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Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

With another shooting taking headline news in San Antonio this past week, Americans across the nation are left to reflect on just how often gun violence takes place in our country. We’ve grown so accustomed to the violence and the killings. When another shooting is broadcasted, our life progresses as...

Mandatory buybacks are not the answer

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Breahna Luera

October 16, 2019

One of America’s most pressing issues today is gun violence. People from all political parties have their own ideas of how to stop gun violence — mass shootings in particular. Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has proposed a ban on assault weapons, a mandatory buyback on said banned weapons...

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

Leonardo Garcia

October 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of mass shootings and their families. The recent mass shootings are causing mass hysteria in today’s society and have become more frequent and deadly in the past 10 years. Shockingly, such events are happening hours away from us. Every time I hear about a mass...

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Josh Peck

September 11, 2019

Hundreds of mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. within the past several years. Shootings like Columbine and Sandy Hook were able to shock the country’s conscience for longer than a couple of weeks, but it seems that we are increasingly taking part in a collective acceptance of their occurrence. Somehow,...

Faculty free speech on campus

mural about free speech

Heather Montoya

September 27, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) requested that their faculty remove any outward facing signs from their office windows by Sept. 7. Some of the signs being removed were affiliated with Gunfree UT, an organization opposed to guns on the UT campus. The Daily Texan, UT Austin’s student newspaper,...

The reality of the situation

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Peyton Dillberg

February 21, 2018

We hear almost immediately after acts of evil that, “something must be done,” and it has to be done now. Of course, this is almost never the case. We exist in this paradigm where after a sick and demented person or group of people murder innocent men, women or children, we often adhere to a drastic...

White Privilege: “He was troubled”

President Donald Trump addresses media following the Parkland shooting.
Courtesy of the White House

Alejandro Lopez

February 21, 2018

In the wake of the recent Parkland shooting, a word that keeps reappearing in the media and the mouths of many politicians is “troubled.” Troubled may describe a situation or a person but certainly not Nikolas Cruz. This white young man has left 17 families to grieve and a nation in complete shock....

Everyone has a stake in the gun debate

gun debate

Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

The action high school students—particularly those most affected by the gun violence—have undertaken brought a glimmer of hope in recent coverage of the Parkland shooting. Students, including Emma Gonzalez, have spoken passionately about gun reform, and their actions have appeared on various news...

Increase in CHL Permits Does Not Significantly Decrease Crime Rates, Study Finds

November 18, 2015

With events such as the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting during the premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” and the 2014 Sandy Hook school shooting, the U.S. has been focused on ways to reduce gun violence and prevent more mass shootings from happening. Congress has been working to write new legislat...

​Campus Carry Update: Survey to be Distributed to Gather Student, Faculty and Staff Opinions

November 11, 2015

The UTSA Faculty Senate met last Wednesday on the fourth floor in the library to discuss a multitude of topics and to vote on a pair of resolutions that could affect the implementation of campus carry on the UTSA campus. As most UTSA students are aware, the campus carry law will take effect on UT...

Guns: the problem that keeps shooting

Mia Cabello

October 11, 2015

In the 1950s, Bert the Turtle showed American school children how to “duck and cover” in the event that the Soviet Union used nuclear force against the United States. The duck-and-cover approach — diving under a tree, desk or into a mottled shell in the fetal position — is and would hav...

Open Carry coming to Texas?

February 17, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano Texas has taken another step towards joining the other 44 states in the country that allow guns to be carried openly. Making good on its promise to prioritize gun legislation, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted Thursday, February 12 to allow the open...