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B2SB: A Letter to Me, advice to my freshman self

By Danielle De Lucia News Reporter On August 21, 2023, Texas State University will begin its fall semester. Over the course of four years, students transform into who they want to become. The degree program a student picks helps to shape them as well as the sports or extracurricular activities they’re involved with. Like that Brad Paisley song "Letter to Me,” the recent and upcoming graduates and TXST alumni gave […]

todayAugust 13, 2023 20

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Why College Doesn’t Have to Be the Best Four Years of Your Life

By Hannah Brown Web Content Contributor The cliché that college is the climax or pinnacle of your life and everything you experience thereafter is a point of constant decline is incredibly disheartening. This idea circulates in our society but has little tactile or meaningful evidence in support of its claims. Of course, there will always be those with an adversarial stance on this topic, and to some degree, I do […]

todayMarch 1, 2022 216 5

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How to Avoid a Useless Degree

By Lea Mercado Web Content Assistant Manager   Every student has experienced that heart-dropping doubt that the degree they've invested their time and money into won't lead to the salary a college degree is expected to produce.    Perhaps the doubt was caused by the confused looks on your parents' faces when you announced your major, or simply the inability to explain your dream job to someone without feeling like […]

todayFebruary 21, 2022 90 1

A Dell desktop monitor in the Alkek library displays a webpage from Texas State online undergraduate 2021-2022 catalog on Google Chrome. The title of the page is Undergraduate Minors and underneath is a table of offered minors listed alphabetically with a column of listed minimum hours to the right of each minor.


Tips for Choosing Your Perfect College Minor

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor Ever wonder why everyone talks about how to find your perfect college major without talking about how to consider your minor? This is a question that has personally stumped me as someone who didn’t declare a minor as a freshman and went on to change my degree planning multiple times.  It seems that every time I hear someone mention they are changing their major, […]

todayNovember 9, 2021 26

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Advice to College Students: From a Graduating Senior

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 of my life and while everyone’s experience is different, I hope I can offer some pointers as to what I wish I would’ve done more of and what I did […]

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