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Comic Strips: From Medieval Times to Movie Theaters

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Some people might believe that comic books originated in the United States or that they are a modern invention. In reality, this genre dates back to medieval times. Comic strips…

Autodefensas: Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces

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It is estimated that, by the 1980s, Mexico’s drug cartels were slowly forming and beginning to operate. By the early 2000s, their presence was increasingly felt through the wave of…

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Edgewood ISD Chicano Walkouts: Learning About the Growing History of Discrimination in San Antonio Schools

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“In my mind the system did discriminate probably the worse against Mexican Americans, almost all the kids in the very poorest districts were mostly Mexican American.”- Dr. Albert Kauffman (A.K.)…

The Burns of Freedom: The Courageous Journey of Asma Yaqoob

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Rejection is not something people deal with easily. When people are turned down because the other wants to preserve her own freedom, it is hard not to feel a small…

The United States turns its back on Human Rights.

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It was between the hours of  8:30 and 10:30 am on the morning of September 11, 2001 that the unthinkable happened in the United States. Four passenger airplanes were hijacked…

The U.S. Key To Victory: The Navajo Code Talkers Of WWII

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“Jó áádóó Laman bidineʼé ałdóʼ tʼáá bí ałkʼiijééʼ; dóó díí kéyah tʼáá ałtso bikááʼgóó diné ndaʼahiltseedgo hahoolzhiizh; doo díí daʼahijigą́ ndootʼihígíí éí doo bił bééhózin da.”“And behold also, the Lamanites…

Craigslist and Backpage: The Websites Used for Sex Trafficking

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Winner of the Fall 2018 StMU History Media Award for Best Article in the Category of “Human Rights” Have you ever wanted to make some easy money by selling your…

The Picture That Ended the Vietnam War

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Winner of the Fall 2018 StMU History Media Award for Article with the Best Use of Images Article with the Best Introduction The year was 1968. The month of January…

Pressures of War, Security and Rights, and the Decision to Relocate Japanese Americans during World War II

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BOOSH…In an instant the United States naval base, Pearl Harbor, was attacked by Japanese military planes; hundreds of U.S. military personnel, as well as U.S. civilians, were killed. The country…