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SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

Editorial Board

March 3, 2020

The newly elected SGA should pursue three principles to establish a better connection with the students they serve and to better manage their organization as a whole: enhance their brand identity, treat fiscal responsibility as a goal rather than an obstacle, and properly fund and staff the judicial...

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Editorial Board

February 25, 2020

The Transportation Fee Referendum will be held on March 3-4, and students will have the opportunity to vote on a $15 increase to the current $20 student fee, totaling $35. Students should vote a resounding “yes” to this increase. The Runner is a shuttle service that students used over 1.7 million ...

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

In the wake of a tragedy, whom do students expect to hear from? No one other than the leader of our university: President Dr. Taylor Eighmy. One of the most tragic events in our community, a completed on-campus suicide, occurred in December. In the wake of this tragedy, when students looked for leader...

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Editorial Board

February 11, 2020

College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates have passed, and with two remaining, the COLFA Dean Search Advisory Committee is coming closer to making its selection. In these forums, the candidates present their vision for the college and UTSA as a whole. Additionally, the forums provide an op...

Faculty diversity matters too

Faculty diversity matters too

Editorial Board

February 4, 2020

UTSA prides itself on being a Minority-Serving Institution that promotes diversity. Any racial disparities on our college campus between students and professors indicate a lack of drive for racial inclusivity of our campus. UTSA consists of 8% Black students, 56% Hispanic students, 6% Asian students and...

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

UTSA is currently paying former head coach Frank Wilson $720,000 per year, and he doesn’t even work here. His payout comes from UTSA students’ pockets, despite us not having any direct say on this decision. The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports that 42% of UTSA’s athletic d...

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Editorial Board

January 22, 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...

The commuter’s dilemma

The commuter’s dilemma

Editorial Board

November 20, 2019

For many students, the long commutes to campus became even longer on Nov. 12, as a result of icy roads and vehicle accidents across the city, including at least 14 reported accidents along Loop 1604. Early that morning, SAPD released a list of road closures, which included parts of Highway 151, IH-10...

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

“Democracy dies in darkness.” This phrase is enshrined in the masthead of the Washington Post. While democracy is kept alive by journalists who bring stories to light, their right to do so is protected by the service of military members, who swear to protect and defend the Constitution against all...

Not all fees are bad

Not all fees are bad

Editorial Board

November 6, 2019

UTSA will propose several student fee increases to the UT Board of Regents for Fall 2020, including a $3 increase for the Library Resource Charge and a $3.10 increase for the Medical Services Fee. While fee increases are historically unpopular among students, these fees are worth the extra dollars. For...

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Some students often unnecessarily describe themselves as busy to the point of it encompassing their personality. Seemingly never-ending to-do lists, overwhelming course loads and struggling to maintain an active social life can be very trying on one’s mental health and general well-being. Despite your...

A(+) permanent solution

A(+) permanent solution

Editorial Board

October 23, 2019

A uniform grading system across all departments in the form of a plus/minus system needs to be implemented at UTSA. Currently, each department can decide whether to use a plus/minus system or a whole-letter system. Consistent grading systems are important for students who are applying for graduate work...