Some students have taken the stage to express their passions and share ideas through a new student organization.
The organization, Student Theory, had its first event Thursday night in the Centennial Teaching Theater.
“It’s an organization of the students, by the students and for the students,” said George Walden, founder of Student Theory.
Parents and children anxiously awaited the blow of the air horn with colorful Easter baskets in hand. Their mission: to collect as many eggs as possible from the 12,000 total in the sea of blues, purples, yellows and greens in front of them.
For 4-year-old Ava Sepaugh, these eggs could be holding her deepest desire of the event—candy canes and jellybeans.
The LBJ Teaching Theater was graced with kisses and feathers when drag queen BeBe Zahara Benet spoke on campus last Thursday.
Benet, winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, came to campus to help answer the question “Does diversity really matter?” with a panel of Bobcats.
The panel talked candidly about their personal experiences being judged by others based on race, gender and sexuality—and how they learned to overcome these struggles. Each member of the panel discussed the importance of embracing individuality and surrounding oneself with others who are accepting.
Catherine Bitney, a panelist and staff member at the counseling center, advised students to learn to be comfortable in their own skin.
The Social Awareness Documentary Film Club and Feminists United teamed up with the Department of Philosophy Monday night to raise awareness on gender inequality with the screening of Miss Representation.
Released in 2011, Miss Representation is a documentary film that illustrates under-representation of women in politics, the media and entertainment.
“It’s a really well-done film,” said Rebekah Ross-Fountain, senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. “It covers the range of what’s problematic about showing women as sex symbols.”
After almost 40 years in business, the Restless Wind made its final call March 18.
Grant Jacobs, Restless Wind owner, will make the final installment payment on the business this week to Texas State alumnus Johnny Finch, who owns the property the bar sits on. Finch chose not to renew Jacobs’ lease.
Finch will instead reopen the building under a new name with longtime business partner Bob Donnelly and his wife Kathy.
He said remodeling for the new bar, called Chances R., begins next week. The name is in memory of the Donnellys’ son, Chance, who died in 2010.
Chances R. is expected to have a shuffleboard, digital jukebox, popcorn machine and patio and will specialize in exotic drinks.
Former Restless Wind employees have expressed their disdain for the establishment’s change in ownership and name.
When a stay-at-home father began brewing his own coffee, friends and family asked where they could find it for sale, prompting him to become an entrepreneur.
Austin Van Zant started his own business, Redbud Roasters, with his wife Mary Van Zant. They started selling their coffee at a local farmer’s market—but have since expanded to The Quad. Now they’re using Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform, to raise money for a storefront. So far, they’ve raised approximately $3,500 of the $30,000 they need by the deadline, which is in 25 days.
“The store should be at the old OST liquor store, at the corner of MLK and LBJ,” Austin Van Zant said.
One Bobcat’s adventure across the pond last summer has inspired her to move back after graduation.
Lauren Roig, international relations graduate student, interned at the Embassy of the United States in London. Roig spent most of her internship as a commercial assistant, researching British markets for American businesses hoping to export products. This is the business aspect of her love for traveling around the world and meeting new people.
“I always had a passion for traveling,” Roig said. “I grew up traveling with my parents. I like meeting people from around the world and seeing how we all live our lives.”
A large art gallery is on display at the Joann Cole Mitte Art Building, but students may not realize it at first glance. The art gallery is contained within 20 USB drives hanging from the wall by a laundry line. Tens of thousands of files are held within the drives, each containing an artist or two. Anyone can download the files.
The event officially began at 9 a.m. in the Strahan Coliseum parking lot with a kickoff celebration featuring appearances by Texas State Presidentand San Marcos , who thanked and wished the participants well on their community projects.
While G.I. Joe’s biceps have grown over the decades, so too have discussions regarding gender violence.
Anti-sexism activist Jackson Katz discussed several cultural factors that may help shape the definition of masculinity Wednesday during his “Bad Boys and Bystanders” presentation in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.
A native of Boston, Katz has a varied history as a social theorist, having been a former all-star high school football player. He was the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He went on to receive a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a doctorate in cultural studies and education from UCLA.
In the late 1980s, Katz worked for Real Men, a Boston-based grassroots organization that helped educate people on sexism.