The Paisano

Gun rules and regulations are a must-have

January 24, 2011

In 2004 the ban on assault weapons expired. Included in this law was a magazine-size regulation which limited the ammunition in a magazine-clip. The terrible shootings at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech were products of a weapon with larger-than-normal magazines. Many believe that this ban is ne...

Schools must be more tolerant

January 17, 2011

Recently the Latino community has faced what most Hispanic residents believe to be unfair laws. Tom Horne, Arizona's new attorney general, has already shut down the Mexican-American Ethnic Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District. He accused the program of manipulating students by reading li...

See you next spring, hope you join us for the ride

November 27, 2010

From new controversial degree plans to an entirely overhauled grading system, UTSA looks to be making provocative changes that will not only affect the student body but also faculty and staff. How will students cope with grade deflation? Will serving alcoholic beverages on campus really increase the ...

Put Into Place: Trash Talk

October 29, 2010

Trash. It's everywhere I look. Sure there is the cliché that one man's garbage is another's treasure, but I can assure you that I will not be the one to salvage the crap that is in my way as I try to negotiate a place to put out my cigar. Clearly the few sand traps provided outside in the uppe...

Leave our stands alone!

October 4, 2010

For the past couple of weeks The Paisano has been forced into a debate about whether The Paisano newspaper stands in the University Center will be removed and The Paisano relegated to university distribution bins. UC officials claimed that they wanted to reduce the amount of clutter in the buildings. ...

Break the cycle and make a difference

September 27, 2010

The alcohol survey that the Student Government Association (SGA) held brought to light a re-occurring issue that UTSA students face each year - apathy. Now, it's easy to blame the lack of student involvement in campus activities on the commuter students who have families and jobs. One would think the la...

Keep options open for every student

September 13, 2010

The Sept. 9 Senate Faculty meeting brought new light to the issue of individual college GPA requirements versus the general university's minimum GPA requirements. Vice Provost and Dean Lawrence Williams fielded questions during the Sept. 9 Senate Faculty meeting about the proposal to add a bachelor of ar...

Vote for a reason

April 27, 2010

Well, here we are again. The end of the semester and the beginning of finals is upon us. While most of us will probably spend the next week burying our noses in books and sleeping at the library, this might be a good time to look back at the semester and the decisions we've made regarding our univ...

Who have you thanked today?

October 26, 2009

Last week as a Paisano staff member was distributing newspapers on campus, a fellow student came up to her and said two little words that completely caught her off guard. Thank you. It's such a simple message, but not enough people say it these days. Growing up most of us are taught to say "thank you"...

Beware of word vomit

September 16, 2009

Two of the biggest stories in the entertainment world this week are on the actions of two celebrities over the weekend. Most talked about is the Kanye West/Taylor Swift incident at the Video Music Awards. As Swift was accepting her award for Female Video of the Year, West came out of nowhere, took ...

Another parking article

August 30, 2009

Parking sucks. We get it. It's been this way for years and no matter what parking and transportation services does to "fix it," it will always suck. It's not really their fault; they're just too many students in cars and not enough parking spaces. We obviously can't tear down any buildings on campus to ...

To get through finals, think of the future

April 27, 2009

It's that time again: Finals. Endless hours in the library, countless meetings with professors, study guides galore and tons of caffeine are just a few of the things we have to look forward to this week and next. This time of the semester is always dreaded, and unless you are one of the few lucky s...