The Paisano

SGA is what you make it

SGA is what you make it

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

As a former Student Government Association (SGA) senator and sustainability chair, I know how student initiatives are created. Some of the initiatives I’ve worked on are the UTSA Meditation Room, UTSA Green Fund, Rowdy Global Kitchen, greater food diversity on campus (vegetarian and vegan foods) and...

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

UTSA needs to follow suit with universities that boldly offer tuition-free programs for low-income students. Institutions like Texas State, UT El Paso and UT Austin all proudly offer need-based programs that cover the cost of tuition for students whose median household income falls below a specified...

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

Leonardo Garcia

October 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of mass shootings and their families. The recent mass shootings are causing mass hysteria in today’s society and have become more frequent and deadly in the past 10 years. Shockingly, such events are happening hours away from us. Every time I hear about a mass...

Texas senator meets with UTSA veterans

Senator Cornyn speaks about new scholarship. Photo by Joseph Torres

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

U.S. Senator John Cornyn met with student veterans at UTSA to expand on the Edith Nourse Rogers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship. The scholarship was created from the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which...

New lab facilitates natural disaster prevention

Grand opening for large-scale research lab. Photo by Donald Escamilla

Brandon Armstead

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new Large-Scale Testing Laboratory on Oct. 3. The lab will facilitate researchers as they begin developing new earthquake-resistant building technology. This technology called periodic cellular materials (PCMs)...

SGA special election

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a special election for a student body secretary. The election opens at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10. Voting will be held on RowdyLink.

Skeletal remains found near campus

SAPD investigates skeletal remains found near Babcock and 1604. Photo by Emilio Tavarez

Breahna Luera

October 9, 2019

Human skeletal remains were found in a wooded area outside of the West Campus near Babcock and 1604 on Oct. 1. KENS5 reported that the police believe the remains have been there for about six months. Officials said the offense was an apparent sudden death. San Antonio Police Department Homicide...

Online therapy available for students

Online therapy available for students

Jada Teague

October 9, 2019

UTSA is introducing Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), an online therapy program developed to address matters related to depression, anxiety and other issues students commonly experience. This program is a self-help service that provides tools to assist students with common mental health issues. 159 students...

Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop Grand Opening

Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop Grand Opening

Kat Joseph

October 2, 2019

UTSA opened the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop at Main Campus in an effort to make UTSA more sustainable and bike-friendly.   Host- Kat Joseph Videographers- Kat Joseph, Ethan Gullett, Geoffrey Okolo Video editors- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multimedi...

Sustainability Efforts at UTSA

Sustainability Efforts at UTSA

Kat Joseph

October 2, 2019

Continuing our story on the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop, members of the UTSA community give us more details on present and future sustainability efforts. Host- Kat Joseph Videographers- Kat Joseph, Ethan Gullett Video editors- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multime...

Teaching Children to Ride Bikes

Teaching Children to Ride Bikes

Kat Joseph

October 2, 2019

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative works with elementary schoolers and the Boys and Girls Club to teach kids bike skills and safe practices.   Videographers- Kat Joseph Video editors- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multimedia Editor- Jose Chapa   Check ou...

A legacy solidified

Graphic by Emma Reeves

Alex Hanks

October 2, 2019

This Wednesday, Oct 2, the life of Mahatma Gandhi will be showcased by UTSA faculty and scholars. On what would’ve been Gandhi's 150th birthday, the event will highlight his activism and anticolonial work that cemented his legacy as one of the most prominent humanitarians of all time. The event...