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UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine
Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer December 27, 2020

“I know colleagues who have gotten COVID … I know students who are caring for family members with COVID … I know students who have contracted COVID … I know people who’ve lost family members...

UTSA professor receives funding to pursue COVID-19 drug discovery research

A banner hangs on campus. Doug Frantz's research could lead to a drug that could reduce the severity of illness of COVID-19.
Josh Peck, News Editor November 24, 2020

Doug Frantz is a UTSA Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and the recent recipient of a $198,592 grant from the San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) for his work on a...

UTSA professor tracks COVID-19 through sewers

UTSA professor tracks COVID-19 through sewers
Santiago Elizondo, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has heavily impacted the nation, San Antonio and the UTSA community this year. Vikram Kapoor is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTSA...

Traylor shines more light on UTSA’s COVID-19 setback

UTSA's defense huddles up on the sideline during a game against Army in October. The team hopes to return to play on Saturday against UTEP.
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor November 10, 2020

UTSA football’s routine COVID-19 testing returned positive tests as announced by the athletic department on Friday. This forced UTSA to postpone the game against Rice scheduled for this past Saturday....

Did we really make the right call?

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Jude Nelson, Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

When schools prepared for the transition back into fall classes for 2020, they were forced to make the tough decision of whether or not they should resume in-person instruction and create a greater risk...

Fans remain comfortable at Alamodome despite pandemic

Quarterback Frank Harris looks to throw the ball downfield as the limited attendance crowd behind him cheers the 'Runners on. A crowd of 6114 was in attendance, about half of what the average attendance was last year.
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

As UTSA clawed their way back into the game against Louisiana Tech last Saturday night, 6,114 fans cheered them on in the depleted stands. Empty seats lined the Alamodome; the striking changes needed to...

Brace yourself for a life without movie theaters

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 30, 2020

The wafting aroma of freshly made popcorn. The mysterious stains on the carpeted floor. The long lines at the ticket booth. The blinding flash of light upon exiting the darkly lit movie theater. These...

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...

Spring or Fall, Pass/Fail option for all

Photo by  Chukwuemeka Temiloluwa Alumanah.
Editorial Board October 24, 2020

Last spring, UTSA utilized an optional Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) "pass/fail" grading system for all undergraduate and graduate students. UTSA understood that COVID-19 has drastically affected the ways in...

Where Texas public schools went wrong

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Jessica Mclaren, Contributing Writer October 20, 2020

Although many refuse to acknowledge the serious global health implications of COVID-19, it continues to wreak havoc on one country in particular: the United States. Whether this is the result of poor policymaking...

‘It has been such a powerful cataclysm here’: UTSA professor researches the effects of COVID-19 on the Latino population in America

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Breahna Luera, News Editor October 16, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has infected over eight million Americans and killed 218,000. One-fifth of the deaths in the U.S. have been identified as Hispanic or Latino. Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, professor and demographer...

Over 3,000 students, faculty, staff have been tested for COVID-19, only 22 test positive with direct campus impact

Over 3,000 students, faculty, staff have been tested for COVID-19, only 22 test positive with direct campus impact
Josh Peck, News Editor October 9, 2020

2,182 students and 1,055 faculty and staff have been tested for COVID-19 since the start of the fall semester as of Oct. 7. Of those, 21 students and one faculty or staff member have reported positive...

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