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Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA hosted a panel of professors, attorneys and activists in the John Peace Library on Feb. 18. They discussed the importance of integrating African American studies into Texas high school curricula. The panel included UTSA professor Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, UTSA lecturer Mario Marcel Salas, Texas A&M-San...

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 25, 2020

UTSAPD Chief of Police Gerald Lewis held several informal conversation sessions with students, faculty and staff following the on-campus demonstrations which occurred on Feb. 17 to discuss UTSAPD’s actions during the protests. Lewis expressed his view of the actions UTSAPD officers took at the demonstrations. “I...

Protests collide near Sombrilla

A UTSAPD officer separated a demonstrator from the crowd. This event takes place near the Sombrilla.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

Opposing demonstrations clashed near the Sombrilla, resulting in a physical altercation and the involvement of UTSAPD officers on Feb 17. One of the demonstrations was organized by Red Star Magazine, a self-proclaimed “anti-government, anti-police, anti-fascist online magazine.” Its demonstration was ce...

Students express opposing views on abortion

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Breahna Luera

October 30, 2019

Love of Truth Ministries volunteers displayed images of fetuses to aid in explaining their views on abortion in the Sombrilla Plaza on Oct. 23. “We think it’s an atrocity that so many babies are being killed through the act of abortion,” Kristi Chandler, volunteer at Love of Truth Ministries,...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Geoffrey Okolo

October 23, 2019

Tensions have continued to rise since Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the contentious extradition bill in September that sparked widespread protests. On Oct. 1, an altercation between police and protesters led to the shooting of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin. This was the first time officers...

Student organizations protest student government spending

Students hold signs in protest to student government budget. Photo by Robyn Castro

Breahna Luera

September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the meeting, students have the opportunity to voice their concerns with a two-minute time limit. Multiple...

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Geoffrey Okolo

September 11, 2019

he proposal of a contentious extradition bill by the Hong Kong government has stirred unrest in the region. The bill arose after a Hong Kong man killed his girlfriend in Taiwan but could not be criminally charged because there was no extradition arrangement between the two countries. Fearing thi...

Students disagree on abortion debate

Students for Planned Parenthood stand in Students For Life demonstration.

Joseph Torres

April 16, 2019

Students For Life (SFL) at UTSA displayed panels showcasing information related to Planned Parenthood on April 9. This demonstration included a pro-life panel discussion designed to answer questions for any student seeking further information on their stance. The demonstration was met with protestors...

Organization protests block party

Students for Justice in Palestine protest the San Antonio Hillel Israel Block Party.

Alejandro Lopez

April 16, 2019

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) protested the Israel Block Party, an event that the UTSA chapter of a pro-Israel student organization, the San Antonio Hillel, hosted on April 15. The protest was held in front of the Student Union where the Israel Block Party took place. The Israel Block Party...

March kicks off Women’s History Month

Protestors engage in prayer.

Cate Niegos

March 6, 2019

San Antonio’s 29th Annual International Women’s Day March was held on March 2 at Milam Park. The event named, “La Lucha Sigue! Nevertheless We Persist!” brought out local members of the community. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood, MOVE San Antonio and The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center...

#ChangeRapeCulture protest at Sombrilla

Protestors pose with signs in front of Student Union.

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 20, 2019

UTSA students filled the Sombrilla in protest, calling for a far-reaching and immediate change in sexual assault proceedings and rape culture on campus on Feb. 12. The protest occurred the day after the announcement of the President Eighmy’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct.  The...

Professor Anita Moss removed again

Graphic showing progression of petition signatures.

Heather Montoya

January 29, 2019

After UTSA officials removed Anita Moss, a human anatomy and physiology professor, from her classes last week, more than 600 people have signed an online petition in hopes that the university reinstates her. Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs, sent an email Jan. 20 t...