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Proposed downtown parking plan considered by city councilmembers By Drew Castillo News Reporter

Local business owners and city employees are weighing the pros and cons of what a downtown parking plan could mean for San Marcos. A proposed Parking Management District was discussed at the city council meeting Nov. 5. The plan is intended to encourage diversity of transportation options, help businesses have adequate parking for customers and address the issue of employee parking, said Matthew Lewis, director of Planning and Development Services. A metering-rate system would be developed for lots in and around the downtown area, Lewis said. Prices of parking would vary in certain areas based on the location of the spots and their proximity to campus. The university suffers from the current utilization of downtown parking, Lewis said. The Edward Gary Street Garage struggles with profits because while it is located in a prime spot right across the street from downtown, no one is going to pay to park when free parking is located nearby, Lewis said. Lewis said he believes the parking problem is not a lack of surface lots, but a management problem with the current space. Longtime San Marcos business owners have seen a metered system fail in the downtown area before and are reluctant to return to that form of paid parking, Lewis said. If the city can manage the public and on-street parking, businesses with tow-away lots will be encouraged to utilize spots to their full po-

“People are lazy, people are running late for work. They’re not going to park (at the old county justice center). They’d rather chance it.” —Kyle Mylius, Root Cellar owner tential, he said. Local businesses are affected directly by the current parking situation, said Kyle Mylius, owner and operator of the Root Cellar Café and Gallery. “I think it will benefit my business and ultimately businesses downtown when people have the confidence that they can conveniently park,” Mylius said. Mylius said the restaurant’s lunch hour business has been affected by disorganized parking. “If people feel like they can’t come down here on their lunch break and get back to work in a timely fashion, they’re going go somewhere that they maybe wouldn’t rather eat, but they know they can park and go in right away,” Mylius said. The city is working on a temporary alternative to employee parking because of the number of tickets being given to individuals who work at establish-


Reynaldo Leaños | Staff Photographer University President Denise Trauth converses with Sean Quinones, political science sophomore, and other students about issues on campus Nov. 13 at the LBJ Student Center during the ASG Round Table.


Campus concerns voiced at round table By Kelsey Bradshaw News Reporter


tudents discussed issues including teaching assistant salaries, the campus smoking ban and football game attendance with university administrators at the Associated Student Government Round Table Wednesday. The round table session offered students the chance to ask questions or discuss concerns with university officials in the LBJ Student Center ballroom. The event consisted of groups of six to eight students rotating from table to table between administrators. President Denise Trauth said she knows how important the round table sessions are for progress at the university. “I think it’s important on both sides,” Trauth said. “I always learn something. That’s one of the ways you get educated. We always learn something. The other side of it is students get the benefit of learning how the university works. I think it’s mutually beneficial.” Cynthia Opheim, associate provost of Academic Affairs, met with students at the event. “We don’t always know what the

students are thinking, so this is good for us,” Opheim said. A common subject discussed at the round table was the university’s ban on tobacco, which was implemented in summer 2012. Some students expressed concern with how the ban is actually being enforced on campus. Enforcement of the tobacco ban was planned to have a soft rollout on campus, Trauth said. Educating people, helping them cope with their addictions and not harshly enforcing the rule was a part of the initial implementation, she said. “Do we have a bit of a problem? Yeah, but I think we’re handling it in the right way,” Trauth said. Joanne Smith, vice president of Student Affairs, said she is working with other administrators to implement specific policies for reporting smoking on campus and the exact repercussions for offenders, Opheim said. “I think peer pressure or near peer pressure is important,” Trauth said. “If you see anybody smoking on campus, you need to go up to them and say ‘I’m sorry, I have to tell you this. This is a tobacco free campus, and you shouldn’t be smoking.’” Another topic discussed with

Trauth and Opheim was the matter of increasing TA salaries. In the past three years, every academic department raises the issue during talks, Trauth said. “I think everybody who has examined this issue knows we need to do something about this,” Trauth said. The issues surrounding TA salaries is a problem, but there are competing demands such as low staff salaries and faculty seeking raises, Opheim said. “It looks like the money we’re going to have available is $1.2 million,” Trauth said. “To raise TA salaries by $1,000, which isn’t that much, it would take $800,000 of the $1.2 million. So it’s a very tough issue to deal with when you’re in a constrained environment.” Another topic discussed at the round table with administrators was football game attendance. This year has been an “exciting one” for Texas State football, but the stands still are not filled to maximum capacity, said Larry Teis, director of Athletics. “I was here 15 years ago when we were lucky to have 3,000 people in



Business owners, residents discuss parking at ‘Coffee Talk’

survey about their thoughts on parking downtown. The majority liked the current parking model as it was while the minority wanted a change, Armbruster said. Of the 64 respondents, 45 thought offstreet parking would be the most important “tool” in creating a downtown conducive to parking. Planning Manager John Foreman explained what a parking management structure would mean for downtown. He said the structure would set up a similar framework for parking downtown, though the management would work differently. Downtown parking spaces belong to customers, not students, Danielle Charles | Staff Photographer who should be parking in places Proposed meter systems downtown would aim to provide adequate parking for like the Edward Gary Parking businesses in the area. Garage, Foreman said. He said students would be deterred from people with interest in downtown parking downtown with the introBy James Carneiro San Marcos. The bulk of the meet- duction of meters. News Reporter ing was used to discuss the issues “If students continue to park Local businesses owners, resi- of business employees being tick- downtown, so be it. At least the dents and parking coordinators eted for parking downtown, safety city gets something out of it,” met inside the Hays County at night and details on a proposed Foreman said. Courthouse Wednesday to discuss parking management structure. Another challenge would be Samantha Armbruster, Main asking business es to pay for downtown parking and concerns Street Program manager, led the downtown parking for their emwith upcoming plans. The groups gathered for the meeting with Kayli Head, Main ployees, Foreman said. bi-monthly “Coffee Talk,” an in- Street Program coordinator. “Once we start talking to Armbruster said 64 San Marcos businesses, we’ll have a better formal meeting held by the city to prompt discussions amongst residents participated in an online

