10 Things Only Texas State Students Will Understand

By Brittnie Curtis

1. STAIRS/HILLS 

You have to walk up a flight of stairs or some sort of hill to go just about anywhere on campus. At least those calves are getting a good workout, right?

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Study Tips: Finals Countdown

Heading for Finals: Don’t Hit the Wall. Climb Over It!

by SLAC

Does this sound like you or someone you know? During exams, do you:

  • go blank
  • become frustrated
  • start thinking I can’t do this or I’m stupid
  • feel your heart racing or find it difficult to breathe
  • know the answers—after turning in a test
  • score much lower than on homework or papers

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Around Campus: Ice Hockey

By Brittnie Curtis

2014-2015 Texas State Ice Hockey team

2014-2015 Texas State Ice Hockey team

The Texas State Ice Hockey team began in 2011 with a handful of students who wore practice jerseys and played with a very select budget. With a few of the founding players still on the team, it has grown to  more than 15 players.  The team, a registered sports club, is classified in the Western Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)-Division II with more than 200 other teams.

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Preparing for Thanksgiving

by SLAC

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Spending time in the library each week now could help you in the long run!

The days are getting shorter as your to-do list is getting longer. You might be tempted to put some class work off until after Thanksgiving because you don’t want to be doing homework, writing papers, working on projects or studying for tests while you are around family and friends, eating turkey and then sleeping off the L-tryptophan! But by putting off course assignments, you could find yourself neck-deep in work—and facing lowered motivation because the semester will be almost over. Plus you’ll have finals to study for! Here is a better course of action: Continue reading

Around Campus: Eko Heights

Music-making students
find success together

by Brittnie Curtis

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Monroe and Wilcox have found a sound that has quickly earned them attention.

Texas State student Taylor Monroe recently joined forces with his friend Zach Wilcox to form a new band, Eko Heights. With a record deal already in place, the band is making great strides. We caught up with Taylor to ask him a few questions about his success.

Q. How did the band form? 
A. Zach and I met in our high school speech class, but we didn’t really talk much until we both joined rugby. We then found out that not only were we both musicians, but that we were also neighbors. We lived on the same block on the same street. I always wanted to start a band, so when Zach and I found out we were both musicians, we decided to give it a go. We were both refreshed to see how dedicated the other was, because everyone wants to start a band and it’s hard to find people with the dedication to actually see it through. Continue reading

Around Campus: Common Experience Through Art

Breaking Boundaries with
Campus Canvas

By Brittnie Curtis

"This expression of art connects people of different races, backgrounds and ideas." - Naomi Faltin

“This expression of art connects people of different races, backgrounds and ideas.” – Naomi Faltin

Each year, Common Experience at Texas State chooses a different theme to get students, faculty and staff to think outside of themselves. The themes are meant to cultivate intellectual conversation across campus and build a sense  community that spans across campus and beyond.

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Study Tips: Sabotaging Ourselves Before Tests

Self-sabotage affecting your grades?
Take some advice from Mark Twain.

By Texas State SLAC

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Mark Twain

“I have never let schooling interfere with my education.”
— Mark Twain

Mark Twain teaches a good lesson: Students can get so caught up making good grades that they forget to learn. Also, students sabotage themselves by practicing bad study techniques that further hinder their actually learning. Many of you know things you should and should not do before a test, but this will be a good reminder of good and bad test prep. Continue reading