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Big Sis Advice: Self-awareness

Big Sis Advice: Self-awareness

Kimiya Factory

October 16, 2019

Lately, I’ve been practicing a motivational tool I overheard at a conference — self-awareness. Before I grasped what self-awareness was, I used to think it meant holding myself accountable when I’d go back for the second row of Oreos in the pantry. Awareness of self means doing multiple jobs...

Every joke contains truth

Every joke contains truth

Alex Hanks

October 16, 2019

Eric Andre, best known as the host of late-night talk show “The Eric Andre Show” and for his role as Azizi in the 2019 Lion King remake, made a stop at the Tobin Center in San Antonio last Friday, Oct. 11, to perform standup on his “Legalize Everything” Tour. The Florida native and first-generation...

More than music

More than music

Amber Chin

October 16, 2019

In addition to seeing performances by their favorite artists, Austin City Limits (ACL) attendees can visit ACL Cares, a section of the festival devoted to showcasing non-profits. Among this year’s organizations are the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and ...

An improvised spook

An improvised spook

Jake Striebeck

October 16, 2019

Bexar Stage is San Antonio’s hub for improv and comedy. A variety of performance acts, such as improvisational theater and stand-up comedy, are showcased and workshopped Thursday through Saturday at 1203 Camden St where a welcoming and diverse community gather to express their love for theater. Bexar...

Old bling and new zing

Old bling and new zing

Sofia Garcia

October 16, 2019

On the second Saturday of each month, local car enthusiasts come together to indulge in their form of artistic expression. From muscle cars manufactured in 1964, to supercars with top speeds of 210 miles per hour, Cars and Coffee brought an incredible amount of diversity to the car community of San A...

Some thoughts on suffering

Some thoughts on suffering

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

Suffering: it is a natural part of life, interwoven into life’s fabric. It is unescapable, and yet how we perceive, act, speak and become in the wake of suffering is what defines us most. There is no escaping the darkness or the light, they are as much a part of us as the genetic code we are born with....

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

Tally Dillbert

October 9, 2019

In search of authentic Mexican coffee? Make a quick stop at Café Azteca. This quirky coffee shop is located downtown at 1409 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205. The owner, Tyler Ybarra, started his business when he was a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. At the coffee shop, you ca...

DoggiePOOLooza

DoggiePOOLooza

Sofia Garcia

October 9, 2019

Although DoggiePoolooza seemed like an event that would allow me to maintain my self-control, I was seized by an overwhelming urge to give every dog present a fraction of my time. Lined with vendors, food trucks and a swimming pool, this event promised a world of fun for both dogs and humans. Sponso...

Big Sis Advice: Respect People’s Pronouns. Period.

Big Sis Advice: Respect People’s Pronouns. Period.

Kimiya Factory

October 9, 2019

Big Sis Advice: Respect People’s Pronouns. Period. Arts & Life Before I begin, I want to make clear that I am not speaking on behalf of an entire marginalized population or anyone’s identity in particular, including my own. As individuals, our experiences are sacred and our own, forever....

A ticket to fun and feeling young

A ticket to fun and feeling young

Kayla Burford

October 9, 2019

The State Fair of Texas is finally back in action with three weeks of good times and good food. The various activities the fair provides make it a great place to come together with loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime. This event runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, and there is never ...

Remedies and melodies: The Healing Power of Music

Remedies and melodies: The Healing Power of Music

Breahna Luera

October 2, 2019

The Theta Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota held The Healing Power of Music symposium on Sept. 21. The symposium highlighted the effects music has in the medical field with guest speakers Dr. Tracy Cowden, chair for the UTSA Department of Music; Dr. Carole White, chair for the UTHSC Geriatric Nursing...

A legacy solidified

A legacy solidified

Alex Hanks

October 2, 2019

This Wednesday, Oct 2, the life of Mahatma Gandhi will be showcased by UTSA faculty and scholars. On what would’ve been Gandhi's 150th birthday, the event will highlight his activism and anticolonial work that cemented his legacy as one of the most prominent humanitarians of all time. The event...