Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of The Star Sitdown. This week, we have Brianna Benitez. Benitez was on the podcast last season and a lot has changed since her first appearance. Benitez is the current news editor and is going to be the next editor-in-chief of the University Star. In this episode we spoke about Benitez's experience as the news editor, Texas State's potential return to full capacity, and her upcoming term as Editor-in-Chief.

This episode was edited by Podcast Producer Bailey Collier

The Star Sitdown is a weekly podcast hosted by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr. highlighting interesting people and topics throughout the Texas State and San Marcos community.

Brianna Benitez:

https://www.instagram.com/briannacelestte/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSnCNZDcIGJkBiJzhy9qrg/featured

https://twitter.com/brianancelestte

Timestamps

0:00 - Intro

1:49 – Brianna’s transition to the news section

5:44 – Covering the winter storm

10:05 – Brianna’s experience as a driver

16:38 – Thoughts on becoming the next Editor-in-Chief

19:11 – “Spicy Latina”

20:44 – Opening campus 100% & facemask

25:54 – Taylor Swift

28:55 – Brianna’s mother

30:28 – Brianna’s expectations heading into next semester

33:36 – Brianna’s aspirations after college

38:00 - Closing

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