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dog8mybag 09-04-2006 09:15 PM

Texas State or SWT
 
Just curious, is texas state still known as a party school ? I remember seeing articles in numerous major publications about south west texas back in the day. I heard they changed the name because of the bad rap as a party school. Any confirmation on that ? My daughter wanted to go to SWT. Didnt happen. Sent her to a convent. Not really.

shiner6 04-02-2007 08:11 PM

always be Southwest Texas
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dog8mybag (Post 2388)
Just curious, is texas state still known as a party school ? I remember seeing articles in numerous major publications about south west texas back in the day. I heard they changed the name because of the bad rap as a party school. Any confirmation on that ? My daughter wanted to go to SWT. Didnt happen. Sent her to a convent. Not really.

We still party as much as ever, but we'll never again reach the height of party-dom like we did in the 70s and 80s. The name change had less to do with the party image and more to do with the fact that this is a public school and they're trying to gain more notoriety as a national institution. They're attempting to do that by obtaining a more generic name. It's working too.

They're also attempting to grow by establishing satellite campuses like the one in Round Rock, which seems to be going well at the moment. They really can't (outwardly) grow too much more in their current location in central San Marcos.

Although all of this is probably necessary to grow, justify more intellectual jobs and tenure, and it's the way to get more state money, the campus has all but lost it's once prized traditional background. LBJ wouldn't recognize the campus or what it's become. He certainly wouldn't agree with it's political mindset, and I doubt he'd much approve of the the loss of identity. But, then again, he didn't approve of any of that when he was here either.

futureshock 06-20-2007 02:11 PM

I don't think Texas State parties harder than any other school its size. I know I went to crazier parties with friends at UNT than I ever found here. I came after the name change, and I feel like I have a little more prestige when I say I go to Texas State than I would have otherwise. It sounds much better to people who don't live in Texas. My Canadian and German pals said "Oh Texas STATE...very impressive!"

brete 07-27-2007 09:50 AM

If you got here after the name change you surely don't remember alcohol being legal all over campus including Sewell Park. You missed $.99 pitchers all afternoon at Cheatam Street and a slew of drink specials that have been illegal since about 1993. You missed 18 and over drinking. You got here after the noise ordinance and all the city's other attempts at curbing parties. The last days of finals were the best reason for going to school here.

Hell, I'm 47 and had a party shut down by the cops at 7 for being too loud for having a band.

Not the same college/town even, and that's not even taking into account how lax the cops used to be on PIs and drugs.

pythonlee 07-23-2008 06:09 PM

Swt
 
I'll call it Texas State when they change the mascot to the armadillo. If you're going to steal a name from a movie you got to go all the way. And yes it is, has and always will be a party school. Four years is a terrible thing to waste.

spud lumpkin 07-24-2008 10:09 PM

Texas State Armadillos
 
What was the name of that movie about the TS Armadillos?
SM will always be a party town. The intensity may vary from time to time, but students will always party. And they should. Once they graduate it hits the fan. You get a buttmunch job, get married, have kids, get fat and your hair falls out. Then the economy craters while you've got an ungrateful kid in college who does nothing but party. But you forgive them because you know they'll get theirs soon enough.

pythonlee 07-25-2008 07:45 AM

Texas State University - Fightin' Armadillos
 
The movie is "Necessary Roughness" (91)
the mascot is the Fightin' Armadillos
Strangely, allmovie got it wrong and referred to Tx Southern.
Wikipedia and all other references on the net had it right.
So true about it hitting the fan all to soon for the students.
Party while you can, or wish you had later.
If your college years are boring , what's downhill from that.

semi-native 07-25-2008 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by spud lumpkin (Post 5885)
What was the name of that movie about the TS Armadillos?
SM will always be a party town. The intensity may vary from time to time, but students will always party. And they should. Once they graduate it hits the fan. You get a buttmunch job, get married, have kids, get fat and your hair falls out. Then the economy craters while you've got an ungrateful kid in college who does nothing but party. But you forgive them because you know they'll get theirs soon enough.

