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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: 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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Trusting a Bigger Plan

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Trust is the word that has been swirling around in my head. It seems as if my intuition has it banging on my door like a desperate ex-lover. I’ve been closing my ears to it, of course, choosing instead to listen to the louder voices of my worries and insecurities. […]

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What Your Horoscope Doesn’t Tell You

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When I was first introduced to astrology, I learned that the day you were born determined your sign. Once I found my sign, I was quickly directed towards horoscope articles that showed up on my yahoo and twitter pages. Horoscopes can range from daily to monthly and they tend […]

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FAFSA Applications are Open

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor It’s that time of the year again. FAFSA applications are now open! While I was filling out my last FAFSA application, I told my mom, “Screw this. I’m finishing my college education with a bachelor degree. I’m not doing this again for grad school.” A bit dramatic, but answering […]

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Is Satisfaction the Death of Desire?

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor One of my favorite TV characters, Hank Moody once said, “Is it possible that longing for something is better than having it? I’ve heard it said that satisfaction is the death of desire.” Well it might be. We all have things we desire. It could be food, a certain […]

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Take Your Vitamins, or Don’t

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor I’ll be honest: everything in my life could be falling apart, but if I remember to take my vitamins, I feel like a complete champion—a God of health who cannot be defeated by illness, fatigue, or nutritional deficiencies. It’s a small action to take to feel a little more […]

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Hydrate Before You Die-drate

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor While Freshman year comes with new freedoms and responsibilities, it also becomes the source of a lot of stress on our bodies, both physically and mentally. One of the biggest myths of freshman year is the infamous “Freshman 15”. As we become used to our class schedules and extracurricular […]

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Awkward and Black: My Perfect Combination

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Jenise Jackson, the black girl who was never really defined as cool. She can’t really dance, she doesn’t party and her favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite. She can also appear to be very standoffish in certain situations, mainly because she has no clue on how to approach them. I […]

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How to Manifest Travel

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor Most of us dream of drinking margaritas by foreign beaches, eating exotic food in different places, or learning new cultures while meeting new people. Although it is easy to imagine living a simple and pleasurable life that consists of travel, it is more difficult to turn those dreams into […]

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How to Deal With Eczema

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor Ah yes… the itchy, dry and flaky skin condition that everyone who has it absolutely hates. This is probably one of the most common skin conditions! If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically an itchy, inflamed area of the skin (almost like a rash) that can be […]

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Is Social Media Making us More or Less Social?

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Social media is our way of life. Its existence affects every aspect of our society from business to communication, even the way we conduct our presidential elections is heavily swayed by the presence of social media. With every great movement comes its caveats and the social movement was no exception. […]

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Why We Laugh at Scary Movies

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Last week I went to the movies to watch It. I have never read the book, nor seen the original film from start to finish. As someone who was going into this movie without the memories of night terrors from Pennywise as a child, I was hoping this movie would scare […]

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How to Deal with FOMO

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor  FOMO = Fear of missing out. We all know this wicked feeling. In a world dominated by media, where anything and everything is shared, missing out is an uncomfortable reality we all experience at least once in awhile. It can be hard to tell where these feelings come from, […]

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Colourpop: The Best Inexpensive Lippies

Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor Colourpop: The Best Inexpensive Lippies As any other makeup lover, I find myself in Ulta and Sephora constantly. My eyes are always drawn to the most expensive and high quality products, even though my bank account does not always agree. In times when I am running a little low on […]

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Veggie-Friendly Places Around Town

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor As a college town, San Marcos has never been short on fast food joints and restaurants. However, it might seem more difficult to eat in this city if you are a vegetarian, vegan, or just trying to be a little bit healthier. Meat and diary are the main entrees […]

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Tips To Help You Manage Your Emotions

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Many of us like to claim that we do not have feelings or that no. We allow ourselves to believe that we are completely numb to emotions. While this way of thinking has been somewhat glorified in our generation, it isn’t always the best thing for us. Especially those […]

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Jobs for College Students

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor As a college student, it can be difficult to juggle school, clubs, and work all at the same time. A part of becoming an independent student is being responsible for one’s own expenses. Most college students have a hard time adjusting for paying their own needs because they have […]

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The Real Scoop on Coconut Oil

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor As many makeup artists will tell you, the first step to any great makeup look is good skincare. For some of us, this takes a little more work than others, and so hearing reports of a wonder-product that can do it all with drastic results can be really exciting. […]

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