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SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on Jan. 30 to create a temporary new election commission in order to promote SGA elections and to increase voter turnout. This commission will temporarily replace the SGA judicial branch, which previously had the responsibility of promoting elections. S...

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2020

Senior forward Byron Frohnen has made UTSA basketball history by breaking two school records in back-to-back games. Frohnen now holds the record for career starts with 123 consecutive starts and the all-time rebounding record with 845 career boards. “Breaking a record is pretty cool,” Frohnen said...

Roadrunners, voting matters

Roadrunners, voting matters

Isabella Briseno, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

Most UTSA students have walked in front of the McKinney Humanities building and been confronted with the same questions: “Are you registered to vote?” “Do you know when the next election is?” These questions may come across as repetitive. However, in today’s political climate and in a pla...

Election Day

Election Day

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

UTSA will host a Bexar County polling station inside the HEB Student Union on Nov. 5. Students will be able to vote on: the Joint Constitutional Amendment; the General, Special and Bond Election on the State of Texas Propositions 1-10; General Elections for San Antonio River Authority-District; the General...

Student government to hold special election

Student government to hold special election

Heather Montoya

October 2, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary Megan Holloway tendered her resignation on Sept. 26. Registration for the vacancy of student body secretary is now open for students. The filing process for candidates opened at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 26, and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Oct. 3. Voting for...

Muffled voices: voter suppression in 2018

Muffled voices: voter suppression in 2018

Adrianne Kristianto

November 14, 2018

Registering was easy. Showing up to the county election department and casting a vote was another story altogether. Texas was ranked 45th in voter registration and dead last in voter turnout in 2014. The low turnout is in part because Texas voters face some significant obstacles to the free and fair...

Young people show up, show out and vote

Young people show up, show out and vote

Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle

November 7, 2018

Time and time again young voters have failed to show up to the polls to vote. According to the Washington Post, an U.S. Census Bureau data tracking turnout that analyzed the United States elections reported that since 1986 young voter turnout has not eclipsed 21 percent. The lowest voter turnout was...

Municipal elections have local, lasting effects

Municipal elections have local, lasting effects

David Wenske

April 26, 2017

If the 2016 presidential election taught me one critical lesson, it is that every vote matters. Millions lined up at voting booths across the country in a measly effort to direct our nation in what we saw as the better direction. With the national election now settled, a new election is approaching v...

UTSA civics class hosts local leaders to discuss voting

UTSA civics class hosts local leaders to discuss voting

Isaac Serna

November 2, 2016

A line of students wearing Rowdy orange t-shirts filled the Bexar Room to cast their early votes for the upcoming Nov. 8th election. “This is the College of Public Policy shirt; we’re public administration majors, and I’d call this our voter shirt,” Christian Perez, senior public administr...

Bexar County breaks voter registration record Tufts University studies UTSA students’ voting patterns

Bexar County breaks voter registration record Tufts University studies UTSA students’ voting patterns

Danielle Throneberry

October 26, 2016

As of Oct. 11, the last day for Texas residents to register to vote either in-person or by mail, a groundbreaking number of Bexar County residents–a total of over 1 million–were registered to vote. According to the Texas Secretary of State (TSS) website, 918,552 Bexar County residents registered to ...

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Brady T. Phelps

September 21, 2016

“I don’t vote,” said one uninterested passerby. “It doesn’t matter anyways, right?” This is the type of attitude that representatives of local community-based organizations like MOVE San Antonio–and other individuals committed to increasing political participation–are trying to change as they en...