Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Meet a Roadrunner: UTSA's Sarah Gibbens is news editor for Paisano student paper

Sarah Gibbens

UTSA Roadrunner Sarah Gibbens

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(Aug. 6, 2013) -- Meet Sarah Gibbens, a 21-year-old English and political science major at UTSA, who was one of 13 Bexar County recipients to receive a $2,000 scholarship last month from the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. This fall, the San Antonio native also will serve as the news editor for the UTSA student newspaper, The Paisano.

Gibbens has been a Paisano writer for three years and has enjoyed the variety of stories she has pursued, ranging from politics to arts to sports. She looks forward to her new responsibilities at The Paisano.

"I want it to have a cohesive mix of student life, UTSA news, and news locally and abroad that is relevant to UTSA students," said Gibbens. "As the news editor, I will work with a great team of really talented writers, and I hope to foster that passion for news journalism in everyone else who joins our team."

According to Gibbens, journalists play an important role in purveying truth and are responsible for conveying the heart of a matter to their readers.

The UTSA junior is considering graduate school or entering the workforce to achieve her goal of being a political correspondent in Washington, D.C., or traveling the world as a writer for National Geographic.

Since SAAHJ was established in 1986, it has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to journalism and communication majors from Bexar County.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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Architecture Connects

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series begins Sept. 9 with Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Manhattan-based Toshiko Mori Architect.
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UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

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Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
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The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
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