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KELLY Bartender FELD The Hottest
On the Square

GAY IN THE ARMY
WE ASKED & HE TOLD
A Soldier Shares His Story, A Secret No More
MARCO ORRANTIA

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

HOT BAND

THE LIGHTWEIGHTS
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Summer is coming to an end
...but your habits aren’t. Who says you need to stop making random trips to the lake, laying out in the sun and having a few with your best friends? Not Study Breaks and de nitely not me. You know the saying, “Old habits die hard?” Well, party on my friends. College students never sleep and they sure don’t stop raging. is month, Study Breaks interviewed a brave solider who kept his true self hidden away for years. Serving in the military during the existence of the policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, Marco was prohibited to be openly gay. He shares his story of living a secret life and almost getting caught with another man in the barracks. Have a similar story where you’ve almost gotten caught? Send them my way, I would love to hear about it. Enjoy the rest of summer, readers. Exams, energy drinks and all nighters are just around the corner.
XOXO, Jasmine Vallejo, Editor @jasminevallejo
Founder Gal Shweiki Publishers Steve Viner, Daniel Stone Vice President David Reimherr Editor Jasmine Vallejo Online Editor Jennifer Yu Writers Abby Johnston Photo Editor Kaitlyn Clement Fashion Contibutor Hilary Shepherd Art Director Kat Devers Graphic Designer Debbie Williams Production Director Michelle Sumner Senior Account Executive Hollyanne Norrid Senior Account Executive Joey Peña Account Manager Felecia Clark Sales Representative Ellis Media Company Marketing Assistant Louis Montemayor Photographers Katie Coon, Mark Fallis Kaitlyn Clement, Unreal360.com, Jeff Ramirez, Dawgs Nightlife Campus Ambassador: Athens Katie Coon San Marcos: Ryan Elliott Lubbock: Alex Santana Houston: Ngoc Nguyen San Antonio: Blakely Tuten Graphic Design Intern Austin Cashell Social Media Interns Crystal Onyema, Mia Fazio, Tiffany Leung, Laura Wooding, Julie Reyes, Jessica Farrar
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Features
20 GUIDE TO GREEK LIFE
What Should I Know About Greek Life in College?

The Scene
16 DRINK SPECIALS
Every Bar. Every Special. Every Night.

24 DADT WITH MARCO
Gay in the Army: A Soldier Shares His Story

18 JUST ADD WATER
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The Lineup
08 MUSIC
Get Your Earplugs Ready!

19 CRAWFISH + POOL PARTY
at Bishop’s Square

09 EVENTS
A Week by Week Glance at July

10 SPORTS
Get in the Game

In Every Issue
06 CAMPUS VOICES
What Is Your Favorite Part Of Summer Fashion?

Hot People
12 HOT BARTENDER
Kelly Feld from Dilinger’s

07 YOU ASKED...
SB Answers

14 HOT BAND
The Lightweights

23 HOT LIST
Summer Bucket List

30 FUN STUFF
Horoscopes + Spot the Diff

Your Place
The Lightweights

29 HOUSING GUIDE
Find Your New Place

Cover Photo: Kaitlyn Clement

Tiffany Leung Social Media Intern David Reimherr VP of Sales

Joey Peña Senior Account Executive

Kaitlyn Clement Photo Editor

Jennifer Mueller Sales Assistant Brandon Ellis Sales

Steve Viner Publisher Louis Montemayor Marketing Assistant

Kat Devers Art Director

Ngoc Nguyen Houston Ambassador

Katie Coon Chad Happens Athens Ambassador Writer Ryan Elliott San Marcos Ambassador

Jasmine Vallejo Editor

Laura Wooding Social Media Intern

Alex Santana Lubbock Ambassador

Abby Johnston Writer

Felecia Clark Account Manager

Julie Reyes Social Media Intern

Daniel Stone Publisher

Debbie Williams Graphic Designer

Hollyanne Norrid Senior Account Executive

Jennifer Yu Online Editor

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Hilary Shepherd Fashion Contibutor

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Abbey Moss, 19
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“I buy at least four suits for summer, so getting to show those off.”

Kollin Bear, 21
Hometown: San Marcos Major: Religious Studies
“I basically wear a swim suit every day. That’s allowed, right?”

