The Paisano

Prove it: It has been proven

April 27, 2009

Here it is. My last column as an editor for The Paisano. When trying to figure out what my last hurrah should be, my friends and I stumbled on the one thing that we're going to miss most: the little nuances we encountered during our tenure at UTSA. Here's a list of day-to-day things we're...

Commentary: The fine art of procrastination and evasion

April 20, 2009

I once told myself that parking permits were a waste of money because I mistakenly thought I was faster and sneakier than the UTSA parking meter minions. And I was, for about two semesters. Stop me if this sounds familiar. You're driving onto campus (with no permit of course), and you s...

Commentary: To kill or not to kill? There is no question

April 20, 2009

When I heard that one of the issues of the mayoral debate was to potentially make San Antonio a "no kill" zone, I about fell out of my chair. While not killing innocent animals sounds like a reasonable idea, the effects could be devastating. Just ask the Italians living in Naples, Italy. Italy do...

Commentary: Valentine’s day: bah humbug and bleh

February 9, 2009

Ugh - gag me with a spoon. I swear this holiday makes me nauseous. Candy, cupids and chocolate; it's cuteness overload and enough is enough. It's time for men to regain their dignity and demand a holiday for themselves.I can already picture the scores of email heading my way for being heartl...

Commentary: It’s okay to mark up your books.

February 9, 2009

Sometime in your college career one of your professors probably told you something about annotating your textbook. In case you've forgotten that means writing all over the thing, being an "active reader." This doesn't include highlighting. Highlighting sucks. Few people at best though actually...

Commentary

February 2, 2009

I hate football. I have never understood the value of watching over-sized men crash into one another over and over and over and over. Throughout my life I have tried to at least understand the game. But, alas, the appeal eludes me. So, when Super Bowl Sunday comes around, I look forwar...

Texas culture still has drama

April 9, 2007

There is nothing like a steady dose of Texas history, and that is exactly what the audience at the Institute of Texan Cultures got this past Saturday; and it's only a glimpse of what's to come. On Saturday, the Institute of Texan Cultures featured Suppertime on the Garr'y, a play based on the Works Progress ...

Is Texas ready to get Kinky?

March 26, 2006

    If Kinky Friedman were elected governor of Texas he would appoint Willie Nelson as state energy advisor.    UTSA students chuckled at Friedman's comment last Thursday in a filled auditorium in the University Center when he called Nelson the "Hillbi...

Baseball: still an American pastime?

April 11, 2005

Baseball season just began in case anyone did not notice. For some reason, professional baseball doesn't do it for me, at least not until the playoffs in September or October. But why is America's favorite pastime equivalent to an ant in your rearview mirror this time of year? The strik...

Diverse environment contributes to education

October 27, 2004

Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, African American, Hispanic, middle-aged, empty nester, baby boomer, gothic, skater, prep. Whether or not you choose to catagorize yourself, campus diversity is important and necessary for higher education. Relating to people from other countries, religions and cultur...

Tech Know: AMD processors beat Intel in value and benefits

October 19, 2004

Thinking about upgrading that computer? Is waiting five minutes just to boot up finally getting on yournerves? Maybe it is time to buy yourself a newcomputer. Computer prices are the lowest they have everbeen. An entire computer system, including printer andmonitor, costs approximately $600...

Fish Bowl: Finding employment proves time-consuming for new student

October 18, 2004

 From rent, food and gas to tuition and books,the list of expenses that the average college student incurs seemsto go on forever. The longer I am been at UTSA, the longer the list grows. So, like many students I know, I startedlooking for a job. However, I didn't have a lot of workexp...