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Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

Texas voters were asked to vote on 10 propositions to amend the Texas Constitution on Nov. 5. 19,563,915 total votes were tallied across all 10 propositions. Nine of the proposed amendments were approved with at least 52% of votes. Texas Proposition 1, Allowed to Serve as Multiple Municipal Judges Amendment,...

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...

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...

Texas senator meets with UTSA veterans

Texas senator meets with UTSA veterans

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

U.S. Senator John Cornyn met with student veterans at UTSA to expand on the Edith Nourse Rogers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship. The scholarship was created from the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which...

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Mina Alaniz

September 24, 2019

Senate Bill 25, a state legislative act, was passed on June 14. The bill aims to make transferring credits from junior colleges to public higher education institutions easier in order to facilitate academic progress and timely graduation of undergraduate students. “In practice, semester credit hours...

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...

Hitting the Road Running: Starting the School Year Strong

Hitting the Road Running: Starting the School Year Strong

Lloyd Doggett

August 27, 2019

  Welcome, Roadrunners new and returning! Whether you are learning your way around campus or embracing your last year, we need thoughtful leaders like you. I implore you to get involved. As a member of Congress that represents San Antonio and the downtown UTSA campus, I want to hear from you...

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

The College of Business (COB) is the centerpiece for phase one of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy’s 10-year plan to expand the Downtown Campus. This project was the first legislative priority but UTSA did not receive the $126 million in tuition revenue bonds it proposed to the Texas legislature to fund...

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...

Bill proposes statewide holiday

Bill proposes statewide holiday

Breahna Luera

April 2, 2019

The Texas Legislature has proposed a bill that would make April 16 a statewide holiday celebrating Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Sonya Aleman, Mexican-American studies professor at UTSA, advocates for a “Selena Day” and speaks the effects of having a Tejano holiday. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was...

Senate Politics – Paisano Polls

Senate Politics – Paisano Polls

Kat Joseph, Maha Qadri, Kayla Burford, and Jada Teague

November 15, 2018

Beto returns, and Roadrunners share their thoughts on senate politics at UTSA.   Host- Jada Teague Videographers- Kayla Burford, Sam Flores, Maha Qadri, Kat Joseph Video editors- Kat Joseph, Maha Qadri Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Assistant Multimedia Editor- Maha Qadri  ...

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Ben Shirani

October 3, 2018

The San Antonio-based 501(c)(4) organization MOVE Texas, which stands for Mobilize, Organize, Vote and Empower, clocked in on college campuses around San Antonio on Tuesday, September 25 to help students register to vote on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This was the sixth annual NVRD. “National...