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“Being able to wear shorts every day. Holla!”

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“Obviously rocking my shades 24/7.”

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“I usually cut up all my jeans from winter and jort the summer up.”

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Study Breaks Staff answers your burning questions.

Katie Coon Campus Ambassador

Jessica Farrar Social Media Intern

Jennifer Yu Online Editor

Ngoc Nguyen Campus Ambassador

Katie, What is the best reason for the existence of Greek life?
– Cami Brannen, Columbus

Jessica, How can I find out
which student organizations there are on campus?
-Natasha Castillo, San Antonio

Jennifer, Does being Greek really help you network?
–John Nguyen, Austin

Ngoc, What’s your favorite
thing to do during summer break?
– Jessica Wyatt, Houston

Greek life may get outrageous at times but they sure do provide all of the other students in college a great excuse to dress up in ridiculous out ts and parade around downtown like hooligans. Because of Greek life socials on ursday, Friday and Saturday nights, anyone can go out in any number of out ts ranging from a dinosaur costume to pajamas and no one asks any questions. - Katie

Most colleges have a student organization database on their website with links to individual information. Ask older students in your major or teachers for organizations related to your eld. If you can’t nd the perfect one, start your own!
-Jessica

De nitely. Actually, our Houston Campus Ambassador, Ngoc, is my sorority sister in our chapter at University of Houston. Had it not been for our sorority, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, we wouldn’t have known each other, and I wouldn’t have been able to help her nd the most amazing student job ever! - Jennifer

Have a question for our staff? Tweet us @StudyBreaks

Whenever I don’t have summer school or work, I love to spend hours watching movies and Korean dramas. I’m so glad subtitles were created! I can lose sleep trying to nish the series. It’s one of the pass times I miss the most during the school year. Summer is de nitely the time to catch up with friends and relax. Also, one of the perks of having a summer birthday is that I can celebrate the entire month of JULY!
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Bright Light Social Hour

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Owl City

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He is We @ Stubbs

WE THE KINGS
JULY 13TH @EMOS
With three southern Florida rockers, a flaming red-head for lead singer, and a wealth of musical talent to draw upon, We the Kings will be ushering themselves into the Live Music Capital of the world. Exploding onto the scene with their breakthrough self titled album We The Kings, this alternative-punk rock band produced multiple singles in practically no time flat, solidifying their place in the music world. With the toe-tapping, power pop hits like Check Yes Juliet, and Skyway Avenue, both remaining on Billboard 200 for 10 months, this Florida based phenomenon should be witnessed by all available on the 13th. (And if you’re not, make room now!) Debuting their third album on the Friday Is Forever Tour, We The Kings look to extend their most recent master piece to their thousands of screaming fans.

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Skateboarding Sundays
Texas Skate Skate Shop Txsk8.com Local skate shop Texas Skate hosts a weekly event known as Skateboarding Sundays. Accepting people of all skill levels and backgrounds, the crew lays the boards to the cement and cruises the streets of San Marcos until the sun goes down. So why not stop being curious about this awesome counter culture and pick up a board and ride?

Trivia Night Wednesday
Treffs Tavern On.fb.me/ktmCJE Do you like beer? Do you like cheap beer, maybe in place with a fun, sport bar feel? Treff’s is your place. What they do, they do well. Trivia nights every Wednesday at 8pm and Treff’s two-floor, club house design takes some of the testosterone out of this sports bar in a good way, attracting groups of ladies as well as lads. Non-beer drinker? Try the Long Island Ice Tea. It’s well-made and cheap!

Summer in the Park Concert Series
San Marcos Park Plaza Toursanmarcos.com/events San Marcos continues it’s annual concert series: bluegrass, country, classic rock and not to mention the beautiful San Marcos River running directly by the San Marcos Park Plaza. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable family outing or you wanna kick back with your friends and soak up the rays, it’s obvious this series of shows is the place to be under that beaming summer sun.

