One particular show on KTSW brings something familiar, yet new, to “the other side of radio.”
Nick Kukowski, electronic media senior, hosts a show called “‘Illbilly Ruckus,” which airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Those who tune in would hear the upbeat, country “jangle” of past and present rockabilly artists.
The department of theatre and dance has joined forces with the University Seminar program to produce a unique play, In the Company of Saints and Sinners, tailor-made for the freshman class.
The play was written by Monica Michell, senior lecturer in the department of theater and dance. It is part of the university’s 2009 to 2010 Common Experience theme, “A Whole New Mind.”
The play addresses the issue of invasive technology and social networking of today and its potential for harm.
On certain nights, the San Marcos bar scene is host to a spirited two-wheeled procession comprised of local cyclists, commonly known as pub crawlers.
Drawing curious stares from pedestrians and cars alike, these group rides follow an increasing trend toward biking as an alternative mode of transportation around town. The rides are usually spread by word of mouth, from cyclist to cyclist, giving them a grass roots nature and showing their close ties with the San Marcos biking community.
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It has been 14 years and they still haven’t caught ‘em all.
Pokémon is going strong, as students meet several times a week to play the card game once thought to be a fad.
Ernesto Hernandez, journalism junior, said he started playing the card game three months ago and began the group to find more students to play.
“I thought it would be cool to have a big group of people come together,” Hernandez said.
“I’m never satisfied with just being one thing, because you only get one chance to ‘seize the day,’“ said Justyn Payne, sound recording technology senior.
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It is the height of the digital era. Music is more portable and convenient than ever, but vinyl records are still being printed and sold.
Mark Boyd, manager at Sundance Records, said there was a serious lull in record sales from the mid to late ’80s and the store’s shelves were severely depleted of vinyl. But ever since the early ’90s, records started making a comeback.
Death, destruction, post-apocalypticism and animated dolls riddle the environment created in the new feature 9.
The film’s components were indeed childish, the shear brutality of the environment and the fact that dead human bodies provided much of the mise-en-scene of the film make it tough to determine the true demographic of 9.
The story, at base level, was not hard to grasp — there were plot elements that would indeed go over children’s heads. Also, of the amount of death in this feature should make some parents wary of taking their children to see it.
Every other Wednesday, jazzy tunes entertain customers at Tantra. The coffee house is a place where customers can relax, study and listen to live music.
Jazz Night invites artists to perform a live show on Tantra’s outside stage. A small crowd unwound in the courtyard Sept. 16 and listened to the rhythms.
The unnamed four-member band consisted of a drum, piano, guitar and bass player. Guitar player Jimmy Smith, jazz studies senior, has been playing guitar for 15 years. He said the band loves the open atmosphere Tantra offers.
Many children dream of becoming pilots, but Lowell Diagle actually made it happen.
Diagle enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. to pursue flying after graduating high school in 2004. He later made the decision to move to San Marcos where he received his pilot’s license and is now a criminal justice senior at Texas State. Currently,
Diagle works as an instructor at the university’s Flight Training Center.