The year 2020 has been monumental and will have immense historical significance. The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the lives of hundreds of millions globally causing physical, social, and financial concerns. The Black Lives Matter Movement has highlighted racial injustices and the need for social change. The presidential election will tackle platform issues including healthcare, national defense, immigration, environment, fiscal policy, and social justice. These are just a few of the national and global issues we face today. It seems possible, that we are entering into an entirely new historical epoch that will present challenges as well as opportunities.  We are a UTSA community and desire to unite in our experiences and share our stories during this unprecedented time. The following is a collaborative interdisciplinary project designed to gather, create, and preserve the UTSA stories of the present.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • How Covid-19 has affected so many and the inspirational story of my Grandfather 

    Weed, Zorina (2020-09-05)
    My paper was about how Covid-19 affected my life personally and so many others. 2020 was a very painful year and I am so grateful that I had the support to get through it physically and mentally. My heart goes out to ...
  • Defining Moments 

    Borges, Maria E Pabon (2020-09-28)
    How covid 19 has impact me and created a defining moment in my life.
  • Blankets to Masks 

    Brumblay, Cameron (2020-09-06)
    My mother is a nurse and during the height of the pandemic she made masks.
  • 2020 

    Palissery, Jeslin (2020-09-06)
    This journal entry is about how my 2020 was affected by the pandemic and how everything changed.
  • An Unforgettable Year: 2020 

    Marquez, Andrea J. (2020-09-26)
    "An Unforgettable Year: 2020" is about the way 2020 affected me and family/friends. The year I graduated high school turned so dark, with a virus that killed at least 4 million people worldwide today. Not only did we go ...
  • Trials Transform 

    Purifoy, Cameron (2020-09-20)
    This piece helped students dream and still continue to express how we have been dealing with he hardships of school-social life during the pandemic. The paragraph sums up my sophomore-junior year of college a very challenging ...
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic: My Story 

    Isbell, Cassie (2020-09-28)
    A look at how the COVID-19 Pandemic affected my family and myself during the first six months of this life-changing event.
  • Life As I Knew It 

    Piering, Taylor (2020-08-30)
    This essay is about looking inward and to the past for confirmation that everything is going to be okay in one of the darkest years of my life.
  • Persistent Hope 

    Patterson, Bleah (2021-10-26)
    How Covid has impacted our lives but how we remain hopeful for the future even still.
  • Dance: The Burning 2 

    Ward, Natalya; Hogan, Mackenzie; Oyler, Acacia (2021-05-05)
  • Dance: The Burning 

    Ward, Natalya; Hogan, Mackenzie; Oyler, Acacia (2021-05-05)
  • Pierrot The Fool 

    Borazjanian, Ari (2021-05-11)
    This is an art book about balancing many life changes and the flexibility needed to keep everything at peace. This is shown through a clown perpetually walking on a tightrope going nowhere throughout the book. The clown/circus ...
  • Inside Me 

    Sanchez, Paola (2021-05-04)
    This project is about an essay I read about a students going through her hardships with asthma. I used her story and my story with my condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and created a diary with entries from other ...
  • Diary 

    Rodriguez, Maria (2021-05-09)
    My work is about the looming and lingering anxiety felt in the beginning of quarantine. How words and emotions can be expressed visually.
  • Objects & Reflections 

    Vega, Joe Raymond (2020-12-01)
    This piece is a reflection of Human Rights broken down into basic geometric shapes. The piece focuses on the contrast between light and dark, yin and yang, and the value of everything in between. Using sound and visuals ...
  • Our Journey 

    Ortiz, Stephanie (2020-08-25)
    My project consists of my life during the pandemic and the changes I had to undergo alongside the story of my grandparents and the changes they had to phase in earlier years.
  • The Burning 

    Hernandez, Moises; Cano, Robert (2020-10-01)
    The intention of this poem was to give the reader a visceral description of what hate and anxiety can do to an individual. How it can manifest itself into this living breathing monster that only knows pain and suffering.
  • 2020, America Revealed 

    Dehoyos, Toni (2020-12-10)
    The 2020 pandemic hit and a lot of things changed and thousands of people were against guidelines and mandates, turning a blind eye to something very serious. I was inspired to create a print for depicting America and ...
  • The Walls Stare Back 

    Jimenez, Lily (2020-12-10)
    This picture is inspired by my recent trials in a 2-week quarantine. Essentially trapped by the walls of my room with no opportunity of leaving my space, the idea of being confined overrode my thoughts. As I analyzed the ...
  • It's all the same 

    Herrera, Madeline (2020)
    This print was inspired by personal accounts, rooted in those around my life and general themes of isolation that many faced in 2020. As I absorbed the projects did themes of loss, mental struggles and a sense of chaos ...

View more