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How to Get Lost: Hiking and Biking Around San Antonio

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Natalie Hollenbeck

May 20, 2018

College is a stressful environment submitting students to sensory overload. Many students decrease stress or clear their mind via exercise, increasing their endorphins and momentarily subsiding their overpowering stress. For those of you who enjoy exercising outdoors. The following list of recommendations...

The Man Behind the Bubbles

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Alejandro Lopez

May 20, 2018

When you are walking to your next class, you may have noticed a man wearing a tye dye shirt, carrying a piñata and blowing bubbles near the Sombrilla. Next to him stands a shopping cart with the sign “Bubble Believers” on the side. The cart is full of bubble cartons and wands. He chants his message...

Greek Life

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Emmanuel Quiroz

May 20, 2018

When I first started my undergraduate career, there was one thing that I knew for sure, I would not be part of: Greek life. I always thought fraternities and sororities were nothing but partying, drinking, hazing and “paying for a friendship.”  However, spring 2016 I rushed for a national honor ...


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Zach Truesdale

May 20, 2018

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from those of the past and present  and all of my interactions, it is that we all have something to say. You have a story and meaning. Each person is unique in some way. And everyone is loved by somebody. So make every day count, my friend. Enjoy ...

Promise You Fields of Yellow Daffodils

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Sabrina Longoria

May 20, 2018

My heart is filled with a constellation dancing and soaring through the dark but stars burn brightest at their death and from flaming blasts blossom new scars that I cannot, will not ever regret  Spanish roses braided in dark hair a crimson crest and waterfall placed by fingers w...

To an Almost Lover

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Natasha Almasi

May 20, 2018

I am physically locked on you Pulling me in with an intelligent mind and deafening irises My body aches with desire Wanton and obsessed I hang on your words A passionate speaker your ideas affect me like sangria My soul widens, and warmth devours my curves I crave to be the woman you...

Bad Driver

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Justice Lovin

May 20, 2018

They call it stick ‘cause it sticks; The gears whine as they grind and twist Entwined just fine until I try to shift. Shit. Was that third or fifth I think as I’m pitched Hit the wheel with my head And come up embarrassed But not dead yet. Heaving deep breaths to suppress The...