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UTSA campus street style

UTSA campus street style

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May 5, 2016

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The art of being a hot mess

The art of being a hot mess

Jade Cuevas

May 5, 2016

College is hard. Schoolwork, student organizations, social life, romantic relationships, career possibilities, finances, friendships, apartment life — balancing all of these aspects of college life can feel like an impossible challenge. There’s no secret recipe or exact equation to follow for coll...

Breaking the heartbreak

Breaking the heartbreak

Ethan Pham

May 4, 2016

Heartbreak is a universal human experience, but having a broken heart can serve as an opportunity to strengthen oneself. Nothing will ever hurt quite like the loss of a love in your life, but the good part of hitting rock bottom is that you can only build yourself up from there. When I went through m...

Why is it “cute” to have a mental illness?

Why is it “cute” to have a mental illness?

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May 4, 2016

There is a current trend in pop culture that it is seen as enthralling/nonchalant/romantic to have a mental illness of some sort — namely depression and anxiety. I cannot log onto Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook without realizing that in our society depression is a norm, but anyone who is truly depress...

Meditation, man

Meditation, man

Alyssa Gonzales

May 4, 2016

At one point or another, everyone has heard that meditation is good for emotional and mental health. Whether it’s from an Instagram post of a girl on the beach or from the weird spiritual guru in the latest cinematic comedy, meditation has gotten a bad street name. If you google “benefits of meditation...

The food facts

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May 4, 2016

Raw Often referred to as “raw fooders” or “raw vegans,” the core of this diet is only eating unrefined, living plant-based foods. Staple items include fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts and seeds — all consumed in their natural state. Cooking and steaming are preferably avoided to ensure ...

Unforeseen vegan privilege

Unforeseen vegan privilege

Elizabeth Davis

May 4, 2016

Recently, I was scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed when a certain thread of tweets caught my eye. The posts, sent out by Twitter user Hiba Khan (a friend of mine from high school), began as a criticism to veganism, stating “Vegans always tryna force their ways down everyone’s throats” – a claim ...

The diversity debate

The diversity debate

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May 4, 2016

The Hispanic Majority Ideal “These statistics are appropriate to our geographic location. San Antonio, being very close to Mexico, is primarily Hispanic.” — Veronica Salvio, junior biochemistry major “You don’t really see it (The Hispanic majority), but you feel it,” — Amari Cunningham, Fr...

Joseph E. Coffee: Cereal bar

Joseph E. Coffee: Cereal bar

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May 4, 2016

Here’s a new local spot to check out, especially if you’re a fan of cold brew or a good bowl of cereal. Yes, you heard that right. Joseph E. Coffee, opened in September of last year, is San Antonio’s first and only coffee and cereal bar. The business belongs to siblings Adrian and Isaac Cummings who decided ...

(COMMENTARY) Depression: You’re never alone

(COMMENTARY) Depression: You’re never alone

Ricardo Rodriguez

May 4, 2016

It’s time to change the dialogue of depression. There is a stigma that depression is a choice, or that you can simply “snap out of it” like a bad dream. But the solution is much more complex because depression itself is a complex human experience. A year ago, I was ashamed to admit my own depression because I was af...