NBA Releases Team Schedules

Mark your calendars basketball fans because the NBA has released all team schedules ahead of the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Of course, everyone is looking forward to this year’s Christmas Day schedule with games including the defending champs Golden State Warriors, LeBron and the Lakers, and the Houston Rockets. Many, of course, thought the Toronto Raptors would meet the San Antonio Spurs on Christmas considering the Kawhi Leonard trade was the biggest offseason headline outside of LeBron’s move to Los Angeles. But, that first meeting between the teams will be January 3rd in San Antonio. The Spurs will open their season against the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Antonio. Opening night will be October 16 and kicking off the season will be the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics squaring off in Boston. Thereafter it’s a showdown in Oakland between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Hopefully Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will not get injured in the first five minutes of the game like last season. If he stays healthy, along with point guard Kyrie Irving, and proving an already playoff caliber team without them, Boston may be the scariest team to play in the Eastern Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers may have acquired the best player of this generation, if not of all time, but are the Lakers true NBA Championship contenders with LeBron James and a troupe of young stars? Personally, I don’t believe so. Their success will not depend on how well LeBron performs with the Lakers, rather their success will depend if their incredibly young bench can carry the load. Without a doubt, many feel LeBron doesn’t feel like carrying a team anymore like he did with former teammate Kyrie Irving and especially last season without Irving’s help. With clear frustration with his ex-Cavaliers teammates’ play in the playoffs last season, he may find himself in the same predicament this year. In what looks to be the most exciting season that the NBA has seen the last few years, this year’s NBA Championship may be up for grabs for anyone to take. With an overloaded Western conference and balanced Lebron Jamesless eastern conference, Boston looks to take back the East and keep teams like Toronto and Philadelphia at bay. No matter who you root for, grab some popcorn and kick your feet up for an exciting upcoming season.

UTSA Professor Discusses the Resilience of San Antonio’s Cultural Heritage

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By R Eguia . Last month, scholars, community members and students gathered at the Southwest School of Art Coates Chapel to hear a conversation by the San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at UTSA, William Dupont, called A Resilient Heritage: Designing San Antonio’s Future to Preserve Our Past. The talk introduced Cultural Sustainability as the continuity of cultural systems of human existence. People have heritage identities and values that bind them to places and communities are essential for full sustainability. “Design with respect for Heritage,” was a key theme as Dupont...

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Computer and Internet Addiction is a Real Thing

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 Are you dependent on technology to bring you satisfaction in life? Dependency can be playing video games to escape reality, posting to social media to get attention or validation, compulsive online spending when anxious or bored, or visiting dating sites with the hopes of meeting the love of your life. Are there noticeable negative patterns surrounding your computer or internet activities? Are they causing problems in your relationships or affecting your work performance? Most of the time, these addictions are just distractions to real issues that people are not yet ready to face. They may feel anxious, impulsive or unfulfilled in life. These activities produce a “high”, filling a void and bringing pleasure that lasts momentarily. Overtime, these addictions have negative consequences that outweigh the positive feelings experienced. They can also have long-term negative effects on many areas of our lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research has shown that certain people are more susceptible to computer or internet addiction. These individuals include; those who have had prior addictions to other behaviors or substances; a history of depression or anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; or Low self-esteem. Recovering computer addicts reported feelings of euphoria when using the computer and feelings of depression, unfulfillment and irritability when not using it. They also described feeling withdrawn or neglected by family and...

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S.A Performance Art Collective HoK

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 On March 9, the local performance art collective, HoK (House of Kenzo) presented Permutations, a 20 minute production exploring systems, fluidity, work and cycles, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. The trio, Ledef (sound production), Brexxitt (choreography) and Grapefruit (concept design) embodied possibilities through splash choreography and projection mapping. Local carpenter company, Precision Woodworking Texas, assisted the group with an installation that included an indoor water trough, a 10 part pulley system and a network of clear bags filled with water tied onto natural rope. The performance was inspired by...

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Mariachi Girl Stars Lucero Garcia at the Magik Theatre

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 1 Many women have made their mark in the performance arts. In San Antonio, girls go to places like the Magik theatre to begin their journey. Like 14-year-old San Antonio actress, Lucero Garcia. She began acting at the age of 7 during The Magik Theatre’s summer camps and classes. She plays the role of Carmencita in the new show called Mariachi girl at the Magik Theatre. “I fell in love with musical theatre. All I could think about was being on stage singing and dancing and performing for people and making them...

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By Melinda Gonzalez There is a renewed energy in the air and the culmination of efforts to re-establish the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) as the beacon of Chicano Art is paying off. Founded in 1980 and located in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Westside, the nonprofit organization serves over 100,000 people each year on a local, national and international scale through artistic, educational, and community programming. Jorge Piña who is a native San Antonian is back and fulfills a key leadership position for the GCAC after resigning from the...

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