Author: Jordan Cooper

SXTXState on KTSW 89.9

On February 22nd, a few members of the SXTXState project team were fortunate enough to be guests on Texas State University’s student-run, non-commercial radio station KTSW 89.9 in San Marcos. Charles, Jordan, Rachel and Breanna joined Matt and Kim on their variety show “Other Side Drive” to talk about the graduate project, SXSW, and the team’s...

Preview: Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media

The first mass shooting to take place on a college campus happened right here in Austin, Texas in 1966. From this unforgettable tragedy emerged the creation of SWAT teams, and also changed the way journalism covered events such as this. I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Elley, Principal of Electro-Fish, about the upcoming...

Top 5 Panels for Millennials

The term “millennial” has somehow become synonymous with negative words such as “entitled,” “narcissistic,” or even “lazy.” How did these labels get tied to an entire generation of people? What can we do to overcome these stereotypes? According to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials now make up over a third of...

TBT: Carly Hohl

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Carly Hohl graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with...

Preview: Power of Storytelling In Sports Entertainment

In today’s world, sports have become more than just statistics and stories about who won or lost. Sports are not pure escapism, as anything involving real people is real life. Today’s biggest stars are not just coming from movies and music, but from famous athletes whose stories off the field are just as captivating as the plays...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 3-10

Trump’s travel ban remains blocked The federal appeals court rejected Trump’s reinstatement request, which will likely be appealed. Breaking News: President Trump’s travel ban remains blocked: An appeals court rejected a bid to reinstate it. https://t.co/6asyLC0jzr — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2017 Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with...

TBT: Sarah Marquis

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Sarah Marquis, formerly Hopper, attended Texas State University for...