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Cooking in the Time of COVID: Chicken fried rice

Image by Jada Teague

Reimi Navarro, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2020

BLOGS, CULTURAL FACTS, AND CUSTOMS: Chicken Fried Rice Origin: There’s no true consensus as to where Fried Rice originated, although many sources have cited that it started in Central Asia during the Han dynasty (202 BC- 220 AD). The dish was known as “muxufan,” since it was made wit...

Surrounded by Solitude: Boerne Lake

Photo courtesy of John Hamilton

John Hamilton, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

With the pandemic posing challenges to students and the public alike, we are all looking for an escape hatch out of day-to-day life. Living in such a large city, it can seem daunting to find small pockets of stillness and quiet, away from the screens that have consumed our lives in recent months. A g...

Free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students among announcements in recent town hall

Free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students among announcements in recent town hall

Josh Peck, News Editor

August 25, 2020

UTSA will be offering free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students in the fall. The funding will come from the CARES Act’s emergency coronavirus relief funds and is one of a variety of policies being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus.  The testing is being conducted through Quest...

Experts explain how to handle mental health and trauma during COVID-19

Experts explain how to handle mental health and trauma during COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions to lose their jobs, led to tens of thousands of tragic deaths and forced students to learn from laptops and Zoom meetings. Research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2019 and in Frontiers in Psychology in 2020 concluded that college students’ mental health has been on the decline in the past decade and uncertai...

Panel discusses the economic impact of COVID-19 in San Antonio

The Torch of Friendship sculpture in downtown San Antonio. San Antonio's tourism industry is one of those being hit hardest economically by the pandemic.

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

May 6, 2020

Economic experts from UTSA discussed the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual panel on April 22. The panelists included Tom Tunstall, senior director of research for the Institute for Economic Development; Richard Sifuentes, director of the Small Business Development Center; Pamela Smit...

UTSA says no more COVID-19 cases reported among students, faculty, staff

UTSA says no more COVID-19 cases reported among students, faculty, staff

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has continued to spread through San Antonio, as evidenced by the fact that more than 1,000 people in San Antonio had tested positive for the virus as of April 20, according to Mayor Ron Nirenberg. The pandemic has also affected the UTSA community; President Dr. Taylor Eighmy released a statem...

The working class deserves a living wage now more than ever

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Since 2007, the federal minimum wage has been stagnant at $7.25 per hour. Since then, minimum wage has lagged while cost of living has steadily increased. Essentials like food, education, medical care and homes have become more expensive. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the avera...

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

March 12, 2020

On March 11, President Taylor Eighmy announced to the UTSA community via email that the university will extend spring break through the week of March 16. As a result, the university will move classes online starting March 23 through at least April 13 in light of growing concern about the spread of COV...