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Historic $40 million gift: one component in equation for student success

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief June 27, 2021

On June 15, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett demonstrated their appreciation for higher education by gifting UTSA $40 million. As one of the wealthiest women in the world, Scott made it a goal to support...

Frio St. Building sits in the center of the Downtown Campus. President Taylor Eighmy
envisions a major expansion of the Downtown Campus over the next 10 years.

Downtown students feel shut out of their education after Library and Rowdy Store Closure

May 4, 2021

UTSA announced the Rowdy Store at Downtown Campus would be closed from March 22 to Aug. 9.    “During the closure, course materials for spring and summer classes held at the Downtown Campus will...

Q&A with Taylor Edwards

May 4, 2021

Q: Describe your time at SGA and when you entered, and what positions you held at SGA. TE: Okay, well, I mean just the full time in SGA. As soon as I became, you know, since I came to UTSA I joined...

A screenshot of the summary of all COVID-19 testing at UTSA published in UTSA Fall 2020 Archive

UTSA, highly adaptable, ahead of the curve

Editorial Board April 30, 2021

Since Mar. 19, UTSA had received backlash from students, faculty and the UTSA community concerning the University’s guidelines for a modified in-person commencement ceremony. Guests were not originally...

The Main Building at UTSA's Main Campus.

UTSA Giving Day effort raises as much as other UT system schools

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 23, 2021

On April 6 and 7, for 1,969 minutes, more than 32 hours, UTSA hosted its first Giving Day. The event was meant to celebrate the university's philanthropy by raising funds—through the volunteer work of...

A sign with information about where to vote and how long the early voting period will last. UTSA will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting in the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom.

Early Voting is Underway at UTSA Main Campus

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 20, 2021

UTSA is a designated early voting and Election Day voting location for San Antonio's May elections. Registered voters can cast their ballots on Main Campus in the H-E-B Student Union ballrooms. There will...

Steve Henson, Karen Aston and Jeff Traylor have all established themselves as adept recruiters not just at the high school level but also on the transfer market in their careers. With the new transfer rules on the horizon it will be crucial for them and the other head coaches at UTSA to adapt to the changes quickly.

New NCAA transfer rules approved, UTSA stands to benefit from the era of college free agency

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 20, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14, college sports as we know them were changed forever. In a meeting, the NCAA Division I Council formally approved a rule change that will grant all college athletes a one-time transfer...

You were emotionally invalidated too, huh?

You were emotionally invalidated too, huh?

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 12, 2021

I suffer from the inability to confront my anger. Sometimes, it reveals itself through an emotional outburst, but most times, I ignore it. I push it so far back in my head that it seeps through my veins...

Photo Courtesy of UTSA Counseling

Chief Lewis leaving to the University of Connecticut after five years with UTSA

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 9, 2021

Chief of police and associate vice president of public safety for UTSA, Gerald Lewis, will be leaving the university and will now serve as the Chief of police at the University of Connecticut. He has worked...

Volunteer Services Alternative Break experiences conclude

Volunteer Services Alternative Break experiences conclude

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 7, 2021

Coordinated by the Leadership and Volunteer Services, the Alternative Break Program allows UTSA students to receive hands-on learning opportunities on social issues that affect the San Antonio community....

Photo courtesy of Jalen McKee Rodriguez

Rowdy Alumni Trailblazer: Profile on Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez

Jaida Sloan, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2021

Former Rowdy the Roadrunner, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, is currently flying high as one of the Candidates for District 2 San Antonio City Council. If elected, the 25-year-old, biracial, military- brat, math...

UTSA Lyric Theatre presents: 'Ladies Night'

UTSA Lyric Theatre presents: ‘Ladies Night’

Sofia Garcia and Saryvette Morales Cadiz April 7, 2021

The UTSA Lyric Theatre presents: “Ladies’ Night: An evening of opera-style works featuring women’s voices” by the UTSA Department of Music. It premiered to the public last night via YouTube with...

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