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Upcoming Houston Texas hip-hop producers

Thomas Stevens Music Journalist Before anything is said, a beat must be made. Every hip-hop track has an emcee attached to it, but many tend to forget the person who creates the foundation that the emcee stands on. The foundation was created by the producer. Producers are the focal point of a track before the lyrics come to fruition. Before anything is said, a beat must be made. All producers […]

todaySeptember 30, 2023 16

From left to right: local drag queens Miz Zgi Zgi, Jupiter, Cedrina Fierce, Yvonna F


A night at the Drag Show: How I became assistant DJ for the night

By Michael Ybarra Music Journalist   There comes a time in someone’s life where they realize they have truly achieved greatness. Mine just came in a rather queer fashion. On the night of Sept. 8, 2023, I was recruited to help run the music for KTSW’s drag show to kick off San Marcos Pride. Upon overcoming entry challenges, I arrived at The Porch, a KTSW staple for all Third Thursday […]

todaySeptember 21, 2023 29

Tequila Rose, a drag queen, performing on stage next to another drag queen

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“Let them look upon it”: How a Texas State alum found his passion in drag

By Madelyn Weirich News Reporter https://soundcloud.com/ktswnews/concert-ambience?si=54d46e31e0334ee889abd4ab47c24897&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Tequila Rose is no stranger to the spotlight. With her iconic '60s-inspired hair, vibrant dresses, heels and stage presence, the Texas State alum has been stealing the show since the birth of her alter ego in 2016. This Saturday evening, Tequila Rose acted alongside five other performers to perform a Drag Showdown at the Marc. The event was part of an all-day “Loud and […]

todaySeptember 15, 2023 33 1

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Global Prints Returns to Texas State University

By Lou Wharton Blog Content Contributor If you’ve ever been walking around campus during the semester, you’ve likely noticed posters being sold inside the LBJ Student Center. These posters are sold by Global Prints, a poster and print-focused company founded more than 25 years ago. After taking the summer semester off, they’re returning to Texas State University to deliver a wide selection of wall decorations that will suit any dorm […]

todayAugust 11, 2023 25

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Two Underrated Black Shoegaze Artists of the 90s

By Jewel Ogungbamigbe Local Music Journalist The late 80s and 90s saw a rise in artists and bands defining the genre that we’ve known to come and love as “shoegaze.” The term shoegaze or shoegazing, as I’m sure you all know, comes from the musicians, specifically guitarists, looking down at their shoes as they change the controls of their effect pedals on the floor. Some of the bands and artists […]

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The photo includes 6 pictures of 3 artists (Lana Del Rey, Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran) and 3 album covers (Divine Feminine, Mm..Food, Juicy-single)


Remix Culture: America’s Melting Pot of Music

By Natalia Velazquez Music Journalist Have you ever been listening to a song and recognized a certain beat, guitar riff, or even background vocals? If you said yes, you have most likely just listened to a song that was influenced by remix culture!   Remix culture is heavily present within American music, being seen across multiple genres. Remixing is the idea of artists taking inspiration from others' work and taking […]

todayJuly 20, 2023 37 1

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Preserving History in San Marcos’ Dunbar Neighborhood

By Lou Wharton Blog Content Contributor On July 8, 2023, the city of San Marcos announced that they were in the process of getting the Dunbar Historic District and the Dunbar School Home Economics Building registered with the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is a program that works to support public and private efforts to protect historical locations in the United States. By getting […]

todayJuly 18, 2023 47

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USDA Awards Grant to New TXST Agriculture Program

By Jade Jacobo Web Content Contributor Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Texas State University’s new agriculture program, LEADING, a grant of $2.9 million. The program (Leading and Enhancing Agricultural Development in the Next Generation) is meant to support underrepresented Hispanic students that are interested in pursuing careers in the food, agricultural, natural resources and human sciences (FANH) fields of work. Merritt Drewery, LEADING project director at […]

todayJuly 17, 2023 19 2

A view of Texas State University Round Campus' main building on a clear and sunny day.


Round Rock Campus’ Inaugural Vice President, Dr. Julie Lessiter

By Diego Gonzales Blog Content Contributor Texas State University has picked its inaugural vice president for the Round Rock Campus, Dr. Julie Lessiter. Lessiter’s responsibilities as vice president include supporting academic and research initiatives that take place at the Round Rock Campus. Lessiter was formerly the vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at Louisiana State University Shreveport from 2018 to 2023. During her time there, she helped in the development of […]

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