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Entertainment

The Movies Aren’t Dead: Drive-In Theater

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor With the coronavirus increasing in cases every day, going to the movies seems like a long-forgotten event. However, there is still a way to go out for a night and see a movie within the safety of your car. Tuesday, August 11th, I visited the Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater located in New Braunfels. A short twenty-minute drive away from San Marcos, the theater teleports […]

todayAugust 20, 2020 6

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Lifestyle

To Kill the Coronavirus

 By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor The question looms large over the heads of President Denise Trauth and Texas State students as to whether or not reopen the campus for business as usual pre-pandemic era. Universities are technically a business--they need money to survive. A risk that faces Texas State’s potential reopening would endanger the health of everyone: students and faculty alike. There are calls on the administration to move classes […]

todayJuly 21, 2020 4

Music

Quarantine Album Reviews

By Bridget DunbarMusic Journalist Everyday life seems to be changing rapidly: quarantine, closed stores, DIY haircuts, and even delayed albums.  Everything seems so strange. We almost don’t even recognize the world around us. But the music industry is still booming with new albums in the time of social distancing! Here are a few albums that have been released recently: Album cover for Vanessa Carlton’s album “Love is an Art”. Love […]

todayApril 20, 2020 4

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Playing Minecraft While Social Distancing

By Emily GarzaWeb Content Contributor Web Content Contributor This past week, I decided to purchase one of the most popular online games: Minecraft. I have been a fan of Minecraft for a couple of years now, but never actually played it on PC. I have played Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but this is my first time purchasing and playing the game. Before playing the game, I watched other people play the […]

todayApril 15, 2020 45 1

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Being On “Board” While Bored

By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor It will soon be a month since I’ve returned home from San Marcos, from Texas State and from the invisible enemy: Coronavirus. As a matter of fact, the pandemic is the only thing I’ve ever heard about on the news. I was driven crazy by it and almost had enough of hearing it. However, it is useful to know a thing or so about what […]

todayApril 8, 2020 17

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Lifestyle

How to Determine Your Mental Health During Quarantine

By Piper BlakeAssistant Web Content Manager Quarantine is best friends with cabin fever and it’s honestly not a relationship I support. As we all know, cabin fever can make people irritable and stir crazy which can put your mental health in danger.  Cabin fever is defined by Dictionary.com as a state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. This is what […]

todayApril 1, 2020 14

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Music

Five Songs to Social Distance To

By Pearce O'NealMusic Journalist Staying inside all day is no fun.  Although boredom sets in fast, and will probably last for the foreseeable future, it is important to think about the good staying inside does. Practicing social distancing not only makes it safer for you, but also everyone around you. However, being stuck inside all day can definitely dampen the mood.  That means you have to think of things to keep […]

todayMarch 27, 2020 6

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Entertainment

Films for Social Distancing

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Like most, I’ve been spending the last few weeks confined to my home burning through my must-watch list. The following are the best films and TV shows I’ve come across during this hermit period that I would like to share with the rest of shut-ins with excess time on their hands.  Scene from Laundryman. Screenshot by Andrea Mau. Laundryman is a Chinese film by Lee […]

todayMarch 26, 2020 14

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