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Tara Reade’s testimony: The media’s silence is saying something

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

About a month ago, sexual assault allegations came out against projected Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and there has been practically no news coverage on the matter. A woman named Tara Reade came forward with sexual assault allegations against the former vice president, alleging he sexually...

Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors

Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator

April 8, 2020

Pretending to be okay and acting like nothing happened is what survivors are told to do. One incident is not worse than the other. Rape is rape and should be treated as such. You are told “it’s not your fault,” but what society fails to teach you is how to accept this fact yourself. Most people...

The Tracy Rule: a great first step with an Achilles’ heel

Illustration by Amber Chan

Editorial Board

October 2, 2019

Effective this fall, the Tracy Rule holds all UTSA student athletes accountable for their actions. The Tracy Rule form consists of seven yes or no questions regarding the athlete’s criminal history and convictions of Serious Misconduct (any act of rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence,...

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call

Xavier Richardson

September 24, 2019

Just when we thought the situation was settled after he signed with the New England Patriots, we were hit with the news of a lawsuit filed against NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sept. 10. The lawsuit filed by former collegiate gymnast Britney Taylor, who had acted as Brown’s trainer shortly...

A picture’s worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo’s photos

A picture's worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo's photos

Editorial Board and Rudy Sanchez

April 23, 2019

UTSA has made ample efforts to promote a safe and comfortable campus environment for all students and faculty. In response to recent events, President Eighmy and his administration have created resources for supporting victims of sexual misconduct and discrimination. These efforts are in the form of...

Big Sis Advice Episode 3: #ChangeRapeCulture

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Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday

March 27, 2019

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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...

Organization hosts “A Mile in Her Shoes”

Organization hosts

Mark Joseph Leon

March 6, 2019

The Alpha Delta Lambda chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity hosted “A Mile in Her Shoes,” a sexual assault forum on Feb. 27. The forum was an open discussion focused on raising awareness and ending the stigmas surrounding sexual assault. The forum began with a two-question ice breaker. The...

#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...

New initiative strives for zero-tolerance environment

New initiative strives for zero-tolerance environment

Alejandro Lopez

February 20, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy announced the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct on Feb. 11. The goal of this initiative is to create a zero tolerance environment for sexual assault and misconduct at UTSA. “Our students deserve to live, work and study in an environment with z...

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Kat Joseph

January 24, 2019

UTSA students protested at the Light the Paseo event on Nov. 29. Videographers- Jada Teague, Kayla Burford Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Assistant Multimedia Editor- Maha Qadri...

Students make claims on sexual assault

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Alejandro Lopez

November 28, 2018

The flyers posted on campus last week regarding sexual assault have a poignant message: “We, the women of UTSA, are choosing to take a stand against the rampant sexual assault and abuse on campus and in the world.” “To see the flyer hung up on campus was revolutionary. As someone who has personally e...