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TPR hosts ACES seminar

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 formed when a weight study showed those who were obese had a history of childhood trauma. With these...

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

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 women in astronomy, from Pickering’s Women to the first upcoming all-female spacewalk. Edward...

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 Court handed the case back to the trial courts of Bastrop, Texas, where it will be further adjudicated. Stacey...

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 “Flynn” White Jr. in AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama, “Breaking Bad,” RJ Mitte also lives...

Transgender Rights in Pakistan

Transgender Rights in Pakistan

Maha Qadri

November 13, 2019

Dr. Tahir Naqvi, an associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University, hosted the “Legal and Political Terrain of Transgender Rights in Contemporary Pakistan” talk on Nov. 8, at UTSA. Naqvi discussed information he collected over a one-month trip to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore....

Finding your way through Autumn: Corn Maze becomes staple in Fall celebration

Finding your way through Autumn: Corn Maze becomes staple in Fall celebration

Sofia Garcia

November 6, 2019

San Antonio’s only corn maze has been open since Oct. 5, and it has already brought in a plethora of curious adventure seekers. Packed with vendors, a petting zoo and three different kinds of trails, this family-friendly event is a hit with the San Antonio community. Before entering the maze, one could...

A profession of creativity

A profession of creativity

Kasandra Parker

October 30, 2019

Graphic designer and marketing major Rachel Catalano is a recent graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Just shy of two years graduated from college and immersed in her career field, Catalano has seen much success in her ability to find full-time jobs. She currently works as a graphic...

One wall, no ecosystem

One wall, no ecosystem

Leonardo Garcia

October 16, 2019

The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center presented a screening of the Texas-based documentary film "The River and The Wall." The film chronicles five friends as they travel 1,200 miles on horses, mountain bikes and canoes along the Texas border documenting the impact of the border wall on the environment. The...

More than music

More than music

Amber Chin

October 16, 2019

In addition to seeing performances by their favorite artists, Austin City Limits (ACL) attendees can visit ACL Cares, a section of the festival devoted to showcasing non-profits. Among this year’s organizations are the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and ...

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory

September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least that’s what I have to tell myself. However, I like to think that in an ideal future, people who...

Crush the crisis

Crush the crisis

Breahna Luera

September 11, 2019

Crush the Crisis - Opioid Take Back Day was hosted by volunteers with the Methodist Healthcare hospitals on Saturday, Sept. 7. There were about 80 Methodist hospitals nationwide that participated, and three of San Antonio’s hospitals were part of the movement. There were three drive-by locations w...

A refreshing angle to medicine

A refreshing angle to medicine

Kasandra Parker

September 11, 2019

People flowed in and out of the Brick at The Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday for the Aloe-Me Holistic Wellness Fair. The first of its kind, Aloe-Me presents a unique set of Holistic Wellness vendors including DDS Bioelectric practitioners, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Life Adventure...