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Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, took the podium in his “People First” rally in Hemisfair Park on April 10. The counter-rally originated in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of an...

Ending birthright citizenship

Arnulfo Caballero

November 29, 2018

President Donald Trump stated his plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship, the 14th Amendment right that anyone born in this country is granted citizenship regardless of national affiliation. The 14th Amendment, which gave freed slaves citizenship after the Civil War, has been a s...

Great, another unqualified politician

Great, another unqualified politician

Brandon Armstead

January 31, 2018

This month, the controversial whistleblower Chelsea Manning announced her run for the United States Senate for the state of Maryland. The former army private was found guilty of leaking 700,000 classified military documents and videos to Wikileaks, where sensitive government related information is dumped. It...

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

Gaige Davila

September 13, 2017

President Trump, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced his plans to end the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving congress six months to propose a replacement. The program protected some of the 800,000 people brought illegally to the United States as children. F...

Satire: Hail to the chief

Satire: Hail to the chief

Cade Brashear

September 13, 2017

Hail to the chief! Our great leader Donald has checked off one of the most important issues threatening our country today, the LGBT agenda trying to get their kind into our powerful military. On Aug. 25, Trump issued a presidential memorandum directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the acting Se...

America First

America First

Justice Lovin

March 28, 2017

With the publication of his America First budget proposal, President Trump has revealed the policy implications of his brand of nationalism. The budget serves as an addition to the growing body of evidence for the flaws of this sort or his of militant nationalism; including, importantly, its complete ...

Title IX may face challenges under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Title IX may face challenges under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Nicole Rowse

February 15, 2017

The education amendment act that protects students from gender discrimination and sexual assault, Title IX, may face challenges under new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. On Feb. 7, DeVos was confirmed to the position. In a statement, DeVos said she was honored to help Trump “make American educ...

La lengua in literature

La lengua in literature

Samantha Ceballos

February 15, 2017

During the Trump presidency, minorities have feared our voices being taken away.  The reality is, our voices have already been taken away and this fight is nothing new in literature. Writers have faced criticism for the language they use to convey their art; Gloria Anzaldúa’s work "Borderlands La Fro...

Commander-in-Tweet: The tale of two Twitters

Editorial staff

February 15, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump slammed Nordstrom department store on Twitter for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. People began questioning his commitment to swear off any potential business conflicts of interest. However, the tweet also brought to light two sides of President ...

Nordstrom, Ivanka and the people’s purchasing power

Isaac Serna

February 15, 2017

When it’s time to buy sandals for spring break or heels for a wedding, I’m the guy the ladies need. I’m a women’s shoes associate at Nordstrom, and I’ve been sharing the Nordy love for nearly three years. It came to my surprise when Nordstrom made headlines following President Trump’s o...

RAICES town meeting addresses fearful community

Diego Lopez

February 8, 2017

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has signed three executive orders containing language targeting undocumented immigrants, leaving many San Antonio residents confused and fearful. “This whole ban thing is disturbing to me because America is founded on immigrants and that’s what makes us so g...

‘Legislate This!’ raises money for Planned Parenthood

‘Legislate This!’ raises money for Planned Parenthood

Raquel Zuniga

February 8, 2017

Legislate This! is a burlesque show that fundraises money for Planned Parenthood. The show began when Rick Perry was elected governor of Texas. “Tired of being marginalized and looked down upon for having a vagina, I did the best thing I could think of: hosting a benefit fundraiser for Planned Paren...