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Where to Buy the Weirdest Clothes

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Whether you’re a hipster or a fashionista, it’s true that everyone (especially at the college age) occasionally gets that urge to do something crazy and out of the ordinary. But to do crazy things, you’ve got to have crazy clothes to do them in, too. For some people, those […]

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Adopt Don’t Shop: Meet Ernesto!

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor Name: Ernesto Age: 1-year-old Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix Ernesto caught my attention because of the scars he had across his back. I knew when I saw him that I wanted to see how he reacted around people because I wasn’t sure what those scars were specifically from. Once […]

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If the Sky is the Limit…

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Do you remember being young and having everyone ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? We all envisioned being things like doctors, astronauts, police officers, etc. Throughout the years, there were some people who actually continued down a path to be these extraordinary things. Then […]

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The Places Mass Communication Majors Will Go

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor I feel like almost everyone I meet at Texas State is a business major. Nothing wrong with it of course, but some of them are almost unnerving when I tell them I’m an electronic media major. “What is mass communication?”. Communication of the masses, duh. No, but really, I […]

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Take Care of Yourself During Finals

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor With finals going on next week and the week after, students are finding themselves spending more and more time at the library and getting less sleep than they have this entire semester. While it is important for us to study for our exams and do well in our classes, […]

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Let’s Talk About Stereotypes

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When looking at the world, it is easy to see how diverse we are. There are different races, cultures, languages, and so much more that makes all of us different. With all these differences, it is hard to relate to or understand people that are nothing like us. Sometimes […]

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Adopt Don’t Shop: Meet Isabelle!

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor Name: Isabelle Age: 2 Years old Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (Mix) Favorite Activity: Sunbathing My first impression of Isabelle was that I wanted to take her home immediately. Now, that’s my impression with most dogs I meet, but Isabelle blew me away. She had such a calm personality despite […]

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Celebrities Take Action for Cyntoia Brown

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Cyntoia Brown was a victim of human sex trafficking at the young age of 16. I don’t know about yall, but as a young woman, this is one of my biggest fears. Not only one of mine, but my parents as well. I watched Lifetime movies and even those […]

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Give Them a Chance

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor People fear traditionally aggressive pets, and with good reason. With instincts so primal, it is hard for our humanized minds to understand them, or even have the desire to do so. However, giving these misunderstood creatures a chance is so worthwhile. I used to have the same mindset as […]

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The Low Budget Guide to Gift Giving

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor ‘Tis the season for white elephants, secret Santas, and gift exchanges with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews—the whole gang. Everyone gets excited at the idea of presents, but what do you do when you’ve got a heart full of love and a wallet full of next to nothing? With […]

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She’s Gotta Have It: Breaking Down Double Standards

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor “What kind of lady acts like a man?” This is a line from the new Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, that stuck with me. A modern version of Spike Lee’s 1986 feature-length directorial debut, She’s Gotta Have It, tells the story of the beautiful Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise). Nola is […]

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Coconut Oil: A Must-Have for College Students

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor With the true nutritional benefits of coconut oil still hotly up for debate, it’s time we take a step away from the cholesterol and heart disease conversation and look at what other surefire purposes coconut oil can serve in each of our lives. If you’re like me and have […]

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What on Earth is ASMR?

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor You would think that you would know “the weird side” of the internet when you found it. So imagine my surprise when I scrolled down to the comments of a YouTube video and found someone declaring, “Guess I found the weird part of YouTube again,” on a clip that […]

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I Spent My Night With Justice League

By Aaron J. Derton News Director **Spoilers ahead – read at your own peril.** It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a mediocre film! Simply put, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the third film in the DC cinematic universe he has directed, was not as bad as Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it’s still a […]

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Revamping Thanksgiving

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Over the years, you’ve probably noticed that the promotion of Christmas begins the day after Halloween. Christmas is December 25th, and we have people that celebrate the season as soon as the clock strikes midnight on November 1st. There is that holiday that occurs a whole month before Christmas […]

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Grads, Please Stop Glittering

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Most of you reading this probably already know what I am going to say, but I am going to say it again, simply because I believe it is important and has been made clear to me over the last couple weeks that not enough people are listening. I’d be pretty […]

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A Reflection on Visiting Home

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor I recently visited home for the first time in three months. I live about four hours away, so going home every weekend isn’t really an option for me like it is for a lot of my friends. I got really homesick as soon as I moved to Texas State […]

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Surviving the Holidays as a Bad Cook

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor The holidays are coming up and we all know what that means… food, food and more food. We eat some our most cherished dishes over the holidays. I know I’m looking forward to my grandma’s food (it’s always a little burned because she’s a forgetful woman but somehow that […]

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How to Survive Cuffing Season

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor This month is not only in the beginning of fall, but it also marks the start of an interesting concept: Cuffing Season. Cuffing season is the time period between fall and winter when scouting a significant other to date is of the utmost importance. To be exact, the main […]

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“What Do You Mean, You Don’t Like TV?”

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Television has shaped the culture of our nation and indeed of our globe for practically 70 years now. It has an enormous impact on how we perceive social issues, what we find funny, the fashion trends we follow, the one-liners and in-jokes we slip into everyday conversation; in short, […]

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