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Public charge rule echoes xenophobia

Public charge rule echoes xenophobia

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The Trump administration is making headway on their aggressive anti-immigration stance after a 5-4 Supreme Court decision, on Monday, Jan. 27, in favor of implementing a new public charge rule that would target low-income immigrants seeking lawful permanent residence or more widely known as a “green...

Confucius Institute Program reevaluates role at UTSA

Confucius Institute Program reevaluates role at UTSA

Joseph Torres

March 6, 2019

The Confucius Institute (CI) at UTSA has promoted Chinese culture, language and arts via workshops, lectures and seminars since 2009 with over 400 students participating in its programs each year. This institute has been grant-funded since its inception, and with its grant expiring this summer, the CI...

UTSA alumnus announces entrance in 2019 NFL draft

Josiah Tauaefa forgoes senior year to enter NFL Draft.

Adrianne Kristianto

January 22, 2019

Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA alumnus and former Roadrunner linebacker, announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft on Dec. 28 via social media. In the 2018 football season,  Tauaefa had 113 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries. Tauaefa was na...

Julian Castro announces run for presidency

Julian Castro announces run for presidency at Guadalupe Plaza.

Kimiya Factory

January 16, 2019

On Jan. 12, hundreds of San Antonio residents gathered in the Guadalupe Plaza to hear Julian Castro announce his presidential bid for the 2020 midterm elections. The former mayor kicked off a campaign that includes a narrative of immigration and lower and middle class workers in hopes of gaining the D...

Ending birthright citizenship

Arnulfo Caballero

November 29, 2018

President Donald Trump stated his plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship, the 14th Amendment right that anyone born in this country is granted citizenship regardless of national affiliation. The 14th Amendment, which gave freed slaves citizenship after the Civil War, has been a s...

The Science behind Hurricane Florence

hurricane about to hit the United States

Adrianne Kristianto

October 3, 2018

Although Hurricane Florence has left the North and South Carolinas, residents are still experiencing loss of shelter, lack of food and missing family members. According to the National Weather Service, there are nine to 13 storms that began on June 1 and are predicted to end in late-November. “The...

Current status on the North American Free Trade Agreement

Flags of Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Caleb McBride

October 2, 2018

As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) currently stands, the United States is operating under a significant trade deficit with Canada and Mexico. After the Sept. 30 decision date, Trump decided to not withdraw from the NAFTA agreement. Specifically, Mexico and the U.S. have reached an agreement...

Memorandum memorializes Parkland shooting victims

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Samuel De Leon

February 28, 2018

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) published its memorandum and call to action regarding the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after its most recent meeting. The memorandum details the SGA’s sympathies with all of those affected by the shooting. In what has become t...

Net Neutrality: what’s changed?

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Ben Shirani

February 7, 2018

On December 14, 2017, the Republican controlled Federal Communications Commission, voted to repeal a set of rules which ensured the unmanipulated flow of information over the Internet, known as Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is a set of rules that prohibit internet service providers from three beh...

Supreme Court Justice visits UTSA

Supreme court justice Sonia Sotomayor high fives UTSA president Taylor Eighmy. Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Isaac Serna

January 31, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s inspirational account of her life elicited applause throughout her presentation to the UTSA community, but when President Taylor Eighmy said, “She is the first Latina to sit on the high bench,” the audience began cheering. “That gives me goosebumps,...

First Latina on the High Bench visits UTSA

Isaac Serna

January 27, 2018

U.S. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor’s inspirational account of her life elicited applause throughout her presentation to the UTSA community today, but when President Taylor Eighmy said, “She is the first Latina to sit on the high bench,” the audience began cheering. “...

Fourth annual Model UN

In 1945, the UN was established. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Ben Shirani

November 15, 2017

At 2 p.m. on Friday Nov. 3rd the UTSA Model United Nations Society hosted its annual Model United Nations Conference at the University Center Ballroom Complex. The conference lasted three days and featured UTSA students playing the role of delegates to the United Nations on behalf of one of the 193...