idea of what we want to do,” Foreman said. The final issue the structure tries to address is the lack of longterm parking downtown, Foreman said. People are not able to spend the day shopping downtown because they are worried about getting tickets, and a solution to this might be the placement of parking meters, he said. Any revenue generated by the meters would be used for street improvements or some other kind of downtown maintenance. City councilmembers gave Foreman and his department instructions to work on outreach with the community. He said residents are very supportive of the parking management structure, with the exception of putting parking meters downtown, Foreman said. Parking Coordinator Regina Ruiz said parking meters are a great idea. Ruiz said she is from Austin, where there is an established parking meter system. Downtown could use some parking garages as well, Ruiz said. Kyle Mylius, owner of the Root Cellar Café, said parking garages would have to charge less before students would want to park there.

“(Those prices) are so outrageous,” Mylius said. “It’s not a viable option for anybody.” The discussion then turned to the subject of employees being ticketed for parking near their businesses downtown. A solution could be found with a trolley system, Mylius said. There are two “slick, really cool looking” trolleys sitting in a city garage and not being put to use, he said. “If you don’t pay for parking, you’re at the mercy of enforcement,” Mylius said. Ruiz said she liked the trolley idea for safety reasons, especially because young female students are afraid to park in dark garages like Edward Gary. “In my office, I get a lot of calls about people afraid to park,” Ruiz said. “That’s the reality I’m facing every day. You wouldn’t believe how many calls I got during that abduction incident.” The meeting ended with an agreement between the three parking workers who attended the meeting and some other members. “We’ll make sure our employees park around the corner if you guys go easy on the tickets,” Mylius said.

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ROUND TABLE, continued from front the stadium,” Teis said. Teis said Texas State is getting more attention since moving to the FBS. “Eleven of our 12 games are going to be on TV this year,” Teis said. “Other people around the country now see, and when they see an empty stadium they’re like, ‘man, do I want go there?’” Bus services are provided to transport fans to the home games, and the tickets are free for stu-

dents, Teis said. The athletics department is not going to stop trying to bring people to the games, he said. The department is using every outlet available to increase excitement for games—emails and other social media—Teis said. One student voiced concern at the round table that fans are likely not attending games because athletes are never present at pep rallies. Teis said he hopes to improve that in the future.


PARKING, continued from front ments in the downtown areas, Mylius said. Employees will be able to park in the lot of the old county justice center, recently purchased by a developer, he said. “In my opinion, the solution is remote parking,” Mylius said. “You’re going to have to get away, but then people are lazy, people are running late for work. They’re not going to park down there. They’d rather chance it. I think you have to give them some kind of shuttle.” Another proposed solution to mitigate the downtown parking problem is the formation of residential parking permit programs to “protect and control parking in residential areas sensitive to downtown and university parking spillover.” A draft for the establishment of a residential parking program was originally written and presented to city council by the San Marcos

Neighborhood Commission in August, Lewis said. Fire Marshal Ken Bell spoke on behalf of the San Marcos Neighborhood Commission at last week’s city council meeting. “We kind of wanted to make it a big comprehensive approach. The downtown program—we really looked at that in addition to the development of the residential permit program,” Bell said. The ordinance does not reserve specific spaces for residents. However, vehicles parked in designated RPP parking areas during restricted hours would be subject to ticketing according to the written ordinance, even if residents own them. There will be another public outreach session for the downtown parking initiative. City planners will take a plan forward for adoption by the councilmembers, Lewis said.

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Survey reveals students, seniors with on-campus jobs have higher GPAs By Michelle Balagia News Reporter

Texas State students who work more than 20 hours per week off campus have lower GPAs than those who work the same amount per week on campus, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement. About 1,000 first-year freshmen and approximately 2,000 seniors responded to the survey at Texas State during the spring 2013 semester. Students were asked how many hours they spent in a typical seven-day week working for pay on and off campus. The university does not store employment data in a way to compare overall GPAs with work hours across the student body as a whole, according to Susan Thompson with Institutional Research. Freshmen in the survey who reported they worked 21 to 25 hours per week on campus earned a GPA of 2.83. However, freshmen who worked the same amount of hours per week off

campus earned a GPA of 2.70, according to the survey. Seniors who responded to the survey saying they worked 21 to 25 hours per week on campus earned a GPA of 3.23, while those who worked the same off campus earned a 3.05. Students who are employed on campus at Texas Sate are limited to how many hours they can work a week, said Victoria Hinojosa, customer care coordinator of Career Services at Texas State. “Career Services limits the number of hours students may work on campus to 25 hours per week while classes are in session,” Hinojosa said. “Students are eligible to work up to 40 hours in between semesters.” The freshmen who earned the highest GPAs in the survey were those who worked off campus for 1 to 5 hours per week, and they earned an average of 3.08. For seniors, the highest scoring off campus category was students who worked 6 to 10 hours per week, with a GPA of 3.29. Survey results revealed that seniors

working any amount of hours at on- or off-campus jobs earn a higher GPA than freshmen. Samantha West, health information management senior and waitress at Chili’s, thinks there is a direct correlation between job hours and grades. “I work 30 to 35 hours per week at an off campus job,” West said. “It definitely affects my grades because it doesn’t allow me to have enough time to study and prepare for upcoming tests. I still make good grades, but I know they could be better if I worked less hours.” The study revealed that overall, working fewer hours correlates with higher GPAs, but not necessarily being unemployed. Unemployed freshmen and senior students had close to the same average GPA as the students who work on and off campus 16 to 20 hours per week, according to the survey. “Although it’s been difficult, overall I’ve liked working an off campus job,” West said. “I’ve gained a strong work ethic and I know it’ll benefit me in the long run.”

