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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor On April 29, 2022, President Joe Biden proclaimed that May 2022 is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month to “recognizes the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs)” in America.  The first person to federally honor AA and NHPIs communities was New York Representative Frank Horton in 1977 through House Joint Resolution 450 which […]

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Walker Scobell Cast as Percy Jackson in Upcoming Disney+ Remake

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor On April 11, 2022, Rick Riordan announced on his blog that Walker Scobell will be the new Percy Jackson in the upcoming Disney+ “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” remake series. Disney+ greenlighted the remake of the book series this past January, and many fans were ecstatic to hear the news after being disappointed with the two movie remakes of “The Lightning Thief” and “The Sea of Monsters” in […]

todayApril 21, 2022 30 3

A picture of the maroon Evans Liberal Arts sign outside the ELA building, which is brown brick.The sign says Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies and is to the left. There is a tree branch on the top of the picture full of green leaves. To the right is a black lampost with a maroon txst flag.


Operation Identification Examines Migrant Graves Outside Brownsville

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor  On April 1, 2022, Texas State University’s Operation Identification (OpID) located unmarked graves in Guillen Community Cemetery using geophysical equipment. Due to the lack of county resources and high volume of death, many counties would bury undocumented migrant individuals without documenting the location of burial, collecting DNA samples, or proper analyses. To combat this, OpID was founded by Dr. Kate Spradley in 2013 “to […]

todayApril 13, 2022 26 1

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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: Interview with Alumni Amanda Dugan

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor While we celebrate KTSW’s 30th anniversary, we want to honor our past KTSW alumni. Amanda “Mandy” Dugan is one of them.  She worked as a host and producer as part of KTSW’s production team from Aug. 2009 to May 2010. Dugan’s experience started off on the morning show Orange Juice & Biscuits (OJ&B), as a co-host and assistant producer, with Jonathan Valdez. The show […]

todayApril 13, 2022 41 1

McCoy Hall and Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall as seen from a bridge on Texas State Campus. The day is sunny. The sky is blue with a few clouds. There are trees and bushes full of leaves throughout.


Texas State University Receives Over $21 Million in Federal Funding

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor Texas State University (TXST) was recently awarded over $21 million through H.R. 2471, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022," which was passed by Congress. The bill was signed into law by President Biden on March 15, 2022, and provides full-year funding until Sept. 30 for projects and activities of the federal government. Many divisions of the act “provide authorizations and extensions on a wide variety […]

todayApril 6, 2022 41 2

Kate Sharma and Edwina Sharma enter a ball for their first night in British society in the Regency Era. Behind them are Lady Danbury and Lady Mary Sheffield.


Romance and Representation in the Ton: Bridgerton Season Two Review

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor ***WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*** After the hype and anticipation from season one of Bridgerton, on March 25, 2022, season two, based on “A Viscount who Loved Me” by Julia Quinn, was released on Netflix. With a 78% Tomatometer score and 81% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, this season was a binge-able eight-episode season with classic romantic tropes and South Asian representation intertwined into the Regency Era. […]

todayApril 5, 2022 42 2

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Tornado Outbreak in Central Texas

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor Over twenty reports of tornadoes were received from Central Texas after a severe weather outbreak emerged on Monday, March 21, 2022. Many counties and cities were affected, including Austin, Round Rock, and College Station areas. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Gov. Greg Abbott declared a severe weather disaster declaration for 16 counties across Texas. In a press conference, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said […]

todayMarch 23, 2022 88 4

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Texas Monthly’s “Texas State: Big Ideas” Campaign Wins Gold at Anthem Awards

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor  “Texas State: Big Ideas”, a media campaign sponsored by Texas Monthly, has won gold at the inaugural Anthem Awards, The Webby’s latest endeavor. This campaign is a collaboration between Texas State University and Texas Monthly that features groundbreaking research initiatives done by Texas State professors and students. The research highlighted extends through various fields such as data science, computational medicine, forensic anthropology, STEM education, […]

todayMarch 11, 2022 50 3

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International Women’s Day: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor For many women, it is more difficult to climb up the career ladder than it is for men. This is due to the metaphorical barrier that higher-ups create which prevents women from being promoted and being compensated at an equal level, otherwise known as the “glass ceiling.” The “glass ceiling” theory was coined by  Marilyn Loden, a managing consultant, in 1978 during a panel on […]

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