BYOB Hookah Nights
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SPOTLIGHT
BASE-BALLIN’!
The Bobcat baseball squad only had to travel 30-ish miles north for their Regional that included the host Texas Longhorns, the Ivy League Princeton Tigers and Kent St. from Ohio. The Bobcats took out the mighty Longhorns but then were ousted by Kent St. Despite not making the Regional final, this was a banner season for the Bobcats, going 24-9 in the Southland Conference. They lost their first game of the conference tournament, but ended up winning it. Their 41 total wins was a program best. Casey Kalenkosky (21 HRs, 69 RBI) and Kyle Kubitza (66 RBI, 16 steals) paced the offense this season while Carson Smith (1.99 ERA, 129 Ks) led the pitching staff. Smith was good enough to earn Second Team All-America honors this season, an honor only bestowed on two other Bobcats. With your continued support, the Bobcat baseball program will continue to improve and will put yet another Texan collegiate baseball program on the map. Congratulations to Smith, an underrated offense and Coach Harrington on a stellar season.
SOFTBALLERS OUSTED The Texas State softball team, after a solid regular season, was beat and elminated from the NCAA Tournament by Louisiana-Lafayette. Like their baseball counterparts, they won the Southland Conference tournamen prior to making the NCAA Regionals. Congrats to Coach Woodard and this excellent team on a great season.

RAY RICE Baltimore Ravens

MAURICE JONES-DREW Jacksonville Jaguars

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RASHARD MENDENHALL Pittsburgh Steelers

STEVEN JACKSON St. Louis Rams

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FRANK GORE San Francisco 49ers

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MICHAEL TURNER Atlanta Falcons

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR
LOOK OUT FOR LUKE MERGERSON next season for the Bobcat basketball team. He’s a wide body that was a true post presence. He’s a fantastic passer so defenders will have to key on him from as far out as 15-18 feet. Mergerson, a 6’7”, 220 pound power forward from Duncanville, will make immediate impacts to the Bobcat team.
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Kelly Feld, 22 Hometown: Wylie, TX Major: Mass Com. • Advertising

KELLY FELD

Q: What is your favorite thing about the bar? I love my fellow bartenders and everyone else I work with. ey’re the bomb and I love the upbeat atmosphere. Q: What is the best night to come in and why? ursday, Friday and Saturday—because those are the nights I work! Q: What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen at a bar? Dried throw up in a girls hair, who continued partying after puking… ree times! Q: If someone were to talk dirty to you in a foreign language from across the bar, you’d want it to be?

Daniel Tosh; and I wouldn’t even need it to be dirty or foreign! Q: If a costumer was being rude and

obnoxious, you would probably:

Tell them to check their attitude at the door or go somewhere else! Q: If you became a famous rapper,
your name would be?

Biggie Smalls, but it’s already taken. Q: Favorite Drink? Ice cold Dos Equis Recipe: Open bottle and enjoy. Cheers!

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Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, e Lightweights are a three piece 90’s style pop-punk band with overly eccentric personalities and unnecessary amounts of high energy. ese personality traits are put to good use whenever they take the stage. With constant movement, catchy songs and hard hitting drums accompanying it all, this band is sure to catch your eyes and at least one ear even if it’s just for a second. ey pride themselves on putting on shows lled with excessive energy so that the crowd can feed o of it and join in the dancing, jumping around and singing along. ey love talking and meeting new people, and more importantly, making people laugh with their horrible jokes between songs. With inuences like e Starting Line, Blink-182 and e Ramones, you are guaranteed catchy songs that will hook you in and energy that you will crave at later shows.
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Danny Kittrell (Vocals/Guitar) Marki Vallejo (Bass/Vocals) Max Oliver (Drums)

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Which bands would you compare The Lightweights to sound like?

What’s the most fun show you’ve ever had?

Blink-182, Relient K, and little bit of New Found Glory.
Would you say the band is close to each other?

Of Course! It’s hard to work well together if you’re not close with everyone in the band. We are all best friends with each other. If people in your group are always causing stupid drama, and make alliances with each other, you don’t get anywhere- friendship or with your music.
Where do you gain your inspirations for songs? Experiences?

