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B2SB: Keeping Grades Up and Staying Healthy

By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor Similar to what faculty and student organizations are doing, KTSW is preparing to adjust for the fall semester. These are tough times. We are already dealing with the stressful workload, rising tuition costs, apartment/living expenses-- and now a pandemic. I took a moment on the airwaves to address solutions for this academic year with Web Content Assistant Manager Ally Bolender and Production staff member Dylan […]

todayAugust 19, 2020

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B2SB: How to Enjoy the College Experience During COVID

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor I sat down with Calvin Miller, the Podcast Manager at KTSW, on Aug. 6 to discuss common concerns we noticed from incoming freshmen. Overwhelmingly, we realized the concerns for fall 2020 first-year students are much higher and differentiated from past generations. It was sad to hear that some freshmen had all but given up on enjoying a traditional college experience. However, from our discussion, Miller […]

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B2SB: Joining Organizations

By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor When you are just entering college, one of the questions that may come up is whether or not you should join a student organization. At least for me, this was the case. So, what are the benefits of joining a student organization? Well, here are just a few to think about when deciding if it is fit for you: Networking Opportunities: Have you ever heard […]

todayAugust 19, 2020

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B2SB: Study Resources and Help for Texas State Students

By Stacey RamirezWeb Content Contributor SLAC (Student Learning Assistance Center) One of the biggest mistakes incoming freshmen can make is believing college will be like high school and they can get by without any studying and tutoring. But for many new students, college courses can be a rude awakening and students soon learn that they’ll need to seek help if they're struggling in a class. Thankfully SLAC is a resource […]

todayAugust 18, 2020

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B2SB: Joining Student Media

By Brittany AndersonAssistant Web Content Manager Two years ago, I was a transfer student coming from a community college and a small hometown. In many ways, the transition made me feel like I wasn’t having the “typical” college experience. It was pretty intimidating being thrown onto a campus of nearly 40,000 students with so many clubs and organizations to choose from, especially because everyone tells you to join as many […]

todayAugust 18, 2020

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B2SB: How to be a Productive College Student

By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor There are so many things to look forward to as an incoming freshman. One of which being the independence that you didn't have in high school. This means no longer getting in trouble for wearing leggings to class or having a teacher decide when you are allowed to go to the restroom (two things I despised about high school).  While this freedom is exciting, it […]

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B2SB: What COVID-19 Means to an Incoming Freshman

By Jess BazalduaWeb Content Contributor A new normal is settling in for the fall 2020 semester. Roadmaps and plans have been enacted to ensure that student health is a top priority while maintaining education methods.  However, major rites of passage and events that usually accompany incoming freshmen, such as high school graduation and move-in weekend, have taken drastic turns for the purpose of social distancing. I had the pleasure of […]

todayAugust 17, 2020 1

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B2SB: Mental Health at Texas State University

By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Member SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State University welcomes students back to campus this August 2020 for the fall semester. As students begin learning in online classrooms and restricted amenities due to the current pandemic. Antonio Rincon, a member of the production department at KTSW, sat down to discuss mental health resources available for students at Texas State University.  “A lot of students are coming […]

todayAugust 17, 2020 1

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B2SB: First Generation Students are Not Alone

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor Tatiana Torres and I sat down and had a conversation over our mutual struggle of being first-generation college students. First-generation students are coming from households where either one or neither parent has attended a university or attained a bachelor’s degree. These students do not have access to resources that make it easy to apply to colleges, to help them fill out financial aid or to […]

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