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Musician of the week: Giveon

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

April 8, 2020

From collaborating with Sevn Thomas and Snoh Aalegra to being featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the emerging R&B singer Giveon has swooned the ears of many listeners with his ardent vocals. The California-bred vocalist recently released his latest EP, “Take Time,” on March 27, g...

Baby Keem is destined to be a staple in hip-hop

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

April 8, 2020

Rapper Hykeem Jamaal Carter, Jr., better known under his stage name “Baby Keem,” has had a swift rise to fame in the hip-hop industry. His hit song “ORANGE SODA” from his second studio mixtape, “DIE FOR MY BITCH,” has accredited the Las Vegas native with over 80 million streams on Spotify a...

Professional writers gather to discuss addiction and recovery

Illustration by Reagan Baughman

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’

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

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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’

Illustration by Triston Simpson

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

Photos by Ebony Purks

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

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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...