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The final debate: key takeaways

Graphic by Ethan Gullett
Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 24, 2020

The first debate was chaotic; the second debate never was. On Thursday night, the final debate of this year’s presidential election kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, promising that each candidate not...

Election 2020: Immigration must become a priority for candidates

Illustration by Amber Chin
Marina Cruz, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, an issue that hasn’t been fully discussed by the two candidates is immigration reform, and particularly the role of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement...

Nobel Nonsense

Illustration by Amber Chin
Isabella Nieto, Contributing Writer September 29, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize, created in 1895, has, for over a century, been given to the individual who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of...

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment
Josh Peck October 9, 2019

After leaving office, President Donald Trump will be regarded across the world as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States. From cruel policies that purposefully separate children...

The change we wish to see: San Antonio plays their part in the fight against climate change

Photo by Robin Molina
Robin Molina September 24, 2019

Before the crowd proliferated through the streets for the Youth Climate Strike, an event part of the global climate strike and hosted by Operation Climate SA, Public Citizen Texas, Society of Native...

“This is the end of my presidency”

Josh Peck April 23, 2019

“This is the end of my presidency. I’m f––d.” This is what President Donald Trump said after he learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had been appointed to conduct the investigation...

Presidential Allegations: The credibility of Michael Cohen’s testimony

Rudy Sanchez and Alex Hanks March 6, 2019

Last Wednesday Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer— turned righteous whistleblower— for Donald Trump, tried to set the record straight concerning Trump’s enigmatic legacy in a lurid testimony...

Washington Post sued

Shelly Moreno March 6, 2019

Symbolism runs deep in the MAGA hat. It’s so strong that a picture of someone wearing it gets plenty of attention. Celebrities and common people who wear the hat to represent their support are silently...

Something is rotten in the state of the union

Something is rotten in the state of the union
Rudy Sanchez February 13, 2019

In his second State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump claimed his agenda was neither Republican nor Democratic; instead, it was “the agenda of the American people.” Trump’s unifying tone...

The Great Wall of San Antonio

The Great Wall of San Antonio
Shelly Moreno February 6, 2019

Why not celebrate this year’s Cinco de Mayo looking for a wall? No, not your bedroom wall or the bathroom wall. Nope, not the graffiti wall with the Loteria symbol of “La Escalera.” I mean the wall...

Wake up Mr. West

Kanye wearing his MAGA hat
Adrianne Kristianto November 1, 2018

Rapper. Record producer. Fashion designer. Entrepreneur. Misunderstood. While everyone’s mind is racing in fear for this nation’s condition, Kanye West – a pillar in today’s hip-hop and rap world...

Closet politics: UTSA Trump-supporters, comfort and censorship

Rebecca Saenz September 6, 2018

Teenage Trump-supporter Hunter Richard was assaulted at a San Antonio Whataburger this past July. Assailant Kino Jimenez cursed at him, threw a drink at him and stole his “Make America Great Again”...

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