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Got free speech?

Got free speech?

Heather Montoya

November 13, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy sent a university-wide email to inform students about Protected Expression on Campus, a new Texas law that went into effect Sept. 1. The state law requires public universities to ensure that their campuses act as traditional public forums, to permit anyone to engage in lawful...

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

Texas voters were asked to vote on 10 propositions to amend the Texas Constitution on Nov. 5. 19,563,915 total votes were tallied across all 10 propositions. Nine of the proposed amendments were approved with at least 52% of votes. Texas Proposition 1, Allowed to Serve as Multiple Municipal Judges Amendment,...

A ticket to fun and feeling young

A ticket to fun and feeling young

Kayla Burford

October 9, 2019

The State Fair of Texas is finally back in action with three weeks of good times and good food. The various activities the fair provides make it a great place to come together with loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime. This event runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, and there is never ...

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Mina Alaniz

September 24, 2019

Senate Bill 25, a state legislative act, was passed on June 14. The bill aims to make transferring credits from junior colleges to public higher education institutions easier in order to facilitate academic progress and timely graduation of undergraduate students. “In practice, semester credit hours...

UTSA Football NOT in jeopardy

UTSA Football NOT in jeopardy

Alex Hanks

September 17, 2019

After reflecting upon last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to a stacked Army roster, I realized I could fill out this op-ed in one sentence: UTSA football has entered the rebuilding process and is a few parts away from being a competitive program. That is the consensus I have made, and I’m sure many avid fans...

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

The College of Business (COB) is the centerpiece for phase one of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy’s 10-year plan to expand the Downtown Campus. This project was the first legislative priority but UTSA did not receive the $126 million in tuition revenue bonds it proposed to the Texas legislature to fund...

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

Joseph Torres

August 27, 2019

ASecureLife, a security research company, named UTSA the 2nd safest campus in the state of Texas and the 30th safest campus in the nation. The report, which analyzed campus safety, reviewed criminal activity from 320 college campuses over a 10-year period. They collected data from four-year institutions...

Rising to the occasion

Rising to the occasion

Alfonzo Mendoza

January 29, 2019

The 86th Texas Legislative Session began in Austin, Texas on Jan. 8. Texas legislature meets once every two years, which means they don’t have time for political theatrics and must put aside political agendas to solve pressing issues. The newly elected Speaker of the House, Dennis Bonnen (R – An...

Church Massacre

Church Massacre

Samuel De Leon

November 8, 2017

26 people dead after gunman opens fire on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs In what Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, 26 people died after a gunman opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, located approximately 30 miles so...

The horses of Harvey

The horses of Harvey

Mackenzie Dyer

October 19, 2017

Although media coverage has since moved on from the shocking destruction caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, the city and its inhabitants continue to live with the aftermath. Flood waters continue to recede in many areas, houses are beginning reconstruction or in the process of abandonme...

UTSA professors discuss Texas death penalty in light of Supreme Court ruling

UTSA professors discuss Texas death penalty in light of Supreme Court ruling

Taiwo Adepoju

April 11, 2017

Texas maintains the ability to use the death penalty, but must adopt a more modern standard following an overturned death sentence by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Texas is always going to support the death penalty, that is who we are. This is our culture,” said Henry Esparza, a political science an...

We don’t really remember the Alamo

Editorial staff

September 27, 2016

 Each year, 2.5 million people visit the landmark where - according to its website and reiterated by Texas history teachers across the state’s schools -  “men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom” making the site “hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty.” The National Historical Lan...