Austin City Limits, Events, Web Content

Bests and Worsts of ACL

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor After attending Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) for the third time last weekend, I felt it was time for an evaluation. Like any large event, there are several different components that come together in collaboration to make ACL the festival that it is. Yet, just like any other music festival, it […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

You Do Not Need to Be Interesting

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor It’s been a little over nine months since I made a pact with myself to be more interesting. This New Year’s, I was convinced that was the best resolution I could make. See, I have a long history of being pretty boring. I’m something of a homebody, I don’t […]

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Drink Your Tea

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor After a long and brutally hot Summer, Fall has finally arrived. To get prepared for this cold weather, I usually think of three essentials that I need: leggings, boots, and beanies. Still, I find myself freezing and craving hot drinks to keep me warm throughout the day. Starbucks is […]

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Should Law Enforcement Be Required to Obtain a Degree?

Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Families are hurting from the result of unethical deadly force by police officers. Some police officers turn to this way of handling a situation due to their ignorance. Wives are left without their husbands, and children are left fatherless at an extremely young age. In college, people can escape their […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Saving You One Eyeliner At A Time

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor There’s nothing quite like winged eyeliner—with the perfect sharp wing, you can communicate fearlessness, conviction, dominance, a steady hand and dedication. If someone’s eyeliner is razor sharp and refuses to budge, that person already has my admiration and respect. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to pull off the look […]

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Must-Watch Halloween Movies for This October

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor It’s finally October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! Halloween for me means fun costume parties, pumpkin patches, eating delicious foods and most importantly, locking myself in my dorm room to binge watch Halloween movies. While there are some great Halloween movies being released, I believe the […]

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My Experience with Anthony Graves

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor On October 10th, Anthony Graves spoke at Evans Auditorium about his experience on death row for a crime he had not committed. It was a normal day for Anthony Graves when someone told him the police were looking for him. He went to the authorities to ask about what […]

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#TakeAKnee: Protesting Oppression, Not America

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor “When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” Pretend as if someone just asked you, “What do you believe the true meaning of the #TakeAKnee movement is?” What would your response be? Are you going to say that it is just a way for people to disrespect […]

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What Not to Say to Your LGBTQ+ Friends

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor “I’m not homophobic or anything but…” If you start a sentence with “I’m not homophobic or anything but…”, chances are what you’re about to say is definitely homophobic, or at least borderline homophobic (or transphobic, etc.), so don’t say it. What you could do instead is really think about […]

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Safety Tips for Large Events

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor The world is aching for the victims and their loved ones. What happened in Las Vegas is sickening and the work of the devil. Situations like this cause people to want to stay cooped up at home when they should be out enjoying a concert or movie. We can’t […]

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Diversity at Texas State University

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor  Texas State University is a community known for its diverse student and faculty population, with 50 percent of its students coming from ethnic minorities. We value these differences in culture, religion, gender, sexuality and other characteristics with pride. This campus has committed a “no hate” policy. On Monday, Sept. […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Be in the Moment, Be Mindful

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor As a college student and a daycare teacher, I find myself constantly running around. My hectic schedule makes the weeks drag by, and sometimes I wonder how I can accomplish all I want to accomplish in just seven days. I know many of you can relate. Because we become so […]

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Twitter Stan Craze

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor As an avid Twitter user over the years, I’ve noticed the trend of “stans”. It’s a blend of two words: stalker and fan. Basically, if you are an obsessed fan of a celebrity, you are a stan. Most people will think they are annoying and biased, but if you […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

Seven Netflix Originals That are Too Relatable

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor Atypical Atypical is a coming of age comedy series about a teenager with autism. If the title doesn’t get your attention then this eccentric plot sure will. Atypical features the life of the Gardner family, or more importantly, Sam, our 18-year-old autistic protagonist. When Sam asks his father for dating […]

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Self-Love, Not Self-Absorbed

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor Loving yourself first has become a popular notion in society, but are we taking it too far? That would be a far-fetched conclusion, because there is no such thing as too much love. Loving yourself teaches you how to love others and reminds you not to settle for less, […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

How to Do Fall in San Marcos

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Cloudy skies, flannels and the leaves crunching under your feet as you walk to class while you sip on your pumpkin spice latte — it’s quite obvious that fall is the most exciting season here in Texas. Whether you prefer pumpkin patch-ing or monster mash-ing, San Marcos and all […]

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San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Namarupa Yoga

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Walking into my first class at Namarupa, I had no idea what to expect. Now, I’ve been to my fair share of yoga classes and they tend to follow a general sequence. The Wednesday morning class I took with Jason Lobo, the owner of Namarupa (unbeknownst to me at […]

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San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Fun Under 21

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Up until just a few months ago, I was one of the unlucky few who had to live with the pain of knowing I’d be left at home whenever my friends went out to the bars. For the past three years actually, I could say that has been a basic […]

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Protesting at Texas State

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Fall semester is here and if you’re returning this semester, you might be aware that Texas State is not shy about protesting. It’s no fallacy that having conflicting political opinions while attending a large university will create tension, but we need to make sure we know how to continue […]

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