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UTSA says no more COVID-19 cases reported among students, faculty, staff

UTSA says no more COVID-19 cases reported among students, faculty, staff

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has continued to spread through San Antonio, as evidenced by the fact that more than 1,000 people in San Antonio had tested positive for the virus as of April 20, according to Mayor Ron Nirenberg. The pandemic has also affected the UTSA community; President Dr. Taylor Eighmy released a statem...

UTSA to receive almost $30 million in emergency federal aid

UTSA will receive a large federal emergency aid package to support students and the institution. The grant requires at least half of the funds to be used to support students.

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 21, 2020

UTSA is set to receive $29.7 million from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency relief funds are meant to support the university and its students during a pandemic that has led to spikes in unemp...

How COVID-19 impacts UTSA students with a history of foster care

Students and staff stand with donated check from the Student Alumni Association. Israel Brown, back, third from left, has struggled at times with the transition to online learning caused by COVID-19.

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisions universities and colleges have made in response to it. Most students participate exclusively in online classes, and many students have had to move back home from campus. While all students...

How arts majors at UTSA are being affected by COVID-19

Illustration by Robyn Castro

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

As many are aware, UTSA has suspended face-to-face classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19. The university issued several emails informing students of the new reality; however, it left some arts majors feeling frustrated and unaccommodated by the university. Arts majors...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

The mostly-empty Sombrilla sits in the center of Main Campus. UTSA has recently decided to transition classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Josh Peck and Breahna Luera

April 8, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page. April 8 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On April 8, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students announcing that summer courses will be held online for the upcoming Summer 2020 terms. According to Eighmy, the univer...

Finding a Way to Handle the Heat and Stay in the Kitchen

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 8, 2020

This semester is the first time I’ve felt stress this intense. I’ve always been a self-starter and rarely felt the expectations of others on me in my day-to-day life, but this semester is different. I’m to maintain my expected GPA and beyond, to mentor younger students while I feel in need of mentoring...

Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors

Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator

April 8, 2020

Pretending to be okay and acting like nothing happened is what survivors are told to do. One incident is not worse than the other. Rape is rape and should be treated as such. You are told “it’s not your fault,” but what society fails to teach you is how to accept this fact yourself. Most people...

It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It's Not Just a Phase, Mom!

April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and are]…at a higher risk than the general population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts…High...

How to Listen to Someone

How to Listen to Someone

Robin Molina, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

I was sitting at my kitchen table after I finished the research for this article and when I finally found the answers to the questions I would ask myself every time someone opened up to me with their story: Did I listen well? Did they feel heard? Did I talk too much? What I realized was that it didn’t...

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

Xavier Richardson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

When you’re a student who is expected to attend classes while working a part-time job to pay the bills, life can be a little hectic, and if you throw an extracurricular or two into the mix, things might start to get out of control. You may often find yourself opening your Google calendar to add yet...

UTSA official apologizes for ‘insensitive’ email to donors

The Main Building and JPL at the UTSA Main Campus. A UTSA official apologized to donors for an email that mentioned both the COVID-19 pandemic and estate planning.

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 7, 2020

On April 3, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Karl Miller Lugo apologized to UTSA alumni for an earlier email that Senior Executive Director of Gift Planning Kimberly West sent soliciting donations which Miller Lugo called “insensitive.” West’s email began by describing the diffi...

Alone in Perpetual Darkness — No, This is Not About Existentialism

Alone in Perpetual Darkness — No, This is Not About Existentialism

Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator

April 6, 2020

Abusive Relationships There are many types of abuse, but they all have one thing in common: It is never the victim’s fault. It’s hard to be aware of emotional abuse, but there are key signs to look out for. Some include: Gaslighting Degrading language Hurtful comments disguised as “jokes” You...