, an inmate death case, meaning the case will proceed to trial. Steven Mitchell Qualls, 28, was arrested by the Jasper Police Department for Public Intoxication after refusing to leave a hospital, when he was discharged, on January 28, 2019. After approximately […]

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Phoebe Bridgers with an acoustic guitar, illuminated by a purple glow, backed by a garden scene with a bridge and tidal wave.


Sloppy Jane opens for Phoebe Bridgers

by Ashley Farnie Music Director   Since Punisher’s release in 2020, Phoebe Bridgers stans, myself included, have been awaiting the album’s tour. Punisher’s emotional transparency soundtracked many of our quarantine beginnings, breeding a generation of depressed adolescents. Opening with a cinematic overture and closing with an orchestrated ballad that builds into screams, two years were spent imagining the potential of Punisher onstage. Thankfully, Phoebe set out on her Reunion Tour […]

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