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UTSA Emergency Alerts are Not ‘All Clear’

UTSA Emergency Alerts are Not ‘All Clear’

Xavier Richardson

November 6, 2019

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, UTSA students, faculty and staff received a notification from the UTSA Alerts System. The alert stated, “An off-campus incident has been reported near Main Campus. Avoid perimeter roads and seek shelter in a safe location.” As you can see, little information...

Your liberal arts degree matters

Your liberal arts degree matters

Ryan Houston-Dial

November 6, 2019

Studying for classes, participating in student organizations and maintaining relationships contribute to the fatigue college students experience daily. As college students, we face plenty of adversity, which leaves most of us exhausted by the end of the day, only to repeat it all over again tomorrow....

NCAA Play Number One: False Hope

Graphic by Emma Reeves.

Jose Bouquett

November 6, 2019

The bumbling and baffling National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has seemingly decided to take a step in the right direction towards paying athletes. However, after a closer look, the NCAA is back to its old tricks to gain positive publicity. On Oct. 29, the NCAA surprised the world by announcing...

Battle of the Holidays

Battle of the Holidays

Jacqeuline Cantu

October 30, 2019

Aren’t October, November and December the greatest months of the year? When they roll around, we are gifted with holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — each taking place one after the other. Many people feel that these holidays make the last quarter of the year fly by. They are incentives...

When Will UTSA Intervene?

When Will UTSA Intervene?

Xavier Richardson

October 30, 2019

In an environment where college students desire to express their views on controversial topics and practice free speech, rallies and protests are common occurrences on campus. Often, these public displays happen the same way: an organization takes a controversial stance, students get upset, an opposing...

Trick-or-treating for all

Trick-or-treating for all

Christina Troy

October 30, 2019

In the largely uncontested debate of whether or not college students should still trick-or-treat, with most on the side of “not,” students with disabilities aren’t considered. Last Halloween season, a Facebook post by Alicia Plumer went viral as she announced her 21-year-old autistic son BJ would...

At The Heart of Gold

Illustration by Amber Chin

Sofia Garcia and Christina Troy

October 30, 2019

To increase sexual violence awareness, UTSA’s Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Consultation and Empowerment Center hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “At The Heart of Gold.” The documentary shared stories of over 150 brave women who made the choice to come forward about the abuse they endured...

Controlling Chaos

Controlling Chaos

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

It takes a certain level of courage to create something from raw emotion. To free one’s mind and transcend the critique of the ego is one reason to muster this courage. I discovered this notion about a year ago, and what happened next was a complete revelation for me. Last fall, I took a philosophy...

Homeland Insecurity

Graphic by Emma Reeves

Raul Diaz

October 23, 2019

75,000 people flooded Stadio San Paolo in July 1984 to celebrate the signing of an Argentine superstar to their beloved soccer club, Napoli. The economy was hit hard by two oil crises during the 1970s. As a result, Italy experienced significant stagflation, and the city of Naples was harshly affected....

I want candy

I want candy

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

Halloween is like most holidays; it changes as you grow, from the activities you participate in, to the costumes you wear. However, there is one constant throughout one’s life for their Halloween experience: candy. Candy is the centerpiece for kids trick-or-treating and adults hosting parties. Aisles...

Offended ≠ Victim

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

Social movements have been part of our history for hundreds of years. They’ve served as fundamental ideological changes and promoted progressive reasoning for more inclusive societies around the world. From the labour movement to the civil rights movement, individuals seeking positive change are nothing...

Bring the Rowdy? Create the Rowdy? The Missing Homecoming Event?

 Adokiye Iyaye shoots a layup against the St. Edward’s defense. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Jose Bouquett

October 16, 2019

UTSA athletics is always a step behind the competition. Homecoming is missing a major event to complete the week and build momentum for the upcoming football game, and we need all the momentum we can get. UTSA has yet to announce any type of “Homecoming and Hoops” or “Midnight Madness”...