The Paisano

Odd man out

Editorial staff

March 8, 2017

Since Chancellor McRaven’s cryptic email announcing President Romo was being placed on administrative leave due to allegations regarding his conduct, the series of subsequent events can only be described as odd. Each morsel of information passed along to UTSA students, faculty and staff came via the ...

The UT System owes us transparency

Editorial staff

March 2, 2017

It’s been two weeks since UTSA President Ricardo Romo was placed on administrative leave pending a review of allegations to his conduct. The announcement was made in an email sent to UTSA faculty by chancellor William McRaven Since that cryptic email, the UT System has not given any new informati...

UTSA community defines values, not administrators

Editorial staff

February 23, 2017

At times of success as well as moments of uncertainty, the UTSA community must embrace its core values: integrity, excellence and respect. In light of President Ricardo Romo’s recent administrative leave, those values are more important than ever. Andrew Hubbard, UTSA Student Government Association Pres...

Commander-in-Tweet: The tale of two Twitters

Editorial staff

February 15, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump slammed Nordstrom department store on Twitter for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. People began questioning his commitment to swear off any potential business conflicts of interest. However, the tweet also brought to light two sides of President ...

Democrats are not trying to trump the president

Editorial staff

February 8, 2017

The unprecedented refusal of Republicans in Congress to consider, or even meet with, Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, was followed by the Democrats’ lack of objection of Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court. A bevy of similar submissions have been displayed...

Trump’s executive order lacks clarity and compassion

Protesters gather at DFW airport where
people were detained. Caroline Traylor, The Paisano

Editorial staff

February 1, 2017

According to Fall 2016 data from UTSA’s Registrar office, international students make up four percent of the Main Campus and 2.4 percent of the Downtown Campus student body. On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order suspending the admission of people he perceives as threatening—from seven Mus...

Municipal, mayoral & midterm elections matter

Editorial staff

January 25, 2017

The 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was long and ugly. Many Americans are now feeling weary of politics and relieved the election is over – this is understandable. This November, only 55 percent of the voting age population cast ballots. This measure of turnout is the ...

Trump’s choice for Education Secretary is a threat to Title IX

Trump's choice for Education Secretary is a threat to Title IX

Editorial staff

January 18, 2017

Regardless of how we voted in the 2016 presidential election, we should all be paying very close attention to Donald Trump’s proposed policy changes for higher education, and more specifically, his selection of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. DeVos is a philanthropist and former chairwoman of the Mi...

Boys don’t cry

Editorial staff

November 30, 2016

On the same day that 18 year-old Abdul Artan, an Ohio State University student, injured and hospitalized nearly a dozen people — ramming his car into a group of pedestrians on campus before attacking them with a butcher knife — a judge granted Dylann Roof’s motion to act as his own legal cou...

Democracy needs unity, media literacy, activity

Editorial staff

November 16, 2016

Regardless of who holds the presidential office, we must be more politically active. With both political parties facing their own crises, identifying ourselves as Democrats or Republicans carries a lot of social baggage but offers very little insight into our actual political identities. It is time t...

Don’t be a mess, dress to impress

Editorial staff

November 9, 2016

The on-campus wardrobes of UTSA students are blotched with poor decisions and lack of effort. Among the poorly dressed are some who contradict the status quo— young professionals in business attire, as well as, the self-expressive students in a well balanced outfit, but the excess of oversized tee...

Aramark: inadequate for students, exploitative of prisoners

Editorial staff

November 2, 2016

In 2008, a food services evaluation team comprised of UTSA students, faculty and staff selected the food service provider Aramark to manage the university’s dining services. Within that eight years, disturbing, abject accounts have surfaced about the meals offered by the Philadelphia-based privat...