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UTSA flopped on commencement plans

UTSA flopped on commencement plans

Editorial Board April 6, 2021

Recently, UTSA announced their plans for Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies to take place in-person with only graduates and no guests allowed to attend. The ceremonies will occur in various locations...

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

How one ‘bad day’ has illustrated an ongoing nightmare for minority communities

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

On March 16, Robert Aaron Long was suspected of opening fire on three separate spas in Atlanta, killing eight individuals, six of which were Asian-American women. Long is a 21-year-old Caucasian male from...

Photo by Julia Maenius

The US electrical grid is unreliable

Editorial Board March 2, 2021

After the events that transpired in Texas the week of Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, a hard look needs to be taken at the state of energy across the Nation. ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) took...

No heart as cold as the Texas government

No heart as cold as the Texas government

Editorial Board February 19, 2021

Texans have been here before. From the pandemic, hurricanes and now winter storms across the state of Texas, the local and state government has mishandled another situation. Quite honestly, though, are...

Photo by Ethan Gullett

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Editorial Board February 2, 2021

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the social, economic and cultural aspects of life for many individuals. As students, professors and UTSA administration attempt to navigate the challenges...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

An end of an error

Editorial Board January 22, 2021

In January 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Since then, President Trump has conducted himself in a cowardly, morally appalling, and highly unprofessional manner....

Photo by Robyn Castro

From the Sombrilla to the polls, Roadrunners must cast their vote in the 2020 election

Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Tuesday is the last day to cast your vote and have your voice represented in our electorate. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday is it. Do not leave any stone unturned, and when this is all said and done,...

Photo by  Chukwuemeka Temiloluwa Alumanah.

Spring or Fall, Pass/Fail option for all

Editorial Board October 24, 2020

Last spring, UTSA utilized an optional Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) "pass/fail" grading system for all undergraduate and graduate students. UTSA understood that COVID-19 has drastically affected the ways in...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

#BlackLivesMatter: The Paisano’s commitment to keeping the UTSA community informed

Editorial Board September 15, 2020

The Paisano denounces systemic oppression and racial bias, and we will remain committed to providing you with content covering these issues as we approach our 40th year in circulation.  As student...

Photo by Chukwuemeka Temiloluwa Alumanah

UTSA, where is our money?

Editorial Board April 3, 2020

UTSA is offering prorated refunds to students for specific student services affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of service fees covered is sparse, and the reimbursements are coming too late.  According...

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

Editorial Board March 3, 2020

The newly elected SGA should pursue three principles to establish a better connection with the students they serve and to better manage their organization as a whole: enhance their brand identity, treat...

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Editorial Board February 25, 2020

The Transportation Fee Referendum will be held on March 3-4, and students will have the opportunity to vote on a $15 increase to the current $20 student fee, totaling $35. Students should vote a resounding...

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