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Bobcat Club revamps Young Alumni Program Kendall Precup News Reporter

Bobcat Club staff have revamped the Young Alumni Program in hopes of attracting more recent graduates to the program. Bobcat Club staff are trying to create a realistic situation for recent graduates to give back to Texas State, said Joshua Whittenburg, coordinator of the Bobcat Club. There are many opportunities to become involved with the Young Alumni program, Whittenburg said. Bobcat Club sends out a personal letter to each graduate and connects via email. They get in touch with the registrar’s office to receive all of the names of those who have applied for graduation. From there they send out a post card in all of the diploma packets that advertises the Young Alumni Program. “We are trying to broaden our donor base and reach out to those who have just graduated Texas State who have an affinity for our sports program that is still there,” Whittenburg said. “(We) give the recent graduates a break while trying to get their first job.” The main source of information to students has been by word of mouth, said Amber Moore, former student and volleyball player who has been working on the Young Alumni Program. When part of the Young Alumni Program, the participant receives amenities from the university, Whittenburg said. The base level for donations, and the most common for those who have recently graduated, is $50, he said. After the donation, Bobcat Club gives students a $150 soft credit that allows the member

to receive the same amenities that a $200 donor would receive. As a base level donor, the amenities the member receives include reserved parking close to the stadium for games, access to cushion seating if season tickets are purchased, discounts on all other sports season tickets, an e-newsletter and smaller things such as a bumper sticker, Whittenberg said. This program is especially useful for young alumnus because those that have recently graduated are offered the Bobcat Bump. “The Bobcat Bump is set on a decreasing scale, each year your minimum goes up and our match goes down so you are required to pay 50,, then 75,, then 100, then 150, then 175. The idea being that by the time that you get to that fifth year mark you are ready to join at the full 200 mark,” Whittenburg said. Although this program exists, it does not limit the amount a member can donate, Whittenburg said. A member can donate any amount they wish despite the $50 base dona-

tion. They still receive the $150 soft credit to bump them up to the next level of amenities. “More wins and more wins, and more championships bring more revenue to the university,” Whittenburg said. “Athletics is the footstool to our university.” Steven Kenney, former Bobcat and football player for Texas State, now works for Bobcat Club. Being a former student and scholarship recipient makes the Young Alumni Program easier for him to pitch to other students than it is for other staff members, he said. “Athletics is a great way to invest in the experience of college which helps drive up the recruitment of students, which drives up the value of the degree in the long run,” Kenney said. ”The culture is getting better. We want to improve the experience of students, and when we do that we will improve our donors.”

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Bowl game invitation unlikely with current attendance, fan attitudes


he Texas State community needs to be aware that their poor attendance at football games this year could prevent the university from being invited to a bowl game this season if their turnout does not improve. Texas State students have complained throughout the years that the football team needs to give them something to cheer for if they are expected to attend games. That excuse has worn thin— the football team has had a winning season, and Bobcat Stadium is still alarmingly empty. The football team became bowl eligible for the first time in school history with a Nov. 2 victory over Idaho. Unfortunately, this means little considering attendance is a large factor in whether Texas State is actually invited to a bowl game. Students need to spend less energy on “supporting their team” by getting wasted at tailgate and more on actually going to the game. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the news that Texas State is now bowl eligible is exciting, but it is seems many students and fair weather fans have been disillusioned into thinking this means the football team will receive an automatic invitation to a bowl game. Bobcat football coaches will not go on the record saying atten-

dance may hold Texas State back from a bowl, but the editorial board believes it is safe to say this could very well be the case. Many football players, including Mike Orakpo, have noticed the poor game attendance and have been vocal about the problem. Orakpo recently tweeted “we bust our a** day in and day out, and the fact that on Saturday our students (would) rather go to the tailgate than the actual game is disappointing.” Orakpo is absolutely right. Students need to realize their lack of attendance at football games is very apparent, and, frankly, embarrassing. It is understandable for those who do not enjoy football or social activities to not attend games. It is ridiculous that Texas State cannot fill its stadium when tailgate is completely covered over with thousands of people. It should not be difficult for students to walk (or stumble) the short distance to the stadium to attend at least the first half of a game. The problem stems from leaders of on-campus organizations who promote tailgating to their members but do not stress the importance of actually attending football games. The amount of campus organizations claiming to be assets to the university

that blatantly choose not to show up to games is appalling. Texas State needs a culture shift, and it must begin with leaders of large student organizations. That being said, the Associated Student Government has made a recent push to improve game attendance that is a step in the right direction. ASG is making an effort to raise awareness of the importance of game attendance through social media and other avenues, particularly with the use of the hashtag #packbobcatstadium. It is a small step, but nevertheless a gesture that shows student body representatives recognize the problem and are trying to correct it. Students are not the only ones to blame for low attendance this season. The alumni section at the stadium has been alarmingly empty. San Marcos residents also need to make a greater effort to fill up the stadium at home games. Among other qualifications, Texas State needs an average attendance of 20,000 to 21,000 spectators at home games to be invited to a bowl game. Average attendance has fallen short of that goal by several thousand at many games this season. Although attendance has picked up in recent games this season, it is still not enough.