Most of the time we write from funny or bad things that happen to us. A couple times though, Max (Drummer), will say something really funny and then Marki (Bass/Vocals) and Danny (Vocals/Guitar) will write an entire song based on the one sentence, phrase, or comment said.

e most fun show we have ever played would be our Christmas show we had during this past winter break on December 20th, 2010. ere was a ton of people there and they all had amazing energy, which made it that much more fun because we are a very high-energy band. ere was lots of crowd sur ng, a mosh pit at almost every song and people were yelling at us to take our shirts o . After we took our shirts o and started the next song, a big group of people took their shirts o and tossed them up on stage between Marki and Danny, it was wild.
Which bands did you listen to growing up?

day. Max loves to admit that he listened to Funk music rst and he actually classi es himself as a “Funk Drummer”.
How did you all get into the music scene?

When the band was just an idea back in 2008, we made a Myspace band page and put up a couple of really terrible songs that were recorded on a phone. A club had just opened up in San Antonio who saw our page and they sent us a message asking if we had set up any shows yet. ey put us on one of their shows, and we have been playing ever since.
What’s your favorite feeling about playing live shows?

We all love blink and the bands that the members have done on the side (Angels & Airwaves, +44, Boxcar Racer). We also listened to New Found Glory, Paramore, Sum 41, Say Anything, e Starting Line, and Taking Back Sun-

e best feeling from the show is when the crowd feeds o of our energy on stage and it gets crazy out in the audience. When people have a good time, we have a good time. at is honestly why we do all of this.

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F+S: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Wells, & $3.00 Shot Specials F+S: Happy Hour $2 Domestics and Wells (7pm-10pm) F: $3 Frozen Drinks/Hh 3P-7P $2 Wells, $2/ $4 Dom Drafts S: $8 Miller Lite And Coors Light Pitchers F: Happy Hour 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. S: Wake Up with a Bloody Mary Saturday F: $2.50 Wells Rum, $2.75 Heineken, $2.75 Red Stripe & $2.25 Well Red Snappers S: $2.75 Mexican Beers & $3.50 Premium Tequila F+S: $4.99 Zeigenbock Pitchers & $12.99 24 packs of Keystone Lt. F: Manager Specials S: $2.50 Wells F+S: $2 Maragaritas Hh: 2- Close F: Hh 3-9Pm: $1.50 Natty Lite Tallboys, $2 Gin Wells S: Hh 3-9Pm: $1.50 Pbr Tallboys, $2 Rum Wells, $3 Starrys F+S: $3.50 Any Bomb Shot $2.00 DOMESTICS* *$2.50 IMPORTS* *$2.75 BITCH BEERS F+S: $3 DOS XX & $3 SWEET TEA (SAT OPENS @3PM)

SUNDAY
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GREEK LIFE
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT GREEK LIFE IN COLLEGE?
Coming to college can be stressful. Coming to college not knowing anyone can add to the stress. Have you considered going Greek? Study Breaks has you covered to be sure you’ll get a bid.
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1. Be yourself. 2. Don’t be afraid to attend different Greek events. 3. Ask questions! 4. Don’t join the house, join the members. 5. Be proactive. 6. Don’t wait to be introduced to members. 7. Initiate conversations. 8. Make sure your values match theirs. 9. Show interest in wanting to get to know the organization. 10. Be confident.

ED GREEK TERMS DEFIN
Active Generally, the term is used to reference a member who is currently an undergraduate. However, it is preferable to use the terms “undergraduate member” or “student member” for those still in school. Bid An invitation to join a fraternity or sorority. Dry Recruitment A policy which states that alcohol is forbidden at all events associated with introducing the fraternity/ sorority to recruits. Formal recruitment e formal period where interested prospects are given a chance to discover what Greek life is all about. Fraternity e name informally applied to a Greek-letter brotherhood. Greeks e name given to members of sororities and fraternities. e name is used because the sororities and fraternities choose to identify themselves by combinations of Greek letters. Hazing Any willful act or practice by a member or associate member, directed against a member or associate member, which, with or without intent, is likely to: cause bodily harm or danger, o ensive punishment, or disturbing pain, compromise the person’s dignity; cause embarrassment or shame in public; cause the person to be the object of malicious amusement or ridicule; cause psychological harm or substantial emotional strain; and impair academic e orts. Legacy e de nition of a legacy varies from sorority to sorority, but it almost always includes a woman whose mother, sister, aunt or grandmother was a member of a particular sorority. Legacies are usually given special consideration for membership, but sororities are not required to invite them to membership. Quota e number of women a sorority can o er a bid to during recruitment. is number is determined by the Panhellenic Council. Recruitment Counselors ese are the girls that take potential new members or rushees, to each house, guide the girls through rush week. It is a secret which sorority these girls are in until they reveal it at the bid ceremony. Also called Pi Chis, Rho Chis, or Rho Gammas. Sorority An individual women’s Greek-letter organization. is is the term commonly used to distinguish between men’s (fraternities) and women’s (sororities) organizations. 20 | JULY 2011 | STUDYBREAKS.COM

