Interviews, Other Side Drive

Texas State Opera: Turn of the Screw

By Kimberly Clay Other Side Drive Executive Host In preparation of their performance of Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw, orchestra conductor, Kristen Roach and one of the lead opera singers Charissa Memrick came to the KTSW studio. We got to discuss their rehearsal progress and the exciting story that they put on for Texas […]

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Food, Web Content

Meatless Monday: Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles Review

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When it comes to doing what is best for the environment and your body, a lot of nutritionists and health experts are saying one thing: go meatless. Whether that is to go meatless for a day, for a month, or for the rest of your life; importance is a […]

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Events, Mala Luna Fest

Mala Luna: Artists to Go See

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor This October 28th-29th, Mala Luna returns to San Antonio, TX for another year. The festival is known as a benefiting network for young artists and is quickly drawing in concert lovers from all over the nation because of its astonishing line up. With so many artists to see and […]

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Events, KTSW

Get Chilly with Harvest Live

By Asia Daggs Web Content Manager With the cool weather finally upon us, Harvest Live is the perfect event for a night out this weekend. We will have live music from Rusty Dusty and 36” Wheels this Saturday starting at 9 p.m. Buzz Mill has also teamed up with Central Texas Farmers Co-Op who work […]

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Web Content

#TakeAKnee: Protesting Oppression, Not America

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor “When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” Pretend as if someone just asked you, “What do you believe the true meaning of the #TakeAKnee movement is?” What would your response be? Are you going to say that it is just a way for people to disrespect […]

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Web Content

What Not to Say to Your LGBTQ+ Friends

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor “I’m not homophobic or anything but…” If you start a sentence with “I’m not homophobic or anything but…”, chances are what you’re about to say is definitely homophobic, or at least borderline homophobic (or transphobic, etc.), so don’t say it. What you could do instead is really think about […]

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San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Namarupa Yoga

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Walking into my first class at Namarupa, I had no idea what to expect. Now, I’ve been to my fair share of yoga classes and they tend to follow a general sequence. The Wednesday morning class I took with Jason Lobo, the owner of Namarupa (unbeknownst to me at […]

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College Radio Day, Events

How To Support KTSW

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor As we celebrate the 7th annual College Radio Day, I can’t help but reflect on how much I love KTSW. And it’s not just because I work for the station, it’s because of what the station stands for. We aren’t mainstream radio. We are students learning the ropes. We […]

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College Radio Day, Events

KTSW Brings You College Radio Day Broadcast

By Asia Daggs Web Content Manager Tomorrow, we will be bringing you a full day of College Radio appreciation! You can check out the 24/7 broadcasting that will be live on KTSW 89.9, along with our blog showcasing various articles all about College Radio Day. Check out our press release on the broadcast for more […]

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Events, Sound on Sound

Get Ready For Sound on Sound Fest

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor This year, Sound on Sound is bringing the heat with their lineup, with headliners like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pusha T, Iggy Pop, Austra, Kehlani, and much, much more. The festival will be held in Sherwood Forest, southeast from Austin, Texas, from November 10 to 12. You can make camping […]

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Events, Utopiafest

4 Reasons Why UTOPiAfest is So Great

By Lucero Trevino Photojournalist  I attended UTOPiAfest for the first time this year. I had personally never heard about this festival before KTSW and I’m actually pretty salty about that. This festival had such an impact on me that I wish I had known about it much earlier in my life. Now, if you haven’t […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Hydrate Before You Die-drate

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor While Freshman year comes with new freedoms and responsibilities, it also becomes the source of a lot of stress on our bodies, both physically and mentally. One of the biggest myths of freshman year is the infamous “Freshman 15”. As we become used to our class schedules and extracurricular […]

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Music, Reviews

Vic Mensa: The Autobiography Review

By Alex McMann Hip Hop Journalist Artist: Vic Mensa Album: The Autobiography Label: Def Jam Records Website: http://vicmensa.com/ Vic Mensa, a native to Southside Chicago, began his solo career in 2013 after the break up of the group, Kids These Days. Mensa’s early accomplishments include joining J.Cole and Wale on tour in 2013, being on […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Is Social Media Making us More or Less Social?

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Social media is our way of life. Its existence affects every aspect of our society from business to communication, even the way we conduct our presidential elections is heavily swayed by the presence of social media. With every great movement comes its caveats and the social movement was no exception. […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

How to Deal with FOMO

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor  FOMO = Fear of missing out. We all know this wicked feeling. In a world dominated by media, where anything and everything is shared, missing out is an uncomfortable reality we all experience at least once in awhile. It can be hard to tell where these feelings come from, […]

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Events, Utopiafest

UTOPiAns Bid Farewell to Four Sisters Ranch

By Renee Dominguez Photojournalist I would say that I am an experienced music festival goer. I have seen my share of festivals, everywhere from several electronic festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Sun City Music Festival in El Paso, Euphoria Music and Camping Festival in Austin and Decadence in a small town in […]

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Music, Reviews

Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life Review

By Carlos Chavez Music Journalist  Artist: Lana Del Rey Album: Lust for Life Release Date: July 21, 2017 Website: lanadelrey.com It is hard to believe that it has been six years since famous singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released her homemade vintage music videos for “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans”. Her mysterious, but compelling persona made […]

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Web Content

To Code or Not to Code

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Have you ever found yourself thinking about what it took to build the websites you visit on a regular basis? How about those apps that help you make it throughout the day? Maybe my love for technology drove my interest in learning how they come to be. So once […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

The Sexism of Hookup Culture

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Hookup culture: a culture that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters without including emotional attachment and long-term commitment. Hooking up has become seemingly more common and more accepted in today’s society, especially on college campuses. With this, the question of whether or not hooking up is sexist can be […]

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