The Paisano

Education’s yin and yang

Chase Otero, The Paisano

Editorial staff

September 27, 2017

The passing of the equinox marked a moment of balance. It’s when day and night are of approximately equal duration across the globe. The equinox has been interpreted as a significant event throughout human history because of its balance. Balance is synonymous with harmony. When a system finds balan...

Coach Wilson’s extension: an investment of trust

25,000 fans attended Coach Wilson’s 2017 home opener. Ellyson Ortega, The Paisano.

Editorial staff

September 20, 2017

It’s a big bag of money–figuratively, of course. Coach Frank Wilson’s projected 1.05 million dollars earned in 2017 certainly wouldn’t fit in a UTSA student’s backpack. Following UTSA’s home opening beatdown of Southern and second straight win of the season, Wilson and his ‘Runners are ear...

‘Runner football rallies city’s support

Roadrunner defense prepares for the snap.

Editorial staff

September 13, 2017

When Liberty University beat Baylor on Sept. 2 their Monday classes were cancelled for celebration. UTSA did not cancel classes Monday following their upset win against Baylor, but make no mistake the San Antonio community is rowdy with pride–‘Runner football’s opening season win energized the campu...

Editorial: The monumental debate of erecting statues

Editorial: The monumental debate of erecting statues

Editorial staff

August 30, 2017

Overnight, the confederate statues at the University of Texas Austin disappeared from campus. In light of a wave of protests against memorials to the failed confederate state, citizens in cities across the nation are fighting to cast the spotlight of honor away from the United States’ dark history....

What it means to be a writer

Editorial staff

August 22, 2017

Being a writer means having a passion for words and the structure of communication. There are many sides to being a writer. There are worlds inside a creative writer’s mind that other people cannot even begin to fathom. On the other side, the technicalities of language are engaging, and the task of...

Editorial: An Interim President’s Precedent

Photo by Benjamin Shirani

Editorial Board

July 1, 2017

The UT Board of Regents unanimously selected Dr. Taylor Eighmy of the University of Tennessee (UTK) as the finalist for the presidency at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A campus visit and a final vote await, but it is safe to say an important transition to our university has begun. Following...

Finish what you started

Editorial staff

June 8, 2017

“College education raises your earning potential” is an economically fatal truism. By the time high school students graduate, a four-year university has been packaged and sold to them as the step for a successful future. UTSA’s incoming class of 2021 has made their decision: they are now bona fid...

Invest in curriculum, not cannons

Editorial staff

April 26, 2017

The student government’s push for an artillery cannon to be used at athletic events (such as football games) is described as an effort to promote school spirit and create a new tradition but as the university currently stands, a cannon purchase would be unnecessary, frivolous and quite frankly, ridi...

They paved paradise to put up a parking lot

Editorial staff

April 20, 2017

UTSA students have demanded more parking spaces for years with no response from the university. In August, a petition titled “Create Better Student Parking at UTSA” garnered over 360 signatures. Students passing by the Business Building will notice noisy construction in the place of a on...

The takeaway from a president’s departure

Editorial staff

April 11, 2017

Former President Ricardo Romo’s departure was a tumultuous and confusing time for UTSA. During challenging times, it’s important to look for opportunities to grow, ways to improve and silver linings. Romo’s ouster prompted a meaningful dialogue around sexual misconduct in our community. It is...

UTSA community shares responsibility to ensure sexual assault survivors are supported and heard

Editorial staff

April 5, 2017

The UT System’s Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) survey propelled sexual assault and misconduct to the forefront. In emails to students, faculty and staff, Acting President Pedro Reyes disseminated the survey results and reiterated the university’s mission to decrease the prevalenc...

Missing D.C. black girls spark public outcry to #FindOurGirls

Editorial staff

March 28, 2017

Nationally, black girls make up a staggeringly disproportionate number of missing children cases.  According to the Black and Missing Foundation, 36.7 percent of missing people under 17 are black. Considering that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the population in the United States, this number is ...