The university provides students with free tickets to games. Most Bobcats do not realize how much of a luxury that is—not having to pay out of pocket or stand in long lines to pick up tickets are not perks enjoyed by students at many universities. Students need to take advantage of the ability to watch Bobcat football for free and actually show up come game time. Officials spend a significant amount of money on the teams they invite to attend bowl games. They are not going to invite the Bobcats if attendance remains unimpressive. The Texas State community needs to show up to games and support the football team if they ever want the hope of a bowl game to become a reality. The team is doing its job—it is time for fans to do theirs.

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All body types should be embraced

Ashley Trumps Opinions Columnist Journalism senior

arger body types are equally as Lslender attractive as the conventionally figure—a truth that is wrong-

fully concealed by mass media. As I grew up watching television shows and movies, I noticed the “fat girl” was always ridiculed and forced to lose weight before she could be loved. Only skinny chicks could be taken seriously. Slightly overweight or downright heavyset girls served as “the fat friend” or “the project.” I

internalized this from a young age. I believed in order to be loved and respected, my body needed to meet a certain weight criteria. Losing weight was always a priority, because nobody likes to be mocked or rejected, and I felt being overweight was a deviation from the norm. The term “overweight” is problematic anyway—having more fat does not have to equal having “too much” weight. This view is shifting slightly in today’s world, but not by much. Most movies continue to cast only slender women in leading roles, television shows feature mostly stalk-thin girls, and God forbid I ever open a magazine—those ladies are unreal. The already meager bodies of the women in these magazines are so stretched and mutilated with touch-ups they look more like strange leggy aliens wearing masks than actual people. Even when browsing a pornography website, skinny is the norm, while fat women are viewed as a fetish. These images and ideals pervading day-to-day life cause people to forget the truth—all bodies are good, and fatties are hot too. Chubby chicks have just as much of a right to feel sexy and desirable as thinner ladies do. They

do not need to be praised as “brave” for wearing a crop-top or short skirt. They are brave for loving themselves in a society that is already riddled with self-doubt. Self-confidence is about people being comfortable in their bodies. Self-respect is about people treating their bodies with love and care. These concepts do not depend on size. If comfort lies in the next size up, that is the sexiest size for a woman to be—regardless of whether it is a zero or a 20. Whether the body runs on cake or carrots, as long as it is happy, it is attractive. Lack of fat does not add sparkle to the eyes or sincerity to a smile. Were fatness to be embraced, many unhealthier foods would lose their stigma. Women could openly enjoy 1,000 cookies without feeling the ridiculous guilt they are taught to experience from a young age. No more apologizing for eating—the function necessary to keep our bodies running. No more justifying enjoying the food that goes into the body. Every bite could be a celebration, and every look in the mirror could be peaceful. No matter the measurements, confident bodies are attractive. So come on, ladies—rock those rolls.

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‘N-word’ usage only acceptable within black community

Brandon Sams Opinions Columnist Journalism freshman

tudents and youth need to better Seffects understand the history, impact and of the “N-word” within African-

American culture, especially since its usage and appropriation by non-blacks is neither desired nor required. Originally, the “N-word” became a common epithet in the early years of the 19th century to refer to slaves and freemen of African descent. The word dehumanized and ridiculed black individuals for generations. It belittled their identity, ethnic heritage, existence and race with unfair stereotypes as well as unfounded caricatures of laziness, ignorance and worthlessness. The word limited and defined an entire demographic and served as the last word many blacks heard before they were hung with a noose on the branch of a burning tree. However, the word holds a very unique place in modern American vocabulary. On one hand, it is a vile insult that serves as possibly the most offensive term in American English—a word that has plagued the existence of African-Americans for more than 200 years. On the other hand, it has been reclaimed by some black youth as a term of endearment and solidarity. A problem emerges when non-blacks attempt to appropriate AfricanAmerican culture by reclaiming the “N-word” for their own use. Many marginalized groups have successfully reclaimed language once used against them. It seems women have reclaimed “bitch,” gays have reclaimed “queer,” Jews have reclaimed “J.A.P.”—the list goes on. But those outside of those spheres are exactly that—outside. A man or unfamiliar female going up to a group of women and referring to them as “bitches” would not be interpreted too well. It may be fine “in-language” between said ladies, but as an outsider such words are not acceptable. Certain interactions within a culture are permitted, whereas the same interactions between cultural outsiders are not acceptable—this concept is generally understood among many people in today’s society. However, for a majority culture that may feel entitled, the fact that saying the “N-word” is off-limits is seen by some as an insult. Those within an entitled culture might not see it that way, but the underlying impact of entitlement is to blind people to their own privilege. I have both seen and heard people of other races uttering the “n-word” only to be quickly dismissed, insulted and/ or attacked. Students should realize the world is not their “hood,” and not everyone is not their “homeboy.” That said, students should think before they speak and take care not to be ignorant of their surroundings or other people’s feelings, particularly when using offensive slurs. I have personally shut several people down for thinking it is okay to say the “N-word.” I could not care less what people do in their personal lives, but I demand respect and will be damned if someone in my vicinity disrespects me to that great of an extent. The opposition often echoes the ridiculous excuse, “it does not mean the same thing it used to.” I am sorry, excuse me? Who are they to tell me and my fellow black people what is and is not offensive to us as a race? It would not be okay if I went to someone’s house, stole their flat screen television and told them in their house with their property in tow, “stealing is not like it used to be.” I would swiftly be greeted by the police outside. Students would do well not to define what is and is not offensive to groups and cultures of which they are not a part. Students should learn about black history and the black struggle before trying to appropriate its culture and terms. Even then, they should be aware they are not in a position to tell people within the community how to feel.

