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Women v. Weinstein

Women v. Weinstein

Kaylee Boggan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

predatory sexual assault, rape and criminal sexual acts, for which he could get a life sentence. He went to trial for these alleged crimes in January 2020. Weinstein is a man who thrived on power and was well-liked by the public. Here’s the problem: The justice system is not built to take away power...

Roadrunners, voting matters

Roadrunners, voting matters

Isabella Briseno, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

Most UTSA students have walked in front of the McKinney Humanities building and been confronted with the same questions: “Are you registered to vote?” “Do you know when the next election is?” These questions may come across as repetitive. However, in today’s political climate and in a pla...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This administration has been nothing short of mobbish. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giulani, and oth...

Escapable demons: The fall of Aaron Hernandez

Escapable demons: The fall of Aaron Hernandez

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reached the limelight once again this week with Netflix’s latest documentary: “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.” The documentary offers a compelling look into the life of the former Super Bowl champion and gives insight into the vari...

Greg Abbott doesn’t care about homeless people

Co Opinion Editor Dawson Fagan

Dawson Fagan

January 21, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott loves to criminalize homelessness, and he (rightly) catches a lot of condemnation for that. However, Gov. Abbott also loves the way San Antonio deals with its homeless population. What does that say about us? Gov. Abbott regularly attributes crimes to homeless individuals without...

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Donald Escamilla Jr.

November 20, 2019

We are now in the final weeks of the Fall 2019 semester, and tensions are high for a lot of students. Teachers are dumping every assignment they have into these last weeks such as projects, homework and essays, not to mention finals are right around the corner. The pressure is on. Keep this in mind though:...

May I Be Excused?

Jacqeuline Cantu

November 20, 2019

As if school wasn’t making you doubt yourself enough, annual family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table can make you even more anxious. Yes, I’m graduating soon, Auntie. No, I still don’t know what I want to do for a living. Family drama is no joke, and if Mom’s feelings wouldn’t get...

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Lindsey Mione

November 20, 2019

Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Christmas displays are stores’ ways of getting your money; they get people into the holiday spirit. People are more inclined to purchase unnecessary items when the trees and lights are set up. They are money draws for retail. At home, I do not set...

Don’t just thank me for my service

Don’t just thank me for my service

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

The first time someone thanked me for my service on Veterans Day, I didn’t know what to say. A deluge of responses filled my mind until one finally rose to the surface: “Thank you for your support.” I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on whether this was the most appropriate way...

Facebook Campaign Ads

Facebook Campaign Ads

Donald Escamilla Jr.

November 13, 2019

With the upcoming 2020 presidential election, several politicians are publishing campaign ads. They are utilizing all the resources at their disposal, such as television commercials and social media sites like Facebook which is prone to campaign ads containing invalid information. In an interview...

If it’s Not a Presidential Election, why vote?

If it’s Not a Presidential Election, why vote?

Kaylee Boggan

November 13, 2019

Last Tuesday, 9.56% of eligible voters in San Antonio participated in the state constitutional amendment election. These 10 amendments dealt with issues such as municipal judges holding more than one office judge at a time, animal retirement, disaster relief funding and prohibition of individual income...

Studying Abroad

Katrina Clements

November 6, 2019

In college, we all try to figure out what our purpose is. As young adults who feel lost in our career paths, our studies and in finding ourselves, we seek adventure and new opportunities. How can we escape the madness of being a busy college student without wasting precious time and money? Studying abroad...