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An end of an error

Editorial Board January 22, 2021

In January 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Since then, President Trump has conducted himself in a cowardly, morally appalling, and highly unprofessional manner....

Illustration by Amber Chin

The Democrats can’t afford to back down

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor September 25, 2020

Americans, whether they prefer the Democratic or Republican Party, tend to believe that their party is represented by insufficiently effective advocates for the cause while the other party’s politicians...

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...

Illustration by Max Aguirre

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...

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...

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...

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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,...

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...

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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...

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...

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