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Black men, your mental health matters

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

I am a black man in America. I enjoy manicures, romantic comedies and sometimes cry at the slightest inconveniences because it makes me feel better. I stand comfortable in my identity and don’t think...

Student opinions on updates to blackboard

Bella Nieto, News Editor January 22, 2021

Blackboard, UTSA’s online learning system, received an update over the winter break in preparation for the Spring 2021 semester. The need for an innovative, comprehensive and accessible web-based schooling...

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We can learn from the dichotomy of Ellen Degeneres

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor September 11, 2020

TV personality Ellen Degeneres has recently reached the forefront of social media discourse following recent allegations of workplace misconduct and mistreatment of various employees, interns and even...

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor February 11, 2020

There are days when I wake up and think that I can’t make it through the day. Then I realize how thankful I am to have a roof over my head, breakfast to eat and a university to attend. No, I would not...

Big hearts cost big bucks

Big hearts cost big bucks

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 11, 2020

After the main winter holidays are over, a new year begins and school starts. It seems as though the weeks drag out and the world is mundane again. That is, until the infamous love holiday, Valentine’s...

Pelosi rips America a new one

Pelosi rips America a new one

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor February 11, 2020

The spectacle surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s “prolific” tearing of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was nothing short of daunting. The ability media conglomerates have to shift the focus from...

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Iowa caucuses chaos, explained

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer February 11, 2020

During each presidential election cycle, the Iowa caucuses are regarded as the deciding factor in who will be the presidential nominee for their party. The Iowa caucuses are the first nomination process...

Border Control just got shadier

Border Control just got shadier

Dawson Fagan, Opinion Editor February 11, 2020

The Trump administration has designated Customs and Border Patrol as a “security agency,” a new classification that exempts CBP from the Office of Personnel Management’s disclosure policy and allows...

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Editorial Board February 11, 2020

College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates have passed, and with two remaining, the COLFA Dean Search Advisory Committee is coming closer to making its selection. In these forums, the candidates...

Clinton craves relevance

Clinton craves relevance

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

In a recent interview publicizing her Hulu docuseries, Hillary Clinton characterized surging presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an unlikeable career politician who gets nothing done because no one...

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...

National security or personal privacy, why not both?

National security or personal privacy, why not both?

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Currently, the FBI is attempting to exploit America’s perception of Middle Eastern people to gain leverage over Apple and invade our privacy. The New York Times has described the FBI’s recent selection...

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