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LINDSEY HENDRIX: PANHELLENIC COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Greek Council Gives the Inside Scoop on What They Do
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What does your council do for each fraternal organization and for your university’s campus as well? e Texas State University Panhellenic Council strives to better not only the Greek community at Texas State, but also the campus and local community as well. rough philanthropy, campus involvement, leadership development, scholastic achievement, and sisterhood, we work to encourage women to reach their full potential. e Panhellenic Council executive board is responsible for increasing intersorority communication, networking with administration, scholarship programming, sisterhood, leadership development, collaboration with all Greek councils, and community involvement.

What are some common myths about Greek life that you want to set straight for the record? Students participating in Greek life may be considered less serious in academics and leadership. at could not be further from the truth. Greek participants are some of the most accomplished, well rounded members of the student body. Many Greek members hold o ces and positions of responsibility in other organizations on campus. ey represent the interest and voice of our student body. ey are well respected and admired by faculty, students, and alumni.
What’s are the benefits of going Greek?

What do you suggest for freshmen who are about to experience rush? At Texas State we take great pride in our Greek organizations and the values they stand for. College can be so much more than just classes and homework; it is a time for growth and development. Greek life can foster the education of the whole person. Greek life o ers its members friendship, leadership, and scholarship skills that will stay with them beyond their college years. For the President, what’s your most memorable Greek Experience? My most memorable Greek experience was Bid Day 2008. e feeling of being selected as part of a national sisterhood was a unforgettable moment. I did’nt realize that was my rst step in the journey of becoming Texas State’s Panhellenic President. Memories have continued from bid day excitement through sisterhood activities to my current leadership rewards as President. I now have the privalge of sharing this memorable experience with potential new members as they begin their Greek journey.

e biggest bene t for me going Greek has been to grow and expand my college experience. Being a part of the Greek community has helped shaped me to be the young woman I am today. It has given me con dence to be involved in many organizations on campus, to network with administration and alumni, and to develop leadership and communication skills. As added value, I have memorable Greek experiences and bonds in sisterhood organizations.

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TREE CLIMBING CLUB
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IS GREEK LIFE
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CHECK OUT THESE OTHER HOT ORGS
These are only ten organizations out of the over six hundred on campus so feel free to go to txstate.edu to find out what else is available for you on campus.

Get your inner child out, you know you wanna climb that tree! Tree Climbing Club seeks and conquers outdoor adventure through bringing people together for one purpouse.. climbing those huge trees down by the river!!

HIP HOP CONGRESS
txstatehhc@yahoo.com

Giving students to tools they need to make social, economic, and political change on a domestic level. Known to put on events on campus and pool together resources for local artists and entertainers.

EXTREME SPORTS AT TEXAS STATE
re1113@txstate.edu

Most recently known to have put on the Humans Vs. Zombies game that swept Texas State, Extreme Sports Club does everything and anything adreneline fueled involving sports. Longboarding, Capture The Flag, Hiking, Relay races, and many more things are planned for this upcoming fall semester.
TREE CLIMBING CLUB

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
txstateadventureclub@gmail.com
EXTREME SPORTS AT TEXAS STATE HIP HOP CONGRESS

PAINTBALL AT TEXAS STATE
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LOUD CROWD
loudcrowd@txtate.edu

The OAC is looking to engage people in a multitude of outdoor adventures, while at the same time forming solid friendships and memories from the excursions they go on. TSU WAKE BOARDING TEAM With so many bodies of water around the area,The Wake Board -ing team asks anyone with a passion to shred to join them in their tournaments that take place nationally.
mailto:tswakeboard@hotmail.com

