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Songs of the Summer 2023

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist With the end of summer approaching and school sneaking up on us all. It is time to look back at all the music we were gifted with. From fresh releases to the classics, here are the songs that have been in my rotation these past few months.   Newbies: First song on my list is “4EVA” by KAYTRAMINÉ featuring Pharrell Williams     This duo […]

todayAugust 12, 2023 671 1


Ten Songs By Local Artists To Add To Your Summer Playlist

By Lillian Jones Local Music Director As you celebrate the end of the semester, with the temperature rising and the bugs becoming more apparent, there’s only one question to ask yourself – who just made the song of the summer? Luckily for you, you won’t have to tap through your old high school SoundCloud rapper's Snapchat story to find the song of the summer because I have curated 10 songs […]

todayMay 15, 2023 127 1 2

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Summer Anthems You Didn’t Know You Needed

By Stephanie Giannuzzi Music Journalist Living in Austin, Texas, summer is always an anticipated time of the year and it is time to embrace the heat and finally go outside to enjoy ourselves. This season brings out the best kind of experiences because of the weather forcing us to either be at the lake, the pool, around nature, or be around our favorite people. There is nothing like a perfect […]

todayJune 29, 2021 65

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A New Era of Music Playlists

By Crystal RamosMusic Journalist As a kid, did you ever find yourself gazing out of the car window feeling like you were the main character in a movie while the radio hummed in the back and the world slipped away as you closed your eyes? Now, you can probably find a playlist for this memory. TikTok is to thank for this particular trend where people are building distinctive playlists with […]

todayJuly 7, 2020 39

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KTSW Music Staff Picks: Life’s A Beach

By Conner YarbroughMusic Director With Friday’s summer solstice under our belts, we’ve survived the longest day of the year and officially made it to summer - and you know what that means... windows down, AC’s cranked to the max and sweaty sunscreened skin. Whether you’re on a trip to the beach, chilling at the river or just hanging out in the Texas heat, the KTSW Music Staff has created […]

todayJune 25, 2019 29

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Before The First Splash: A Playlist

By Elise Montemayor Music Journalist Spring break is over and done, the weather is getting warmer and they’re already selling swim suits at Target. You know what this means? Okay, it means that it’s spring. But it also means that summer is getting closer! Whoo! I’ve made a playlist that reflects those summer daydreams we tend to have in class or at work. This playlist will instantly bring you to […]

todayApril 17, 2019 10


Winter Who?: A Summer Playlist

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Living in Texas, winter tends to be a non-existent season. Where other college students across the nation might be wearing a long coat and jeans, Texas State students can be seen sporting shorts and an assortment of tank tops. The skip from winter straight to summer is truly upon us, and instead of listening to soft winter jams that make you want to stay inside, […]

todayMarch 14, 2017 161


Endless Summer: Float Edition (Playlist)

By KTSW Music Staff Soak up some San Marcos sun and crank up this Spotify playlist filled with handpicked summer tunes from your KTSW Music Staff! Endless Summer: Float Edition is best paired with an inflatable tube, the sweet smells of sun screen, and a group of your best friends floating along the San Marcos river. This 45 minute playlist is jam packed with lighthearted and upbeat tracks that will even get […]

todayJune 25, 2015 2071

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