Author: Grace Frye

Dressing for productivity

What’s for breakfast? Should I walk to school or ride my bike? Is today a makeup day or not? Should I get up right now and work out or sleep for another hour? These questions, plus at least a hundred more tiny decisions, dominate my morning routine every day. But no question is bigger or more time consuming than “What should I wear today?” What does this shirt say about me? Will this resonate with my peers? Is this over the top for my meeting? Is this in line with my Personal Brand™? Most mornings I dread the act...

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Junior shares details of semester spent studying and serving at Keesler Air Force Base

Junior Maddie Sears starts her day every morning at 4 a.m. Instead of cramming for midterms and fulfilling various common curriculum requirements like other juniors, Sears has spent this semester in Biloxi, Mississippi in technical school at the Keesler Air Force Base. “I enlisted to help pay for school and because I couldn’t see myself working a regular job for the rest of my life,” Sears said. “I wanted to do something that would actively make a difference instead of working a normal desk job. My parents are also both retired Air Force so I had that background.” Not...

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Moving Forward

“Build the wall!” “Is this — ” “Build the wall!” “ — our next — ” “Build the wall!” “ — president?” Amid calls to build a wall from one side of the room to tears on the other, senior Benjamin Gomez stood in the middle of the Center for Sciences and Innovation as he watched the long awaited results of the 2016 presidential election. “I liked that all of the organizations got together. I thought that was really cool and a great way to showcase how people on campus can be a productive discussion of the issues that...

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Students studying abroad still complete ballots

For two weeks, junior environmental studies major Claire Burrus went off the grid. Without any internet or media access, Burrus was effectively cut off, not only from her loved ones back home in Houston, TX, but also from the current election cycle. Burrus wasn’t in San Antonio — she was half way around the world in Tanzania, Africa. “It’s kind of nice to be away from the drama of it all, but it’s also hard not to be able to participate in the discourse other than on social media,” Burrus said. “We never spent more than two weeks at...

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Deep in the art of Texas

Since it’s located 80 miles south of the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capitol of the World,” it is easy to write off the San Antonio arts scene in favor of a short trip to Austin. Headlined with massive festival experiences, Austin claims the role of San Antonio’s cultured cousin who spent a gap year abroad, which, like, totally changed their life. But if Austin is our cultured cousin, San Antonio is definitely taking note, learning from Austin’s mistakes, and on the rise. There is no better time to see that in the arts than now. Gone are the days of...

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