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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 County’s civil rights legacy. On Feb. 1, 1960, African American students jumpstarted lunch counter...

A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time scales we have here on Earth. The galaxy is filled with globular clusters or old stars. Call yourself...

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy

Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager

February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs, bones and a mistletoe. Many kids engaged Lasser with enthusiastic answers and impressive facts of thei...

Reteaching history: The civil rights and social justice experience

Photo Courtesy of Kennedi Smith

Kennedi Smith, Contributing Writer

January 21, 2020

The Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience was a trip I will never forget. Its goal was to immerse a diverse group of almost 50 UTSA students in the history of the civil rights movement through an array of monuments, museums and other historical markers. The trip is open to every student at UTS...

Sparking change

Photo Courtesy of Joey Asturias

Sofia Garcia, Art & Life Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA alumnus Joey Asturias and his team at the Green Lab have started a movement called #GROW2020 that they hope will change the stigma around cannabis. The Green Lab is a marketing agency that aims to endorse different companies involved with marijuana and CBD. Focusing on brand building, the Green Lab...

Slyvia Plath with the ego of Madonna’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Wirter

January 21, 2020

During the rise of third-wave feminism, Elizabeth Wurtzel provided her unique voice that commanded attention with narcissistic “sad girl” tones. At age 27, Wurtzel published her first book, “Prozac Nation,” which dominated the feminine memoir scene of the 90s. Her book details her depression and...

Perdoname Santa Muerte

Brujita Maya's Office

Enrique Bonilla

October 4, 2017

Santa Muerte gains devotion and rejection internationally in past decade; documentary short to be unveiled this week.   Deep in the heart of Mexico City lies a barrio by the name Colonia Morelos, a small neighborhood on the southside of downtown Mexico City. This barrio has been around since ...

San Antonio’s Unique Urban Identity: A Little Old & a Little New

Photo by: Oscar Moreno

Enrique Bonilla

August 29, 2017

Music Vibes AMEA: A voice with passion and direction, self-sufficient and diverse. UTSA grad and sociologist, AMEA delivers a unique take on r&b, soul and hip-hop. The Oklahoma native recently wrapped up a Texas tour with SaAm Lao and Van Solo, her first music video for her single, “VayCay,” an...

Abroad in Urbino: A student travel column #2

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

Gaige Davila

March 1, 2017

I’ve been waking up at 6 a.m. every morning without an alarm. I don’t know if it’s out of wanting to use my time, or finally having my sleep schedule regulated. Breakfast is small, and everyone is quiet. I abuse the campus cafe’s coffee machine but eat only one cornetto. I’m almost always h...

ASTROLOGY: believe it or not?

Elizabeth Davis

March 23, 2016

“What does it mean to be a cosmic citizen?” To this day, it remains a mystery as to how elements first formed, comprised of the exact proton-to-neutron-to-electron ratio, which permitted the emergence of the most fundamental components of life. Then, to consider our own human evolution as we...