Being a Bobcat: Essential Tips for a GREAT Texas State Experience
The Rising Star of Texas
By Andrew Osegi
To the incoming freshman, the transfer student, the misinformed undergrad or the curious prospect, Texas State University can be a maze of hills, stairs, majors and student orgs. To help you navigate that maze, you need some essential insider knowledge.
With input from a few fellow students, I’ve compiled the following tips to help you make the most of your Texas State experience. These secrets can greatly impact your time at Texas State. Remember them, and you’ll do just fine. Continue reading
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‘La Bella Vida’ talks beauty of
Texas State life on YouTube
By Catherine Harper
Cristina Ochoa, electronic media senior, is a former executive producer and co-host of "La Bella Vida."
For the past three years, Texas State electronic media student Cristina Ochoa says she’s been taking care of her “baby” — a student-run television show called “La Bella Vida.”
“The show has saved me and it’s been my joy,” Ochoa says. “It has a special place in my heart because it’s helped me so much as a Texas State student.”
“La Bella Vida” — which means “The Beautiful Life” in Spanish — is currently in its seventh semester on-air as a variety talk show directed toward Texas State students. The show is posted on YouTube every Wednesday night.
As a former executive producer and co-host on the show, Ochoa’s vision for the show has been to impact current and future Texas State audiences.
“We try to be the voice of Texas State,” Ochoa says. “The show appeals to the perspective of what a Texas State student would want to hear and what they do.” Continue reading
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MR Fest takes the local stage
with Texas State’s KTSW 89.9
By Catherine Harper
Every year in April, the San Marcos Square comes alive with the sound of jangling guitars, frantic drumbeats and the shouts of frenzied fans. My Radio Fest — also known as MR Fest — takes the stage once again April 26-28.
MR Fest, a 3-day music, comedy and arts festival now in its fifth year, is sponsored by KTSW 89.9, Texas State’s “Other Side of Radio” station. With 14 venues, 98 artists, a market place and an artist’s village, this year’s MR Fest promises to be bigger than ever before. Continue reading
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KTSW festival features
music, market and more
By Britney Munguia
The fourth annual MR Fest, sponsored by Texas State’s KTSW-FM, will be this Friday and Saturday.
Thirty-one bands will be playing at seven locations across the San Marcos Square, including Texas Music Theater, Texas Skate, Valentino’s, Tantra, The Coffee Pot, Root Cellar and Triple Crown. Continue reading
University Star, KTSW students
claim awards at regional competition
Texas State students at the University Star and KTSW claimed five first-place finishes at the Society for Professional Journalists Region 8 competition, announced over the weekend.
Each first-place finish advances to the national competition. Texas State also had a number of high finishes in a range of categories in the four-year colleges and universities division.
Here are the Texas State results: Continue reading
Campus radio station KTSW
in running for mtvU Woodie Award
KTSW, the Texas State radio station, has made it to the finals of the mtvU Woodie Awards competition for college radio.
The station, which is owned by the university and operated by students, was voted into the finals from a field of 25 nominees. Voting for the award continues online until March 1.
The Woodie Awards are sponsored by mtvU, the MTV Networks’ college channel. The prize for the best college radio station is presented to one that is “breaking the latest, emerging music and acting as pioneers in the industry,” according to the contest website.
The winner will be announced March 16 at the 2011 Woodie Awards, which will be broadcast on the MTV Networks from Austin during South By Southwest.
Independent film Campus Radio
to premiere in San Marcos
Campus Radio, a movie set and shot in San Marcos and Austin, will have its world premiere Feb. 4 at the Starplex Theater in San Marcos.
Filmed in 2008-09, Campus Radio is described as “a romantic comedy about a band manager torn between his love of the band and his love of its sexy new singer.”
Written and directed by Aaron James Sorensen, Campus Radio stars Canadian actor Tom Belding and Austin actress and singer Lauren Walsh. The film is a follow-up to Sorensen’s 2005 film, Hank Williams First Nation, which premiered at the AFI festival. Continue reading
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Texas State campus radio station named one of best in country
Regular listeners knew it anyway, but now the rest of the country does, too: KTSW is great.
The student-operated radio station is one of 82 nationwide honored for “freeform music programming and streaming audio quality” by the website zoomout.in.
KTSW is one of just three stations in Texas on the list.