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Between the Lines: Girl, Woman, Other

Between the Lines: Girl, Woman, Other

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“Girl, Woman, Other” is a modern, genius storytelling whose twelve chapters review the lives of twelve women. Bernadine Evaristo tells the story of girls and women who struggle and grapple with racism and sexism in a white, male-dominated Britain. Evaristo was awarded the 2019 Booker prize for thi...

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Soulful with a groovy aftertaste, Phony Ppl’s music is not for the close-minded. With their album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” peaking at number 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart, number 15 on Trending 140 chart and number seven on the Emerging Artists chart, the Brooklynite musical group...

The SpongeBob Musical is politically charged

The SpongeBob Musical is politically charged

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Tony-winning production “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” made its way to the Majestic Theatre, Jan. 24-26, for nostalgia-seeking 90s kids and begrudging parents alike. Both groups left with more life lessons, political commentary and uncomfortable romance than they could’ve expected. By...

Woolworth Watch Day

Woolworth Watch Day

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

The Conservation Society of San Antonio hosted a symposium, Woolworth Watch Day, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The symposium emphasized the role and history of downtown San Antonio within Alamo Plaza for Bexar County’s civil rights legacy. On Feb. 1, 1960, African American students jumpstarted lunch counter...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop music videos were being projected. Popular YouTuber John Norman was the DJ for the event. As the so...

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Newly 76, Angela Davis has made a heroine of herself through her pioneering of black activism and years of continued activism for women’s rights, human rights and peace. Written and published in the 80s, “Women Culture Politics” is a treatise to the Afro-American female role in political cultur...

Love is in the detail

Love is in the detail

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

The Freetail Brewing Company hosted a Valentine’s Vendor Market on Feb 1. This event was coordinated by Carolyn Martinez, the owner of the business Skycrafters. San Antonio is known for events like this, which give small businesses the opportunity to get their product out into the world. The items in ...

A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time scales we have here on Earth. The galaxy is filled with globular clusters or old stars. Call yourself...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator

February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after tune. Though it was released almost a decade ago, its revolutionary sound has developed beautifully i...

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy

Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager

February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs, bones and a mistletoe. Many kids engaged Lasser with enthusiastic answers and impressive facts of thei...

Between the Lines: American Dirt is American trash

Between the Lines: American Dirt is American trash

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...

Artists of UTSA: Faisal Najjar

Artists of UTSA: Faisal Najjar

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2020

Faisal Najjar is a third-year biomedical engineering major who began drawing and painting a year ago. He is a firm believer in the power of art and is passionate about showing viewers that they can surprise themselves with their hidden abilities. Najjar often finds himself lost in his own world when draw...