The Paisano


Editorial cartoon by Amber Chin/The Paisano

Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle

September 12, 2018

Coward! Gutless loser! These were the words White House press secretary Sarah Sanders used to describe the anonymous writer who wrote the op-ed for the New York Times about the Trump administration. The writer stated, “In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the enemy of ...

Numbers don’t keep me safe

Graphic courtesy of Amber Chin/The Paisano

Alejandro Lopez

September 6, 2018

     Eighty-four percent of non–victims and 74 percent of victims of sexual assault reported feeling safe at UTSA, but they aren’t necessarily safe. Just because a sexual assault incident does not get reported, does not mean it’s not happening.       In spring of 2017, UTSA, along wit...

Breaking bad…stereotypes

Graphic by Amber Chin/The Paisano

Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle

August 30, 2018

Six-foot-five, 220-pound African American college student on a scholarship. Sound like the description of a student athlete? Maybe.  An athlete who is in college only because he can bounce a ball? Maybe not. What about the student struggling with his academics? Is he going to graduate? Maybe. Is h...

Initiatives of both present and future

Initiatives of both present and future

Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle

August 21, 2018

President Eighmy has been informing students and staff about various initiatives that the university plans to enact. A few of these initiatives are apart of the Campus Master Plan, which focuses on creating a framework for the development of UTSA campuses over the next 10 years. It also hopes to enhance...

Commit to your college network

Commit to your college network

Editorial Board and Isaac Serna

April 24, 2018

Soon to be grads may not be prepared for life after college professionally. According to a survey conducted by Gradstaff, a national career matchmaking firm, there are two recurring problems graduates have entering their new stage. Seventy-five percent of students said other than a lack of work exper...

The unpaid internship dilemma

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Editorial Board

April 17, 2018

Spring semester internships are coming to a close and with that chapter ending another begins. For many students, summer internships are on the horizon. To those who have secured a paid opportunity, congratulations, but to those who haven’t secured an internship–or accepted an unpaid one we advise...

The Campus Climate Team checks UTSA’s Temperature

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Editorial Board

April 10, 2018

The Campus Climate Team (CCT) recently launched a bias incident reporting website to collect information about potential threats posed to our community’s beliefs on both sides of the political and social spectrum. As noted on the website, UTSA is one of more than 230 universities testing a bias report...

College readiness raises rates

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Editorial Board and Isaac Serna

April 3, 2018

Raising retention and graduation rates at UTSA is often described as our number one academic priority. It is the measure that identifies how many students are receiving an education and following through with their degree plan on-time. The steps leading up to the undergraduate level contributes immensely...

March for our lives

March for Our Lives protest

Editorial Board

March 28, 2018

An unprecedented 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence since the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. According to the Washington Post, there has been an average of 10 school shootings a year; the highest number, 15, was in 2014. In the first three months of 2018, there hav...

Spring break like a ‘Runner

Editorial staff

March 7, 2018

Students will leave their university behind during spring break, but they will still have an opportunity to represent the ‘Runners with the same character we strive for on campus. The general public has a low opinion of spring breakers; coverage of the mess and trouble that many students leave on bea...

My Strong Support for Net Neutrality

Lloyd Doggett

March 7, 2018

As a longtime advocate for a free and open internet for all, I have consistently supported net neutrality, which provides a level playing field for small businesses and entrepreneurs to compete, while protecting consumers from exorbitant fees for faster service. I am pleased that Roadrunners have continue...

Maintain the plus/minus grading system

Editorial Board

February 28, 2018

The UTSA grading system currently includes pluses and minuses; however, the Student Government Association (SGA) is proposing that the university adopt a different system. The SGA proposal explains that a change to a whole-letter grading system will improve students’ opportunities of getting into grad...