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New Common Experience Theme Revealed

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Texas State University's Common Experience serves to educate the campus through speakers, events and text, and the theme for the 2018-2019 school year has finally been revealed: Innovation. Each year, incoming first-year students receive a book related to the year’s theme to discuss during University Seminar. This year’s book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, is written by composer Anthony Brandt […]

todayApril 23, 2018 25


Senators Skip Impeachment Appeal

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Students have begun a sit-in in the LBJ Student Center after yesterday’s special Student Government session failed hold a vote on whether or not to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg. Clegg made an appearance at the start of the night, but left when it became clear the student senate had not reached a quorum, the minimum amount of legislators required to hold a […]

todayApril 12, 2018 15


Hays County Votes

By Kaitlyn Benaquisto and Aaron J. Derton News Reporter and News Director Results for the Texas primary elections are in. Former San Marcos mayoral candidate Ruben Becerra won the Democratic primary for Hays County Judge. He will face Will Conley, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, in the general election this November. “I want to be the County Judge that represents everyone in Hays County, not just a select […]

todayMarch 7, 2018 16


Texas Primaries Enter Final Stretch

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Candidates for office all over Texas are campaigning hard as the 2018 primaries enter their final week. KTSW hosted two debates for local Texas House District 45, which encompasses Hays and Blanco Counties. The Republican candidates in the primary are Amy Akers, Amber Pearce, Naomi Narvaiz, Ken Strange and Austin Talley. Only Ms. Narvaiz and Mr. Talley participated in the debate held on Jan. […]

todayMarch 1, 2018 34

Other Side Drive

Spaceventure: “Spilot”

By Iris Gonzalez Other Side Drive Segment Producer Space! Adventure! Mash ‘em up and season with some good ol’ rootin’, tootin’ and lootin’ to get Spaceventure! An original air series by Iris Gonzalez. In “Spilot,” we meet Nikhil Patel, a sprightly human Martian who’s just about ready to face the consequences of a nearly deadly past blunder… or at least he was before a member of the ultra-fearsome Botan Empire […]

todayFebruary 15, 2018 691


The Line of Duty

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Sometimes we take for granted that there are men and women in our own communities who sacrifice their time with family, their health and even their lives. When we get a ticket for speeding or parking where we aren’t supposed to, we forget that there is a person inside the uniform. Officer Ken Copeland was a public servant. He gave his time, effort, career […]

todayDecember 5, 2017 47


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 far cry from a good superhero flick. The musical score was forgettable. One thing I […]

todayNovember 24, 2017 11


A Conversation With the Student Body President

By Aaron J. Derton News Director In a country plagued by partisan politics, disillusion toward government and good football teams, Texas State is quite different. Not many students pay close attention to the goings-on inside the LBJ Student Center, where the Student Government President and Vice President toil away. After a bill that would have allowed the administration to hire an immigration attorney failed to pass the Senate by one […]

todayNovember 14, 2017 22


KTSW Holds Election Night Broadcast

By Aaron Derton News Director Last updated Nov. 8, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. Off-year elections often see lower turnout than presidential and midterm election years, and last night was no exception. While some political analysts predicted the so-called “Trump Effect” would drive up turnout across the board, it took a nosedive compared to 2015 turnout numbers. Only 5 percent of Texas’ 15 million voters came to the polls this year, […]

todayNovember 7, 2017 30

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