Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Stop tolerating, start celebrating

Stop tolerating, start celebrating

Editorial Board September 21, 2021

On Sept. 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month — a cultural celebration of the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to our country — officially began. Sept. 15 is rooted in symbolism, as it is...

UTSA students return to a new normal

UTSA students return to a new ‘normal’

Editorial Board September 14, 2021

After nearly two years of fully online modalities, President Eighmy announced that the student body would be returning to traditional in-person classes starting on Sept. 13. After constant observation...

Texas fuels patriarchy with new abortion law

Texas fuels patriarchy with new abortion law

Editorial Board September 7, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Texas legislature passed a law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy: voiding the monumental 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court win that established women’s constitutional...

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UTSA got it right…almost

Editorial Board August 31, 2021

UTSA is hindered by Greg Abbott’s executive orders prohibiting government entities from enforcing mask and vaccine mandates, and it is difficult to assume what UTSA’s policies would look like if that...

A screenshot of the summary of all COVID-19 testing at UTSA published in UTSA Fall 2020 Archive

UTSA, highly adaptable, ahead of the curve

Editorial Board April 30, 2021

Since Mar. 19, UTSA had received backlash from students, faculty and the UTSA community concerning the University’s guidelines for a modified in-person commencement ceremony. Guests were not originally...

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...

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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,...

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