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Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations...


Josh Peck, News Editor May 28, 2020

The American political system is unlike any other in the world. Since its inception, it has inspired struggles for democracy and liberty across the world, from the French Revolution in the 18th century...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett
Paris Cantu, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.
Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first...

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...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America
Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This...

Q&A: TEDx Speaker Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia to speak for
TEDxSanAntonio. Photo Courtesy of Hector Garcia
Breahna Luera November 6, 2019

Clinical psychologist, private consultant and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hector Garcia, will speak at TEDxSan Antonio on Nov. 9. Q: What...

A legacy solidified

Graphic by Emma Reeves
Alex Hanks October 2, 2019

This Wednesday, Oct 2, the life of Mahatma Gandhi will be showcased by UTSA faculty and scholars. On what would’ve been Gandhi's 150th birthday, the event will highlight his activism and anticolonial...

Do not read this

Photo by Lindsey Thomas
Joseph Torres September 17, 2019

Imagine having unlimited information in the palm of your hand. How would you use this power? The First Amendment protects an individual’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Regrettably,...

Where do you fit in our democracy?

Graphic by Amber Chin
Editorial Board September 11, 2019

When you walk through the Sombrilla on your way to class, you may see a collective of tables draped in table cloths sporting the logos of various political and civic engagement groups. What, at times,...

The Mueller Report is bigger than politics

The Mueller Report is bigger than politics
Josh Peck April 2, 2019

On March 24, the summary of the long-awaited Mueller Report was released to Congress and the public, and the response has been heavily politicized. No matter where you fall on (or off) the political spectrum,...

Identity politics: a dangerous game

Joseph Torres April 2, 2019

In the current political climate our country is experiencing, it may seem difficult to avoid tensions when trying to freely discuss your ideas. At the beginning of this semester, I had a student sit next...

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