Hughes home in San Antonio’s Tobin Hill saved from demolition by chef Weissman, investor Chu
The Hughes home in Tobin Hill, which was once on the path toward demolition, has been purchased by chef Andrew Weissman and preservationist May Chu, who plan to convert the first floor into a wine-and-cheese bar.sacurrent.com
Ready, set, go
For the first time, Fiesta de Los Spurs Run will be held in-person By Paris Quintanilla SAN ANTONIO- This year marks the third annual and first-ever in-person Fiesta de Los Spurs Run organized by Spurs Give, the San Antonio Spurs' official nonprofit organization. This race will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., right before…lakefrontollu.com
Healthcare for Alamo Students
By: Julian Trejo On Sept 22, 2021, the Alamo Colleges held a press conference to announce their partnership with UT Health San Antonio to provide healthcare for Alamo students. This new program, Wellness 360, will give students over the age of 18 the opportunity to receive care over the phone through TeleHelp services, as well…pacpulse.com
San Antonio College turns the page on student journalism with end of The Ranger. What’s next for the program?
On Tuesday, student and professional journalists and administrators will meet to discuss the evolution and vision of student journalism at the five-campus Alamo Colleges District, home to more than 65,000 students.
Alamo Colleges leadership pledges support to continue student media
By Sergio Medinasmedina104@student.alamo.eduAn Oct. 7 statement by Dr. Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges, pledged to maintain student media after the student publication, The Ranger, broke the news Oct. 5 of its ending operations in December. The district plans to create an Alamo Colleges student media lab, said Kristi Wyatt, vice chancellor of communications and engagement, in an Oct. 7 interview. Flores said he has begun reaching out to communications professionals, expecting the discussions to happen in November and January. He said efforts to hire faculty to run a journalism program and student media would go beyond this college. The statement comes two days after Vela emailed a letter to employees and students stating the college has no intention of discontinuing student journalism.theranger.org
Throwback Thursday Feb. 1-28, 2021
Deadline to register is June 16. After registration, students can pick up their bib and medal 9 a.m.-noon June 16 at the Office of Student Life in Loftin Student Center. For more information, call student life at 210-486-0125. San Antonio College@SAC_PRThe Student Life Office is hosting a Space Jam 5K as part of Summer Weeks of Welcome. Deadline to register is June 16.theranger.org
Here are the spring 2021 graduation ceremony plans for San Antonio-area universities, colleges
The University of Texas at San Antonio recently announced that it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for graduates, but guests will not be allowed. Read more on the details for graduation ceremonies at each San Antonio-area university below. AdKSAT has reached out to the Alamo Colleges, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word for more details on their graduation ceremonies. San Antonio College will have its commencement in person at 11 a.m. on May 8 at the San Antonio College campus. University of the Incarnate WordGraduates will be honored with in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies on May 7-8 at Benson Stadium.
New student impressed with college’s community involvement
Editor:Re: “Students design biker cafe, hope to build” (Dec. 7)As someone who is new to San Antonio College, it’s endlessly amazing to see how much this college truly embodies community involvement. Having moved here from a town of 200 people in Montana, where community was everything, it’s sometimes hard to find that in a city as large as San Antonio. As a side note, an architecture program is exactly what I’ve been looking for in the surrounding universities. I had no idea until reading this that this college not only has one, but it has earned a good reputation. This piece highlighted a part of the college’s programming and zoomed in on a particular student’s pursuit, and I greatly enjoyed it.theranger.org
Food Bank donates 14,788 pounds of food, Alamo Colleges sets up winter impact fund
#Tbt to 1989, today’s April Fools’?! Delightful. Off we go, and the first story — wow, this one sounds serious — is about the then maintenance supervisor imposing a gag order to restrain maintenance workers from spilling the beans on anything other than technical matters (1/4)theranger.org
ACS officer hailed hero after rescuing dog stuck on roof of San Antonio College building
An Animal Care Services officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a dog that was stuck on the roof of a three-story building on San Antonio College’s campus. (Credit: ACS)SAN ANTONIO – An Animal Care Services officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a dog that was stuck on the roof of a three-story building on San Antonio College’s campus during this week’s snow storm. The incident happened Thursday evening when a caller told ACS they had spotted the dog on the building, according to ACS officials. More college officers assisted Vasquez as they tried to guide the dog to safety. AdThe dog was able to be safely rescued and Vazquez brought her down five flights of stairs, taking her to safety, according to ACS.
