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With temperatures at an all time high, plus being residents of central Texas, it’s difficult to decide what clothes are appropriate and comfortable for life on campus. With the heat at an all-time high, the stairs seemingly never ending and the hills getting steeper by the minute, what do you wear?

Anyone else out there a Mac Miller fan? He is a young rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a whole lot of talent and even more heart. Let us take a moment to appreciate just how great this rap star really is. Now, I understand that he’s no Jay-Z or Kanye West yet, but he is really working his way up there. “Watching Movies with the Sound Off” is one of my all-time favorite albums.

Ladies and gentlemen, can you guys believe it? School is already starting again. Now I don’t know about you guys, but whenever school breaks come around, I like my body to take a break as well. For you first year kids that are worried about the “Freshman 15,” that is total nonsense, if you are cautious of what you eat. Yes, I do realize that guilt starts to build up inside of me from eating scrumptious non-healthy foods, but I mean goodness. If only healthy foods could taste the same way as non-healthy foods.

Employees of The University Star are easily some of the hardest-working students at Texas State. Our reporters, photographers, copy editors, designers, illustrators, videographers, columnists and account executives dedicate countless hours to the products they produce, and are often asked to put The Star above their studies and social lives. Members of the editorial board spend three nights each week in the Trinity building putting together the print version of The Star, and typically do not leave the office until past 1 a.m.

On March 14 I ended up at the nicest bar I went to all week (Stephen F's Bar in case you were wondering), expecting to be bored out of my skull by some folk music. The first band I saw was good at what they did, had very beautiful voices and good instrumentation but it takes a lot for me to be into a band that falls into the weird radio-folk, Mumford and Sons-esque category. 

Last year when I attended SXSW as an underaged newbie, I thought I was going to see a bunch of awesome bands that I love and it's going to be awesome.

My love for elephants, indie pop-rock and interviewing collided March 13 when I got the chance to interview the up-and-coming band Cheers Elephant at SXSW.

To be honest, the band does not have much to do with actual elephants aside from it being a part of their name. But nevertheless, I wore my elephant bracelet to the interview to show my love – unfortunately none of the band members noticed my subtle tribute.

Most people have heard of the South Beach diet, but only few have heard of the “South By Diet.” And only true SXSW festival-goers can really ever experience it first hand, and unwillingly, may I add.

When gearing up for SXSW, a weeklong blur of music and concerts and people and walking, no one ever really stops to think about the three meals a day normal humans are supposed to be taking in. I had planned which outfits I would wear, what bands I would see and what venues I would be walking back and forth to, but that thing I did not plan was meals.

1. Urban Outfitters AfterFest party: Dubbed a futuristic musical experience, this free party will feature three different DJs, food and limited free alcohol. RSVP for the event online, and download the UO app for gauranteed admission. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

While it doesn't say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty, it definitley did at every screening of "Beyond Clueless", a documentary exploring the nuances and themes behind the cult teen movies of the late '90s and early '00s.

The documentary was filmed acaemically, formally and stuffed with so many kiss scene montages I began to feel like I was living in a Freddie Prinze, Jr. movie trailer.

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