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Bobcats support men’s health through facial hair growth

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By Madison Smith Trends Reporter

With aims to raise awareness and funding for cancer and male health, Bobcats across campus are letting their facial hair grow wild and free throughout November. With origins in Australia, No Shave November, also known as Movember, first launched in 2003 and has since spread to 21 countries across the globe, according to the organization’s website. In 2012 alone, the group raised more than $141 million for various men’s health charities. “College campuses have a very strong response to ‘Movember,’ and so far this month we have 14,000 participants and raised over

$300,000,” said Doug Prusoff, college engagement manager for Movember. “The moustaches and beards spark conversations about men’s health, it breaks barriers and gets people talking, and I think that’s why Movember is such a great cause and is so successful.” Since the end of October, beards are sprouting all over campus in spirit of the event. “It’s fun to do with my friends, and it gives me a free pass to not shave,” said Rick Benitez, philosophy junior. With so many people around campus participating, “you just have to respect the beard,” Benitez said. The Movember organization advises participants to donate the money they will

shave on shaving equipment throughout the month to a cancer research foundation or charity. Movember is not restricted to just gentlemen, however. Women are encouraged to put down their razors in solidarity with the men in their lives, in the process becoming so-called “Mo-Sistas.” “I don’t think I would participate, but I like it on guys,” said Rebecca Pitts, science education junior. “‘Let it grow’ is what I say.” Participation in the hair-raising activities can extend past a simple act of beard growth. Mo-Bros and Mo-Sistas are encouraged to create teams and offer support to spread the Movember gospel. “Big Moustache On Campus, or BMOC, is a network connecting college campuses across the globe to compete and raise money

and awareness for the cause,” Prusoff said. “Greek life, health and wellness centers, rec centers and athletic departments all get to help the cause and you can find supporters all over any campus.” Anyone can host Movember events such as parties or competitions, with registration available online with either us.movember. com or Merchandise is offered on either website. For those wishing to keep the beard party going long after November ends, look no further than the Austin Facial Hair Club. Founded in 2009 to compete in national competitions, these bearded men represent Texas and the Austin area in the manliest way they know—with beards of epic proportions.

Austin, San Marcos host weekend concerts, activities By Kara Dornes Trends Reporter

Instead of spending hours of free time watching old seasons of their favorite television shows online, students should take advantage of several opportunities to hang out in the community while enjoying a variety of live music this weekend. For those seeking a short road trip this fall, one of the largest events of the season will be held in Austin this week. The Austin Fan Fest will take place in the city’s downtown area today and continue

through Sunday. “Austin Fan Fest, which is fueled by Shell, our sponsor this year, is a four-day interactive festival that is happening in the heart of downtown Austin,” said Julie Loignon, vice president of public and media relations for the event. “It coincides with Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which is happening at Circuit of The Americas.” The festival is free and open to the public and features six music stages with different types of performers, fun games and activities, Loignon said. For those looking to check out musical acts closer to home, Cheatham Street

Warehouse will host two concerts this weekend. “I am going to Cheatham Street this weekend to see Folk Family Revival,” said Zachary Rowley, sophomore electronic media major. Folk Family Revival, as seen at SXSW, will be playing Friday night at 10:45 p.m. Country singer Max Stalling will also take the stage alongside special guest Charlie Stout and Friends that night. If leaving Texas State is not an option this weekend, students have a selection of other concerts they can attend on campus instead.

The Symphonic Winds Ensemble, directed by Kyle Glaser, will be performing a classic and contemporary literature for winds this weekend in Evans Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. this Friday. In addition, the Texas State Winds Symphony, directed by Caroline Beatty, will be holding a concert this Saturday. They will incorporate contemporary and traditional wind band repertoire into the performance. “This weekend I will be going to two different concerts here on campus, the Symphonic Winds and the Wind Symphony Concert,” said Luis Ramos, sophomore music studies major.

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Longhorns defeat Bobcats 96–42 in 19th consecutive matchup By Quixem Ramirez Sports Reporter @quixem

The Longhorns defeated the Bobcats for the 19th consecutive time Wednesday with a 96-42 victory. Texas sophomore center Imani McGee-Stafford and junior forward Nneka Enemkpali accounted for 37 points and 22 rebounds. Texas State has not won against Texas since Feb. 28, 1976. “It’s more about us than the opponent,” Coach Zenerae Antoine said. “We did a pretty good job executing offense. We just did not hit shots. If we do not hit shots, it makes it tougher. Without the rebound component, it makes it difficult to get out in transition and score.” Senior guard Kaylan Martin finished with 10 points and two assists. Her 3-pointer with 18:31 remaining in the first half gave the Bobcats their only lead. Tex-

as finished the game on an 80-30 run. “You have to stay positive and find the good in the game,” Martin said. “They look to me, and they need the support, and I need to find a way for us to get out of it.”

how to play in a hostile environment. I don’t have any concern playing on the road. If we take care of ourselves, we are going to win basketball games.” Texas, last year’s ninth-best rebounding team in the country, grabbed 31 more rebounds than

“We did a pretty good job executing offense. We just did not hit shots. If we do not hit shots, it makes it tougher. Without the rebound component, it makes it difficult to get out in transition and score.” —Zenerae Antoine, basketball coach Texas State is 9-21 on the road in Antoine’s three-year tenure. “I don’t think it’s one particular thing,” Antoine said. “ I know that our team is understanding

Texas State. The Longhorns generated 22 second-chance points. “I have a lot of confidence in my team,” Antoine said. “I think it’s a credit to our team that she

(Texas Coach Karen Aston) still wanted to get good shots. If they evaluate their game film, outside of rebounding, there are still things they need to work on.” After leading the team in scoring against Huston-Tillotson, sophomore forward Erin Peoples scored nine points on 3-14 shooting. Sophomore center Kileah Mays limited McGee-Stafford to five points in the first half. “I don’t think people realize that some of these players haven’t played in a long time,” Antoine said. “I’m not making excuses, but the learning curve is different for us, and I’m still very confident that we will get to where we need to be. This game is really going to help us.” Texas State will conclude its road trip against Texas Christian University Saturday. The Bobcats converted 10 3-pointers in their 91-80 victory last season.

