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Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations about politics. Gone is our ability for meaningful and nuanced discussions and debates on vari...

The 2020 VP bid that should have happened

Photo by Ethan Gullett

Jaida Sloan, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have made a fatal misstep in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate. Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.

SGA special election

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a special election for a student body secretary. The election opens at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10. Voting will be held on RowdyLink.

Did you know there is (was) an election?

Graphic by Amber Chin

Editorial Board

September 18, 2019

If you are a student reading this editorial on Tuesday, Sep. 17, then you have less than 24 hours to vote for UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) representatives. These elected representatives are the student body’s voice to the university. SGA is funded by student fees; therefore, SGA is...

National Voter Registration Day

Julian Castro speaking at National Voter Registration event hosted by MOVE Texas.
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Ben Shirani

October 3, 2018

The San Antonio-based 501(c)(4) organization MOVE Texas, which stands for Mobilize, Organize, Vote and Empower, clocked in on college campuses around San Antonio on Tuesday, September 25 to help students register to vote on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This was the sixth annual NVRD. “National...

Commentary: Third parties are not the problem

Riley Metcalfe

November 16, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Hillary Clinton failed in her presidency bid, and as is tradition, the Democratic Party's supporters, leadership, and media surrogates are searching for anything and anyone to blame. They've chosen a familiar target: third parties. In 2000, the story goes, Green Party candidate...

Trump’s sound trumps substance

Trump's sound trumps substance

Justice Lovin

March 30, 2016

A certain presidential candidate, who, in accordance with Beetlejuice rules, will not be named, has taken as his slogan, the somewhat loaded expression, “Make America Great Again.” The phrase seems to be resonating with a section of the population; because many feel that the U.S. has stopped bein...

Dark Money

November 17, 2014

What, an election just happened? The CINCH: As the 2014 mid-term election reaches record highs, it only begs the question: where is this money coming from? What role does money have in politics? What is dark money? The RUNDOWN: The Nov. 4 mid-term elections have come and gone,...