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Beyond the candidates: What do propositions in San Antonio mean?

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

As the political yard signs fill our yards faster than the leaves do this election season, it’s important that we all take a moment to check out the propositions on our ballots. During the election,...

From the Sombrilla to the polls, Roadrunners must cast their vote in the 2020 election

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Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Tuesday is the last day to cast your vote and have your voice represented in our electorate. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday is it. Do not leave any stone unturned, and when this is all said and done,...

Next Tuesday, your vote counts in way more than one election

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Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 27, 2020

The debates are over; early voting ends on Friday. I’ve already cast my ballot. Hopefully, many of y’all have as well, whether by mail or in person. After Friday, Election Day is the last opportunity...

The final debate: key takeaways

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Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 24, 2020

The first debate was chaotic; the second debate never was. On Thursday night, the final debate of this year’s presidential election kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, promising that each candidate not...

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1
Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that...

Why should you register to vote?

Why should you register to vote?
Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor September 18, 2020

At VoteTexas.gov, you can check if you already are registered to vote and where. Per VoteTexas, you can register to vote if...: “You are a United States citizen You are a resident...

Don’t let false information deplete your voting rights

Don’t let false information deplete your voting rights
Paris Cantu, Staff Writer September 8, 2020

Like almost everything mentioned in high frequency on Donald Trump’s Twitter account, mail-in voting is not that complicated. Mail-in voting or absentee voting allows you to vote by mail, which is allowed...

COVID-19: San Antonio should be bracing for the worst

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Daniel Ysmael Dominguez, Contributing Writer April 13, 2020

I work at a coffee shop in the medical center in which the majority of my customers are first responders in nearby hospitals.  Those who are awake enough before their morning dose of coffee often speak...

Marijuana law slackens in SA

Editorial staff October 4, 2017

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a new “cite and release” pilot program aiming to put fewer Bexar County residents, including members of the UTSA student body, in jail for nonviolent crimes—including...

SA mayoral candidates work to earn the student vote

Jeremiah Hobbs January 25, 2017

Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina has never held an elected government office but has experience as a political consultant. He has pledged to regulate public utility rate and salary...

UTSA downtown campus hosts Candidate Forum

Libby Wiedermann and Catherine Torres-Stahl debating at the Candidate Forum. Isaac Serna, The Paisano
Isaac Serna October 12, 2016

UTSA students and San Antonio residents gathered at the Candidate Forum, located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, to learn about Bexar County’s public candidates. League of Women Voters (LWV) in partnership...

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