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Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Editorial Board

January 21, 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, UTSA’s Bold Promise initiative gurantees full financial aid for tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters to students who satisfy specific requirements: being an incoming freshman in Fall 2020, having a median household income of $50,500 or less and being in the top 25...

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA has recently announced its new Bold Promise program, a program that offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen. High school seniors and twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe will be among the first Roadrunners affected by this program. Growing up on San Antonio’s West Side, the Uribe twins have...

San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Hundreds of members of the UTSA community attended the largest annual MLK March in the country on Monday, Jan. 20. The march celebrates King’s life and the civil rights movement that he embodied. The march stretches across the San Antonio East Side and hundreds of thousands of San Antonians attend every y...

Organization designs civil rights trip

Organization designs civil rights trip

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Over 40 UTSA students visited memorials, museums and other historical sites across several southern states this January to get hands-on education regarding the history of civil rights and social justice in the U.S. The program is called the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience (CRSJ), and the Stud...

Three students pass away

Three students pass away

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA lost three Roadrunners in the Fall 2019 semester. Mariana Otero passed away in a car accident on Oct. 16. Senior finance major Eric Naranjo passed away in a plane crash on Dec. 1. Sophomore pre-music major Caesar Caballero passed away by suicide on Dec. 4. Dean of Students LT Robinson sent an e...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...

Former UTSA lecturer faces federal drug charges

Former UTSA lecturer faces federal drug charges

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Rose Rodriguez-Rabin, a former lecturer in UTSA’s writing program, was released from federal custody and pled not guilty to charges against her after allegedly taking part in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. Rodriguez-Rabin and Brandon Sims, her reported roommate, were officia...

Athlete of the Week: Jhivvan Jackson

Athlete of the Week: Jhivvan Jackson

Julia Maenius, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Junior guard Jhivvan Jackson has made his way into UTSA basketball history, holding the third all-time scoring title while he finishes up his third season for the Roadrunners. Jackson first picked up a ball at age four, beginning his long basketball career which eventually led him to become a pivotal com...

Women’s basketball begins home stand

Women’s basketball begins home stand

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-10, 2-3 C-USA) fell to the University of Texas at El Paso Miners, 54-94, on Jan. 18, and will have a two-game home stand before they hit the road once again. Three different Roadrunners are averaging double-digit points per game. Mikayla Woods leads the team in scoring with ...

Feel the juice’: Meet Jeff Traylor Get to know the third head coach in UTSA football history

Feel the juice’: Meet Jeff Traylor Get to know the third head coach in UTSA football history

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

After another losing season, UTSA athletics felt the need to make some changes to its football program, including bringing in a new head coach. UTSA announced Jeff Traylor would be the third head coach in the university’s football history on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. By the end of the week, Traylor had 1...

Reteaching history: The civil rights and social justice experience

Reteaching history: The civil rights and social justice experience

Kennedi Smith, Contributing Writer

January 21, 2020

The Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience was a trip I will never forget. Its goal was to immerse a diverse group of almost 50 UTSA students in the history of the civil rights movement through an array of monuments, museums and other historical markers. The trip is open to every student at UTS...