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April 16, 2014

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Fiesta spirit comes to UTSA

Fiesta spirit comes to UTSA
​The Sombrilla was packed with colorfully decorated booths as UTSA celebrated its 37th annual Fiesta celebration on April 11. This year’s theme was Culturas de Correcaminos, or Roadrunner Culture. Each student organization had a booth that represented the diversity of its members. Various unique foods, snacks and drinks were sold throughout the day.

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$50k raised for the kids

$50k raised for the kids
​Over 200 dancers, 20 families and 100 volunteers gathered for the FTK Dance Marathon on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m - 9 p.m. at the Convocation Center. By fundraising year-round, FTK raised over $50,000 for childhood cancer, which went directly to the FTK children and their families.

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Bake sale for a cause

Bake sale for a cause
On April 8, the National Organization for Women (NOW) hosted a bake sale on campus to bring awareness to Equal Pay Day, which highlights wage disparities between men and women. NOW took Equal Pay Day a step further by also highlighting disparities among different races.

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Civil Rights Summit addresses inequality

Civil Rights Summit addresses inequality
​For the first time, four living U.S. Presidents came together for the Civil Rights Summit held last week from April 8 to April 10 in UT Austin’s LBJ Library.

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Are student loans in danger?

​On Thursday, April 10 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and other Democratic members of Congress hosted a Twitter town hall to discuss the recently passed House GOP budget. Developed by Senator Paul Ryan, R- Wisconsin, the budget proposed 5.1 trillion dollars in tax cuts to numerous programs, including funding higher education by limiting or eliminating Pell Grants. Using the #Umatter, participants were able to virtually question their representatives. The many questions asked revealed disapproval of the budget from both students and House Democrats, and support of the budget by many conservatives.

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Scholastic dishonesty: Has cheating become a UTSA epidemic?

Scholastic dishonesty: Has cheating become a UTSA epidemic?
​“If you’re going to cheat, cheat properly,” said a 2011 UTSA alumnus who supplemented his college income by writing essays for other students.