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Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Editorial Board

January 21, 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, UTSA’s Bold Promise initiative gurantees full financial aid for tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters to students who satisfy specific requirements: being an incoming freshman in Fall 2020, having a median household income of $50,500 or less and being in the top 25...

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA has recently announced its new Bold Promise program, a program that offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen. High school seniors and twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe will be among the first Roadrunners affected by this program. Growing up on San Antonio’s West Side, the Uribe twins have...

San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Hundreds of members of the UTSA community attended the largest annual MLK March in the country on Monday, Jan. 20. The march celebrates King’s life and the civil rights movement that he embodied. The march stretches across the San Antonio East Side and hundreds of thousands of San Antonians attend every y...

Organization designs civil rights trip

Organization designs civil rights trip

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Over 40 UTSA students visited memorials, museums and other historical sites across several southern states this January to get hands-on education regarding the history of civil rights and social justice in the U.S. The program is called the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience (CRSJ), and the Stud...

Three students pass away

Three students pass away

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA lost three Roadrunners in the Fall 2019 semester. Mariana Otero passed away in a car accident on Oct. 16. Senior finance major Eric Naranjo passed away in a plane crash on Dec. 1. Sophomore pre-music major Caesar Caballero passed away by suicide on Dec. 4. Dean of Students LT Robinson sent an e...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...

UTSA introduces tuition-free program for Fall 2020

UTSA introduces tuition-free program for Fall 2020

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

December 13, 2019

UTSA announced the launch of its Bold Promise program on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Bold Promise initiative is a financial aid program that will waive all tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students. The program will take effect starting in the Fall 2020 semester.  Students must meet several requirements in o...

UTSA community holds vigil for Cesar Caballero

UTSA community holds vigil for Cesar Caballero

Breahna Luera

December 10, 2019

The UTSA community joined the family of 19-year-old Cesar Caballero to hold a vigil in his memory in the Alvarez Hall Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 6. Caballero was a sophomore student and first-year resident assistant working at Alvarez Residence Hall who died by suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 4.  The memo...

Student senators approve executive stipends

Student senators approve executive stipends

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA approved the release of stipends to the executive branch for Fall 2019 during its general meeting on Nov. 14. Members of the executive branch took turns presenting their exceptional duties accomplished during the semester. The floor was called to a vote...

Center for Military Affiliated Students Grand Opening

Center for Military Affiliated Students Grand Opening

Heather Montoya

November 20, 2019

The Center for Military Affiliated Students held its grand opening on Nov. 14. This center provides veteran and military-affiliated students with services available in one office location. “Veteran and Military Affairs, what it is now, used to be four different offices,” William Lansdon, Veteran...

Students show support for DACA

Students show support for DACA

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal...

New center supports students with foster care background

New center supports students with foster care background

Josh Peck

November 20, 2019

UTSA recently opened the Fostering Education Success Center (FESC) in the Student Union (SU 2.01.05) for students with a history of foster care. The FESC was created in Fall 2019 by the Department of Social Work and the Division of Student Success to give students with foster care backgrounds a space...