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Gun Control

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Fact: Not everyone who wants stricter gun control is out to take away everyone’s guns. Now, since we got that out of the way this conversation will be easier to have. From an observation of conversations on media and my peers, this is what people who lean left want […]

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I’m Writing About My Grit, Not My Sad Story

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor For the past month or so, there have been endless tweets of black students in their caps and gowns captioned with a sad background story. The captions all go along the guidelines of graduating on time or early with honors, with some facts about their harsh childhood. As a […]

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Why Do People like YouTubers So Much?

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Lately, I’ve been trying to understand the hype behind YouTube vloggers. It could possibly just be that I don’t have a relationship with these famous YouTube vloggers and I feel like most of their lives are portrayed as a facade. I started doing more research to understand peoples’ interest […]

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Snow Day in San Marcos

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor The last time I saw snow was six years ago! Today, I wake up to Facebook statuses filled with “Snow :D” captions or in my case being a huge cheese ball and posting lyrics to Snow. I guess you could say we are all a little shocked, because we live […]

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Barstool Sports: Not Only For The Boys

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor My senior year of high school, I applied to Texas State to study mass communication. That year, I began to expand my range of where I received content from, knowing I would someday like to write entertainment columns one day. I became an avid visitor of satire sites such […]

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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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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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Journalism for Accountability

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Kirsten Danis, the managing editor of The Marshall Project, spoke several times over the course of Mass Comm Week last month. I loved that her job and speech related to the Common Experience theme this year. The Marshall Project focuses on exposing the criminal justice system for their wrong-doings. […]

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JIGSAW: A Spooky Review

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor I remember renting movies at Blockbuster and seeing the cover for Saw, and thinking, “well that looks disgusting.” I gave in a couple of years later and watched the first two movies. Yes, the movies are extremely gory, but the plot twist at the end of Saw was amazing. […]

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San Maximum: Pitaya

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor This year, Pitaya made its debut in San Marcos. It is a boutique located on 230 N. LBJ Drive; next to Crafthouse. If you think online boutiques have cute clothes, but don’t think their prices are cute, this place is for you. The styles remind me of Forever 21 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Matchmakers: A Real Thing

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor I have only ever heard of matchmakers though TV shows or movies. Never have I met anyone who has used a service like this. To be honest, the whole idea reminds me of a sappy Lifetime movie. However, they are definitely real. I found a matchmaker company based out […]

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