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Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Edysa Vasques

May 28, 2020

The “Harry Potter” franchise evolved alongside a generation that followed the same journey as its protagonist. They were young, confused, often misguided by the adults in charge, and everybody knew an Umbridge or two. The only difference between our two worlds was that the Harry Potter Universe had...

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Key Glock and Young Dolph take the stage at The Aztec Theater. Photos by Raekwon Campbell

Ryan Houston-Dial and Kayla Burford

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, hundreds lined up outside San Antonio’s The Aztec Theatre to witness Key Glock and Young Dolph’s sold out “No Rules” tour. The line wrapped around the theater and excitement spread throughout the crowd. Most of the concert-goers made it inside the venue by 8 p.m., and the...

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is politically charged

'The SpongeBob Musical' is politically charged

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Tony-winning production “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” made its way to the Majestic Theatre, Jan. 24-26, for nostalgia-seeking 90s kids and begrudging parents alike. Both groups left with more life lessons, political commentary and uncomfortable romance than they could’ve expected. By...

An improvised spook

Photo by Jake Striebeck

Jake Striebeck

October 16, 2019

Bexar Stage is San Antonio’s hub for improv and comedy. A variety of performance acts, such as improvisational theater and stand-up comedy, are showcased and workshopped Thursday through Saturday at 1203 Camden St where a welcoming and diverse community gather to express their love for theater. Bexar...

The Lonesome Rose

Crowd at the Lonesome Rose

Kirkland Luther

November 30, 2018

On Nov. 16, 2016, an electrical fire burned down the beloved San Antonio bar and nightclub The Phantom Room. The building was considered a total loss and despite reopening a year later, the owners decided to shut its doors on Aug. 11, 2018. There is a new watering hole in its place. Pasadena had Gill...

All things considered: The ACL guide

ACL festival goers

Ryan Thompson and Katrina Clements

October 10, 2018

What to wear Festivals bring the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style by incorporating new trends and looks. Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) fashion typically consists of cute-casual looks, which are ideal because you will most likely wear the outfit all day. Popular festival looks cons...

Flying through NASA country

Country artist playing guitar

Kirkland Luther

September 12, 2018

A night with local country artist Garrett T. Capps. The sun sets on the river outside of Ocho as people find their places among the chipped turquoise patio furniture. At the end of the alley, and on a designated space made of blankets, sit three stools. Two of the stools have microphones placed in fro...

Despedida de verano: recommendations for summer 2018

Despedida de verano: recommendations for summer 2018

Enrique Bonilla

April 24, 2018

As the stress of deadlines and exams come to an end, summer’s sunny skies lie a few short weeks away. For many, this break is the first sight of the unfamiliar concept of “free time” in a few months. After you’ve caught up on sleep, make sure to explore the beauty of San Antonio and the surround...

Artist to Artist: Something to say

Photos by Amber Chin. Preview of

Amber Chin

April 17, 2018

The McNay art museum’s newest special collection, Something to Say, chronicles 100 years of African American art. Those visiting the exhibit are greeted by a neon sign spelling out the word “America” in the trademark style of its creator, Glenn Ligon. With this sign serving as a thesis for the collect...

Sonidas de el sur: San Antonio’s spring music lineup

Sonidas de el sur: San Antonio's spring music lineup

Enrique Bonilla

April 17, 2018

It’s no surprise that hidden within the hill country of the I-35 corridor you will find an abundance of music culture, particularly in San Antonio. Home of Music Biz Day, Mala Luna, Maverick Music Festival and UTSA Underground, to name a few local staples, San Antonio artists continue to push out exciting...

#Nochella

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Katrina Clements

April 17, 2018

Music festivals have generally been a place for positivity, fashion and connecting others through a mutual love for music, but Coachella has recently been surrounded with infamy due to many controversial issues within the festival and its history. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was founded...

Algorithmic anomalies

Preview of In Relation To. Courtesy of New Media Collective

Enrique Bonilla

April 10, 2018

New Media Collective unveils exhibit exploring unchartered art territories. Advertisement. Tweet. Radio. Like & Share. Roadsign. Painting. Mural. Buy now! Go! Go! Go! The decentralized world we live in today is unrelenting. There is a constant feed of numbers, shapes and words with mea...