Wanna show a little school spirit? Loud Crowd is known to show up at One of the more tenacious groups in all sporting events to cheer on Texas San Marocos, Paintball At Texas State State’s finest sports teams to a loud, takes the exhillirating sport of paintand profound victory. ball and brings it to students looking to engage in a little bit of extreme paint combat. INVISIBLE CHILDREN AT TEXAS STATE
invisiblechildrensanmarcos @gmail.com
LOUD CROWD

Now with a Texas State branch, Inivisible children looks to end the atrocities caused by the use of child soldiers in Central Africa. Their known to hold fundraisers and raise awareness around campus year round.
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SPORTS CLUB ALLIANCE
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Known to be the representative body that directs students looking to further For all those aspiring fashionistas out their interest in sports associations at there, Fashion Nation looks to bring all Texas States. Want to know what the aspects of fashion together through show- latest is with Texas State Sports? The cases, runway shows, and fundraisers. SCA is on it! FASHIONATION
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HOT LIST

We love to make excuses during the year. “I just don’t have time.” Now that summer has rolled around, take advantage of more free time and start saying “yes” to yourself.

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Your must-do list to make the the best of the hottest months.

GET A TAN
It is the ultimate souvenir that everyone knows you have. Just be sure you don’t get back to class looking like a Jersey Shore cast member.

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Pick something that you have a problem keeping up with when things get hectic. Since you have more time to do it now it will be come a habit by the time school starts again.

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Call in sick to work, jump in the car and just drive. Stay at that shady looking motel. Eat at some random roadside cafe. Most importantly, don’t make a plan.

START A HOBBY

We know the classic excuse - you want to but you don’t have time. Spend your newly liberated summer learning something you’ve always wanted to.

FIND A SUMMER FLING

The further away the live from you, the better. Find someone who’s migrated your way for the summer and will disappear when real life sets in come fall.

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No, not a magazine (except for Study Breaks, of course!), but an actual book. Let’s try to remember the days before we were forced to read and began to resent it completely.

MAKE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
Just like Grandma used to make, except without the crank. That’s why they invented electric ones. And sure, make it alcohol flavored we’re not judging.

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GO TO A BASEBALL GAME
Baseball is the essential summer sport. It must be enjoyed with a beer in hand and a hot dog.

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SPLURGE ON SOMETHING
Top off a laid back summer with something you’ve wanted but keep telling yourself “no.” You deserve it after all of your hard work this year!

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DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL GAY IN THE ARMY A SOLDIER
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was the controversial military policy prohibiting openly gay service members. Its existence and enforcement have been hotly debated since it was signed into law in 1993.. It was struck down last December, but implementation won’t happen overnight and the controversy surrounding being gay in the military will not die down soon.

SHARES HIS STORY A SECRET NO MORE
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A Soldier’s Story Marco joined the Army in 2003 and served for six years. During that time, he served with a physiological operations units and did two tours in Iraq. He received an Honorable Discharge in 2008 and moved to Austin. Marco joined out of El Paso, spurred by an interest in international a airs and a desire to succeed professionally. He was not hesitant to join, despite being gay. “By the time I was senior in high school, I knew a handful of gay soldiers who were stationed at the local base, Fort Bliss. e majority of them were successful professionally and I wanted to follow in their footsteps.” Marco felt di erent from other kids as early as middle school, but didn’t come out until high school. “I decided to come out to classmates I was close to and by the end of high school, most people who knew me, knew I was gay. I’ve never really fully come out to my parents, but my dad knows and my mom must have a good idea I am. It’s actually still di cult for me because my mom is very

conservative so I really don’t like to talk to her about it. My dad is very open-minded so there are no issues with him.” Marco said that at rst he tried to hide it while in the Army. After being in for a while, it was an open secret to most. “During my initial two years, I was a little more conservative about saying stu . I was worried about getting kicked out.” Secrets e hardest part about serving as a gay service member was the secrets he kept from friends and co-workers. “At work, people talk about their wives, girlfriends, all that stu . I couldn’t do that. It sucked having to lie all the time.” While in the Army, Marco had around four relationships. Only one of those was with another service member. ere were close calls when Marco almost got caught. “I was staying at a temporary room and I had gone out to a bar. I saw an old friend of mine that I had known for about a year. We ended up hooking up at my place. In the middle of the night, they tried to put someone in my room. e
Marco and fellow soldiers while serving in Iraq.

people in charge of dealing out that barracks room thought I was gone. ey tried to open the door with their own key, and I basically jumped out naked from bed and I was saved by the fact that the person they tried to put in the room was a girl. If it was a guy, I could have gotten caught.”

