The Paisano

Everyone has a stake in the gun debate

gun debate

Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

The action high school students—particularly those most affected by the gun violence—have undertaken brought a glimmer of hope in recent coverage of the Parkland shooting. Students, including Emma Gonzalez, have spoken passionately about gun reform, and their actions have appeared on various news...

Relationship benefit the heart and the college career

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Isaac Serna

February 14, 2018

A healthy relationship can uplift and empower students to achieve their academic goals. In light of Valentine’s day, students should make the distinction between how their love-life can help their pursuits. For those very reasons UTSA cares about students relationships. There are a range of tips...

Vote no on athletic fee hike

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Editorial staff

February 7, 2018

All UTSA students should vote no on the Proposed Athletic Fee increase. This proposal raises athletics fees by 25 to 50 percent immediately and 37.5 to 65 percent for students who take 15 to 18 credit hours over the next two years. The Athletic Department at UTSA is carelessly handling our money, hiding...

Promote and preserve what we march for

The Texas Senate Bill 485, 70th Legislature Regular Session. Chapter
159. Approved May 25, 1987 and Effective August 31, 1987 as
an optional holiday.
Courtesy of Chase Otero/The Paisano

Editorial Board

January 18, 2018

The large turnout at this year’s MLK March demonstrated San Antonians believe in community engagement in the name of social justice. At UTSA, leaders demonstrate those values every day, and programs aspire to preserve the history behind those values. To further promote social justice and activism,...

The time’s now for journalism

The time’s now for journalism

Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

The Golden Globes marked the first day of the spring semester with the “Time’s Up” movement gaining traction. Women are leading the charge to hold big-time producers, corporate CEOs and local managers accountable for their lecherous behavior. Journalists are partners to the movement and they should...

Scelfo fired: a difference in opinions

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Editorial staff

November 29, 2017

UTSA football head coach Frank Wilson fired offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo before bowl game announcements. Wide receivers coach Jeff Kastl will call the plays if UTSA is awarded a bid next Sunday. UTSA football fans’ outsized expectations for the 2017 season led to great disappointment and frustration...

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight

Editorial staff

November 15, 2017

Citing “behavioral concerns,” a UTSA department chair requested a meeting with then UTSA graduate student Alfred MacDonald. MacDonald recorded his private conversation with Dr. Eve Browning, chair of the philosophy and classics department, and later distributed it to the public. A friend of his...

Too close to home

Press gathers near First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Heather Montoya/The Paisano

Editorial staff

November 8, 2017

Our campus is a one-hour drive from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a shooter killed 26 people, but the gravity of the event feels no different than if it happened in Nevada or New York. It’s commonplace–it only interrupts our day for a few moments. President Taylor Ei...

Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff

November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown institution of learning for fashion careerists, but professionals in the business don’t always...

Environmentalism at UTSA

Editorial staff

October 25, 2017

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and UTSA have a common climate action goal: keep it clean. Nirenberg accompanied President Taylor Eighmy, CPS Energy President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams, UTSA faculty, and students during the announcement of five innovative projects supporting clean energy on Oct....

Leadership lends their ear

Editorial staff

October 19, 2017

The Paisano hosted a special guest during its last week’s general staff meeting. He’s been in our headlines, on our front pages, and is featured on the cover of the Sombrilla—President Taylor Eighmy, the face of UTSA. A president’s visit is an important opportunity for a student-run organization:...

Marijuana law slackens in SA

Editorial staff

October 4, 2017

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a new “cite and release” pilot program aiming to put fewer Bexar County residents, including members of the UTSA student body, in jail for nonviolent crimes—including marijuana possession offenses under four ounces. Instead of arresting offenders on the s...