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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Sis Advice Episode 3: #ChangeRapeCulture

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Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday March 27, 2019

    Host: Kimiya Factory Editor: Garry LeDay

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....

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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