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The ’90s and now: Nearly 30 years of history repeating itself

The '90s and now: Nearly 30 years of history repeating itself

Diana Amaya

November 20, 2017

The resurgence of ‘90s trends is indicative of our love for the decade that a majority of us were born in. Despite our enamoredness, many of us were probably too young to have experienced all that the ‘90s had to offer. We love to celebrate the popular culture of the time, but we’ve...

All stories deserve to be told

Carlos Hughes

February 8, 2017

“History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history that we make today.” Henry Ford’s attitude stated in a 1916 issue of the Chicago Tribune is unfortunately still common ...

Special Collections aim to archive MLK and Women’s March history

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Molly Crowder

February 1, 2017

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections department is requesting donations of flyers, signs and other memorabilia used in the recent Women’s and Martin Luther King Jr. Day march. These items will be archived in the JPL. “Saving signs from the women’s march and the MLK march is a great idea,” s...

The taco: A handheld history

The taco: A handheld history

Adriene Goodwin

October 4, 2016

You can’t have a taco without a tortilla. The tortilla holds everything together, and is the structural indicator of a taco. One could argue that the tortilla is the actual essence of a taco. The two most popular tortillas (wheat flour and corn) envelope the early origins of what we consider Mexican cui...

Proposed Mexican-American studies textbook fails to live up to standards of Texas education

José Menéndez

July 8, 2016

Guest op-ed by José Menéndez, Texas State Senator, District 26 When the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE)  voted to add Mexican-American studies to Texas curricula as an official course two years ago, it was already long overdue. More than half of Texas public school students are Hispanic, an...