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Give students a system that works

Give students a system that works

Editorial Board

April 16, 2019

UTSA is a fast-growing university seeking to support a large community of students in the future. In December of 2018, UTSA’s Office of Institutional Research (OIR) reported an enrollment of 32,101 students for Fall 2018, an increase of 4.7 percent, marking the highest enrollment count in the university’s...

Julián Castro is not the front-runner and he knows it

Julián Castro is not the front-runner and he knows it

Rudy Sanchez

April 16, 2019

Last week, former San Antonio mayor and current Democratic presidential nominee, Julián Castro, held a campaign rally in Hemisfair park in response to President Donald Trump’s San Antonio fundraiser held earlier that day. At the rally, Castro drew cheers from his supporters when he scorned the president’s...

Plan for success

Plan for success

Shelly Moreno

April 16, 2019

Have you tried using a planner your freshman year? Have you created numerous daily tasks but never quite accomplished them? Well for starters, you need to utilize a planner for at least a month to actually help you. If you use it for a week and stop, it really won’t do much. Every college student...

FAFSA FAFSUCKS

FAFSA FAFSUCKS

Donald Escamilla Jr.

April 16, 2019

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form for current or upcoming college students to fill out to see if they are eligible for a grant to help them pay for college. While some would agree that they would not be at college if it wasn’t for FAFSA, others would argue that the process...

Teacher’s pet: diving into teacher-student relationships

Teacher’s pet: diving into teacher-student relationships

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

If you’ve ever seen the cliché MTV shows about high school and college life, odds are you have seen depictions of teacher-student relationships. Society has created a culture that fantasizes these relationships and some of you reading this may have even had a teacher you wanted to be with, physically...

The Great Filter theory

Breahna Luera

April 9, 2019

It is not uncommon to ponder about the universe, its creation and what goes on inside of it. Many of us sit in our beds at two in the morning and think about these questions until our brains can’t function anymore: where do we come from? Are there other planets that have life like us? Why haven’t...

The legacy of Nipsey Hussle

Adrianne Kristianto

April 9, 2019

Five in the torso, one in the head. The Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and activist for his community of South-Central L.A., Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was murdered on Sunday, March 31, in his hometown, Los Angeles, California. Hundreds of fans and residents from Crenshaw, Nipsey’s...

The significance of Cesar E. Chavez

Josh Peck

April 9, 2019

During the last weekend of March, I participated for the first time in the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice here in San Antonio. It was the 23rd annual march of its kind, but it was the first time I’d even heard about it in the eight years I’ve lived in San Antonio. UTSA sent a coalition out to...

Joe Biden’s inability to hold himself accountable

Josh Peck

April 9, 2019

Recently, Joe Biden faced accusations from two women who claimed that he touched them inappropriately. The first was from Lucy Flores, a candidate for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014. She wrote an article on March 29 stating that then-Vice-President Biden had come up behind her, placed his hands...

Editorial: Boundaries haven’t changed–awareness has

Editorial Board and Katrina Clements

April 9, 2019

Potential presidential candidate Joe Biden has recently been accused of inappropriately touching two women during political events in 2009 and 2014. Following the accusations, Biden released a video stating that he will begin to be more conscious of people’s personal space and boundaries, since the...

The Mueller Report is bigger than politics

The Mueller Report is bigger than politics

Josh Peck

April 2, 2019

On March 24, the summary of the long-awaited Mueller Report was released to Congress and the public, and the response has been heavily politicized. No matter where you fall on (or off) the political spectrum, this report and its conclusions are incredibly important; it will be a deciding factor in the...

Mid-semester self care

Alex Hanks

April 2, 2019

With the home stretch of the semester commencing, stress levels on campus seem to be at peak levels. Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, for many of you (including myself) that light seems nearly unattainable at times. Personally, balancing my jobs, schoolwork, and finding room to take...