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Stacey Abrams: Queen of progressive politics

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 24, 2020

Aside from formerly being the House minority leader, Stacy Abrams also gained national attention in Georgia's hotly contested gubernatorial race in 2018. Abrams was the Georgia Democrat closest to flipping...

Donald Trump is making this the worst breakup in American history

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Marina Cruz, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 8, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was confirmed as the next president-elect of the United States. The result led to President Trump’s refusal to concede and finally accept his defeat. His...

10 days in with my PS5: Excellent console, but not essential just yet

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Ryder Martin, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As a lucky individual who was able to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 during the initial launch window, I’ve had 10 days of hands-on experience with Sony’s latest home console, and there’s plenty...

San Antonio, it’s time to put the public back in public utilities

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

All of San Antonio pays their utility bills to CPS Energy; in fact, it's the nation's largest municipal natural gas and electric utility company. CPS makes it convenient to pay business or residential...

Blackboard: the black hole that is swallowing college education

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

If you're a UTSA student, then you probably share my disdain for Blackboard Learn. According to a Blackboard report in April, Learning Management System (LMS) usage increased 400% for Learn LMS and 3,600%...

The politics of hate

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

President Donald Trump's recent defeat makes him the 11th sitting president in U.S. history to be denied a second term in the White House; however, the self-described “alt-right,” an offshoot of conservatism...

The Latino vote cannot be taken for granted

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2020

As the fastest growing demographic, the Latino community remains a key portion of the electorate that can be the catalyst for huge victories, especially in states as large as Arizona, Florida and Texas....

Election 2020: Over 71 million Americans wanted an encore of this nonsense?

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Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor November 10, 2020

I love cliche horror films. Most of them are fairly predictable. You have a group of characters in isolation, evading danger at all costs while also experiencing excruciating death all around them. But...

Did we really make the right call?

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Jude Nelson, Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

When schools prepared for the transition back into fall classes for 2020, they were forced to make the tough decision of whether or not they should resume in-person instruction and create a greater risk...

The state of gun reform in Texas

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 3, 2020

From El Paso to Odessa to Houston, the ramifications of gun violence have been felt all throughout Texas. Yet politicians have been hesitant to touch the issue. Even as incidents of gun violence have increased...

Beyond the candidates: What do propositions in San Antonio mean?

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

As the political yard signs fill our yards faster than the leaves do this election season, it’s important that we all take a moment to check out the propositions on our ballots. During the election,...

From the Sombrilla to the polls, Roadrunners must cast their vote in the 2020 election

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Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Tuesday is the last day to cast your vote and have your voice represented in our electorate. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday is it. Do not leave any stone unturned, and when this is all said and done,...

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