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Precarious grieving: Mourning the legacy of RBG in uncertain times

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Paris Cantu, Staff Writer September 22, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday. She survived previous bouts of cancer but did not this time. She left millions of vulnerable Americans and a vacant Supreme Court seat in a Republican-dominated...

Clout-driven activism is not real activism

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Marina Cruz, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020

​Performative activism is defined as activism done to increase one’s social capital rather than out of devotion to the cause. It is used in a number of ways to support movements such as LGBTQ+ rights,...

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Bree Newsome shares her experiences with social activism.
The event was held in the Denman Ballroom.
Summer Mathis, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015....

Effective Activism

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

UTSA’s Main Campus is no stranger to controversy. Our student body is outspoken and opinionated, and that is amazing; all young people should have a voice, and I am glad to attend a school where a lot...

Woolworth Watch Day

Woolworth Watch Day
Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor February 4, 2020

The Conservation Society of San Antonio hosted a symposium, Woolworth Watch Day, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The symposium emphasized the role and history of downtown San Antonio within Alamo Plaza for Bexar...

TPR hosts ACES seminar

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Sofia Garcia November 20, 2019

Hosted by Texas Public Radio, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) seminar was “San Antonio’s approach to becoming more trauma-informed.” Colleen M. Bridger, MPH and PhD, explained that ACEs...

Breaking the stigma

Breaking the stigma
Alex Hanks November 13, 2019

“It’s a lot easier to fix broken kids than it is to fix broken men,” actor RJ Mitte said to conclude his disability inclusion seminar in Seguin, Texas on Nov. 7. Best known for his role as Walter...

A legacy solidified

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Alex Hanks October 2, 2019

This Wednesday, Oct 2, the life of Mahatma Gandhi will be showcased by UTSA faculty and scholars. On what would’ve been Gandhi's 150th birthday, the event will highlight his activism and anticolonial...

Big Sis Advice: I am your legacy.

Big Sis Advice: I am your legacy.
Kimiya Factory October 2, 2019

I have a confession to make: In 1946, my great-grandmother, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, spearheaded the NAACP’s mission to challenge desegregation laws in the South when she sued The University of Oklahoma...

Big Sis: Keep It Real With the Homies

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Kimiya Factory September 24, 2019

How do you break it to them? A person you love and kick it with, just perpetuated rape culture right before your ears but didn’t mean to...or did they? Your heart starts racing and your hands start sweating...

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

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Kimiya Factory September 3, 2019

Imagine someone crying actual tears to you about “the struggle” that is known as your existence. “They’re so sorry that you’re oppressed, and they could never understand what a day in your shoes...

I still believe in America

I still believe in America
Josh Peck August 27, 2019

American greatness is not born from the ink on centuries-old documents. The principles we hold so dear, “unalienable human rights” and “all men are created equal” are not valued because their publication...

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