THE POLICY The policy was introduced in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Clinton campaigned on the promise to allow all citizens to serve in the military regardless of sexual orientation, but had to compromise with those who sought an all out ban on homosexuality in the military after election. The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was signed by President Obama in December.

At work, people talk about their wives, girlfriends, all that stuff. I couldn’t do that. It sucked having to lie all the time.

Policies Marco addressed the assertion of some opponents of gays in the military who claim DADT could negatively impact unit cohesion or distract soldiers from the mission at hand. “ e unit cohesion argument is kind of ridiculous. ere were people in Delta Force and Green Berets who were gay. It was a twelve-man team and everyone knew they were gay. If someone can operate at that high a level, where you literally live and breathe with those people, then I don’t see why it couldn’t work with the rest of the military. It happens in the real world, people who have issues with homosexuality work with other coworkers. People have to get over other gay coworkers.” Many supporters of the old Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, such as General James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, say that having openly gay soldiers in close quarters with straight soldiers could cause discomfort or strain. Marco acknowledges there could be issues. “You have to work together regardless of the issues you have with each other. When I was in the Army, some service members had issues with outof-shape or female or weak or dumb or gay or annoying or mean or lazy service members. ey still would have to work with them. It’s an all volunteer Army, you have to work with the personnel you have even if you feel uncomfortable with them.” A Change Marco says that regardless of whether DADT was overturned, it was e ectively over before the signing. “What used to happen, just a higher unit commander would have to sign o to get someone

Marco outside the US Embassy in Baghdad while he was working for the State Department.

THE OTHER SIDE kicked out. en, to get kicked out they bumped it up to the service secretaries. So, since October no one has been kicked out because of DADT.” After the repeal of DADT, Marco was thrilled. “I watched on C-SPAN when the Senate voted for nal passage of the DADT repeal. I popped open a beer and smiled and cried quite a bit.” Marco believes there will have to be training in place to help soldiers cope with the new reality. “When you’re in the military, there are constantly training classes you have to go to. Whether it is suicide prevention, learning more about your job, equal opportunity or whatever. ere are always classes and lectures. ey PowerPoint you to death. So, they will have to instruct Soldiers, Sailors and Marines on how to deal with the removal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” There is no shortage of voices supporting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the core premise of not allowing gays in the military. The Marine’s top General, James Amos is one such voice. In a Washington Post interview, he said that the allowing homosexuals in the military would affect unit cohesiveness and pointed to polling data from Army and Marine combat personnel that showed a lack of support for allowing homosexuals openly serve.
AIRBORNE WINGS The Army Parachutist Badge is awarded to all military personnel of any service who complete the US Army Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. It signifies that the soldier is a trained Army Parachutist, and is qualified to participate in airborne operations. PROUD VETERAN LIFT THE BAN SERVICE MEMBER LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK A non-profit legal services, watchdog, and policy organization in the United States. SLDN is dedicated to ending discrimination and harassment of gay and lesbian U.S. military personnel negatively affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which was enacted in 1993.

