The finals are here, the finals are here!

by Astrid Rangel


Get ready for stress-induced comas, sleepless nights, coffee and energy drink days. I should be feeling stressed and worried but all I can think about right now is I DID IT! I went through a whoooooole year of college and YOU did too! Whoever it is that is reading this, if you are about to finish your spring semester, you know what? I AM PROUD OF YOU.  Getting through something like your first year of college is a huge accomplishment.  I know that for me it is.  When I decided to leave my hometown, a lot of people thought I would be back as soon as you can change your underwear but I am not going back, neither today nor next semester.  I am committed to proving people wrong and finishing this semester of college is one step closer.

So if you are getting ready for finals and you can’t take it anymore remember, that you already did it once, twice, three times. It will be okay, and you will get through this one last time. Overall it has been a great year, not just for me but I’m sure for everyone as well. I got to learn a lot of new things, met really great people and I have made memories that I will never forget. Challenges will always pop up. What matters is the faith you put in yourself and all that you do. I think we sometime forget to put faith into what we do when it can be a huge deal-changer.  I have put a lot of faith into what I do and it worked out more than alright.

I can’t get through this post without getting emotional. Finals are here and so is the end of this fantastic year at Texas State. I do believe I couldn’t have made it through without a lot of the people that have come into my life. It was hard, I am not going to downplay it because there is no way of downplaying something like this. There were many times where I questioned why or how in general but I am sure there is something bigger than this. I kind of still am as I go through finals once again.

So, as you go through finals, and get stressed, think about summer coming.  Think of days by the pool, think of those sunny hot days you will get to spend laying around doing nothing. You soon will have a stress-free environment around you and that should make you really happy, I know it makes me more than excited to spend this summer visiting my family and friends back home. I also know that all this hard work we are putting into this will soon pay off.  We have decided to do more with our lives and whether you are a biology, history, math, theater, art, music, dance major, what we are doing is worth every single minute of our lives.

On that note, I will leave you, because if you are any bit like me, I know you are reading this to procrastinate and you should probably be studying for something.  So now, go on study because FINALS ARE HERE.

Good luck, Bobcats! 😺❤


Hard goodbyes

by Alexus Morena

I wish I could predict the future and know exactly what’s going to happen to me years from now or in a month, or in a week or even tomorrow. Where are all my friends gonna be? Who’s still going to be in my life? What am I going to accomplish? What family members will still be here? What bad things are going to happen to me? And most importantly what good things will happen?

The week before move-in day I made it a goal of mine to spend my days with as many of my loved ones as I could. Gratefully that’s exactly what I did, and I must say I had one of the best weeks I’ve had all summer. However, it made it that much harder to leave again. Continue reading

Moving in, moving on

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by Alexus Moreno

Editor’s Note: Since early July, Alexus has been living on campus as part of Texas State’s Emerging Stars program, an invitation-only summer transition program designed for incoming freshmen. The program enables students to enroll in certain college courses, and provides them access to the full range of university resources, an opportunity to learn his/her way around campus, and a great opportunity to make friends. Her post will tell you a little bit about what you may experience when you arrive in San Marcos.

July 5 … the big move-in day. The day when freedom from my parents was quickly approaching on the horizon. The day where high school was finally in the past, and most importantly, the day that was the start of something new. So many emotions were bundled up in my body, striving to get out and see what awaits me. I wanted to get out there and approach the real world bravely with a puffed-out chest, ready to take on whatever it was going to throw at me. However, I learned that is not always the way it works out. Continue reading