By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist With the rise of live streaming for entertainment, places like Austin Jazz Society provide closure for those of us who crave live music again. I had the chance to speak with the president of Austin Jazz … Continue reading Interview with Austin Jazz Society’s Tom Van Tassel: How to Support the Local Austin Music Scene While At-Home
By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor This upcoming week, from Oct. 26 to Oct.30, is Homecoming week. It is a week of opportunity for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater. Last week, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing … Continue reading Alumni Rising Star: Mark Estrada
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager KTSW 89.9 is a completely student-run and noncommercial radio station from Texas State University. Under the faculty advisor, Dan Schumacher, students interested in media can get hands-on experience working in one of our many departments. … Continue reading All About Your Favorite Radio Station: KTSW FM-89.9
By Tiger Shi Web Content Contributor We all know that feeling. Whether it was a memorable Super Bowl game, a tense presidential election or an award-winning movie …it always went down in history. There are physical books which kept records … Continue reading Printed Almanacs, What’s the Point?
By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor *Heads up, Spoilers Ahead* I grew up watching the shows “The Clone Wars” (2008-2020) and“Star Wars: Rebels” (2014-2018). Since I had always been a fan of the “Clone Wars”, I never had an interest in … Continue reading Rebellions Are Built On Hope
By Andrea Mau Web Content Contributor On August 28 I visited the Wonderspaces gallery in Austin. The gallery features 12 pieces from artists all over the world and focuses primarily on interactive or illusion-based fine art. Unlike other art exhibits, at Wonderspaces the viewer must be physically present to fully appreciate the exhibits. Many of the works are cooperative and require one to physically move around the spaces. Personally, my favorite exhibit is the Dinner Party directed by Angel Soto. This artwork is a short film viewed entirely within virtual reality. Dinner Party explores the various visual effects and immersion … Continue reading The Interactive Art Gallery
By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor As an aspiring teacher, social and political awareness is essential to tackle relevant subjects in the classroom; this is represented best in the docuseries, America to Me. Shot by various directors, the show follows students, … Continue reading The Docuseries Every Teacher Needs to Watch
By Jess BazalduaWeb Content Contributor When I think back to my childhood, I can vividly remember the realistic magic, the epic fantasy tales and the blatant heterosexual couples that would get together by the end of every story. These TV … Continue reading The Victories of LGBTQ Shows for Kids
By Ashley FarnieMusic Journalist Staying home as a safety precaution due to the ongoing pandemic has led people to find other forms of entertainment that are accessible from home. In addition to using music streaming apps to discover new artists, … Continue reading A New Platform for Upcoming Artists
By Zoe ElterMusic Journalist It’s impossible to fully articulate the experience that is listening to a Phoebe Bridgers song, let alone an entire album. With spectral vocals and bleak lyrics layered over soft-focus production, every piece Bridgers’ puts out resembles … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher Album Review
By Sam Searles KTSW Guest Writer The presence of COVID-19, shuttering of campuses and online coursework in March through May have led to the question on every college student’s mind: when is it safe to return to campus? With the … Continue reading COVID-19, no vaccine and college campuses: is reopening the safest thing colleges can do?
By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor For many black Americans, Juneteenth has become a second Independence Day. The celebration of Juneteenth is a staple in many black communities. However, knowledge of this important celebration does not always reach every member, especially … Continue reading The Meaning of Juneteenth
By Lauren RabalaisWeb Content Contributor “To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” ― Malcolm X After Alphonse’s call, Ashtad appeared, standing in front of … Continue reading Of Justice and Demonic Intentions: Chapter Eleven
By Hector Montemayor-Perez KTSW Senior News Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Hays County Local Health Department has reported its second COVID-19 related fatality. The individual who passed away on Thursday, May 7, was a 90-year-old Wimberly resident in their … Continue reading 05/08/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
By Madyson Sanchez KTSW Senior News Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Hays County Local Health Department reported four new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases overnight and today, bringing the total number of cases in Hays County to 199. 122 of the … Continue reading 05/07/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
By Hector Montemayor-PerezKTSW Senior News Reporter SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Hays County Local Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 lab-confirmed positive cases in Hays County, the second-highest spike in cases in the past month. This brings the total amount … Continue reading 05/06/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
By Lauren RabalaisWeb Content Contributor There are many types of monsters in this world: monsters who will not show themselves and who cause trouble, monsters who abduct children, monsters who devour dreams, monsters who suck blood, and monsters who always tell lies. Lying … Continue reading Of Justice and Demonic Intentions: Chapter Four
By Ashton HermanWeb Content Contributor Recently, I had covered the topic of a certain “Rainbow Six: Siege” operator by the name of Tachanka. The ending of the article was left slightly ambiguous, but still had a slightly bleak outlook on … Continue reading The Lord is Rewritten!
By Christopher BrockerMusic Journalist Daniel Farris, a.k.a. D Smoke, is one of the most interesting artists emerging in the hip-hop scene. Smoke is a 34-year-old former Spanish and music teacher from Inglewood, California who most notably won the first season … Continue reading D Smoke: “Black Habits” Album Review
By Megan Gallagher Music Journalist As an avid music admirer, I am curious about the magic of music, as is anyone that surfs blogs for music content! Thus, I wanted to throw appreciative energy out into the cosmos to Mort … Continue reading Mort Garson: Mother Earth’s Plantasia Album Review