Aside from yoga classes on campus, Linda Littleton instructs Nordic walking classes at the San Marcos Activity Center. Nordic walking is an Olympic sport designed to help skiers practice in drier months.
San Marcos has been exposed to some of Portland’s culture through new total wellness instructor, Linda Littleton.
A student’s dream of studying abroad came true when she was chosen to participate in the Fulbright Scholar program.
Since fall 2010, Nita Novianti has been a Fulbright Scholar at Texas State University.
Novianti, from Bandung, Indonesia, studied English literature at the Indonesia University of Education before applying to be a Fulbright Scholar.
Sara Phillips, Staff Photographer
The Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing gives all graduating students the opportunity to expand their literary work by living and working at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle.
Sara Phillips, Staff Photographer
There is a new café serving more than coffee and bagels in San Marcos. Café Monet helps dish out lasting artwork, and provides a calming environment that can unleash the inner artist on a blank slate.
The San Marcos studio is painted gray and plays canvas to art designs on the wall, offering vibrant splashes of color. The smell of paint wafts throughout the store.
"Water for Elephants,” by Sara Gruen, tells the story of a young man, Jacob Jankowski, who runs away from home and jumps on a circus train after his parents die in a car accident.
The book is told in two different time periods that switch back and forth throughout the novel – the presumable present and during the Great Depression.
Students looking to get rid of extra baggage need not look far.
San Marcos offers outlets for collecting unwanted clothes or items students cannot take out of their dorms and back home.
Goodwill accepts clothing and furniture donations of reasonable quality. Donations have to be stainless, and without holes. The store has a drop-off door that donators can use, or students interested in participating can leave donations inside with an employee.
The musical theater department is turning the clocks back to the roaring ’20s, where women were loose, liquor was celebrated and parties were wild.
The Wild Party opens Wednesday and runs through May 1. The production, written by Andrew Lippa, is based on a poem written by Joseph Moncure March about the late ’20s. It tells the story of a party thrown by a vaudevillian clown, Burrs, his girlfriend, Queenie, and the events that take place on a wild night in Manhattan. The couple pledges to throw a party to “end all parties.”
Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, is the story of a young boy named Charlie who is starting high school. The book is told in letters written to an anonymous pen-pal. The reader doesn’t know who he’s writing to, so it’s easy for the reader to feel like they are the one Charlie is confiding in, which is the best part of the book.
When I first read The Hunger Games, I had no idea what it was about. People had only told me it was a really good book. However, most of the people relaying this information said Twilight was their favorite book of all time (not bashing Twilight, but as far as literary work goes, it's no masterpiece). After all the “ooo’s” and “ahh's” died down, I finally sat down and read the book everyone keep telling me about. I was floored. Suzanne Collins is a beast.
Vodka Street Bistro is one step closer to putting the finishing touches on its establishment thanks to one Texas State student.
Lyndsay Lyon, graphic design sophomore, is displaying her artistic talents in the restaurant on The Square, which opened last month. Lyon got the chance to paint for the restaurant when she applied for a cocktail waitress position and expressed love for art.