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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...

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...

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

Protests collide near 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,...

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Students express opposing views on abortion

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...

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...

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

Student organizations protest student government spending

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...

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...

Students for Planned Parenthood stand in Students For Life demonstration.

Students disagree on abortion debate

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...

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

Organization protests 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...

Protestors engage in prayer.

March kicks off Women’s History Month

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....

Protestors pose with signs in front of Student Union.

#ChangeRapeCulture protest at Sombrilla

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...

Graphic showing progression of petition signatures.

Professor Anita Moss removed again

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...

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