Chris Motz | Star File Photo Women's basketball will take on Texas Christian University Nov. 16 in Fort Worth in its third game of the season.


Texas State poised to improve in Sun Belt Conference standings

By Bert Santibanez

Assistant Sports Editor @BertSantibanez

The Texas State volleyball team will finish the regular season on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock and Arkansas State this weekend, two teams the Bobcats lost to in five-set matches earlier in the season at home. Texas State will first play Arkansas-Little Rock Friday, a team coming off a straight-set loss to Western Kentucky. The Trojans ended the match against the Hilltoppers with a team hitting percentage of .191. Western Kentucky achieved a combined .395 hit percentage in the match, with sophomore outside hitter Haley Bodway generating a team-high 12 kills in the game. The match marked the lowest col-

lective hitting percentage produced by Arkansas-Little Rock in its past three games. Coach Karen Chisum discussed the team’s preparations for entering the match, particularly how the team intends to plan for junior outside hitter Edina Begic and sophomore outside hitter Sonia Milanovic players that rank atop conference standings in kills. “We’re going up against two of the best hitters in the conference this weekend,” Chisum said. “We’ve been focusing on protecting the right side block in practice. With the exception of Western Kentucky, I think anyone in this conference is beatable, and I can’t be so sure Western Kentucky can’t be defeated.” Milanovic and Begic have tallied a combined 1,015 kills during

the season. Begic ranks first in kills within the conference, averaging 5.28 per set. With 581 total kills on the year, Begic broke the singleseason kill record for the program in the team’s game against Georgia State on Nov. 8, a record that remained intact for 10 years. “We’re going up against some great offensive teams, especially (Arkansas-Little Rock),” said senior right side hitter Amari Deardorff. “They have offensive weapons that a lot of other teams in the conference don’t have, so we’ve been working on blocking and our defense during practices this week.” The Bobcats will play their final game of the season Sunday against Arkansas State. The Red Wolves have lost six of their past seven games. The team ranks seventh in conference standings with a home

record of 5-4 on the season, which is the third worst in SBC competition. Senior outside hitter Sadie Clark leads Arkansas State on kills, averaging 2.97 per set with 336 on the year. In Arkansas State’s previous match against Texas State, Clark totaled a game-high 18 kills, hitting .204 from the court. The Red Wolves battled back to win the match from a 2-0 set deficit. Junior outside hitter Alexandra Simms accumulated 17 kills during the game for the Bobcats, which tied her season-high. Simms has combined for 16 kills during the team’s games against LouisianaMonroe and Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend. Simms ranks fourth on the team in kills, averaging 2.35 per set with a season total of 237. “We want to be the second or

third seed going into the conference tournament,” Simms said. “We want to avoid playing Western Kentucky early in the tournament. We’re definitely capable of beating both teams. The team is really focused this week.” Texas State currently ranks third in conference standing with an overall record of 20-11. The team will finish second in the conference if Arkansas-Little Rock loses to both the Bobcats and LouisianaLafayette and Texas State defeats the Red Wolves, “We’re a lot more mature as a team right now,” Chisum said. “I think the seniors realize that these upcoming weeks might be their last if the team doesn’t win the championship. However, I think the surrounding players have their backs.”


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CC: Whom do you cheer for every Sunday? MO: I go for the Cowboys. I also go for Denver (Broncos), the Steelers and the Ravens.

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CC: Have you always played defensive end, or have you played other positions in the past? MO: I’ve played middle linebacker, outside linebacker and believe it or not, a little bit of cornerback. CC: Has there been a favorite memory since you’ve been at Texas State? MO: I think everything, you know. I would say my first game probably against Southern Miss. CC: Growing up, was football your only sport or did you play multiple sports? MO: I played soccer. CC: What is your favorite candy? MO: I’m going to say Twix or Skittles. CC: What is your favorite genre of music? MO: I’d have to say country music. CC: Is there a specific country artist or band that you like? MO:I like them all. I’ll go Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band. I like all kinds of music, though. CC: Do you have a celebrity crush?

Kathryn Parker | Staff Photographer MO: Yes, yes I do. The girl from “Think Like a Man,” Meagan Good and also Gabrielle Union. CC: Do you have any immediate plans after college? MO: By God’s grace if the NFL works out, it works out. If it doesn’t, my plan is to go to pharmacy school. I’ve been looking at schools all around, but I haven’t decided on a specific place yet. CC: If you were given an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? MO: I would go back home to Nigeria. It’s relaxing. You can get away from all the stress, you know? You just get to relax, go back home and eat allnatural food. You can just lay back and be lazy at home.

