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UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

I’m ashamed to be associated with the student body of UTSA following the campus protests on Feb. 17. I consider myself to be one of the greatest advocates when it comes to freedom of speech. I’m a veteran with two combat deployments in support of eliminating organizations such as ISIS. Witnessing th...

When Will UTSA Intervene?

When Will UTSA Intervene?

Xavier Richardson

October 30, 2019

In an environment where college students desire to express their views on controversial topics and practice free speech, rallies and protests are common occurrences on campus. Often, these public displays happen the same way: an organization takes a controversial stance, students get upset, an opposing...

Student accused of assault speaks out after protest

Student accused of assault speaks out after protest

Arnulfo Caballero

October 18, 2018

In this political climate, it is important to remember all free speech is free speech, not just speech that fits a narrative. Everyone has a right to speak freely, despite how much one may disagree with it. Joey Rubbico was part of the protest held by Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) on Oct 4. that...

The Rules of Assembly

The Rules of Assembly

Enrique Bonilla and Heather Montoya

October 12, 2017

Last week, UTSA’s main campus was a robust example of what the American college experience should be: a place where discussion is welcome, didactic and communal. UTSA National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) members and other students demonstrated against injustices regarding t...

Why we need civil war monuments

Why we need civil war monuments

Justice Lovin

August 22, 2017

A great deal of conflict and controversy have arisen lately in response to a widespread movement to remove confederate monuments and symbols from public spaces. As of yet, I am aware of no good arguments in favor of preserving the monuments, but there are many bad arguments. The first bad argument...

Special Collections aim to archive MLK and Women’s March history

Special Collections aim to archive MLK and Women’s March history

Molly Crowder

February 1, 2017

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections department is requesting donations of flyers, signs and other memorabilia used in the recent Women’s and Martin Luther King Jr. Day march. These items will be archived in the JPL. “Saving signs from the women’s march and the MLK march is a great idea,” s...