San Antonio College will help dreamers apply for scholarships
San Antonio College will help undocumented students reach for their dreams this month with an online workshop for immigrant students wanting to apply for college scholarships. The pandemic-safe virtual workshop is a part of a partner program the school maintains with TheDream.US, the country's largest college access and success program for dreamers. Dreamers are those who fall under the 2012 Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act signed by President Barack Obama.mysanantonio.com
Photos: San Antonio College plans $13M science structure
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. San Antonio College President Robert Vela said construction on the nearly 20,000-square foot building is expected to be completed by fall 2022. See more photos and read more on this story at the San Antonio Business Journal. AdSan Antonio College new science structure image. (San Antonio College)READ MORE:
Welcome center helps prospective students enroll for college
#tbt to a vivid 2011 summer edition of The Ranger. First, professors and students advise each other. Here are the takeaways: Students want interactivity beyond lecturing, while professors want students to — this is awkward — come to class! Think critically and don’t text!theranger.org
Fox who made its way into San Antonio College office released at Brackenridge Park, ACS says
SAN ANTONIO – Employees at San Antonio College made an interesting discovery last week when they found a sly fox inside an office resting on top of cabinets. The Animal Care Services said officers were dispatched to the Moody Learning Center at the college, located just north of downtown, to rescue the fox. The animal had somehow made its way into the office by entering through the ceiling, ACS said in a Facebook post on Monday. ACS and campus police were able to move the cubicle to free the fox. It was taken to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc. where it was checked out for injuries, but was ultimately released at Brackenridge Park.
Animal Care Services rescues fox found on top of a cabinet at San Antonio College
Animal Care Services officers rescued a fox that was found perched on top of a cabinet in an office at San Antonio College last week. The fox made its way into the ceiling vents to get into the Moody Learning Center, ACS said in a Facebook post on Monday. The fox was then transported the animal to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. for further examination. Once cleared as healthy, ACS released the fox at Brackenridge Park at the request of the staff at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. ACS said to expect to see more wildlife as the weather gets cooler and warns to maintain a safe distance.mysanantonio.com
Weight-training class proved value of kinesiology instruction
I did not know at the time, but taking that weight training class had a tremendous impact on my self-esteem. I entered basic training that summer physically and mentally ready. Although, in hindsight, basic training seemed to be a breeze, it may have been because of this physical education class that I thought so. I understand there are online resources in lieu of in-person physical education classes. Do not physical education and medical studies go hand in hand and complement each other?theranger.org
Voting time tracker shows nearly 40 centers in San Antonio have short wait times
Billy Calzada, Staff / Billy CalzadaThirty-eight voting centers in Bexar County have wait times of less than 15 minutes, according to a poll time tracker. Among those with short wait times are San Antonio College's Victory Center near downtown, Adams Elementary on the South Side, Gus Garcia Middle School on the West Side, Encino Library on the North Side and the AT&T Center on the East Side.mysanantonio.com
Deaf voters reliant on sign language report inadequate access to the polls in Bexar County
Those who need assistance from a sign language interpreter are being told the service is only available at one location, the Bexar County Elections Department on Frio Street. "You would never tell someone blind, or someone in a wheelchair, 'You can only come to one location to vote,'" Chiodo told the. "But deaf voters looking for information about interpreting services have been referred to the Frio Street location alone, Chiodo said. "Many deaf friends who are using [American Sign Language] are not voting because it is too far," another said. "Even though it's called American Sign Language, it's the same sign language deaf in Haiti use," she explained.sacurrent.com
Changing mascot holds group responsible for acts of a few
Editor:Re: “Replacing mascot raises questions about college leaders” (July 8)Antonio the Ranger is a problem I haven’t heard of until I attended classes at San Antonio College and read The Ranger. Recently, I have learned the “ranger” has an unpleasant and terrifying past on the Tejanos. The Mexican-Americans nicknamed the period 1919-1920 La Hora De Sangre, during which records estimate victims from 500-5,000. Replacing the mascot is a trivial response to discrimination and suggests if a small portion of the group is deplorable, than the whole group is. Will we act and think the same way if a certain race, nationality or religion acts or does anything a certain way and consider the whole group the same?theranger.org
