The Paisano

An open letter to Freshmen

August 21, 2014

By the time you settle into your dorm, you will have been told many times, “get involved.” Heed this advice. Getting involved is often the key to collegiate success, after all, and involvement will be repeated and instilled in the minds of students by their peers, professors and advisors. ...

Editorial

May 27, 2014

Many factors contribute to a successful college career. UTSA does its best to offer up-to-date technology, informative advising, student support groups and engaging extra-curriculars — but the most influential factor for academic success may be the professor. In a survey published on May 6, a Gallup poll expecte...

​All the money goes to the dogs

April 29, 2014

Puppy love or money pit? The UTSA Student Health Services’ latest initiative to spread puppy love and decrease student stress is sadly another promise that leaves student’s tails wagging for more constructive progress. On Tuesday, April 29, UTSA Student Health Services will be holding a Stress Down Day from 3-6 p...

Is UTSA ready for a gay athlete?

April 22, 2014

In light of the upcoming NFL Draft on May 8, former University of Missouri standout defensive end Michael Sam is widely considered to be the first openly gay male athlete to get drafted and play in the NFL. Furthermore, Sam was the first openly gay male athlete to come out in the NCAA. Sam will...

Editorial

April 15, 2014

Last week, the National Organization for Women held a bake sale, but it wasn’t all cupcakes and cookies. The event was meant to raise awareness for Equal Pay Day, so the prices were dependent upon race and gender. Equal pay is still an issue in the workplace and often seems to be an issue for no apparent reason...

Bad things happen

April 8, 2014

When violent acts occur in society, the public almost always echoes the same repetitive conversations: gun control, mental illness, crisis training, violence prevention. Lois Lowry, author of “The Giver,” explained that her son, active in the first Iraq war in 1991, used to write to her from Saud...

The hazards of holding a student’s hand

April 1, 2014

Is school administration negatively affecting your education? The University of Texas at San Antonio is slowly taking more and more control away from the student body with the implementation of unreasonable attendance policies in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and potential mandatory freshman orien...

Editorial

March 25, 2014

UTSA has proclaimed that the Fall 2013 freshman class is its best ever, and a quick look at the enrollment statistics makes this hard to dispute — over sixty percent graduated in the top quartile of their high schools, and the sixty percent acceptance rate is on par with well-respected research i...

An objective eye on law enforcement accountability

March 4, 2014

Last Friday, 25-year-old Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, a criminal justice major at UTSA, was arrested by SAPD after taking pictures of a speed trap along Highway 281. Ikhinmwin claimed that she was harassed and that the officer dragged her by the hair into the back of a squad car. According to KENS ...

Too frat to care: Are fraternities really money well spent?

February 25, 2014

This spring, social fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi will begin the process of forming an official chapter at UTSA. Last spring a similar fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, began establishing an official UTSA chapter and was officially recognized this past Saturday. Fraternities and sororities offer some obvio...

Luxury apartments are not the answer to UTSA’s housing woes

February 18, 2014

It’s hard to throw a stone around UTSA without hitting some kind of construction zone. The area surrounding UTSA’s Main Campus is undergoing a makeover, and luxury apartments are popping up left and right. But as UTSA’s student population stabilizes and traditional college students become more com...

Politicians undercut fine arts programs in order to promote STEM

February 11, 2014

“I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” During a recent trip to Wisconsin, President Obama made headlines after this remark discouraging fine arts degrees. The president is only one of many po...