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State of the City- April 16, 2021

State of the City- April 16, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 16, 2021

Local News:  Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, expressed his concern about the Freeman Coliseum migrant shelter on Twitter this week.    From now until the end of May, city officials...

State of the City- March 30, 2021

State of the City- March 30, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 30, 2021

Local News:  As of today, Monday, March 29, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to individuals 16 and older. The only restriction is the Pfizer vaccine is only authorized for individuals below 18....

Photo by Julia Maenius

The US electrical grid is unreliable

Editorial Board March 2, 2021

After the events that transpired in Texas the week of Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, a hard look needs to be taken at the state of energy across the Nation. ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) took...

No heart as cold as the Texas government

No heart as cold as the Texas government

Editorial Board February 19, 2021

Texans have been here before. From the pandemic, hurricanes and now winter storms across the state of Texas, the local and state government has mishandled another situation. Quite honestly, though, are...

Photo by Isabella Briseño

San Antonio, it’s time to put the public back in public utilities

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

All of San Antonio pays their utility bills to CPS Energy; in fact, it's the nation's largest municipal natural gas and electric utility company. CPS makes it convenient to pay business or residential...

Photo by Robyn Castro

Next Tuesday, your vote counts in way more than one election

Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 27, 2020

The debates are over; early voting ends on Friday. I’ve already cast my ballot. Hopefully, many of y’all have as well, whether by mail or in person. After Friday, Election Day is the last opportunity...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Where Texas public schools went wrong

Jessica Mclaren, Contributing Writer October 20, 2020

Although many refuse to acknowledge the serious global health implications of COVID-19, it continues to wreak havoc on one country in particular: the United States. Whether this is the result of poor policymaking...

Photo courtesy of Kayla Burford

The State Fair of Texas hosts fair food drive-thru

Kayla Burford, Social Media Director October 6, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Fair of Texas has found a way to keep the fall spirit alive. The fair food drive-thru experience, held in Dallas, Texas, began on Sept. 25 and will come...

The San Antonio Gunslingers are getting ready to debut in the AAL, which aims to kick off it's season in March.

Arena football returns to the Alamo City

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor September 4, 2020

As we proceed through 2020, the sporting world continues to find itself filled with uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down, but that has not stopped some football lovers...

Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan,...

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...

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must...

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