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UTSA moves forward on construction of RACE building, but is it worth it?

Work begins on UTSA's new RACE athletic center, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021. RACE will provide access to several high end features, including academic centers, new locker rooms, practice fields, and a sports medicine center.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

July 3, 2020

  Amid the turmoil of the end of the Spring semester, a major step forward for the athletic program seemed to fly under the radar when UTSA officially broke ground on the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) building in March. This $41.5 million facility is set to be a huge leap forwar...

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 11, 2020

There are days when I wake up and think that I can’t make it through the day. Then I realize how thankful I am to have a roof over my head, breakfast to eat and a university to attend. No, I would not have all of this if it weren’t for money, but that feeling isn’t happiness; it’s satisfaction....

Big hearts cost big bucks

Big hearts cost big bucks

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 11, 2020

After the main winter holidays are over, a new year begins and school starts. It seems as though the weeks drag out and the world is mundane again. That is, until the infamous love holiday, Valentine’s Day, rolls around. Everyone is eager to celebrate and scrambles to find a valentine. It’s easy to feel ...

Pelosi rips America a new one

Pelosi rips America a new one

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The spectacle surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s “prolific” tearing of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was nothing short of daunting. The ability media conglomerates have to shift the focus from major global affairs to mere political theater is a sign that the American people base their po...

Iowa caucuses chaos, explained

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

During each presidential election cycle, the Iowa caucuses are regarded as the deciding factor in who will be the presidential nominee for their party. The Iowa caucuses are the first nomination process in the nation, and they build momentum for candidates. Usually, one would expect results to be posted ...

Border Control just got shadier

Border Control just got shadier

Dawson Fagan, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The Trump administration has designated Customs and Border Patrol as a “security agency,” a new classification that exempts CBP from the Office of Personnel Management’s disclosure policy and allows them to redact information in Freedom of Information Act requests. CBP now has augmented secrecy privi...

Rockets riddled with injuries

Rockets riddled with injuries

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Houston Rockets currently sit at 28 wins, tied for fifth place in the Western Conference, they are seven and a half games behind first place. The Rockets’ game plan of playing a majority of iso-ball with James Harden and Russell Westbrook at the helm has shown glimpses of success, but the plan...

Between the Lines: ‘American Dirt’ is American trash

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...

Clinton craves relevance

Clinton craves relevance

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In a recent interview publicizing her Hulu docuseries, Hillary Clinton characterized surging presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an unlikeable career politician who gets nothing done because no one wants to work with him. When addressing his supporters, Clinton said she felt bad because Bernie sup...

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

With another shooting taking headline news in San Antonio this past week, Americans across the nation are left to reflect on just how often gun violence takes place in our country. We’ve grown so accustomed to the violence and the killings. When another shooting is broadcasted, our life progresses as...

National security or personal privacy, why not both?

National security or personal privacy, why not both?

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Currently, the FBI is attempting to exploit America’s perception of Middle Eastern people to gain leverage over Apple and invade our privacy. The New York Times has described the FBI’s recent selection of a case in which a Saudi national allegedly committed an act of terrorism on a military base...

Women v. Weinstein

Women v. Weinstein

Kaylee Boggan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

predatory sexual assault, rape and criminal sexual acts, for which he could get a life sentence. He went to trial for these alleged crimes in January 2020. Weinstein is a man who thrived on power and was well-liked by the public. Here’s the problem: The justice system is not built to take away power...