The Paisano

Mandatory buybacks are not the answer

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Breahna Luera

October 16, 2019

One of America’s most pressing issues today is gun violence. People from all political parties have their own ideas of how to stop gun violence — mass shootings in particular. Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has proposed a ban on assault weapons, a mandatory buyback on said banned weapons...

Who is going to hold Greek life accountable?

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Julia Maenius

October 16, 2019

This semester, the UTSA athletic department has instated the Brenda Tracy Rule, an agreement to hold athletes accountable for sexual assault and other serious misconduct inquires. While the implementation of the Tracy Rule in the athletic department has provided an accountibility policy for athletes,...

Game companies should protect free speech

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Leonardo Garcia

October 16, 2019

It is easy to see why students like to play video games in their free time. As a source of entertainment and, in many cases, a stress reliever, video games have become more popular in the last several years. Although videogames are well-liked in the U.S., they are even more in demand in China. China...

How to deal with bad roommates 101

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Audrey Vela

October 16, 2019

Around this time in the fall semester, many college students living with roommates begin to question, “Am I really living with these people?” The butterflies and excitement that filled us on move-in day are now replaced with dread and stress from school, work and roommates. It was a fun first month...

The price of being paid to play

Cassius Grady listens in the sideline huddle. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Xavier Richardson

October 9, 2019

On Sept. 30, California Senate Bill 206 was passed. The bill legally gives college athletes in California the right to receive compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness for marketing purposes. SB 206, better known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, also contains provisions allowing student...

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

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Jose Bouquett

October 2, 2019

The coach-player relationship is a bond that a select few individuals get to experience, but the boundaries of that relationship can vary between athletes. The player on the end of the bench, who could lose his scholarship if he does not play at top form, will not be as open about their mental struggles...

The expectation has been set

Frank Wilson and his team taking the field before a game. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Jose Bouquett

September 24, 2019

UTSA officially codified their zero-tolerance sexual assault policy, named after sexual assault advocate and survivor Brenda Tracy, effective at the beginning of this semester. As a community, not enough is done to prevent sexual assault, and this was an excellent step from the university in order to...

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Lindsey Mione

September 24, 2019

A photo can say a thousand words. There are so many ways to speak without speaking and one of my favorite ways is through art. I find photography to be artistic because it exemplifies different viewpoints to someone and can be perceived in more than one way just as art would be. Photography has a way...

The art of listening

The art of listening

Ryan Houston-Dial

September 18, 2019

Today, communication has many more facets than most could have imagined in the past. Due to technological innovations, individuals now possess smartphones that have convenient functions such as a calendar, alarm and fitness trackers, as well as electronic personal assistants that can complete a multitude...

Do not read this

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Joseph Torres

September 18, 2019

Imagine having unlimited information in the palm of your hand. How would you use this power? The First Amendment protects an individual’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Regrettably, not everyone uses these freedoms for good. So, it falls on consumers of information to ensure the...

Cowboys deliver in DC

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Max Aguirre

September 18, 2019

Week 2: Cowboys Deliver in DC Once again, it looked like the Cowboys were going to stumble into trouble against an inferior divisional opponent. Dallas struggled in the first quarter. The offense managed only one first down, and Dak Prescott threw an ugly interception that bounced off Randall Cobb’s...

UTSA Football NOT in jeopardy

The Roadrunners in the tunnel shortly before running out against Army.Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Alex Hanks

September 18, 2019

After reflecting upon last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to a stacked Army roster, I realized I could fill out this op-ed in one sentence: UTSA football has entered the rebuilding process and is a few parts away from being a competitive program. That is the consensus I have made, and I’m sure many avid fans...