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TPR hosts ACES seminar

TPR hosts ACES seminar

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 formed when a weight study showed those who were obese had a history of childhood trauma. With these...

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 “Flynn” White Jr. in AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama, “Breaking Bad,” RJ Mitte also lives...

A legacy solidified

A legacy solidified

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 work that cemented his legacy as one of the most prominent humanitarians of all time. The event...

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 (OU) Board of Regents for denying her admission to OU Law based off of the color of her skin. Two...

Big Sis: Keep It Real With the Homies

Big Sis: Keep It Real With the Homies

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 because confronting a stranger about perpetuating rape culture is easier than confronting someone...

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

Big Sis Advice #ChangeRapeCulture: Safe Spaces

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 must be like.” At first, it’s flattering to think someone might “get it,” but after a couple...

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 coincided with the creation of the United States. Those words are enshrined in the American s...

Let’s talk for a change

Let’s talk for a change

Kirkland Luther

October 2, 2018

Exclusive seminar for UTSA students centered on effective communication “What can I do to make a difference?” A question people ask themselves throughout their lifetime. It is reasonable to feel that everyday UTSA student issues — like receiving the wrong coffee, may feel miniscule compared to fel...

Texas Rising chapter brings activism and art to UTSA

Texas Rising chapter brings activism and art to UTSA

Alejandro Lopez

February 6, 2018

The UTSA chapter of Texas Rising distributed a series of street art posters, titled the “The Unapologetically Brown Series,” at the Main and Downtown campuses on Feb. 1, depicting current social issues. Texas Rising is a program funded by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, a nonprofit,...

Mizzou Student Athletes Vow to Boycott Games, Oust President

November 18, 2015

Photo Courtesy of the NAACP chapter at UTSA The 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. exacerbated racial tensions in the state and thrust the nearby University of Missouri (Mizzou) into the national spotlight. Recently, the institution has been surrounded by s...