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 … Continue reading Advice to College Students: From a Graduating Senior
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager Toxic masculinity is the idea of adhering to traditional male gender roles that stigmatize and work to invalidate the -very much- valid emotions, passions and preferences of men and boys. As a society, we’ve made … Continue reading International Men’s Day: End Toxic Masculinity!
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager John Hernandez graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2018. Since then, he has worked as a fellow and research assistant at Minnesota Public Radio and APM Reports and is most … Continue reading Mass Comm Week 2020: John Hernandez and his Advice to Students
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager and News Content Manager As children, the idea of ghosts and spooky-beings probably sat on a lot of our minds. During those nights as a kid when I was tossing-and-turning, scared to open my … Continue reading My Childhood Home was Haunted—and Here are the Stories
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager The four residential assistants (RAs) who formed the committee have chosen to remain anonymous out of fear of losing their housing and jobs. The RAs featured in the following article will be listed as RA1 … Continue reading Resident Assistant Organizational Committee makes demands to the Department of Housing and Residential Life
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager When I told my professor that I wasn’t intending on finding a job directly after graduating, his eyebrows furrowed. Throughout my years at college, the idea of job hunting has always been intensely stressed. … Continue reading A Job? In This Economy?
By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager KTSW 89.9 is a completely student-run and noncommercial radio station from Texas State University. Under the faculty advisor, Dan Schumacher, students interested in media can get hands-on experience working in one of our many departments. … Continue reading All About Your Favorite Radio Station: KTSW FM-89.9
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager Many San Marcos businesses closed for the safety of its residents when the Coronavirus pandemic became apparent in the city; however, some outdoor recreations, businesses and events recently came back under CDC guidelines in … Continue reading 4 New Outdoor Places in San Marcos to Visit (Safely)
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Member SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State University welcomes students back to campus this August 2020 for the fall semester. As students begin learning in online classrooms and restricted amenities due to the current pandemic. … Continue reading B2SB: Mental Health at Texas State University
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager This question reminds me of a conversation I had with my great grandmother a while back. My great grandfather had died a few years before, and she was talking about her 99th birthday coming … Continue reading Advice for Cats: How do I deal with the inevitability of my mortality?
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager Signing petitions to support the Black Lives Matter movement has proven to reach tangible goals. After the Justice for George Floyd petition reached millions of signatures, the officers involved with Floyd’s death were all … Continue reading A List of Petitions to Sign to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager SAN MARCOS, TX— The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic called for cancellations of school semesters and graduations as cases increased across the nation. Students and recent graduates are left with uncertainty in their education and career … Continue reading The Impact of Coronavirus on Students and Recent Graduates
By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager Self-isolation and quarantine have made me regret all of the times that I stayed indoors on beautiful San Marcos days when the air was COVID-19 free. Because of this, I started making a list … Continue reading 13 Things on My San Marcos Bucket List
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager While staying safe indoors, I made a pact to myself to read more books. If you’re like me, you’ll pick up a book, read it non-stop until you’re finished, then neglect to start another … Continue reading The Best Books I’ve Read While in Quarantine
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager In this time of uncertainty and fear, there is also a remarkable amount of resilience, compassion and determination. If you are looking to show your support to the black community (financially speaking), here are … Continue reading Black-Owned Small Businesses to Online Shop At (When You’re Done Protesting)
By Ally Bolender Assistant Web Content Manager Nearly all high schools and colleges in the country are closed due to COVID-19; this means you are most likely taking remote classes, juggling your assignments and getting 500 emails a day. This … Continue reading How to Stay on top of School during Quarantine
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager Are you re-watching “The Office” for the eighth time? Don’t lie. The seemingly endless options of TV shows on streaming platforms can be overwhelming at times. So, here are some different binge-worthy TV recommendations … Continue reading 5 Binge-worthy Shows on Netflix Right Now
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager If this is your first pandemic, you may be confused with all the terms popping up in the news lately. Shelter in place is one of these terms that has been thrown around in … Continue reading COVID-19: What is a Shelter in Place Order and How Does it Help?
By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager SAN MARCOS, Texas — Although there are no reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hays County, the local health department encourages the community to take precautions and follow guidelines in order to help prevent … Continue reading Hays County’s Encourages Community to Take Precautions Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
By Ally Bolender Assistant Web Content Manager March 13, 2020-10:26 p.m. SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State University, Texas State University President Denise Trauth and Texas Governor Greg Abbott provided statements and updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Office of the Governor … Continue reading 03/13/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update