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Big Boss Presents: Toursick 2010 at Sunset Station

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By: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

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In less than a month some of the greatest underground bands in the scene right now will be gracing the fine streets of San Antonio. Sunset Station will be hosting Toursick, which features A Day to Remember, August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Go Radio on May 12th (The day before the big Campus Socialite Party at the Ivy Rooftop!).

Sunset Station usually hosts some great big bands, and Toursick will be nothing less!

Go Radio will be opening the show, a younger band from Tallahassee, Florida. Former lead singer of Mayday Parade, Jason Lancaster leads this foursome into an alternative world that is in need of great lyrical majesty. Lancaster’s previous Florida native band, Mayday Parade, completely dropped Lancaster in 2007, devoid of nearly all credit from A Lesson In Romantics, their sophomore album that he helped write, produce, and perform on.

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The Truth Behind Your Favorite Fast Food Treats

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By: Ann Redus (UTSA)

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I’ve never really been into fast food, but when I do eat fast food I always try to get something that I feel is somewhat healthy. If I’m choosing between a cheeseburger Happy Meal and a chicken nugget Happy Meal, I always go with the chicken. I just feel like chicken is better for me, ya know? Well, unfortunately, I was wrong. Not saying that the cheeseburger is any better than chicken nuggets, but when I found out what kind of stuff goes into a chicken McNugget I was shocked. I was checking my email this morning and found an article on Yahoo! from Men’s Health about some of the ingredients that go into American’s favorite fast food items. I’m here to enlighten and spread the word so you know exactly what you’re eating when you consume those “chicken” nuggets, among other things. 

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Big Boss Presents: The Top 5 Shows in Texas, Part DEUX

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By: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

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Alright music junkies, about a week ago I put up an article about the top 5 shows in Texas. I only gave you 3 shows to start with because I wrote so heavily and I know nobody wants to sit here and read a dissertation so I broke it up. Here is the second half and also what I feel is the stronger half of live music this month. These shows are on back to back days but if you care enough about original, outstanding, and emotionally powerful sounds you wont miss either one! So here we go!

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Taking The High Road: How To Handle The Boss From Hell

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By: Ann Redus (UTSA)

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I think at some point throughout your lifetime, you’ll work for one of those bosses who is just a complete asshole. You love your coworkers, your pay, and the company you work for, but your boss is keeping you from having the highest quality of life possible. Figures, right? Because things just can’t ever be easy.

First of all, I’d like to make it clear that this is not necessarily the situation I’m in, but how about we just assume that it is. So let’s say I’ve been working for a company for almost two years. I have spent more time with my coworkers over those two years than with my immediate family. I have adapted – chameleon style – to every demand asked of me, I provide excellent customer service, and I have managed to maintain a certain amount of hours each month so I can financially plan out what I can save for (summer school, books, rent, etc.) and for bills I pay (groceries, cell phone, gas, etc.). Oh yeah, and not to mention it’s all while attending school full time. Then – it happens – POOF. There goes the bulk of my part time job. To go from working 25 hours a week to 12 hours a week is a HUGE pay cut in college speak. I mean, if I get $10 an hour then that means I would get roughly $250 every week, and now a pitiful $120 a week? What a joke. I wouldn’t even be able to drive my 13 year old, gas-guzzling SUV 25 miles every other day to my job, while commuting to school, on that kind of pay check. Looks like it’s time for a bike

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Austin’s Third Annual, Lonestar Jam

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By: Ann Redus (UTSA)

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Picture this: hundreds of people, yards upon yards of fresh cut, green grass, thousands of sundresses and cowboy boots, the sun kissing your skin… Picture perfect? I’d say so. If you plan to attend Lonestar Jam 2010, that’s exactly what you’ll get. As a resident of Central Texas for the past few years, I’ve come to notice how Lonestar Jam has made its way into the minds of young adults and collegiates from UTSA, Texas State, and the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Big Boss Gets Fit: Cross Training for the Austin 10k Plus

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By Tony Peralez (UTSA)

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So training for anything accomplishing and athletic is no small feat completed easily. In the past week my very good friend and fellow Campus Socialite, Ann Redus, featured an article on the Austin 10K Plus. It’s a fabulous 10k like no other.  With obstacles and other things making it more difficult, the “plus” is what grantees this course’s difficulty. So for those of you interested in signing up and completing in this lovely race you’ll need to train hard and explosively, and that’s where I come in.

So between now and May 23rd, I’ll be recommending some work outs and training exercise so not only can you guys have some ideas to sample from, but you’ll also be able to follow up on Ann and I’s progress. We plan on running the 10k as well! 

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Your Marathon on Steroids

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by: Ann Redus (UTSA)

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As I sat here creeping on Facebook, I came across a wall post that caught my eye. You see, I’ve been in the market for a 5K or 10K event to run so when I saw this post, I immediately clicked the link. I was redirected to www.austin10kplus.com where I see women scaling rock walls and climbing over wooden obstacles. Like, WHERE DID I JUST GO!? Is this a marathon on HGH? Looks pretty sweet if you ask me. Naturally, running can be extremely boring. Your mind can only wander in so many directions, the volume of your iPod only goes so high, and the pain only gets worse. So what better to take your mind off the boredom than sets of hurdles and giant walls? This is by far the COOLEST 10K I’ve ever heard of. 

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Big Boss Presents: The Top 5 Shows in Texas for April

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by: Tony Peralez (UTSA)

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Hello friends. I have some news and updates from the music world this week that you will definitely want to take heed of. Big Boss has brought you the 5 must see shows of April in South Texas. You’re welcome. There are 6 amazing bands to be caught this month and I’ve felt it a personal duty to include you all on these musical wonders. I’ve featured these noteworthy shows in order from earliest to latest in a two part series. Now, let’s get on with this week’s 3: 

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RIVER RAFT RACE 2010

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By: Ann Redus (UTSA)

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Continuing the festivities in April down here in Texas, I now bring you… River Raft Race 2010!

Every year Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Texas Sigma Alumni Chapter hosts their annual River Raft Race in San Marcos, Texas. This will be their 17th year to host the event and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Over the years, River Raft Race has drawn over 2,500 college students and an estimated 450 rafts. Also, the Texas Sigma Alumni Association donates a portion of the proceeds to charitable organizations. To date, they have donated $10,000. That’s awesome! 

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