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Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory

September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least that’s what I have to tell myself. However, I like to think that in an ideal future, people who...

Crush the crisis

Crush the crisis

Breahna Luera

September 11, 2019

Crush the Crisis - Opioid Take Back Day was hosted by volunteers with the Methodist Healthcare hospitals on Saturday, Sept. 7. There were about 80 Methodist hospitals nationwide that participated, and three of San Antonio’s hospitals were part of the movement. There were three drive-by locations w...

Song and dance, poems and jokes

Song and dance, poems and jokes

Jake Striebeck

September 11, 2019

Students with diverse talents filled the Paseo Courtyard on Sept. 15 to perform and watch the Open Mic Night hosted by the UTSA Student Union. Creativity was showcased all night as artists were each given five minutes to perform their act. UTSA students showed off their creative talents in an e...

A refreshing angle to medicine

A refreshing angle to medicine

Kasandra Parker

September 11, 2019

People flowed in and out of the Brick at The Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday for the Aloe-Me Holistic Wellness Fair. The first of its kind, Aloe-Me presents a unique set of Holistic Wellness vendors including DDS Bioelectric practitioners, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Life Adventure...

‘I’m ‘n Love (With UTSA)’ T-Pain performs at Howdy Rowdy Bash

‘I’m ‘n Love (With UTSA)’ T-Pain performs at Howdy Rowdy Bash

Jacob Striebeck

September 3, 2019

Auto-tuned melodies filled the concert venue Friday night at Fiesta Texas as students packed in the theme park by the hundreds for Howdy Rowdy Bash. This exclusive event hosted by Roadrunner Productions offered UTSA students open access to the grounds of Fiesta Texas including roller coaster rid...

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

Kimiya Factory

September 3, 2019

Imagine someone crying actual tears to you about “the struggle” that is known as your existence. “They’re so sorry that you’re oppressed, and they could never understand what a day in your shoes must be like.” At first, it’s flattering to think someone might “get it,” but after a couple...

Black & Brown Punk Fest ’19

Black & Brown Punk Fest ’19

Kimiya Factory

September 3, 2019

On Aug 31. at La Botanica, Xingonas in the Pit presented the second annual Black and Brown Punk Fest TX. Decolonial feminist punk collective Xingonas in the Pit strive to maintain safe spaces for people of color and decolonize stigmas surrounding gender, race and discrimination in the art scene ...

¡Eso Es! Fest heads to San Antonio

¡Eso Es! Fest heads to San Antonio

Laura C.

September 3, 2019

Last Wednesday at the Paper Tiger and put on by South Texas based booking group, Margin Walker, ¡Eso Es! was a summer party celebrating the diversity of Latinx artists consisting well-known acts such as Neon Indian, Empress Of, La Goony Chonga, Bidi Bidi Banda and Luna Luna. Local DJs (and St. Mary’s...

Big Sis Advice:#ChangeRapeCulture

Big Sis Advice:#ChangeRapeCulture

Kimiya Factory

August 27, 2019

*TRIGGER WARNING* For survivors- A broken heel sits in your closet. Strap broken, heel chipped. “Why haven’t you thrown it away?” You ask yourself the same question every day after you stare at your heel for 30 seconds, swallow the golf ball in your throat and close the closet door. Putting...

John Leguizamo embracing Latinx Identity through comedy

John Leguizamo embracing Latinx Identity through comedy

Jen Miranda

August 27, 2019

The art of storytelling is difficult to master. However, John Leguizamo, who stars in the recent Netflix mini-series When They See Us, has mastered that art and more. His 90-minute one-man play “Latin History for Morons,” tells the story of Leguizamo’s journey of rediscovering his Latino identity...

Knowing yourself through art

Knowing yourself through art

Alex Hanks

August 27, 2019

This summer, The McNay Art Museum is featuring one of the first Transamerica/n identity exhibits. The exhibit embodies gender identity and outward portrayal of sexuality on a broad spectrum. Featuring the works of Andy Warhol spanning over two decades, the curation encapsulates gender identit...

It’s Whiskey Business for a fun night out

It’s Whiskey Business for a fun night out

Kasandra Parker

August 27, 2019

The Witte Museum comes to life after hours as the local event, Whiskey Business, takes over. The event completely transforms the family-friendly business into a memorable social event for San Antonio’s adult crowd. In The Witte’s newly renovated space, around 1,200 people danced with the dinosaurs...