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Professional writers gather to discuss addiction and recovery

Professional writers gather to discuss addiction and recovery

Ana Lorant, Assistant Multimedia Editor

March 31, 2020

On March 5, UTSA’s Collegiate Recovery Center partnered with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference to host the Recovery Lit Up event. At UTSA’s Downtown Campus, writers gathered to share their memoirs, books and poetry on addiction recovery. “[Recovery Lit Up] is an off-site event ...

Film Review: ‘Midsommar’

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

March 30, 2020

“Midsommar,” directed and written by American filmmaker Ari Aster, is a film you don’t want to watch with your boyfriend. The psychological horror film was so immensely disturbing, it made movie goers feel queasy to their stomachs and uneasy in their seats just like the aftermath of Aster’s 20...

Between the Lines: ‘Severance’ by Ling Ma

Between the Lines: ‘Severance’ by Ling Ma

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Relevant to the current atmosphere, Ling Ma’s “Severance” is an apocalyptic female narrative from the voice of a Chinese immigrant who passively resumes her quotidian work life while New York City and the country crumble under a pandemic.  Twenty-something Candace Chen works at a publishing company in M...

Film Review: ‘The Platform’

Film Review: ‘The Platform’

Jansen Bean, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2020

In the classic film adaptation of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the hero of the story, Atticus Finch, tells his daughter Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Films allow us...

Track of the week: ‘When To Say When’ / ‘Chicago Freestyle’

Track of the week: ‘When To Say When’ / ‘Chicago Freestyle’

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

March 26, 2020

“33 years, I gave that to the game/33 mil, I saved that for the rain,” the 6 God raps over a June James beat as he gives listeners a visual tour of Brooklyn, New York, in his latest music video. After warmly welcoming the new year with Future on “Life Is Good” and “Desires,” Drake came r...

San Antonians advocate for equality in annual Women’s March

San Antonians advocate for equality in annual Women’s March

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

On Sunday, March 8, dozens of people gathered in anticipation of San Antonio’s annual International Women’s Day March at Milam Park. Many Texas- and San Antonio-based organizations were at the park, some sitting at tables and others scattered in the crowd wearing their organization’s gear. Severa...

Movie Review: Across The Universe

Movie Review: Across The Universe

Robyn Castro, Assistant Photo Editor

March 20, 2020

“Across the Universe” is a film about love, anti-war activism, self-discovery, psychedelic drug culture, free speech, sexuality and the civil rights movement, themes which are all beautifully choreographed into a Beatles musical. Director Julie Taymor knew that creating a musical based off songs solel...

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Just outside the Alamo Heights city limits sign lies a coffee shop tucked between a Chipotle and an IHOP. While this might sound like a place for a busy, mainstream establishment, Berry to Bean remains a hidden gem. A large bay window at the entrance embellishes the aesthetically modern setting of th...

Between the Lines: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey

Between the Lines: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story on Oct. 5, 2017, causing the #MeToo movement to surge. The investigative duo published “She Said,” a timeline chronicle of their investigative reporting into the Weinstein harassment story. What they uncovered fueled a mass...

Movie Review: The Photograph

Movie Review: The Photograph

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015. Presented by the African American Studies Program and the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Se...

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

March 4, 2020

With her album “3:33am” being nominated for Best Engineered Album at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards in 2018 only two years after debuting her first single, “S P A C E,” on Soundcloud, Amber Mark is capturing the ears of music fans all around the nation. The “Monsoon” singer released her first album...