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Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations about politics. Gone is our ability for meaningful and nuanced discussions and debates on vari...

2020 census push to increase federal funding

UTSA encouraged students to get involved in the 2020 census at an event
on Jan. 23. Census results influence the amount of federal funds disttributed
to states and localities.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 4, 2020

UTSA held a 2020 Census Kickoff event on Jan. 23, which informed students about what the census is and encouraged them to count themselves under their UTSA community address. “It’s important for UTSA students to be counted where they live in school rather than where the rest of their family may li...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...

UTSA introduces tuition-free program for Fall 2020

President Taylor Eighmy presents the Bold Promise program at the Westside Community Center in December 2019. 72% of Bold Promise recipients are first-generation students.

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

December 13, 2019

UTSA announced the launch of its Bold Promise program on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Bold Promise initiative is a financial aid program that will waive all tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students. The program will take effect starting in the Fall 2020 semester.  Students must meet several requirements in o...

If not Beto then who?

Alex Hanks

March 27, 2019

After much speculation, former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke has decided to throw his hat in the ring. This comes as no surprise, as the El Paso native had been teasing the public with announcements of exploratory committees and public appearances across the United States prior to the announcement....

Bernie Sanders enters 2020 Presidential election

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 26, 2019

Following his 2020 presidential candidacy announcement, Sen. Bernie Sanders sent shock waves throughout the Democratic Party once again as his campaign contributions broke records. Receiving almost $5.9 million from 223,000 donors in the first 24 hours of his announcement eclipsed the previous first...

The university implements a Strategic Hiring Initiative

The university implements a Strategic Hiring Initiative

Kaylee Boggan

February 13, 2019

Kimberly Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced on Jan. 29 that UTSA will have a new Strategic Hiring Initiative for 2020. This plan aims to make UTSA a center for student success and future research. The university hopes to accomplish these goals through five programs: the Cl...