By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Over many years and with a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve finally perfected my makeup routine. I love wearing a natural dewy look, with most of the attention drawn to my eyes. … Continue reading My Go-To Makeup Routine!
By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor The next foreign language we will be translating is German. This language is one of many other languages (English, Dutch, Swedish, and Norwegian) that are part of the Germanic language family. Basic words such as … Continue reading KTSW Translates: German
By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor Cry Over Anime or Asian Dramas For some reason, every winter break since high school, I renew a sudden love for anime or Asian (Korean, Chinese, Thai, etc.) dramas and I get into it. I … Continue reading Things I Do During Winter Break
By Paige GreeneAssistant Web Content Manager Don’t know what to do during Christmas with your friends, family, or significant other? Below is a list of things to keep you busy during this holiday season. Christmas lights One clear sign of … Continue reading Christmas During A Pandemic
By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Houseplants add so much life and color to a living space and have become super trendy recently. Most people personify their plants by giving them names, but I thought ‘why not take it a step … Continue reading The Zodiac Signs as Houseplants
By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor It seems like every other day someone is meeting the love of their life – at least the lucky ones are. Finding a life partner or soulmate isn’t easy for everyone, let alone keeping our … Continue reading The Complexity of Relationships and Dating
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager As I reflect on my last week as a college student, I’m happy with the way that I’ve done these last few years. The years I spent at Texas State have been the best years … Continue reading Advice to College Students: From a Graduating Senior
By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor Graduation is a time to celebrate. That’s what we have always been told. However, if you’re anything like my best friend, the ultimate introvert, then that’s probably not the case. Let’s go back just a … Continue reading The Graduation Surprise
By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor I have a problem. For some reason, when I get an idea, I always decide to do it. It’s a real inconvenience for both me and my friends. Mostly to my friends. Let me give … Continue reading How to Turducken (but not actually)
by Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Every day we are producing more trash than we can dispose of. We mitigate this environmental crisis with recycling, but the truth is much more should and can be done to repair the planet or … Continue reading Beginner’s Steps to Going Green
By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor Every holiday meal is obligated to include a dessert. For this season, I would like to introduce this dessert I have been trying to make for a year now: the Molten Lava Cake. This past … Continue reading Holiday Dessert: the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor For the past few months, we have all sacrificed many things due to COVID-19, one of which being live concerts. Like every other industry that has gone virtual in response to the pandemic, the live … Continue reading COIN Virtual Concert Review
By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor The Theatre Department is hosting a cans and coats drive for the Hays-Cadwell County Women’s Center (HCWC). The HCWC is a local organization that has been dedicated to women’s health and safety since 1973. This … Continue reading Cans and Coats for Hays-Cadwell Women’s Center
By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor November’s Common Experience event features the distinguished guest speaker John Quiñones. Quiñones is a native Texan from San Antonio and attended Texas State briefly while acquiring his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at St Mary’s. Since his humble beginnings as a cherry-picker, Quiñones took … Continue reading Common Experience Distinguished Speaker: John Quiñones
By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Hostile Terrain 94 is an interactive art exhibit currently held at the Texas State Galleries. The exhibit is a part of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) founded by anthropologist Jason De León. This project is … Continue reading The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit: Tracking Migrant Deaths Across The Border
By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Digital content creator and recent Texas State University graduate, Summer Rachel Warren, spoke to current Mass Communication students last week about her experience as an influencer and entrepreneur. Warren has nearly 250 thousand Tik-Tok followers … Continue reading Mass Comm Week 2020: Tik Tok Star, Summer Rachel Warren, Talks Building Social Media Brands
By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Last week, I woke up to the news that Harry Styles is to be featured on the cover of Vogue’s December issue, and I have not stopped talking about it since (neither has Twitter). This appearance … Continue reading Harry Styles Breaks Gender Norms in Fashion on the Cover of Vogue
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager Toxic masculinity is the idea of adhering to traditional male gender roles that stigmatize and work to invalidate the -very much- valid emotions, passions and preferences of men and boys. As a society, we’ve made … Continue reading International Men’s Day: End Toxic Masculinity!
By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor International Men’s Day (IMD) was initiated by Thomas Oaster, the director of the Missouri Center for Men’s Studies, in 1992, although it was formed a year earlier. However, calls for an International Men’s Day have … Continue reading Stopping the Stigma: International Men’s Day
By Paige GreeneWeb Content Assistant Manager Have you ever felt your phone, smartwatch or tablet vibrate but there was no notification? This is an increasingly common phenomenon that experts are calling Phantom Vibration Syndrome. Robert Rosenberger, assistant professor of Philosophy … Continue reading Do You Experience Phantom Vibration Syndrome?