Federal recognition of Crystal City internment camp still an issue
A national movement that began at St. Mary’s University five years ago continues to push for federal legislation, formally acknowledging the government’s internment of German-Americans at a camp in Crystal City, southwest of San Antonio, during World War II.
St. Mary’s University graduate student launches online petition for monument of labor activist Emma Tenayuca
The late labor activist Emma Tenayuca has had numerous tributes since the late 1930′s when she led a successful strike by thousands of pecan shellers, among the city’s lowest paid workers at the time.
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.
'Esports is built on community’: St. Mary’s University hopes to create more diversity in competitive gaming program
SAN ANTONIO – Competitive video gaming, otherwise known as esports, is considered one of the fastest-growing sports globally. St. Mary’s University launched its Rattler esports program this year. Head coach of the program, Kaitlin Teniente, said Black and Latino students are often underrepresented because of lack of accessibility. However, the university hopes to bridge the divide by providing scholarships to future students who are people of color. “The idea is that these scholarships would help us, in turn, recruit that kind of student to bring them into the program,” Teniente said.
Virtual grand opening of St. Mary’s esports arena to fundraise scholarships for students of color
SAN ANTONIO – St. Mary’s University has announced that they will open its brand-new esports arena on Friday, Sept. 18 with a 12-hour fundraising livestream to raise money for future Black and Latino students in the Rattler esports program. “We are so excited to unveil this beautiful arena and to host an important event supporting the Black and Latino communities in the world of esports,” St. Mary’s University Director of Athletics Robert Coleman said. “Over the past year, we have been working with campus leadership to develop a space for our esports arena and to provide our students a home for gaming at St. Mary’s. All donations will go toward scholarships for future Black and Latino students. “At St. Mary’s, we hope to support and strengthen the diversity and representation that gaming needs so it can reach its full potential.”
Kaitlin Teniente becomes first woman to head varsity collegiate esports program in Texas
The inaugural season begins this fall, becoming the schools 12th varsity sport. San Antonio native Kaitlin Teniente was named the teams head esports coach in March, making history by becoming the first woman heading up a collegiate varsity esports program in Texas. Teniente was inspired by a female colleague while working for Collegiate StarLeague and it reinforced her desire to stay involved to empower other women. Teniente said she is excited for the opportunity to develop the Rattlers program from the ground up. I hope that this program becomes a model program for other schools, that other schools think that were doing something really, really right and would like to emulate it, she said.
'25 Texans in the Land of Lincoln' documentary rooted in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – An award-winning documentary by filmmaker Ellen Brodsky, "25 Texans in the Land of Lincoln," which was released last spring, follows the journey of 25 history students from St. Mary's University. Their professor, Teresa Van Hoy, said their mission three years ago had a dual purpose. The documentary captures the chilly reception the St. Mary's University delegation was given. Paniagua, a senior at St. Mary's University, said much can be learned from history. Van Hoy said it served to make people aware of the little-known fact that Lincoln felt solidarity with Mexico.
St. Mary's soccer team knocks off No. 8 Mustangs
SAN ANTONIO - For the first time in program history, the St. Mary's University men's soccer team defeated Midwestern State University. In the nonconference matchup against Lone Star Conference foe MSU Texas, the Rattlers held an advantage in shots taken, outshooting the Mustangs 10-7. Both teams put three shots on goal but St. Mary's Jacob Sayle had a stellar performance denying each shot. The Rattlers struck early as Cain Smith buried one just inside the post off an Edu Toiny-Pendred cross to put St. Mary's up 1-0 in the ninth minute. St. Mary's defense kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard to take a 1-0 lead into the locker room.