The Texas State soccer team played in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in San Marcos this past weekend, and while aspirations were high, the Bobcats fell just short of advancing to the championship. The soccer team was able to defeat Troy, the fifth seed in the tournament, 2-1, in an overtime win on a goal by freshman midfielder Maddie Nichols. Unfortunately, the Bobcats were defeated in their next matchup by number one seed Western Kentucky. The ball game looked like it was going to head into overtime until freshman forward Iris Dunn scored the first goal of the game for the Hilltoppers in the 89th and final minute of the matchup. It was a heartbreaking way to end the season for the Bobcats. Fans and players never want to watch the opposing team celebrate and move on to the

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championship game, especially not in the dramatic fashion it did. The way the season ended is a reflection of how the entire season played out—close, but no cigar. Throughout its season, the soccer team played in four double overtime games, losing three and having one end in a tie. Anytime a game goes into overtime, in any sport, it can be mentally straining. Having four double overtime games is almost an unimaginable experience to face, especially since the Bobcats were unable to come away with a victory in any of the matchups. In addition, throughout the club’s season, something the team struggled with was playing with and maintaining consistency. This applies to the team’s individual games, as well as stretches of two to three games. There were times when the Bobcats found themselves in a hole early and were never able to recover. Then there were times when the team was able to pull ahead early, but gave up the lead later on in the game. This allowed the team to get into a pattern where they would take one step forward, but then take two steps back. In total, the soccer team was never able to put together any winning streak longer than two games and any losing period

longer than three games in its regular season. The team was never able to gain any momentum or progress in the Sun Belt because of this pattern, and its regular season record of 8-9-2 is an accurate reflection of their season. All of these things are frustrating, because the talent was always there, all season, for the Bobcats. Unfortunately, they were just unable to put it all together and stay consistent for a good part of their season. Overall, it was a pretty average year for the soccer team, but there are positive elements that came out of this season. Most notably is the leadership displayed by sophomore forward Lynsey Curry and junior forward Tori Hale. Both were key players this season, leading the team in almost every statistical category, including goals, shots, assists and points. Both players made the Sun Belt Second Team All-Conference, and, most importantly, they are returning next season. Hopefully they can carry the heartbreak from this season into the next and lead the charge to make a statement in the team’s second year in the Sun Belt. Curry and Hale can help right the wrongs and make sure the team will never come so close again to almost securing a spot in the championship.

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Bobcats prepare to face Arkansas State, hope to move up in Sun Belt

By Gabby Tropea Sports Reporter @gabbytropea

With three games left in the season and a bowl game on the line, the Bobcats will face second- place Arkansas State Saturday for a chance to move up in the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves have won back-to-back Sun Belt championships and have been to the Bowl for two consecutive seasons. Arkansas State won last year’s bowl game against Kent State 17–13. The Red Wolves will come into the game 5–4 after beating Louisiana-Monroe 42–14 last weekend. The team has averaged 30.4 points per game while the Bobcats have averaged 28.8 points. Texas State lost 14–21 Oct. 12 to Louisiana-Monroe. Arkansas State is ranked second in the conference standings, and the Bobcats are fifth. Red Wolves senior quarterback Adam Kennedy is ranked fourth

in the conference, averaging 223.6 passing yards a game. Texas State’s sophomore running back Robert Lowe averages 85.4 rushing yards per contest, which is the second-most in the Sun Belt. Junior linebacker David Mayo and senior safety Justin Iwuji are tied for second place in the Sun Belt for interceptions with three each along with two other players in the conference. “(Arkansas is) good on special teams,” said linebackers coach Brad Franchione. “I think their offense is multiple and difficult to get a grasp of. They’ve got some talent.” The last game Texas State played resulted in a win on the road over Idaho. Junior running back Terrence Franks caught a season-long 67-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Tyler Jones. Jones threw a touchdown to senior wide receiver Isaiah Battle with six seconds to go in the first half. Texas State has won three straight games for the first time

since the 2011 season and will be looking to win its fourth straight at Jonesboro, Ark. The Bobcats will be coming off their second bye week this season. The bye week gave the ball club a chance to heal and get ready to face their next three opponents. “We just got to make sure we regenerate and handle the process of practice the next couple of days,” said co-offensive coordinator Mike Schultz. “We just have to get ready to go to Jonesboro and play our very best because that’s what it’s going to take.” Despite already being bowl eligible, the team needs to finish the season strong in order to have a greater chance at attending a bowl game. Schultz said the team is “self-driven” and has stayed focused on their ultimate goal. “Whether it be the run, the pass, the defense, the special teams—every part is going to be critical,” Jones said. “We’ll have to fight ‘til the end.”

Kathryn Parker | Star File Photo Starting true freshman quarterback Tyler Jones and the Bobcats will head to Jonesboro, Ark. to take on the Red Wolves this Saturday.


Bobcats seek to rebound from Tuesday’s loss against SFA By Samuel Rubbelke

Assistant Sports Editor @SamuelRubbelke

The men’s basketball program now has a 0–2 record, marking the first time Coach Danny Kaspar has begun a season with two losses since his second year at Stephen F. Austin. “I’m asking more from them than they’ve ever been asked to do,” Kaspar said. “I’m trying to be patient with them. If I’m going to go through a two-and-ahalf-hour practice and get on their ass, I’m saying I believe in them. They have to expect more of themselves.” The Bobcats are transitioning away from former Coach Doug Davalos’ offensive system and adjusting to Kaspar’s emphasis on protecting the basketball and the rim. “It just needs to come from toughness,” said senior forward Joel Wright. “Point blank, we need to get tougher. There’s no excuse—can’t say it’s a new system. It’s not anything because we’re basketball players just like SFA.” Texas State converted 2-11 from beyond the arc and shot 9 of 24 from the floor in the second half against the ‘Jacks. The Bobcats finished with 32 points in the paint and 16 second-chance points. “We’ve been playing well inside offensively,” said senior forward Reid Koenen. “If we keep doing that, a lot more shots on the outside and on the 3-point line will be open. We just have to start knocking them down.” Texas State was limited to 57 points against SFA, the lowest amount since Feb. 7 against UT-Arlington. Converting 22.6 percent from the floor, the Bobcats lost 75-50 to UT-Arlington. Last year, Texas State was held to under 60 points three other times during its first three consecutive Western Athletic Conference games. Wright took 10 trips to the foul line, making 80 percent against SFA. Last year, Wright attempted 261 free throws and converted .770. Wright finished with a game-high 20 points and added seven rebounds. “I think it’s very important to get to the foul line,” Wright said. “We’re not getting to the line too much, and other

