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Black graduation cap with a maroon and gold cord with a 2022 charm hanging on the left side. The cap is placed upon a stool with a tall white rock salt lamp next to a yellow rubber duck and a plant with green leaves. A shadow is cast behind the graduation cap on the wall.

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Goodbye College Classes, Hello Real World

By Allison Schroeder Web Content Assistant Manager This little farewell has been sitting on my brain lately.  One minute wanting to write it, the next not even thinking I should. This is because a part of me knows that writing this equals my last article ever for KTSW, and it is a bittersweet ending. I am happy to end my time here as it means I am walking into the […]

todayMay 12, 2022 32

A photo of a hand-drawn illustration in a sketchbook. There are two female figures both wearing outfits inspired by fashion from the gilded age of American history. The figure on the left is wearing a peach and light pink gown and the figure on the right is wearing a teal gown.

Entertainment

What Happened to the Met Gala Theme?

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor Unless you have been living under a rock, haven't been on social media in the last week or don't follow the latest celebrity news, then you have heard what everyone has had to say about the Met Gala. The Met Gala takes place every first Monday of May (except in 2021) and collects funds for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. […]

todayMay 11, 2022 57 1

The photo features a red, gray, and tan building. The roof is tin with gray borders, and a red border underneath. There are three pillars made of stone bricks. A yellow sign on the gray border reads, “Mocha and Javas…Coffee and Tea” in purple writing. There is a blue handicapped sign on the left pillar.

Food

5 Refreshing Drinks to Cool Down with this Summer

By Hannah Walls Web Content Contributor One thing to know about me is that I cannot go anywhere without a beverage in hand, especially during those super important "errands" I always have to run during the summer, e.g. hitting the Target clearance section, seeing if 5 Below has restocked Squishmallows yet and smelling every single candle Marshalls has to offer. Having a cold drink of some kind to cool down […]

todayMay 5, 2022 34 1

Grocery products produced by H-E-B are arranged on a kitchen counter in front of a white tile backsplash. Groceries include from left to right: grated parmesan cheese, various cans of beans and tomato sauce, sliced deli chicken, a half-gallon of ice cream, frozen macaroni and cheese, a bag of chopped salad, a bag of kettle potato chips, a bottle of lemon-lime soda, queso Blanco, frozen coconut fruit bars, frozen Texas toast garlic bread, chicken broth, a deli ham and Swiss sandwich and salt and pepper grinders.

Food

Groceries From H-E-B I Can’t Live Without

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor No store does more than my H-E-B. The San Antonio-based grocery chain offers affordable quality products to Texans throughout the state, including San Marcos. Moving to San Marcos reminded me that not everyone was lucky enough to grow up with an H-E-B and that my friends and roommates had no idea of the hidden gems the store has to offer. I'm grateful to have […]

todayApril 27, 2022 2992

Photo features outdoor stage at nighttime, lit up by an array of string lights. Window Shop is pictured playing on stage, playing in front of a small crowd of onlooking fans.

Music

A Lazy 4/20: Window Shop Live at Lazydaze Coffeeshop

By Avery Viers Music Journalist With the surplus of *activities* that were available to the residents of San Marcos this past Wednesday, you may have missed some of the live shows planned to celebrate the happy, hazy holiday. With just a $7 cover fee, Lazydaze Coffeeshop hosted their "Lazy 4/20" event in their backyard lounge area, complete with an outdoor stage and other local vendors joining in the celebration. Forming […]

todayApril 24, 2022 100

A photo of a long wooden gate with big, black metal letters spelling out "Wild Roots Nursery." The sky in the background is gray and cloudy, with a few power lines and scattered buildings in the background.

Lifestyle

Growing Your Green Thumb

By Hannah Walls Web Content Contributor Despite the general aesthetic of having a literal jungle in your living room, plants make great companions that clean your air, brighten your mood, and force you to finally shake the dust off your blinds and let some natural sunlight in. With the warm weather creeping in, now is a great time to start your houseplant addiction, or, for seasoned plant parents, continue to […]

todayApril 22, 2022 125 3

Psychedelic American traditional style art depicts a phone with hands reaching out through an opening into a room, behind the hand is a sun. There are faces and eyes in the shape of fish everywhere including hiding behind stacks of cards. There is also water pouring into a ravine, bugs, fire, and flowers. Description: Billy Strings Home cover

Music

Billy Strings: The Next Greatest Guitarist to Ever Live

By Bandera Barter Music Journalist  What if I told you the greatest guitarist to ever live was alive right now?  I would also say he’s just getting started. The living legend I am referring to is none other than William Lee Apostol, better known by his stage name, Billy Strings. You might also be surprised to hear that in this day and age the greatest guitarist alive would be playing […]

todayApril 19, 2022 106

A collage of eight albums considered to be in the guilty pleasure category of music. Top left is Vanessa Carlon’s album, Be Not Nobody. The top middle album is Stint by Barenaked Ladies. The top right album is the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Chicago: The Musical. The middle-left album is Candy by Mandy Moore. The album in the very center is Significant Other by Limp Bizkit. The middle-right album is Spice by Spice Girls. The bottom left album is Kings of Crunk by Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz. The bottom middle section says “GUILTY PLEASURES” in all capital letters, with a bold black font and white background. The bottom right album is Barrio Fino by Daddy Yankee.

Music

Why You Should Not Be Ashamed of Your “Guilty Pleasure” Music

By Cassidy Segovia Music Journalist Picture this... you are about to pick someone up for a first date. You are a little nervous, so you decide to play one of your favorite playlists for the car ride to lighten the mood. You are even hoping to find out if this person has the same exact music taste as you, let alone likes your music. You both are driving down the […]

todayApril 15, 2022 38 2

An illustration of several summer items on a bright teal background surrounded by tropical leaves and flowers and a multicolored beach ball. The items clockwise are a green tote bag with a smiley face, a squeeze tube of sunscreen, pink striped flip flops, a yellow tank top with spaghetti straps tied in bows and a pair of pink cat eye sunglasses.

Lifestyle

Looking and Feeling Good in Texas Heat

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor Anyone that has stepped outside their home in the last couple of weeks can attest that Texas heat is officially here. And for those who have little to no experience with Texas summers, they are no joke. According to KXAN, the average temperature in Austin during July 2021 was 84.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which was actually considered cooler than normal.  Rising temperatures are convenient for […]

todayApril 15, 2022 28 2

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