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Historic $40 million gift: one component in equation for student success

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief June 27, 2021

On June 15, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett demonstrated their appreciation for higher education by gifting UTSA $40 million. As one of the wealthiest women in the world, Scott made it a goal to support...

Prop B on the ballot for San Antonio spring elections

Prop B on the ballot for San Antonio spring elections

Bella Nieto, News Editor May 4, 2021

Proposition B, which would repudiate collective bargaining for the police union, is on the May 1 municipal ballot for San Antonions. Fix SAPD, a San Antonio grassroots organization that started in the...

Buddy-cop, and then some

Buddy-cop, and then some

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

It’s been over a week since the finale of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was released, which was the end of Marvel Studios’ second TV series featured on Disney+. This show brought incredibly interesting...

It's not a boulder, it's a Round Rock

It’s not a boulder, it’s a Round Rock

Bella Nieto, News Editor May 4, 2021

Just a few minutes outside of Austin, nestled between a bustling city and beautiful hill country is Round Rock, Texas. My friends embarked on the almost two hour drive with the sole intention of patronizing...

Frio St. Building sits in the center of the Downtown Campus. President Taylor Eighmy
envisions a major expansion of the Downtown Campus over the next 10 years.

Downtown students feel shut out of their education after Library and Rowdy Store Closure

May 4, 2021

UTSA announced the Rowdy Store at Downtown Campus would be closed from March 22 to Aug. 9.    “During the closure, course materials for spring and summer classes held at the Downtown Campus will...

Student graduating.

Four years toward forever

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor April 30, 2021

What has college taught you? Honestly, I don't know if I will ever have a concise answer, and I am okay with that. I owe thanks to so many individuals who have helped me develop into a confident Black...

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San Antonio must address its own police department’s malfeasance

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 23, 2021

When I received the news notification that Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd, was guilty, I was dubious. I think that says a lot about my faith in the justice system’s ability...

Three Words

Three Words

Nick Garza, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

It’s easy to ruin a good thing. All it takes is three words in a moment of passion or as we hold each other in the stillness of the night. When you realize you’ve finally found a soul worth knowing....

Why Male inferiority complex made me lash out during a game of Settlers of Catan

Why Male inferiority complex made me lash out during a game of Settlers of Catan

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 13, 2021

In the midst of watching an intense, albeit amateur, game of Catan, I was bothered. Throughout the whole game, in between trading piles of hay and sheep, there was constant bickering between the two males...

Taylor Medina receives signals from her third base coach during a game last season. Medina enjoyed a solid series against Southern Mississippi, going 3 for 13 and scoring 3 runs.

‘Runners conquer weekend, pick up historic sweep of Southern Mississippi

Eddie Sanchez, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

After a rough series against Louisiana Tech, the UTSA softball team (11-19, 5-3 C-USA) were determined to make some noise late in the season. They would not disappoint as the team completed a historic...

This is ego death: prevailing while Thanatos acts upon us

This is ego death: prevailing while Thanatos acts upon us

Nich Garza, Staff writer April 13, 2021

It’s 2 a.m. on a Thursday morning, the sky is clear and the apartment complex around me is mostly silent. We’ve all been wasting away for hours, but as that high turned into a buzz that turned into...

You were emotionally invalidated too, huh?

You were emotionally invalidated too, huh?

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 12, 2021

I suffer from the inability to confront my anger. Sometimes, it reveals itself through an emotional outburst, but most times, I ignore it. I push it so far back in my head that it seeps through my veins...

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