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The 2020 VP bid that should have happened

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Jaida Sloan, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have made a fatal misstep in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate. Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett
Paris Cantu, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.
Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first...

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

Illustration by Maha Qadri
Maha Qadri November 20, 2019

UTSA’s Friday Lights Celestial Lights hosted their final presentation of the semester called, “Female Trailblazers in Astronomy: From Past to Present” by Dr. Dina Drozdov. Dr. Drozdov covered notable...

Women of Mala Luna

Women of Mala Luna
Josefina Hernandez October 30, 2019

The last weekend of October ended on a high note for the thousands that attended the Mala Luna Music Festival. One of Mala Luna’s most important aspects was having more female acts than the 2018 lineup....

Joe Biden’s inability to hold himself accountable

Josh Peck April 9, 2019

Recently, Joe Biden faced accusations from two women who claimed that he touched them inappropriately. The first was from Lucy Flores, a candidate for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014. She wrote an...

Editorial: Boundaries haven’t changed–awareness has

Editorial Board and Katrina Clements April 9, 2019

Potential presidential candidate Joe Biden has recently been accused of inappropriately touching two women during political events in 2009 and 2014. Following the accusations, Biden released a video stating...

Ted Bundy isn’t special

Ted Bundy isn't special
Alex Hanks February 6, 2019

Ted Bundy isn’t special. He was able to alter the tone in his rhetoric to capture the attention of whom he was speaking to. Yet, this isn’t necessarily something he should be known for. Society perceives...

Choose your battles if you are a woman

Serena Williams playing tennis
Kimiya Factory September 19, 2018

“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief.’ For me it blows my mind. But, I’m going to continue to fight for women.” said Serena Williams, after she called out a tennis umpire...

Yes! Women Lead Community Forum

Emily Hubbard April 4, 2018

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), a non-profit organization focused on the development of design professionals and creative voices, has come to San Antonio with a new initiative. The international...

Women in STEM

Women are pushing for greater involvement in the male dominated STEM field.

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Heather Montoya December 6, 2017

Professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) believe there needs to be a greater push for recruiting women in their fields. According to Nicole L. Beebe, Melvin Lachman distinguished...

Being body positive must include every body

Being body positive must include every body
Editorial staff April 4, 2016

Promoting a positive image for a specific body type can potentially alienate other body types in  a quest for self-love. There is unlimited availability of statistics on what an “average” woman...

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