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Bree Newsome shares her experiences with social activism.
The event was held in the Denman Ballroom.

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015....

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Between the Lines: ‘Sister Outsider’ by Audre Lorde

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

Thirty-six years have come and gone since Audre Lorde, a self-proclaimed “black lesbian feminist warrior poet,” graced us with her prose in “Sister Outsider,” a 1984 collection of essays and speeches...

A conversation with Shea Serrano

A conversation with Shea Serrano

Ana Lorant and Christina Troy February 25, 2020

Three-time New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano visited UTSA on Feb. 18 to share his thoughts on writing, white-washing in the publishing industry and more. The Honors College hosted the...

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first...

Margaret E. Talev, Richard N. Haass, Stephen J. Hadley, Jeh Charles Johnson and Mary Beth Long spoke on foreign relations. The foreign policy event was one of four happening in the country.

The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

Josh Peck, News Editor February 18, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted one of their four nationwide Election 2020: U.S. Foreign Policy Forums in the Retama at UTSA on Feb. 12. The forum’s four panelists highlighted foreign policy...

A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time...

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy

Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs,...

Plant-lovers enjoy the tree adoption with friends and loved ones. The
event took place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Planting seeds within our community

Jake Striebeck, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

The Historic Pearl blossomed with life for the 2020 Jammin’ Jams Fruit & Nut Tree Adoption on Saturday, Jan. 25. This event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation, the San...

Illustration by Maha Qadri

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

Maha Qadri November 20, 2019

UTSA’s Friday Lights Celestial Lights hosted their final presentation of the semester called, “Female Trailblazers in Astronomy: From Past to Present” by Dr. Dina Drozdov. Dr. Drozdov covered notable...

Photo courtesy of Texas Public Radio

TPR hosts ACES seminar

Sofia Garcia November 20, 2019

Hosted by Texas Public Radio, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) seminar was “San Antonio’s approach to becoming more trauma-informed.” Colleen M. Bridger, MPH and PhD, explained that ACEs...

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Dawson Fagan November 20, 2019

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed Rodney Reed’s execution, pending further court mediation. This decision came just five days before the scheduled execution date of Nov. 20. The Texas Supreme...

Breaking the stigma

Breaking the stigma

Alex Hanks November 13, 2019

“It’s a lot easier to fix broken kids than it is to fix broken men,” actor RJ Mitte said to conclude his disability inclusion seminar in Seguin, Texas on Nov. 7. Best known for his role as Walter...

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