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Roadrunners, voting matters

Roadrunners, voting matters

Isabella Briseno, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

Most UTSA students have walked in front of the McKinney Humanities building and been confronted with the same questions: “Are you registered to vote?” “Do you know when the next election is?” These questions may come across as repetitive. However, in today’s political climate and in a pla...

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

“Democracy dies in darkness.” This phrase is enshrined in the masthead of the Washington Post. While democracy is kept alive by journalists who bring stories to light, their right to do so is protected by the service of military members, who swear to protect and defend the Constitution against all...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Geoffrey Okolo

October 23, 2019

Tensions have continued to rise since Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the contentious extradition bill in September that sparked widespread protests. On Oct. 1, an altercation between police and protesters led to the shooting of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin. This was the first time officers...

Getting involved is democratic

Getting involved is democratic

Melisa Sanchez

October 2, 2019

I am writing to you today about an opinion piece titled “Where do you fit in our democracy?” I agree with the majority of what is presented in the piece. There are some conversations that are educational and serve as a learning experience, and there are others that make you have a headache for the...

Where do you fit in our democracy?

Where do you fit in our democracy?

Editorial Board

September 11, 2019

When you walk through the Sombrilla on your way to class, you may see a collective of tables draped in table cloths sporting the logos of various political and civic engagement groups. What, at times, seems like the brink of a riot, turns out to be a myriad of Roadrunners from all walks of life contributing...

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Geoffrey Okolo

September 11, 2019

he proposal of a contentious extradition bill by the Hong Kong government has stirred unrest in the region. The bill arose after a Hong Kong man killed his girlfriend in Taiwan but could not be criminally charged because there was no extradition arrangement between the two countries. Fearing thi...

Democratic threat: warnings from ancient philosophers

Democratic threat: warnings from ancient philosophers

Chase Parsons

November 29, 2018

Through my study of American politics, I have come to the conclusion that our political climate today is as divisive as the outbreak of the Civil War. There are many factors which plague our political system today, but the one which I feel is most dangerous to democracy is tribalism. It is surprising how...

Democracy needs unity, media literacy, activity

Editorial staff

November 16, 2016

Regardless of who holds the presidential office, we must be more politically active. With both political parties facing their own crises, identifying ourselves as Democrats or Republicans carries a lot of social baggage but offers very little insight into our actual political identities. It is time t...