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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Geoffrey Okolo

October 23, 2019

Tensions have continued to rise since Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the contentious extradition bill in September that sparked widespread protests. On Oct. 1, an altercation between police and protesters led to the shooting of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin. This was the first time officers...

Offended ≠ Victim

Offended ≠ Victim

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

Social movements have been part of our history for hundreds of years. They’ve served as fundamental ideological changes and promoted progressive reasoning for more inclusive societies around the world. From the labour movement to the civil rights movement, individuals seeking positive change are nothing...

Getting involved in your local democracy

Getting involved in your local democracy

October 16, 2019

Hey Roadrunners! Councilman Manny Peláez here, your District 8 representative. I am constantly in awe with the work being done by students at UTSA and universities across San Antonio. I can say with certainty that the research and the minds developed here will have a profound impact on our community,...

Mandatory buybacks are not the answer

Mandatory buybacks are not the answer

Breahna Luera

October 16, 2019

One of America’s most pressing issues today is gun violence. People from all political parties have their own ideas of how to stop gun violence — mass shootings in particular. Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has proposed a ban on assault weapons, a mandatory buyback on said banned weapons...

Who is going to hold Greek life accountable?

Who is going to hold Greek life accountable?

Julia Maenius

October 16, 2019

This semester, the UTSA athletic department has instated the Brenda Tracy Rule, an agreement to hold athletes accountable for sexual assault and other serious misconduct inquires. While the implementation of the Tracy Rule in the athletic department has provided an accountibility policy for athletes,...

Game companies should protect free speech

Game companies should protect free speech

Leonardo Garcia

October 16, 2019

It is easy to see why students like to play video games in their free time. As a source of entertainment and, in many cases, a stress reliever, video games have become more popular in the last several years. Although videogames are well-liked in the U.S., they are even more in demand in China. China...

How to deal with bad roommates 101

How to deal with bad roommates 101

Audrey Vela

October 16, 2019

Around this time in the fall semester, many college students living with roommates begin to question, “Am I really living with these people?” The butterflies and excitement that filled us on move-in day are now replaced with dread and stress from school, work and roommates. It was a fun first month...

SGA actually wasted your money

SGA actually wasted your money

Editorial Board

October 16, 2019

SGA’s dense chronology of irresponsibility has just been updated with another embarrassing entry about their misuse of student funds. After weeks of student-led protests against SGA’s spending habits, SGA stoked the fire by throwing away over $400 in unfilled seats on their controversial leadership...

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

UTSA needs to follow suit with universities that boldly offer tuition-free programs for low-income students. Institutions like Texas State, UT El Paso and UT Austin all proudly offer need-based programs that cover the cost of tuition for students whose median household income falls below a specified...

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...

SGA is what you make it

SGA is what you make it

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

As a former Student Government Association (SGA) senator and sustainability chair, I know how student initiatives are created. Some of the initiatives I’ve worked on are the UTSA Meditation Room, UTSA Green Fund, Rowdy Global Kitchen, greater food diversity on campus (vegetarian and vegan foods) and...

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

Leonardo Garcia

October 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of mass shootings and their families. The recent mass shootings are causing mass hysteria in today’s society and have become more frequent and deadly in the past 10 years. Shockingly, such events are happening hours away from us. Every time I hear about a mass...