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We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

Alex Hanks

November 13, 2019

Former UTSA student Travis Scott returned to NRG Park on Nov. 9, for the sequel to his revolutionary music festival, Astroworld. Named after his Grammy-winning album, “Astroworld,” the festival brought an array of artists on opposite sides of the musical spectrum with Pharrell igniting a mor...

Transgender Rights in Pakistan

Transgender Rights in Pakistan

Maha Qadri

November 13, 2019

Dr. Tahir Naqvi, an associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University, hosted the “Legal and Political Terrain of Transgender Rights in Contemporary Pakistan” talk on Nov. 8, at UTSA. Naqvi discussed information he collected over a one-month trip to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore....

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Paris Cantu

November 13, 2019

Beginning in the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair set the groundwork for a publication that would reign over the world of entertainment for a century. Their latest venture in anthologies, “Women on Women,” is an example of the power of femininity, through the pen of a female writer. “Women on Women” is...

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Vanessa William

November 13, 2019

Poems: SPN 1014 Spanish Heritage at UTSA Profesora Lilian L. Cano Doce años más tarde By: Victoria Chaires Eras mi padre, cuando tenía dos años, te amaba tanto. Entonces dijiste que tenías que irte, pero ¿cómo iba a saber? Que pasarían doce años antes de que llegaras a casa? Durante...

Fact or Fiction: Exploring The World’s Most Popular Mythical Creatures

Fact or Fiction: Exploring The World’s Most Popular Mythical Creatures

Kasandra Parker

November 6, 2019

For years, The Witte Museum has hosted some of the most fascinating and educational exhibits San Antonio has ever seen. Their recent exhibit, “Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids,” strays away from reality and steps into the world of fables and tales. The exhibit displays an array...

Defining defiance: Famous Artist’s work showcased at UTSA

Defining defiance: Famous Artist’s work showcased at UTSA

Sofia Garcia

November 6, 2019

Curated by David S. Rubin, Salvador Dalí's Stairway to Heaven is being displayed in UTSA’s main gallery. A welcoming aura surrounded Dalí’s exhibit despite the heavy topics, such as the dangers of obsession and evil, displayed on the walls. The artist is known for his affinity for surrealism, centering...

Big Sis Advice: Owe You One

Big Sis Advice: Owe You One

Kimiya Factory

November 6, 2019

Fun fact: the game of debate and argumentation is the ex-girlfriend I just couldn’t break up with. Debate is that thing that I can’t shut up about on first dates and a discipline that challenges me to be better. The UTSA Debate Team has been the home I came back to over the past three years of college....

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Paris Cantu

November 6, 2019

“Catch and Kill” is a ruinous account of powerful men and the toxic system that has protected them and prolonged coverup culture for decades. During his two-year investigation involving more than 200 sources, Ronan Farrow uncovered subplots of espionage, the dangerous culture of nondisclosure agreements,...

Finding your way through Autumn: Corn Maze becomes staple in Fall celebration

Finding your way through Autumn: Corn Maze becomes staple in Fall celebration

Sofia Garcia

November 6, 2019

San Antonio’s only corn maze has been open since Oct. 5, and it has already brought in a plethora of curious adventure seekers. Packed with vendors, a petting zoo and three different kinds of trails, this family-friendly event is a hit with the San Antonio community. Before entering the maze, one could...

Between the Lines: The Haunting of Hill House

Between the Lines: The Haunting of Hill House

Paris Cantu

October 30, 2019

Like most women writers in the 1950s, Shirley Jackson was shoved under the literary rug for most of her lifetime. Since then, her shorter fiction has gained traction in the standard English studies curriculum. Although most of her short fiction and novels remain unread and unstudied by the masses, new...

At The Heart of Gold

At The Heart of Gold

Sofia Garcia and Christina Troy

October 30, 2019

To increase sexual violence awareness, UTSA’s Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Consultation and Empowerment Center hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “At The Heart of Gold.” The documentary shared stories of over 150 brave women who made the choice to come forward about the abuse they endured...

Miguel and others light up San Antonio

Miguel and others light up San Antonio

Ellyson Ortega

October 30, 2019

Veteran R&B artist, Miguel, headlined Mala Luna for the first time. His performances were sonically pleasing with the tracks “Criminal,” “How Many Drinks,” “Do You,” “Coffee,” “Adorn,” “Waves,” “Pineapple Skies” and “Sky Walker.” During his performances, he spoke ab...