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Reach all, teach all

Reach all, teach all

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 3, 2020

An environment that isn’t reflective of your ethnicity and gender can be unsettling. As an African American male studying psychology, I questioned if the fit of the major was correct midway through my college career since I was typically the only African American male in my upper-division courses....

Big Sis Advice: Respect People’s Pronouns. Period.

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Kimiya Factory

October 9, 2019

Big Sis Advice: Respect People’s Pronouns. Period. Arts & Life Before I begin, I want to make clear that I am not speaking on behalf of an entire marginalized population or anyone’s identity in particular, including my own. As individuals, our experiences are sacred and our own, forever....

Resist the binary

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Mauro Vasquez

November 15, 2017

Computers are coded with binary sequences. In the mind of a central processing unit, you and I exist as a sequence of ones and zeros. To a certain extent, you too are coded. Our coding consists of many adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T) nitrogen bases, which are amino acids that mak...

Modernism at Flax Studio

Courtesy of Katy Silva

Katrina Clements

November 8, 2017

Local artist and professor, Justin Korver’s new exhibit defines gender norms. In San Antonio, there are a variety of museums that display great works of art from before our time. Big name artists seem to take the spotlight off the modern, experimental and emerging artists of the world.  Many of th...

The other one percent: Asexuality (COMMENTARY)

The other one percent: Asexuality (COMMENTARY)

Jessica Salinas

March 7, 2017

It is estimated that 99 percent of the human population experiences sexual desire. The estimated remaining one percent is a marginalized identity that defies prevailing assumptions of humankind’s inherently sexual nature. This one percent of the human population is commonly referred to as asexual. ...

A look at toxic masculinity (COMMENTARY)

A look at toxic masculinity (COMMENTARY)

Justice Lovin

March 7, 2017

If you google “Toxic Masculinity” you’re likely to find a list of sources challenging and ‘debunking’ an absurd idea that feminists are using to make manhood a bad thing. What you won’t find is anything substantial about toxic masculinity (though some of the challenges make for excellent...

Life is a Fantasea

Life is a Fantasea

Ethan Pham

March 7, 2017

"My drag name at first was Serene Noir, but now it’s Serene Fantasea,” said Flores, a communication senior with a minor in English literature. Flores began doing drag about a year and a half ago while helping a friend who was also getting into drag. However, his biggest inspiration for getting in...

The art of being Nasty Women (COMMENTARY)

The art of being Nasty Women (COMMENTARY)

Samantha Ceballos

March 7, 2017

Unfortunately we live in a time of hostility toward minorities. As a Mexican-American woman in a world that attempts to quiet me, I was glad to have witnessed the Nasty Women art exhibit. The history of Nasty Woman is relatively short, starting when then presidential candidate Donald Trump called his oppone...

Transcending transphobia

Transcending transphobia

Enrique Bonilla

March 2, 2017

Two months into a Trump presidency, America has seen some major setbacks in the course of social progression. Barack Obama, who had enacted several measures to progress the rights and equal treatment of the LGBTQ+ community is now sitting on the sidelines as Trump rescinds them. Last week, directives we...