Monthly Archives: November 2012

Happenings: Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Sights & Sounds starts festive season with San Marcos tradition

By Audrey Webb

San Marcos, all aglow with the holiday spirit!

Since 1986, the holiday season in San Marcos has begun with the Sights & Sounds of Christmas. This year’s four-day festival, which runs November 28 to December 1 in San Marcos Plaza Park, includes a living nativity scene – complete with real camels! – a carnival, free photos with Santa, a food court, an arts and crafts fair, pony rides and a 5K and 1K Reindeer Dash on December 1.

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Study Tips: Preparing for Thanksgiving Break

One reason to give thanks:
No homework over the break!

Vintage postcard of turkey chasing boy holding a squash

Complete classwork ahead to avoid a hectic Thanksgiving break.

By Texas State SLAC

The days are getting shorter as your to-do list is getting longer. You might be tempted to postpone your class work until after Thanksgiving because you don’t want to be doing homework while visiting family and friends, eating turkey, and sleeping off the tryptophan! But if you put off your studies, you could find yourself neck-deep in homework — and facing low motivation because the semester is almost over. Plus you’ll have the added stress of studying for finals.

Choose a better course of action by doing homework ahead of time so you can relax over the Thanksgiving break. Here’s what we suggest: Continue reading

Happenings: International Education Month 2012

Learn to go global during International Education Month

Students from the International Studies Association hosted a multicultural food fair on campus.

By Andrew Osegi

Here at Texas State University, November is an exciting month. Not only are students looking forward to heading home for Thanksgiving break, but they also have an opportunity to engage with different cultures from around the world during International Education Month.

Similar to the federally sponsored International Education Week (held Nov. 12-16), International Education Month aims to connect diverse members of the Texas State community by educating students about the global nature of the world in which we live and work. Continue reading

Study Tips: Avoiding Self-Sabotage

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

By Texas State SLAC

Mark Twain

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. Continue reading

Around Campus: Renegade Roses

Renegade Roses make rugby
focus for friendship and fun

Renegade Roses logo

Renegade Roses is a Texas State student organization that supports the Renegade Rugby team.

By Karina Garcia ’14

Renegade Roses is a student organization at Texas State University composed of a diverse, fun-loving group of women who enjoy supporting the Texas State Renegade Rugby team and staying involved in the community. Established in 2005, the group attends both home and away rugby games, participates in community service events, stays involved on campus and requires mandatory study hours. Continue reading

Around Campus: Ad Club

Ad Club offers students professional experience, peer support

Brittany Teague

President Brittany Teague, eager to see members arrive for an Ad Club meeting in Old Main

By Brittany Teague ’13

You won’t find expensive suits, ill-patterned dresses and chain-smoking workaholics, nor will you find anyone resembling Don Draper or Peggy Olson at the Texas State Ad Club. And you definitely won’t find devious swindlers out to make a quick buck. The Ad Club consists of creative, hard-working and passionate students. The only thing that separates them from other students on campus is their undeniable interest in the business of advertising. Continue reading

Study Tips: Multiple-choice Exams

The decisive moment: Essential tips for taking multiple-choice exams

By Texas State SLAC

Scantron form being filled out with a pencil

Use helpful strategies for taking multiple-choice exams.

When you get your exams back, do you hear yourself say, “Why did I mark that answer?” You might want to rethink how you take multiple-choice exams. Aside from studying to master the content being tested, here’s a step-by-step process to ensure that your test-taking skills are at their best when multiple choice gets tricky. Continue reading