Fueling The Future: Volunteers Aid Hungry Children

Currently, the city of San Marcos, Texas, has a rising rate of 36 percent of its citizens living below the federal poverty line. But who am I to care and why should I? I am a college student, constantly battling my days filled of tests, interning and the constant effort to…

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Behind the Lens

I’ve never been shy to shove a camera in someone’s face. I was about 12 years old when camera phones started to get really popular, and I wasted no time in filling my contact list with pictures of all my friends in silly poses. In high school I would take…

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Why affordable housing in San Marcos is hard to find

By Ross Griffith and Victoria Robinson San Marcos, Texas is a rapidly expanding city with a severe lack of housing options for the nearly 40 percent of residents who live below the poverty level. The majority of residents rent houses and apartments, while homeowners represent only 27 percent of the…

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The Pressure of My First Interview

I had never interviewed anyone alone until I interviewed Maria Calcaben from the PODER Learning Center. I’m new to this whole journalism thing. Sure, I’m a Mass Communication major, but I never thought I would actually be reporting anything. I’m not accustomed to asking follow-up questions and I haven’t perfected…

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Youth find resources in San Marcos community

By Ross Griffith and Victoria Robinson Stability can be hard to come by for the one in four San Marcos youth living in poverty and the more than 100 children a year housed in an emergency shelter. Eddie Warner, services supervisor at the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, said the…

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What one reporter left Redwood Baptist Church with

Early morning Sundays are quiet times in San Marcos, Texas. The student body of Texas State University usually remains locked away until after noon, and you can pretend for a moment you aren’t in a college town (if you ignore the sprawl of bars and trendy fast food establishments). On…

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