The season is changing, and fall is slowly but surely creeping up on us. Although as Texans we won't experience any major temperature drops just yet, we can still prepare our closets.

Fall is definitely the best season, and even more so when it comes to fashion. It's not too hot and it's not too cold, which gives you plenty of versatility when putting together your outfits.

There are tights, boots, scarves, oversized sweaters and so much you can work with.

There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to watch one of your favorite shows.  I know people who will stop everything they’re doing—cooking dinner, forget they have a date or do anything to avoid the usual chores just to watch the newest episode of their favorite show. My personal way of avoiding the usual Thursday nights is watching ABCs’ Scandal. Scandal is just one of the hits ABC has to offer. Others, such as Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time and The Bachelor, have people hooked. 

We hope everyone had a great first week of classes.  Although we know studies are important, we also know there is so much going on in world of television, and we just can’t wait for some of the new fall shows to premiere as well as enjoying some of summer favorites as they are wrapping up.  

Amanda Hill

MTV’s Video Music Awards aired last Sunday, August 24, 2014. Although the focus of the show is mainly on the artist and their music, fashion played a significant role as well.

Upon watching the award show, I saw many gorgeous and not-so-gorgeous red carpet fashions. I was inspired and disappointed all in a matter of about three hours.

Let’s start off with the women’s fashion.


With temperatures at an all time high, plus being residents of central Texas, it’s difficult to decide what clothes are appropriate and comfortable for life on campus. With the heat at an all-time high, the stairs seemingly never ending and the hills getting steeper by the minute, what do you wear?

Anyone else out there a Mac Miller fan? He is a young rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a whole lot of talent and even more heart. Let us take a moment to appreciate just how great this rap star really is. Now, I understand that he’s no Jay-Z or Kanye West yet, but he is really working his way up there. “Watching Movies with the Sound Off” is one of my all-time favorite albums.

Ladies and gentlemen, can you guys believe it? School is already starting again. Now I don’t know about you guys, but whenever school breaks come around, I like my body to take a break as well. For you first year kids that are worried about the “Freshman 15,” that is total nonsense, if you are cautious of what you eat. Yes, I do realize that guilt starts to build up inside of me from eating scrumptious non-healthy foods, but I mean goodness. If only healthy foods could taste the same way as non-healthy foods.

Employees of The University Star are easily some of the hardest-working students at Texas State. Our reporters, photographers, copy editors, designers, illustrators, videographers, columnists and account executives dedicate countless hours to the products they produce, and are often asked to put The Star above their studies and social lives. Members of the editorial board spend three nights each week in the Trinity building putting together the print version of The Star, and typically do not leave the office until past 1 a.m.

On March 14 I ended up at the nicest bar I went to all week (Stephen F's Bar in case you were wondering), expecting to be bored out of my skull by some folk music. The first band I saw was good at what they did, had very beautiful voices and good instrumentation but it takes a lot for me to be into a band that falls into the weird radio-folk, Mumford and Sons-esque category. 

Last year when I attended SXSW as an underaged newbie, I thought I was going to see a bunch of awesome bands that I love and it's going to be awesome.