The Paisano

Editorial: Legislature forfeits legislation for an expectation of failure

October 8, 2013

As we wrote last week, our government of the people, by the people and for the people is failing, and not just nationally or in regard to the current government shutdown. Texas, we also have a problem. On April 18, the Texas House passed HB 63, which makes texting and driving a finable offe...

Editorial: A manufactured crisis

October 1, 2013

Anyone taking a basic American politics class can tell you that we have a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Our elected officials are sent to the Capitol to represent the best interests of the constituents they serve. It is in this regard that our government is currentl...

Editorial: Texas failing to make students college-ready

September 24, 2013

Texas is back in the national headlines, and not for the right reasons. The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is in the process of reviewing science textbooks that will be in classrooms for the next ten years. Although the final vote will not be held until November, accusations are already fly...

Editorial: Students stoic amidst growth

September 17, 2013

UTSA held its elections for officers in Student Government Association last week and, as usual, no one voted. Student government elections at UTSA are considered a success if 5% of the student body votes. Many of the elections are won not by those candidates who are best suited for the office, but...

Editorial: Rick Perry wants to cheapen higher education

September 10, 2013

Photo Credit: J. Corey Franco Last week, it was announced that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the College for All Texans Foundation would be partnering with education company Pearson to create a competency-based degree, which would be offered at Texas A&M-Commerce a...

Editorial: Don’t mess with Texas education

September 3, 2013

Students don’t need to be told that college is expensive, and the rising costs of higher education show no signs of slowing down. In response to this, President Obama recently announced a new proposal, which awards more federal grants and financial aid at colleges with lower tuition, to encourag...

Editorial: Come here, live here, stay here

August 26, 2013

UTSA is welcoming one of its most selective freshman classes this fall, but if history is any indicator, very few of them will be successful here in San Antonio. That’s not to say that they won’t live up to expectations in the classroom, but rather that most UTSA students fail to integra...

Editorial: Ban on texting a step in the right direction for safer roads

April 30, 2013

With a vote of 98-47, the Texas House of Representatives recently passed a bill banning texting while driving. Should the bill become law, it would make Texas the 40th state in the U.S. to pass legislation outlawing texting and driving.Gov. Rick Perry has threatened to veto the legislation, claiming,...

Editorial: To the masses: how to handle ‘tragedy’

April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 200. Many deemed this a tragedy. The same day, over 100 Syrians lost their lives due to the violence of their war torn country. Tragedy is all around us. Violence occurs everywhere.Trage...

Editorial: No need for concealed weapons on college campuses

April 16, 2013

On April 11, the Texas’ Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee voted seven to one to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into college buildings and classrooms. The new bill, entitled House Bill number 86 would allow college and univeristies to opt out.The almost unanimou...