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President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

Josh Peck

October 9, 2019

After leaving office, President Donald Trump will be regarded across the world as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States. From cruel policies that purposefully separate children from their parents to his affection toward autocrats and his virulent racism, nearly every move this...

E-cigarettes are not a safer option

E-cigarettes are not a safer option

Donald Escamilla Jr.

September 24, 2019

The American Vaping Association loves to defend their products as a “healthy” or “safer” substitute for smoking cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not a healthy substitute to regular smoking. The only difference between the two cigarettes is that one requires a lighter and the other requires...

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call

Xavier Richardson

September 24, 2019

Just when we thought the situation was settled after he signed with the New England Patriots, we were hit with the news of a lawsuit filed against NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sept. 10. The lawsuit filed by former collegiate gymnast Britney Taylor, who had acted as Brown’s trainer shortly...

Chanel Miller speaks out and says “know my name”

Chanel Miller speaks out and says “know my name”

Natalia Brookens

September 17, 2019

On Jan. 18, 2015, Brock Turner permanently changed the life of a woman who for years was known by the public as Emily Doe. Due to the fact that Doe was unconscious, the details of the assault are unclear. However, according to Turner’s account, he met the victim outside of the fraternity house of...

UTSA master’s programs receive recognition

UTSA master’s programs receive recognition

Geoffrey Okolo

September 11, 2019

Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, recognized three master’s degree programs at UTSA as among the best in the world. The company evaluated over 1,000 universities and more than 20,000 master’s and M.B.A programs in 154 countries using specific quantitative...

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Josh Peck

September 11, 2019

Hundreds of mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. within the past several years. Shootings like Columbine and Sandy Hook were able to shock the country’s conscience for longer than a couple of weeks, but it seems that we are increasingly taking part in a collective acceptance of their occurrence. Somehow,...

Us and them: even after death

Us and them: even after death

Analisa Sulaica

August 27, 2019

“The Cemeteries were separated by religion: Catholics and Protestants.” I wonder if the tour guide actually believes what he’s saying as he leads me through a cemetery. The names on the tombstones are very different from the one my family carries. I can’t help but feel erased. I know the tru...

I still believe in America

I still believe in America

Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

American greatness is not born from the ink on centuries-old documents. The principles we hold so dear, “unalienable human rights” and “all men are created equal” are not valued because their publication coincided with the creation of the United States. Those words are enshrined in the American s...

UTSA seeks European collaboration

UTSA seeks European collaboration

Heather Montoya

August 27, 2019

UTSA announced expansion efforts of its International Study Center at Urbino, Italy (ISCU) that will include communicating with other European universities such as universities in Germany, France and Istanbul to create study collaborations. “We at the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning...

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

Joseph Torres

August 27, 2019

ASecureLife, a security research company, named UTSA the 2nd safest campus in the state of Texas and the 30th safest campus in the nation. The report, which analyzed campus safety, reviewed criminal activity from 320 college campuses over a 10-year period. They collected data from four-year institutions...