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Using Local Music to Expand Your Space

By Harriet Bernard Local Music Journalist Finding a space where you feel included and motivated to explore an unfamiliar place is important for college students. Whether you moved from 1,000 miles or just 10 minutes away to your school, everyone deserves to find their community. After coming to Texas State and living in San Marcos, I found that local music has given me some of the most exciting opportunities to […]

todayJanuary 29, 2023 122 9

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San Marcos Becomes a Music Friendly Community

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributer The Texas Music Office (TMO) designated San Marcos as a Music Friendly Community at the Music on the Square event on Thursday. Gov. Greg Abbott announced that San Marcos is a Music Friendly Community on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams presented the certification to City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Derrick at Music on the Square […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 120 2

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TXST College Moxie Chapter

By Katie KrupinskiCommunity Outreach Coordinator Coming this Fall, the National non-profit organization “College Moxie” will be moving a Chapter onto Texas State University’s campus. The goal of College Moxie is to elevate, empower, and impact all women across college campuses. As defined by College Moxie’s National Office, their mission “is to EDUCATE collegiate women about risks associated with Campus Culture and EQUIP them to stand strong and create positive change.” […]

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How to Help Texans After the Winter Storm

By Allison SchroederWeb Content Contributor Starting late Monday night after Valentine’s Day, Texans across the state started experiencing cold frigid temperatures, rolling or complete blackouts, along with water outages or busting pipes. Days leading up to the storm, people were preparing by stocking up on milk, eggs, bread and water, but nobody was prepared for the blackouts we experienced.  Some people, including myself, experienced a form of rolling blackouts where […]

todayFebruary 22, 2021 24

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Politically Active Rappers

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist While the public has become no stranger to Kanye West’s ties in politics with his recent announcement to run in the 2020 presidential election and his former endorsement of Donald Trump, many rappers have sought similar political ventures. As artists, rappers share a connection with their communities and the places they chose to call home. This has always been well represented within their music. Most rappers […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 141

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Squared & Funky

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor This past Saturday, I attended Art Squared which is an event held in downtown San Marcos every second Saturday from March to December. It holds a chance for local artists to showcase their art to interested patrons.      There were a wide variety of items available for purchase. I saw tents that had fresh produce and flowers, and I also encountered bakers, painters, […]

todayJuly 17, 2017 49


Chat With the Chief Comes to the Quad

By Allison Randel News Reporter Texas State Police Department's Chat With The Chief had its first table event of the spring semester last Wednesday. Chat With The Chief is the department's initiative to connect police officers with students, where officers and Chief Jose Bañales set up a table in the Quad and take time to talk with faculty and students on campus. Chief Bañales said Chat With The Chief is a […]

todayFebruary 8, 2017 62

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The Importance of Community

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Human beings have an innate desire to be in a community. Without a community, loneliness steps in, bringing hurt, unhappiness and isolation. Gaining community is honestly ironic, because in order to join a group's community, an individual must welcome the group into theirs. Life can be difficult, and it can bring a person down. Life brings many challenges, but, when surrounded by genuine love, […]

todayOctober 17, 2016 5

February was Black History Month

In the Public Interest

Black History Month

  (Originally aired in February) This In the Public Interest segment is a Black History Month themed show and we had three KTSW News reporters on it. Jacquelyn Carter investigated whether or not people in Greek Life thought there was a racial divide within their organizations. Reynaldo Leanos Jr. attended the grand reopening of the Calaboose African American museum in San Marcos. Marques Mingo looked into how the San Marcos […]

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