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A Closer Look at Love and Romance

  Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by – Isamar Terrazas, Kalie Souknary, Tessa Andrade and Allie Ibarra In this episode of In the Public Interest, we dive into the world of love. Our first story comes to us from a loving, lesbian-transgendered couple in Denver, CO and…

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Addiction, OCD Analysis

Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by – Reynaldo Leanos Jr., Layton Little, Scott Wyatt and Jordan Collins In this episode of In the Public Interest, we discuss the obsessive behaviors associated with addiction and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our first story covers, in depth, opiate addiction and recovery…

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Giving Back to the Community

Hosts – Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and Megan Jo News Director – Hannah Cramer Stories by: Sierra King, Marissa Castro, Chelsea Thompson and Julie Darner This episode of In the Public Interest covers community service and volunteerism around the San Marcos area. The first story covers Bobcat Build and encourages listeners to volunteer for the upcoming event.…

Autism Awareness

Super Powers Come from Within

“Hello, my name is Dianesse, but everyone calls me Dina.” – Dianesse Plaza The person you’re listening to right now is Dianesse Plaza. She has been living with autism her entire life. She is a gocery store employee, and she’s also my sister. “I’m autistic but enough about that. What I’m really working on is…

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Dance Therapy

Walk around the room, go wherever you want. You have a choice to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with someone else in the room. You have a choice to leave that person and join others or stand by yourself. There’s no pressure. This walking exercise may be used to begin a dance therapy or expressive dance class. It…

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Personal Story on Autism

It’s pitch black and cold until his eyes begin to flicker. He remembers he’s at home in his bed, and realizes it’s early morning. He sits up and recuperates in his surroundings. It’s time to start the day, although, his day isn’t the same as everyone else’s. 30-year-old, Joshua Mar has a high functioning case…

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Pregnancy in College

Experiencing college as a nontraditional student can range from being five years out of the normal age group, a veteran or simply: motherhood. Undergoing the nine-month journey as a pregnant student could only be explained by someone who has lived to tell their story. As for this Texas State student, becoming pregnant at a young…

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IPI: Mental Health At Texas State

In this mental health episode of IPI, hosted by Harrison Keesee and Matt Alvarez,  Ila Mar talks about her personal connection with Autism, a disorder that is often misinterpreted. It’s not a mental illness; it’s a developmental disorder that often comes along with several mental illnesses. Texas State University’s very own Executive Director of the…

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Flooding in San Marcos

Last Thursday, many students woke up to emergency alerts about flash flood warnings in San Marcos. Over night, the city of San Marcos received over nine inches of rain leaving Sewell Park and Aquarena Springs flooded. Although Texas State classes weren’t cancelled, some professors cancelled class on their own and all of San Marcos Consolidated…

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Online Ticket System

John Fleming, chair of the Theater and Dance Company and Robert Styers, box office manager for the performing arts, worked together to put in an online box office system. Several requests were sent out, but the university choose University Tickets to be their primary online system due to the previous experience with other collegiate ticketing…