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The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem

The NFL is ignoring their growing coronavirus problem

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 9, 2020

It took four weeks, but the National Football League has finally experienced its first major outbreak of COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, 23 members of the Tennessee Titans, consisting of both players and team personnel, have tested positive for the virus. As a result, the Titans’ game against the...

Over 1,500 COVID-19 tests administered on campus, only seven students test positive

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Josh Peck, News Editor

September 18, 2020

As of Sept. 14, 1,548 COVID-19 tests have been administered on campus by Student Health Services and other UTSA health partners. Approximately 2,300 students are currently living in on-campus housing, and only seven students have reported positive tests as of Sept. 17. Testing has sharply increased since the firs...

UTSA launches COVID-19 dashboard to track cases and on-campus isolation and quarantine

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Josh Peck, News Editor

September 11, 2020

UTSA recently launched a COVID-19 dashboard to provide the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students, faculty, staff and others affiliated with the university that have a direct campus impact, as well as the number of students in on-campus isolation. There are six total reported cases as of Sept...

UTSA announces COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students in new Public Health Task Force report

The Sombrilla Plaza fountain in front of the John Peace Library. Student Health Services will offer COVID-19 testing to symptomatic students, according to the new report from the Public Health Task Force.

Josh Peck, News Editor

August 12, 2020

UTSA will offer COVID-19 testing to symptomatic students through Student Health Services (SHS), according to a new report released by the Public Health Task Force (PHTF) on Tuesday. 

COVID-19: How I turned the pandemic into something positive

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Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 20, 2020

I sat in my room on a dreadful Monday afternoon staring at my roof. I overheard on my TV that COVID-19 was spreading quickly throughout the U.S. It was only a matter of time before it reached my hometown of Austin, Texas. I looked outside my window to watch the rain build up and flow down my neighborhoo...

President Eighmy says UTSA will ‘broadly re-open’ in Fall 2020

President Eighmy speaks at a podium. Eighmy announced on May 11 that UTSA campuses will reopen in the coming fall.

Josh Peck, News Editor

May 11, 2020

President Taylor Eighmy announced on May 11 that the UTSA campuses would reopen in Fall 2020 and that a detailed plan of the process and safety measures that will be put in place when the university reopens would be released in late June.  The announcement came 12 days after UT System Chancellor J...

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 about the day as something foreboding, like the drizzle before the downpour: “It is steady, but...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

The mostly-empty Sombrilla sits in the center of Main Campus. UTSA has recently decided to transition classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Josh Peck and Breahna Luera

April 8, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page. April 8 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On April 8, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students announcing that summer courses will be held online for the upcoming Summer 2020 terms. According to Eighmy, the univer...

University Oaks, Chisholm Hall release students from Spring 2020 leases

University Oaks, Chisholm Hall release students from Spring 2020 leases

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Effective April 1, Chisholm Hall and University Oaks will be releasing students from the remainder of their rent payments after an agreement was made between UTSA and the private company that operates the two housing facilities, Campus Living Villages (CLV). Students who utilized prepaid rent will be r...

UTSA adopts optional credit/no credit grading system for Spring 2020 semester

UTSA adopts optional credit/no credit grading system for Spring 2020 semester

Breahna Luera, News Editor

April 3, 2020

On March 31, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy sent an email to UTSA students announcing that the university is adopting a temporary Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) option for the Spring 2020 semester. Espy said the decision is in accordance with the UT System Board of Reg...

Pandemic at the polls

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

Most voters know what it can be like to go to the polls on election day: long lines, long waits and uncomfortably close proximity to other voters while waiting. This in itself hinders voter turnout and is a sign that many states need to be better prepared for election days. With the current pandemic...

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 28, 2020

According to a statement from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, a student and faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19 after their separate international travels. They became symptomatic after returning to the U.S. during a period of self-isolation. Because of privacy laws, UTSA is not releasi...