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Rising Stars: Graciela Sandoval

Texas State graduate student finds ways to channel energy, stay engaged

Graciela Sandoval at the Student Recreation Center.

By David King

Not long after she adopted a dog for companionship, Graciela Sandoval came home to a shocking sight in her San Marcos apartment.

Naya — a cross between a chow and a golden retriever, essentially a four-legged ball of fluff — had shredded the couch and started chewing the wall-to-wall carpet.

Even for the easygoing Sandoval, who is working on her master’s in interdisciplinary studies, her dog’s adventures were a bit much. A visit to the veterinarian confirmed that Naya didn’t have an appetite for polyurethane foam. She just needed to burn off energy. Continue reading