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Alejandro Lopez

April 16, 2019

Hello fellow readers! With my dwindling weeks to graduation and forced push to becoming a working member of society, I decided to have a little fun with this post. As an English major, as a professional writer and as a journalist, I often get asked why I write. It’s a question I’ve been asked...

Get skewled: grammar is classist

Jeremiah Hobbs

April 20, 2017

Grammar. No other word can bore a person more quickly except, perhaps, the word “mathematics.” The importance of “proper” grammar has been a topic of recent history, especially with the rise in social media and texting, as modes of communication.  You’ll find popular articles like “Does pro...

Major pains

Major pains

Dominique Avila

March 7, 2017

College is a special time in your life when you discover who you are as a person, try to figure out what you’re going to do for the rest of your life and where you meet all sorts of interesting people. What type of college majors will you meet throughout your time on campus? Here are some people ...

Shining a ‘Bright’ light from San Antonio to Russia UTSA alumnus discusses transitioning from Texas

April 14, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Anthony Bright Anthony Bright, a UTSA alumnus who majored in Modern Languages Studies and minored in Linguistics, has taken what he learned to the other side of the world. Bright currently teaches English in the northern Russian port city of Murmansk, the largest city ...

Professor Q&A: Dr. LaPetra Bowman

December 3, 2013

Photo Courtesy of LaPetra Bowman “In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will use you and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.” (Source unknown) Have you ever come across a profess...