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Center for Military Affiliated Students Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony for veteran’s center.Photo by Ethan Gullett

Heather Montoya

November 20, 2019

The Center for Military Affiliated Students held its grand opening on Nov. 14. This center provides veteran and military-affiliated students with services available in one office location. “Veteran and Military Affairs, what it is now, used to be four different offices,” William Lansdon, Veteran...

New center supports students with foster care background

New center supports students with foster care background

Josh Peck

November 20, 2019

UTSA recently opened the Fostering Education Success Center (FESC) in the Student Union (SU 2.01.05) for students with a history of foster care. The FESC was created in Fall 2019 by the Department of Social Work and the Division of Student Success to give students with foster care backgrounds a space...

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Donald Escamilla Jr.

November 20, 2019

We are now in the final weeks of the Fall 2019 semester, and tensions are high for a lot of students. Teachers are dumping every assignment they have into these last weeks such as projects, homework and essays, not to mention finals are right around the corner. The pressure is on. Keep this in mind though:...

Election Day

Graphic by Jacqueline Cantu

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

UTSA will host a Bexar County polling station inside the HEB Student Union on Nov. 5. Students will be able to vote on: the Joint Constitutional Amendment; the General, Special and Bond Election on the State of Texas Propositions 1-10; General Elections for San Antonio River Authority-District; the General...

UTSA proposes tuition and fees increases

Graphic by Jacqueline Cantu

Joseph Torres

October 30, 2019

UTSA plans to increase tuition and fees for fiscal years (FY) 21 and 22, starting Fall 2020, with another increase set for Fall 2021. The university has consistently offered the lowest tuition and fees increase among the University of Texas (UT) System institutions. UT System institution increases have...

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 11, two UTSA students reported separate incidents to the UTSA Police Department in which a man threw a liquid on them while on campus. The suspect was identified and is not associated with UTSA. The suspect was issued a citation and a criminal trespass warning prohibiting him from UTSA property....

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...

SGA actually wasted your money

Graphic by Emmanuelle Maher

Editorial Board

October 16, 2019

SGA’s dense chronology of irresponsibility has just been updated with another embarrassing entry about their misuse of student funds. After weeks of student-led protests against SGA’s spending habits, SGA stoked the fire by throwing away over $400 in unfilled seats on their controversial leadership...

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

Leonardo Garcia

October 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of mass shootings and their families. The recent mass shootings are causing mass hysteria in today’s society and have become more frequent and deadly in the past 10 years. Shockingly, such events are happening hours away from us. Every time I hear about a mass...

Humans of UTSA: Vedika Khanna

photo by  Folasade Sabitu

Folasade Sabitu

September 18, 2019

This is Vedika Khanna. She is a senior and a communication major. It took her three major changes to get her to where she is now, but the process has helped to build her confidence, solidify her values, and continue to push for success. This is her story. “I’m from Houston, Texas, born and raised, an...

Figure it out: your future self will thank you

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Joseph Torres

September 4, 2019

During the fall semester of 2018, I was staring blankly into my laptop as the contents of my screen blurred out of focus. I was completely zoned out. So, I closed my laptop and took a walk around campus and tried to recall my self-actualization which encouraged me to go back to school in the first...

Letter to the Editor: Birds up. Feet up?

Letter to the Editor: Birds up. Feet up?

Anonymous

September 4, 2019

During the fall semester of 2018, I was staring blankly into my laptop as the contents of my screen blurred out of focus. I was completely zoned out. So, I closed my laptop and took a walk around campus and tried to recall my self-actualization which encouraged me to go back to school in the first...