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Rowdy Trailblazer: Profile on Kimiya Factory

Jaida Sloan, Assistant News Editor March 16, 2021

From tragedy, a grassroots organization was born. Kimiya Factory is the president of Black Freedom Factory, a grassroots organization working for equity and diversity in the community and in the workplace....

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Humans of UTSA: Kimiya Factory

Folasade Sabitu October 10, 2019

This is Kimiya Factory. She is a senior and a political science major. She is not afraid to fight for what she believes in, and her efforts towards change have helped so many along the way. This is her...

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...

Students hold signs in protest to student government budget. Photo by Robyn Castro

Student organizations protest student government spending

Breahna Luera September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the...

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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...

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Big Sis Advice: Social Media Cringe

Kimiya Factory September 18, 2019

Social media has so many pros, but changing rape culture has definitely revealed the cons throughout the years. I’ve always been oblivious to the difference between adoration and harassment in my DMs,...

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Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least...

#ChangeRapeCulture organizer asks survivors questions.

R. Kelly survivors speak at conference

Alejandro Lopez April 23, 2019

Tears filled the auditorium as Faith Rogers, Dominique Gardner and her mother, Michelle Kramer, shared their stories about their encounters with famous R&B singer, R. Kelly. #ChangeRapeCulture and...

UTSA releases external reviews reports

UTSA releases external reviews reports

Heather Montoya and Alejandro Lopez April 9, 2019

The consulting firms UTSA hired to review the university’s Title IX process and the allegations of a campus climate tolerance of sexual assault have released their reports. The two firms are Ice Miller,...

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Big Sis Advice Episode 3: #ChangeRapeCulture

Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday March 27, 2019

    Host: Kimiya Factory Editor: Garry LeDay

Protestors pose with signs in front of Student Union.

#ChangeRapeCulture protest at Sombrilla

Alfonzo Mendoza February 20, 2019

UTSA students filled the Sombrilla in protest, calling for a far-reaching and immediate change in sexual assault proceedings and rape culture on campus on Feb. 12. The protest occurred the day after the...

Students rally against sexual assault

Students rally against sexual assault

Alejandro Lopez February 13, 2019

Students involved in the #ChangeRapeCulture group organized a rally under the Sombrilla on Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. The purpose of the rally is to raise awareness of the group’s call to action and make their...

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