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In this fall’s past election, two career politicians  ran for for governor—two individuals who aren’t above saying and doing anything they must to be elected.

Making an incredible statement with their most recent album, the Grammy-nominated band alt-J have succeeded in finding their way to the top of the charts and to the top of my playlist. “This Is All Yours” is an original, diverse, intriguing roller coaster ride of an album. There are so many different types of sounds and instruments being molded together that it’s mind-blowing. Also, let’s not forget lead singer Joe Newman’s voice. It is no surprise that alt-J is up for a Grammy. They really brought alternative music to a whole new level.

I absolutely love movies and television shows. It’s so cool to see all the different pieces come together and make something awesome. There are so many unknown things that go into making movies and shows. Call me a nerd, but I love watching the behind-the-scenes features on DVDs, and I will read anything that talks about the process the directors and producers go through. I love it.

Starting in the spring, The University Star will have its first African American male serve as editor-in-chief. This comes in the midst of Texas State celebrating 50 years of desegregation and The Star having one of its most diverse staffs in recent memory.

My friends are always complaining and making fun of me because every time we go somewhere or have a girl’s night out, chances are I’m wearing black.

Some people feel like certain colors don’t look good against their skin tone or that they just don’t wear a particular color well. However, black is a color that I have seen looking good on almost everyone.

Hey everyone, this week I’d like to shed some light on an up-and-coming local band called Eko Heights. They just released their first single on October 7th, called Natalie’s Song, on iTunes, and if you’re in to great acoustics with awesome vocals, this is definitely a song you should go check out.

In economics, it is commonly taught that competition results in lower prices and better products for the consumer. When applied to politics, Americans tend to agree that better candidates result when multiple parties battle for a majority’s approval. Throughout American history, popular elections have consistently maintained a two-party composition.

Have you ever heard the phrase "history repeats itself”? Well, ironically, fashion repeats itself as well. The same clothes that your parents wore in those back-in-the-day pictures are slowly but surely coming back in style today.

Most “old-school” styles that are coming back can be found in local thrift shops. Jerseys, sweatshirts and all forms of denim that you can think of are all items that most thrift shops carry.

It’s November 4th, Election Day, and you are in Texas. Are you going to go vote? Well, statistically speaking, there is over a 50% chance that you won’t. Voting is such a task for us Texans, apparently, seeing as we are ranked 48th in the country. 

I can personally tell you as a campaign volunteer how much this fact sucks. I have to work my hardest for you, the general public, to go voice your opinion. I work for the Wendy Davis campaign, and we really think we can win this November; our main problem is awakening the Democratic monster sleeping within Texas.

Essentially everyone I know had a favorite book series growing up. From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games and beyond, every major book series had a solid and dedicated fan base. Now when those books get translated into movies, these fans (myself included) lose our minds and cease to exist.

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