San Marcos offers wide array
for outdoor summer fun
The San Marcos River is a popular destination.
By Mindy Green
San Marcos is full of summer hot spots and cool escapes — especially if you know where to look. Take advantage of its beautiful climate and visit some of these nature destinations, all within a few miles of campus.
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Tagged Adventure Trip Program, Aquarena Center, Aquarena Springs, Aquarium Exhibit, Discovery Hall, Edwards Aquifer, glass-bottom boat, New Student Outdoor Adventure, Outdoor Center, Prospect Park, San Marcos, San Marcos River, San Marcos Texas, Sewell Park, Texas, Texas State University, Texas State University-San Marcos, Trail
Cat Camp gives new students an inside track to Texas State life
By Mindy Green
2013 Cat Camp Counselors
Instead of fearing the unknown about coming to college, freshmen can become acquainted with their peers and get ahead of the game when it comes to learning about being a Bobcat. Cat Camp, a two-day retreat offered every year, is Texas State University’s only spirit, pride and traditions summer camp. Continue reading
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Tagged Bobcat Pride, Boko, Camp Young Judaea, Cat Camp, Class of 2017, San Marcos, Texas State, Texas State Bobcats, Texas State Pride, Texas State University, Wimberley
Annual festival celebrates music
of Mexico, young performers
Texas State’s Mariachi Nueva Generación will perform at the Feria del Mariachi concert March 23.
By Audrey Webb
The origin of the word mariachi has been the source of some debate. Some linguists believe it comes from the French word mariage (marriage), while others claim its origin is in the name of the wood commonly used for dance floors in Mexican dance halls. If you want to know the true meaning of mariachi, we suggest you leave the lingo wrangling to the historians and just attend this weekend’s 14th annual Feria del Mariachi. Continue reading
Bobcats build good will with
San Marcos residents
Bobcat Build is one of the largest student-run volunteer events in all of Texas.
By Audrey Webb
Every guest knows it’s common courtesy to say thank you to your host. That’s the basic premise behind Bobcat Build, an annual volunteer event that salutes the citizens of San Marcos for hosting the Bobcat family in their hometown.
Bobcat Build volunteers perform a variety of tasks based on requests made by San Marcos citizens. In last year’s event, approximately 3,400 students, staff and faculty members participated in 168 various community-building activities, such as weeding a community garden to washing windows to painting a house to removing debris from a vacant lot. Continue reading
22 Before 22
By Callie Gordon ’12
After four years of all-nighters, group projects and tubing trips, my college experience is over. Over. It feels strange even saying it now and I don’t think it will feel true until I wake up in two weeks and realize that I won’t be walking through the Quad and printing my schedule moments before class.
Texas State has seen my worst and made me my best. College has challenged my beliefs, my character and possibly every thought I’ve ever had. I’ve learned what it means to be tenacious, learned how to adapt. If you challenge yourself every day, you will be amazed by what you will become in four years. I joke all the time that the things I accomplish daily would bring tears to the 18-year-old version of myself.
Freshmen, get ready. It isn’t easy. You’re going to cry and you will surprise yourself when you look back. But don’t quit. Show up, sit in the front row, and ask questions. You’re about to learn a lot. Here are my suggestions for making the most of the next four years: Continue reading
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Tagged Africa, Be kind, bobcat, college, comfort zone, Gossip Girl, never settle, Proud parent, San Marcos, Self esteem, Texas State, tubing
Campus art galleries showcase wide variety of local, national talent
The exhibition “Homegrown” will feature works by artists from Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos.
By Callie Gordon ’12
At Texas State, you don’t have to walk far to see changes on campus. Look inside the Joann Cole Mitte Building, where Texas State’s School of Art and Design is housed, and you’ll see even more — the University Galleries at Texas State undergo a makeover each month when new art arrives to be shared with art lovers and students alike.
Mary Mikel Stump, the gallery director, wants a variety and breadth of work available to viewers. “If someone comes for one show, I want them to not have to wait long before they can come back and see something different,” she says.
The galleries, which are free and open to the public, feature art by students, alumni, local artists, and creators from around the country and the world. On Saturday, June 23, the University Galleries will hold an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. for their newest exhibitions, Homegrown and Swarm. Continue reading
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Tagged art, Austin, Beili Liu, Callie Gordon, Colby Bird, Eye of the Dog Art Center, Garth Walker, local artists, Mary Mikel Stump, museum, Naomi Schlinke, San Marcos, Texas State, Texas State University, University Galleries