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Humans of UTSA: Frank Valdes

Humans of UTSA: Frank Valdes

Folasade Sabitu

October 23, 2019

This is Frank Valdes. He is a senior and a finance major. What inspires him is his family and setting expectations for the future generations to come. This is his story. “I took a tour of the university with my high school. After touring a couple other universities within the state, I felt the difference in...

First Latina on the High Bench visits UTSA

Isaac Serna

January 27, 2018

U.S. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor’s inspirational account of her life elicited applause throughout her presentation to the UTSA community today, but when President Taylor Eighmy said, “She is the first Latina to sit on the high bench,” the audience began cheering. “...

First Generation: Is there a clear definition?

Photo by: Samantha Ceballos

Diana Amaya

September 1, 2017

More than 11,000 students make up UTSA’s first-gen student population, but what exactly is a first-gen student? According to UTSA, first-gen students include anyone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. This definition technically makes me a first-gen stu...