Student looks forward to selection of next mascot
Editor:Re: “Unanimous vote removes Ranger mascot” posted July 15:At first, I did not pay much attention to the story of removing the mascot for San Antonio College, but after reading about the Texas Rangers’ racist history, I could not agree more with the decision to remove the ranger mascot. The unfortunate and ugly truth that surrounds the Rangers’ history cannot be ignored, and I am truly surprised that the mascot wasn’t removed sooner. Upon receiving the unanimous decision to remove the historical image, the president of the college, Dr. Robert Vela, said “This is a historic day!”I find this statement to be empowering and can’t wait to see what our new mascot will be. Jean HamiltonLiberal Arts Sophomoretheranger.org
Unanimous vote removes Ranger mascot
By Sergio Medinasmedina104@student.alamo.eduThe College Council voted unanimously July 14 in favor of removing the college mascot, the Ranger Gnome, from this college. “San Antonio College will immediately stop using the name, symbol and image of the Ranger mascot, and begin a collegewide search of a new mascot,” President Robert Vela said at the conclusion of the Zoom meeting. Turning the page on the current mascot will signal to current and future students that this college cares for them, he said. I am full of emotion and pride that this lucha (fight) Somos la Gente took on two years ago has finally resulted in a decision to remove the racist Ranger mascot once and for all. “Somos la Gente is SAC Proud!”theranger.org
Most Alamo Colleges students will learn remotely, according to fall plan
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re a student at the Alamo Colleges this Fall you should expect to stay home and learn as most classes are expected to be held remotely. The Alamo Colleges released plans for students who are enrolled for the 2020 Fall semester as the coronavirus pandemic continues globally and, except for career, technical and some arts and sciences courses that may require face-to-face learning, students won’t be returning to the classroom. Texas A&M System to offer free COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staffLevel 5 will go into effect November 26 and remain until the end of Fall 2020. “We have worked collaboratively across the district and disciplines, and among all levels of the organization, to develop a plan to begin a slow and careful return to campuses,” Alamo Colleges District Board Chair Marcelo Casillas said. For more information on the Alamo Colleges return to campus plans, click here.
College website should be easier to navigate
Editor:Since starting at San Antonio College in January of 2017, I have never been fond of the San Antonio College school website. When trying to search the library for books, it is difficult to search due to where the website routes you. The San Antonio College website should be easier to navigate, the layout is nice, but it needs some fixing. I recall a year ago, the schools website was updated but this made it harder for navigation. Once the surveys are turned in, the updates will be made to San Antonio College website.theranger.org
Students need a more accessible website to find key resources
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way society interacts, leaving only online resources to students. With a crisis like this, the district needs to offer a medium that allows all students to connect and discuss the services/resources they use or can provide. It is important for students to stay connected and informed to cope with this pandemic. San Antonio College needs to either re-format their website to make resources more easily accessible or create a medium that allows naive students to connect with different services, networks, hobbies and people. Its important for students to be aware of the free services the counseling department offers.theranger.org
SAISDs Fox Tech Will Open New Program Next Fall to Graduate RNs
A new program that will prepare students to become registered nurses, or RNs, will open in San Antonio Independent School Districts Fox Tech High School next fall. The H-TECH school is based on the P-TECH or Pathways in Technology Early College High School model, already implemented at Sam Houston High Schools Cyber P-TECH program. The P-TECH program is a national, industry-specific educational model the State Legislature approved in 2017 for use in Texas schools. The district would be interested in expanding the H-TECH program to other schools throughout the district, Martinez added. Students graduating from the H-TECH program would be eligible to continue their education and obtain a four-year degree, he said.therivardreport.com
It was an experiment: SAFD Arson Bureau arrests suspect in connection with two-alarm fire at SAC
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Fire Department Arson Bureau arrested a 19-year-old San Antonio College student in connection with three fires at the campus, including the two-alarm fire that prompted the bureaus investigation, officials said. The two-alarm fire, which started in a bathroom trash can, happened Monday at the campus, according to Joe Arrington, spokesperson for SAFD. Shedeur Keener admitted to setting three fires on campus during questioning, Arrington said. During a perp walk Friday, Keener told reporters the two-alarm fire was an experiment.I apologize. I truly apologize, Keener said during the perp walk.
