Back to School
A sweet roll recipe from a WWII German prisoner of war survivor has made San Marcos legend.
The characteristically large dessert, similar to a cinnamon roll, was created and named after Roland Manske shortly after he and his wife Ruth opened Manske’s Grill in 1949.
Ruben Becerra, Gil’s Broiler owner, said after much experimentation with ingredients at customers’ requests for a tasty dessert, Roland Manske created his “world famous” roll.
The roll itself may be famous, but the people who have eaten them may be too.
With the first day of fall classes quickly approaching, students are flocking to San Marcos in droves and shoving swimsuits and suntan lotion out of sight. Instead of getting lost in the back-to-school shuffle, keep a clear head and take advantage of all the opportunities a fresh school year can bring. The upcoming fall semester can signal a clean slate and room for growth in GPAs. Frequent the library for late-night study sessions, utilize the tutoring services at the Student Learning Assistance Center and improve English skills through the Writing Center.
Part of gearing up for the new semester is students filling their wardrobes with the new fashion trends. Along with gathering all the different styles and patterns, personalizing an outfit is part of this process.
“The key to trends is to take them with a grain of salt,” said Krizia Aponte, FashioNation officer and fashion merchandising sophomore. “Following trends too much just makes you look like everyone else, and you don’t want to do that. Always try to put your own spin on an outfit.” Monochromatic outfits will be everywhere. Aponte said these same-colored styles will come back, but with different, unique colors like burgundy.
He is a player who models his game after Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers and hopes to play in the NFL one day.
Those are the credentials senior tight end Chase Harper possesses as Texas State makes the transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision competition level.
Harper is not a stranger to playing against future FBS opponents. After all, he has already played against current LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger when the two faced each other in the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game.
In anticipation of the school year, the University Bookstore has added some new items that are perfect for studying, organizing and showing Texas State pride. Assistant Manager Lauren Williams gave The University Star the scoop on the best items to look forward to this semester.
His career has skyrocketed since first landing gigs at smaller venues, like Nephew’s on The Square or other dive bars around Austin. Last month, he helped sell out a show at Stubb’s BBQ as tour-support opener for the hip-hop culture icon formerly named Snoop Dogg.
Marta Roman, owner of Lolita’s Café on Aquarena Springs Drive, said when students leave for summer it causes a 30 percent decrease in their business. However, even during the summer it is common to see several vehicles waiting in line at Lolita’s to purchase breakfast tacos.
Looking for a late-night snack to carry you through that last-minute cram session? Here are some local restaurants open past midnight.Pluckers Wing Bar:
This bar and sports grill stays open until 2 a.m. all week long. Famous for its tasty appetizers, such as the basket of fried pickles and mozzarella sticks, Pluckers is the perfect place for a night out with friends and family.Showdown:
Serving San Marcos locals for almost 35 years, it’s famous for its burgers and friendly staff. Showdown is a great place to satisfy those late-night cravings.
Now, the team is preparing to meet the challenges at the next level as the competition elevates with Texas State’s transition to the WAC.
Amari Deardorff, two-time All-SLC First Team player, said the team is not going to take satisfaction in solely being in the WAC — it wants to be competitive.
“The competition level will definitely be a lot higher, and no one really knows what to expect, but I don’t think anyone is expecting to be happy with just being there,” Deardorff said.
Chisum does not anticipate WAC opponents will be complacent when facing the Bobcats this season.
Players have returned to the practice field in full pads now that the leap to FBS football, the doubling of the stadium’s seating capacity and conference musical chairs have finally become a reality.
The Bobcats opened fall practice Aug. 6 getting together in shells and adjusting to heat. Although there is a new energy and excitement, questions still linger regarding the program.
Last year’s team finished the season dropping four of its last five games after hitting some strides in the middle of the year during Coach Dennis Franchione’s first season in San Marcos (6-6).