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philby 07-25-2008 11:15 AM

Necessary Roughness - DVD
 
Somebody ought to sell the "Necessary Roughness" dvd in SM town.
It's only deserving of maybe two stars, but is an interesting item considering the name change of the university.

Lighten up Semi, you're the bummer on this forum.

Satire

Humor

Buy a clue

semi-native 07-25-2008 11:38 AM

I'm plenty light, thanks.

marilee 08-15-2008 02:11 PM

Party School
 
Yes SWT-TSU@SM is still a party school. Students always party and some party too much. It's not nearly as good a school as it was in the 60's and early 70's but much better than it was in the super grade inflated 80's. The greeks have been the party leaders through it all. You could still go through four years without even seeing a party. Everyone choses their own reality, hangs with their own kind and blocks out what they want. If you want to come here to party you'll find plenty of them. If you just want to study that choice is yours to make. There is a whole spectrum of possible college experiences. Feel free to mix and match.

marilee 08-17-2008 03:58 PM

Swt
 
Southwest Texas State Normal School
Southwest Texas State Normal College
Southwest Texas State Teachers College
Southwest Texas State College
Southwest Texas State University
Texas State University - San Marcos

Which name is out of place ?

The party school rep was always a little overblown, except for maybe sigma nu and the pikes (bless their little hearts).

pythonlee 08-17-2008 07:30 PM

Texas State Normal School
 
LBJ went to SWT
The party legend always grows with the retelling. Especially if they're drinking at the time. The early 80's were the wildest in terms of over the top drunken frat parties.

brete 08-19-2008 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marilee (Post 5977)
Southwest Texas State Normal School
Southwest Texas State Normal College
Southwest Texas State Teachers College
Southwest Texas State College
Southwest Texas State University
Texas State University - San Marcos

Which name is out of place ?

The party school rep was always a little overblown, except for maybe sigma nu and the pikes (bless their little hearts).


How about the 4 that imply San Marcos is in Southwest Texas? Wouldn't that be Del Rio or Big Bend?

Also TSU is Texas Southern University, has been since we were SWTSC.

toerontoe 08-20-2008 01:20 PM

let's rename everything dammit
 
My high school ain't Schertz-Cibolo anymore.
My college ain't SWTSC anymore.
So when does the damn North American Union kick in?

philby 08-21-2008 03:18 PM

Nau
 
After San Marcos becomes Outlet Mall City-
Texas becomes Tejas-
Then becomes part of Aztlan-
And then the North American Union is declared.
All good Mall City inmates will spend their hard earned Ameros at the outlet malls with prior approval, of course. It must be true, Alex Jones says so.

jeepster 08-26-2008 09:53 PM

Location Location Location
 
[QUOTE=brete;5985]How about the 4 that imply San Marcos is in Southwest Texas? Wouldn't that be Del Rio or Big Bend?

How about; Latitude 29.88N by Longitude 97.94W State University
Go Tudes!!!

marilee 08-28-2008 12:33 PM

Clarity
 
There is a definite clarity in that name. Certainly pinpoints the location. It would keep the cheerleaders busy at a game, "give me an L...". And no movie plagerism.

jeepster 08-31-2008 08:21 PM

correction made
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pythonlee (Post 5888)
The movie is "Necessary Roughness" (91)
the mascot is the Fightin' Armadillos
Strangely, allmovie got it wrong and referred to Tx Southern.

allmovie has now corrected it's Tx Southern reference to Texas State University

brete 09-01-2008 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepster (Post 6152)
allmovie has now corrected it's Tx Southern reference to Texas State University


Believe it or not the TSU abreviation was the biggest sticking point at the legislature over the name change. Texas Southern probably has the third biggest number of alumni in the state legislature.

jeepster 09-01-2008 07:37 PM

Tsu
 
As allmovie proved, it does throw some people off.
I agree with the guy who said we should change the mascot to an armadillo.
New name, new mascot.


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