Antonio the Ranger reflects negative stereotypes
As faculty members in the History Program, we are dismayed with the selection of Antonio the Ranger as the new SAC mascot. The choice of Antonio the Ranger as the new SAC mascot is reflective of ethnic stereotypes of Mexican Americans as bandits. This is part of a broader national issue of using indigenous people as mascots. For years, SACs leadership recognized the violent past of the Ranger mascot. Previous versions of the About the Mascot webpage introduced the Gnome Ranger mascot by noting:Over the years, several different variations of Ranger images have been created and used. Due to the historical controversy surrounding the Texas Rangers, SAC decided to no longer use a human image to depict the Ranger.theranger.org
Fire prompts evacuation at San Antonio College
SAN ANTONIO – A small fire prompted an evacuation Monday afternoon at San Antonio College. According to SAFD spokesman Woody Woodward, firefighters discovered a small fire in a third-floor bathroom. The fire was quickly put out and firefighters are working to remove the smoke, Woodward said. No injuries were reported. About 39 SAFD units responded to the scene at one point.
Student experience at school is improved with knowledge of school resources.
Editor:In respects to the article Mega Lab helps students with computers, technology, published Oct. 2, it was very helpful information for new students at San Antonio College. I struggled my first year of college trying to figure things out on my own while trying to get the work in on time. Had I known about these services a year ago, I would have had my first year go smoother than it did. Writing this article to enlighten new students made me appreciate the work you did to gather the information for students, like the time, date, and phone number. Natalie PenaEarly childhood education sophomoretheranger.org
More free events at this college strengthens education and bond with community
Editor:I want to address the article in The Ranger, Planetarium to offer free shows for SACtacular Oct. 5 written by Andrew Casas Oct. 3. I find it to be a wonderful gesture that the San Antonio College Planetarium has offered three free shows for everybody to enjoy during this event. I want to give a suggestion that could greatly improve San Antonio College and our planetarium. The planetarium should host more free shows for the community. It will also provide outreach to the surrounding area to bring publicity to San Antonio College and everything it has to offer.theranger.org
Students should take advantage of workshops for information, relaxation
The event accepts and welcomes anyone who is interested, even if they have never tried it before. The workshop consisted of making a zine that was geared towards microaggression and current events. This helps to relieve stress, keep people informed, and help people feel like they have a voice. There are a lot of students who have no idea these events are ongoing and available and The Ranger makes this news available to all students for their benefit. It is important that there be a push to help students find out what kinds of resources are available to them, and they should be thoroughly informed.theranger.org
5 family-friendly events in San Antonio area this weekend
SAN ANTONIO - This weekend's fall fun can be had by the whole family. Here's the list:Sactacular: San Antonio College's annual block party returns on Saturday. Corny Maze: Trader's Village this weekend will be opening up its Corny Maze. Bark in the Park: This pet expo will take place at Sunken Garden Theater on Saturday. There will be a pet costume party, entertainment, a kids' zone, a pet expo and an adoption drive.
Free Community College Tuition Program Alamo Promise Launches at 25 Local High Schools
April Vidal began her senior year at Jefferson High School with a clear idea of what she wanted to do after graduating. That changed on Wednesday with the official launch of Alamo Promise, a new program that ensures free tuition to Alamo Colleges schools for graduating Bexar County seniors. In its second year, Alamo Promise will expand its reach to 20 additional Bexar County traditional public high schools. Alamo Colleges chose the 25 initial high schools because of their high concentration of economically disadvantaged students and low rates of college attendance. Courtesy / Alamo CollegesOn stage at Jefferson High School on Wednesday morning, Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores announced that students could officially start the signup process.therivardreport.com
BCSO partners with San Antonio College to help guide students
SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is hoping a new partnership with San Antonio College will help students stay on track working toward their dream of one day wearing the badge. On Tuesday, Sheriff Javier Salazar, along with BCSO detention and patrol cadets, visited SAC's Regional Fire and First Responder's Academy to meet with students. From answering questions to offering helpful trade secrets, Salazar said he hopes the new partnership will also work to improve the culture within the Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Big Adventure July: Scobee Education Center
SAN ANTONIO - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, SA Live's Mike Osterhage and Jen Tobias-Struski visited the Scobee Education Center! On July 20, 1969, the perspective of our world and mankind's limits were changed forever -- Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface as the entire world watched. The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults by fostering a love for science, technology and astronomy with hands-on experiences, programs and planetarium shows. The Scobee planetarium is open to the public at 6 p.m. Fridays when parking is most available on campus. Sponsored article by Ancira Winton Chevrolet.