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Your mental health still matters

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Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

2020 was a curveball; an outlier that caught everyone by surprise. The year, meant to mark the beginning of a new decade, turned into the year everything came to an abrupt halt as everyone tried to adjust...

Out with the old in with review: An assessment of Trump’s cabinet

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The time has come to bid the Trump Cabinet a final farewell. Looking back on the last four years under the Trump Cabinet, it's hard to deny the seismic influence his Cabinet will leave behind. From the...

Party rockin’ at the end of the world

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Nick Garza, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

“I’m going to quit smoking,” I declared proudly to my friends. “I just bought a gym membership!” exclaimed Aven. “I’m learning how to cook healthy food,” beamed Juan. It was eleven fifty-something,...

The minimum wage debate debunked

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Bella Nieto, News Editor January 22, 2021

On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised sweeping legislation and executive orders that would address some of the nation's greatest obstacles ranging from healthcare to racial and economic inequality....

An end of an error

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Editorial Board January 22, 2021

In January 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Since then, President Trump has conducted himself in a cowardly, morally appalling, and highly unprofessional manner....

First things first: Biden must tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

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Christopher Perez, Contributing Writer January 22, 2021

As President Joe Biden begins his term, he faces a tough road ahead. A divided United States; protests for police reform; an ever-growing climate crisis; and a never-ending pandemic are some of the largest...

Stacey Abrams: Queen of progressive politics

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 24, 2020

Aside from formerly being the House minority leader, Stacy Abrams also gained national attention in Georgia's hotly contested gubernatorial race in 2018. Abrams was the Georgia Democrat closest to flipping...

Donald Trump is making this the worst breakup in American history

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Marina Cruz, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 8, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was confirmed as the next president-elect of the United States. The result led to President Trump’s refusal to concede and finally accept his defeat. His...

10 days in with my PS5: Excellent console, but not essential just yet

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Ryder Martin, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As a lucky individual who was able to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 during the initial launch window, I’ve had 10 days of hands-on experience with Sony’s latest home console, and there’s plenty...

San Antonio, it’s time to put the public back in public utilities

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

All of San Antonio pays their utility bills to CPS Energy; in fact, it's the nation's largest municipal natural gas and electric utility company. CPS makes it convenient to pay business or residential...

Blackboard: the black hole that is swallowing college education

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

If you're a UTSA student, then you probably share my disdain for Blackboard Learn. According to a Blackboard report in April, Learning Management System (LMS) usage increased 400% for Learn LMS and 3,600%...

The politics of hate

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

President Donald Trump's recent defeat makes him the 11th sitting president in U.S. history to be denied a second term in the White House; however, the self-described “alt-right,” an offshoot of conservatism...

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