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Election 2020: Immigration must become a priority for candidates

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Marina Cruz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, an issue that hasn’t been fully discussed by the two candidates is immigration reform, and particularly the role of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As we saw in the recent presidential and vice presidential debates, both parties never tou...

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that the contrasting images of a tanned, well-groomed Kennedy and a gaunt, stubbly Nixon had not only o...

Nobel Nonsense

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Isabella Nieto, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize, created in 1895, has, for over a century, been given to the individual who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” The jury is still out on whethe...

POTUS takes ‘Teflon President’ to new heights with release of ‘Rage’

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Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

Last Tuesday, Washington Post’s Associate Editor Bob Woodward published “Rage,” a tell-all book giving a synopsis of various interviews between Woodward and President Trump. The president’s love for North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un, his relationship with Dr. Fauci and some very telling rhetoric ...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This administration has been nothing short of mobbish. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giulani, and oth...

Government shutdown continues

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Arnulfo Caballero

January 16, 2019

On midnight, Dec. 22, 2018 EST, the government was shut down for the second time in 2018. This shutdown has continued forward into 2019, and is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The main issue of this shutdown has been President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion dollars to build a...

Petty Politics and Our Midterm Election

Politicians debating

Anthony Saldana

November 14, 2018

Popularized once again during the 2016 presidential election, professionalism in politics has become a controversial topic. Currently in the White House, we have a president who's promoted sexual assault with his famous clip saying “grab them by the p*ssy,” a first lady who wore clothing saying ...

Wake up Mr. West

Kanye wearing his MAGA hat

Adrianne Kristianto

November 1, 2018

Rapper. Record producer. Fashion designer. Entrepreneur. Misunderstood. While everyone’s mind is racing in fear for this nation’s condition, Kanye West – a pillar in today’s hip-hop and rap world – confessed his adoration for the 45th president of the United States. It all started when he ...

The resistible rise of Donald J. Trump

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Sandy Norman

March 28, 2018

These days the last of the Holocaust survivors are blinking out of existence; the details and horrors of the rise of Hitlerism are, for most of us, veiled by the mists of time, unknown, unremembered and unexamined.  For Bertolt Brecht, the German playwright who found his voice during the period between...

Borderwall

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Lizvette Hernandez

February 7, 2018

The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley will be compromised if the construction of President Donald Trump’s notorious border wall begins. Santa Ana is the home to over 400 bird species, 450 different plants, half of all butterfly species in North America and rare species such as the...

Church Massacre

The FBI searches the premises of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs after Sunday’s shooting.
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Samuel De Leon

November 8, 2017

26 people dead after gunman opens fire on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs In what Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, 26 people died after a gunman opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located approximately 30 miles so...

UTSA is not a sanctuary campus

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Ben Shirani

August 30, 2017

Sanctuary campuses are universities which abide by similar rules as sanctuary cities; on sanctuary campuses, students rights are prioritized over the desire of federal agencies like ICE to query the immigration status of detainees. The “#SanctuaryCampus” campaign is in large part a result of the eff...