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Vintage Pads Apartments 1000 N. LBJ Drive • (512) 392.0121 • vintagepads.com/sanmarcos NORTH Autumn Chase 1606 N Interstate 35 • (866) 638.6491 • carmelapartments.com/autumn-chase-townhomes The Grove 1150 E. River Ridge Parkway • (512) 392-3884 • gogrove.com The Heights II 1101 E. River Ridge Parkway • (512) 392-8345 • theheights2.com The Outpost 1647 Post Road • (512) 392-7678 • theoutpostsanmarcos.com Post Oak Villas 1617 Post Rd • (512) 754-6701 Post Road Place • 1629 Post Rd • (512) 353-6691 • carlisleapts.com Riverside Ranch 1805 Aquarena Springs Drive • (512) 754-0001 • riversideranchapts.myaptportal.com WEST Bishops Square 109 Craddock Avenue • (512) 878-8728 • bishopssquare.com Dokota Ranch Apartments 1818 Old Ranch Road 12 • (512) 212-4270 • dakotaranchapartments.com The Edge 1740 Ranch Road 12 • (877) 690-2879 • theedgetsu.com The Metropolitan 121 Craddock Avenue • (512) 393-6000 • www.metropolitansanmarcos.com Sagewood Trail 856 Sagewood Trail • (512) 878-1792 SOUTH

$370 - $660 $525 - $625 $465 - $815 $475 - $569 $442 - $649 $335 - $999 $440 - $665

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$565 - $795 $465 - $820 $440 - $779 $425 - $780 $400+

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Avalon Verandah Apartments 1703 & 1805 IH N.35 • 353-3683 • avalonsanmarcos.com/verandahsanmarcos.com $560 - $665

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Cabana Beach 1250 Sadler Drive • (512) 392-8115 • www.cbsanmarcos.com The Cedars of San Marcos 1101 Leah Drive • (512) 396-8886 • big-cedarsofsanmarcos.com Florencia Villas 1109 San Marcos Parkway • (512) 396-0803 • florenciavillas.com Park Hill 1001 Leah Avenue • (512) 396-7000 • parkhillapts.com University Club 1441 Leah Avenue • (512) 392-8276 • emapartments.com Villagio Apartments 1850 Aquarena Springs Drive • (512) 878.8700 • villagiosanmarcos.com Villas at Widow Springs 1506 IH 35 South Ste 3411 • (888) 783-4410

$435 - $695 $330 - $640 $383+ $528 - $798 $415 -$ 425 $485 - $570 $361 - $482

SPOTLIGHT PROPERTY Vintage Pads Apartments
Vintage Pads is probably one of the best places you can hope to find a fantastic complex close to campus, and full of bonuses. Vintage is only 2 blocks away from TSU campus, has free internet, cable, full sized rec center, and some of the most modern facilities you’ll find in the area. With colorful art lining the pool area and sun deck, Vintage Pads is the place to kick back and enjoy your college life.

Zoha Shafiq

“I was first sucked in by all the cool vintage art around the complex, not to mention how cheap it was for me to get a 3 room so close to campus. My friends love coming over here every time.”
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FUN

HOROSCOPES•SPOT THE DIFF• THAT’S A FACT JACK SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! Can you spot the 5 differences between the two photos?

STUFF

JULY HOROSCOPES WHAT SHOULD YOU DO BEFORE
SCHOOL STARTS?
Aries
Tan. Did you never step foot outside?

Taurus
Get a job. Who is going to support your drinking habits?

Gemini
Maybe you should start on that online class you registered for.

Cancer
Lose the Snooki look. Orange was never in for your skin tone.

Leo
Shave. Wait, shouldn’t that have been done before summer started?

Virgo
End that summer fling before you get attached

Libra
Go streaking.

Scorpio
Practice your beer pong skills. Show ‘em up at frat parties!
1. Headband 2. Monkey 3. Dolphin 4.Tiger Shirt 5.Milk jugs in fridge

Sagittarius
A one night stand. Oh, please. Everyone does it... at least once.

THAT’S A FACT JACK

GREEK FACTS

• Founded in 1851, the first sorority, Wesleyan’s Adelphan Society didn’t have a Greek name. It is now named Alpha Delta Pi. • Of the United States’ 50 largest corporations, 43 are lead by fraternity men or sorority women. • Of fortune 500 companies, 85% of the top executives are Greek. • Hazing is illegal in 44 states. • 85% of the top executives of fortune 500 companies belong to a fraternity or sorority. • Michael Jordan, Shaq, and Brad Pitt were all in a Greek organization.
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Capricorn
Buy extra condoms.

Aquarius
Rage, darling. Rage, hard.

Pisces
Pay tuition. You’re definitely not coming back if you (or your parents) didn’t meet deadline.

202 NORTH LBJ DR. 78666 | (512) 392-3031

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