Web Content

Working for Favor

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor A little while ago, I was on my phone wondering about the business, Favor. If you don’t know what this app does, then all you need to know is that the name pretty much speaks for itself. Basically you have personal assistants right at your fingertips. You can ask […]

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Food, Web Content

Reasons to Love Jo’s

By DeMornay Harper Web Content Contributor Jo’s is a true San Marcos gem. With what feels like a never-ending amount of unique coffee shops in our small college town, picking a favorite can seem inconceivable. Despite these odds, I truly believe I have found where my heart lies in the café community here. Jo’s has […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Why Adopt and Volunteer?

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor As the weather gets colder and “ruffer” things get harder for stray animals. Yes, there are shelters who take in these stray animals, but according to dosomething.org, “Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive […]

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Music, Playlists

November Local Music Playlist

By Maci Woody Local Music Journalist 1. Rusty Dusty – Can’t Stay Here Rusty Dusty graced us with their bluesy indie rock by headlining at KTSW’s second Harvest Fest, and I have been absolutely in love with this song ever since. I adore the ethereal, dreamlike aura it provokes. It’s somber, but determined. The effects […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Is Getting The Flu Shot Worth It?

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Although it still feels like summertime here in good ol’ San Mo, we’ve technically entered influenza season. You probably received your “Take Your Best Shot” email from the university encouraging you to get your vaccination in order to prevent the spread of the flu virus on campus. You might […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

How to Do Fall in San Marcos

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Cloudy skies, flannels and the leaves crunching under your feet as you walk to class while you sip on your pumpkin spice latte — it’s quite obvious that fall is the most exciting season here in Texas. Whether you prefer pumpkin patch-ing or monster mash-ing, San Marcos and all […]

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San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Fun Under 21

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Up until just a few months ago, I was one of the unlucky few who had to live with the pain of knowing I’d be left at home whenever my friends went out to the bars. For the past three years actually, I could say that has been a basic […]

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College Radio Day, Events

KTSW + San Marcos = Gold

By DeMornay Harper Web Content Contributor KTSW is a staple in San Marcos. More people know our college radio station here than I knew the various stations I grew up with in San Antonio. KTSW has rooted itself so deeply within the San Marcos community that we have to remind ourselves that we are, first […]

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Food, San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Mamacita’s

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager All the foodies reading this will be thrilled for the latest addition of yet another restaurant to the San Maximum page. Because of all the people who have made this cantina part of their routine schedule, Mamacita’s has made it onto our list of necessary stops in San Marcos. The food […]

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Food, San Maximum, Web Content

San Maximum: Herbert’s Taco Hut

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager Herbert’s Taco Hut is a San Marcos Mexican-cuisine favorite. Locals and tourists flock to this little restaurant every day to eat their food. I ate at Herbert’s for the first time last week and was absolutely blown away by how enjoyable my experience was. Here’s why Herbert’s Taco […]

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News

San Marcos Remembers

By Aaron J. Derton News Director Firefighters, police and public servants gathered at San Marcos City Hall today to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Citizens gathered as police dispatcher Karen Zavala sang the national anthem. Men and women wearing the uniform of San Marcos Fire and Police Departments stood at attention, saluting the […]

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Web Content

Living in a Musical City

By Dedrion Weweh Blog Content Contributor When I moved from Austin to San Marcos two years ago, I was very apprehensive about transitioning from a city that holds the title of “Live Music Capital of the World”, to somewhere I knew almost nothing about. Being someone who is completely music-oriented and would die for the […]

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Music

Greenhouse Jams

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Recycling is something that everybody on this earth can contribute to. I believe strongly in trying to make the earth just a little bit greener everyday, and we can all easily do it. There’s so much reusable plastic, glass, paper, cans and food that go unrecycled and eventually end up […]

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Events, MR Fest

Experience Recap: My First MR Fest

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor When I started working for KTSW this spring, I never realized how much this radio station is involved. Not only am I lucky enough to work for a college radio station ranked 8th in this country, I get to be involved in the process of the annual festival, My Radio […]

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Events, MR Fest

Surfing into The Finale of MR Fest with High Waisted

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Sunburnt skin and tired feet, MR Fest reached the last few minutes of daylight as it came closer to the grand finale and final venue to wrap up a remarkable day. The Marc is designated for My Radio Festival’s headliners, High Waisted. According to their website, they seem to […]

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Events, MR Fest

Deezie Brown and Proz Taylor Heat Up Kiva

By Jourdan Bazley Blog Content Contributor The KTSW MR Fest ball is rolling at KIVA in Downtown San Marcos. Multiple venues around the downtown area are hosting different styles of music with live artists performing from now until High Waisted takes stage at the MARC later this evening. KIVA will host artists like Proz Taylor and […]

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Events, MR Fest

The Real Hands and MR Fest: A Trip To The Coast

By Kimberly Garcia Blog Content Contributor The Real Hands started at Stonewall for MR Fest with several songs off their album Cicada. They were the first band to play at Stonewall on Saturday as an “acoustic trio.” This was the fourth time that The Real Hands have played at MR Fest and they did not disappoint. […]

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Events, MR Fest

Jackman Plays At Stonewall

By Allison Johnson Live Blogger   “This is our second show ever,” said Jackman’s guitarist, Donnie. Jackman was the second band to perform at Stonewall today. A couple of their influences are Manchester Orchestra and Coldplay. The band payed homage to Manchester Orchestra, covering “Now That You’re Home” for their second song. Jackman had a […]

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Events, MR Fest

MR Fest at Kiva

By Joseph Bonney Live Blogger It’s 12:45 p.m. when the first band of the day, Bogan Villa, begins setting up for the show.  They look like they just came out of the ’60s with their wavy attire, but they’re ready to start by 12:50 p.m.  The crowd slowly forms around the group as if an […]

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Events, MR Fest

Shoegaze at MR Fest

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist The bars and music venues of San Marcos have transformed from their usual valor of serving drinks and presenting music, to becoming venues for MR Fest 2017. Here at AquaBrew, the same change is happening before our eyes. The bands performing on this sunny day at AquaBrew are The Cold […]

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