teams are getting to the line way more. I think we’re taking too many jump shots. We have to go inside sometimes and make things happen.” Now the Bobcats encounter a schedule that sends the team on the road seven times over the course of their next nine games. “Back in June when I saw this schedule, I told the appropriate people it’s going to be hard for us to go better than one and three,” Kaspar said. “What I’m worried about is them quitting because we’re losing. That’s my fear.” The Bobcats will face Oral Roberts University Saturday. The opposing team won the PSO Mayor’s Cup against Tulsa Nov. 10 through rebounding and foul shooting. The Golden Eagles collected 45 total rebounds, 17 of which were offensive, and recorded 16 second-chance points.

“Point blank, we need to get tougher. There’s no excuse. Can’t say it’s a new system. It’s not anything because we are basketball players just like SFA.”

Madelynne Scales | Star File Photo Coach Danny Kaspar and Texas State men’s basketball will take on Oral Roberts University Nov. 16 in Tulsa, Ok.

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BS: Were you a student athlete at Southwest Texas State? KC: Yes. Tennis was my main sport, but I both played tennis and softball while attending here. When I was in high school, volleyball was a spring sport, but I started playing tennis in the fourth grade. BS: What would you say was the most memorable moment here as an athlete? KC: Things were so different then. In tennis, I played doubles. My partner and I finished second in the state during my years as a student, but most importantly, it was the friendships I was able to create here and falling in love with Southwest Texas. That really was the start of my love for the university. BS: Now, a lot of people flock to the square. Where were some of the popular places back then? KC: My friends and I had to flock to the county line, which was near Seguin or by the ‘Devil’s Backbone.’ San Marcos was located in a dry county back then, so you had to travel to the county line to be able to buy any type of alcohol. My friends and I would go to a country-western bar near Seguin. There was no square-flocking back in those days. BS: Whenever you decide to step down from coaching, how are you going to reflect on your time here at Texas State? KC: Whenever that is, it will always be a warm, fuzzy feeling. I love this place. People here call me the legend, but I think that’s crazy. It’s all about the student athletes and the staff I’m surrounded by, but San Marcos is a very special place in my heart. I am a lifetime member of the alumni association here, and whenever I do leave coaching, I can guarantee you that I’ll be the best Bobcat fan in the stands.

QR: What are your favorite hobbies? KC: I love to work out, read and spend time with my family. QR: What is your favorite movie? KC: I watched “The Heat,” and that was pretty funny. Melissa McCarthy cracks me up, and Sandra Bullock wasn’t too bad either. I really like comedies—anything along those lines. QR: What is your favorite book? KC: Most of the time I find myself reading books that will help me in leadership and management. I just finished reading Phil Jackson’s book “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.” The biggest thing I’m trying to take away from him is to improve my inner peace and composure. I would love to channel that, but it’s hard for me. QR: Would you rather have a dragon or be a dragon? KC: I would rather have a dragon. I feel like I’m already a dragon. I have that passion and energy, and sometimes I blow some fire. I’d rather have one so I could learn how to train and tame it. QR: Cake, pie or ice cream? KC: That’s easy—pie. I’m big on pumpkin and cherry pie, though key lime is probably my favorite. QR: What is your dream vacation? KC: I love the beach. My assistant keeps telling me to go to Cabo, which I may have to visit. I’ve been to Portugal, and the cliffs are just phenomenal. It’s breathtaking. QR: What is the most memorable soccer game you’ve ever watched? KC: I don’t remember the year it was, but it was the UEFA Championship. A.C. Milan was up three goals at the half, and then I turned it off and ran some errands. I turned the game back on to catch the end, and Liverpool had tied the game 3-3. Liverpool ended up winning in overtime.

QR: What are your favorite TV shows/movies? KW: I love Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl. I am a soap opera and drama person. I’m just obsessed. I’m a sap for romantic comedies, but I loved the Batman series, which was amazing. QR: What is the most interesting thing no one knows about you? KW: I always read the last chapter of a book first, because I am not a very patient person. QR: What are your favorite hobbies? KW: I love shopping. I used to live on a lake in Georgetown where I would ski and wakeboard. I prefer to be active and do outdoor things with my friends. QR: What is your dream vacation? KW: I am obsessed with Australia. I think it’s the best country ever. They seem very active. The beach is beautiful and there are a lot of things to see and do. QR: Would you rather have a dragon or be a dragon? KW: I would rather have a dragon, so I could fly and still get to be myself. It would be cool to have the ability to fly, though flying on top of something would be cool. QR: If you could pick one superpower, what would you pick? KW: If not flying, I would like to read minds. If you know what people are thinking, you always have the upper hand. It might hurt your feelings sometimes, but it would still be awesome. QR: Cake, pie or ice cream? KW: Definitely ice cream without a doubt. I’m a big chocolate freak, especially Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Anything with chocolate really and I’ll hook you up. Pies are just okay, but only twice a year.

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The Texas State football team is bowl eligible for the first time in school history. The team was the second fastest to reach bowl eligibility after entering the FBS behind Marshall University, which became eligible in 1997.

Coach Danny Kaspar has started the season 0–2 for the first time since his 2001-02 campaign with Stephen F. Austin. That was his second year with the Lumberjacks.

The men’s basketball team was held to under 60 points Tuesday night for the first time since Feb. 7 when it lost to UT-Arlington 75–50. The Bobcats shot 22.6 percent from the floor that night.

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