The Paisano

Dim screens for bright futures, full sleep

Dim screens for bright futures, full sleep

Editorial Board

April 13, 2016

Most students start the day sleepy. Their problem starts in the early hours of the morning and continues into the late hours of the night. Digital screens and college students are in a one-sided, toxic relationship. The short-wavelength light emitted from the screens of laptops, smartphones and...

Eliminating concussions will cost contact sports

Eliminating concussions will cost contact sports

Editorial Board

April 5, 2016

Last Friday, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, who played 52 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season, received a concussion in an extremely forceful collision with forward Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals, a player known to hit hard whenever given the opportunity. Wilson delivered...

Being body positive must include every body

Being body positive must include every body

Editorial staff

April 5, 2016

Promoting a positive image for a specific body type can potentially alienate other body types in  a quest for self-love. There is unlimited availability of statistics on what an “average” woman looks like — height, weight, shoe size — but what constitutes an average woman? Seemingly body-positive...

Cure the beaches of litterbugs infestations

Cure the beaches of litterbugs infestations

Jade Cuevas, Editorial Board, and Mia Cabello

March 23, 2016

Each spring, South Padre Island draws crowds of college students from all over the country for Spring Break — 2016 was no exception, drawing in nearly 25,000 visitors to the 2.3 square mile island. With a permanent population of less than 3,000 people, South Padre Island hosts these visitors with...

Students organize for babies to be supervised

Students organize for babies to be supervised

Editorial Board

March 22, 2016

The grass roots movement rallying to offer childcare at UTSA’s downtown campus has caught the attention of university officials and garnered support from many students. Although no resolutions have been made, this movement is an archetype of student-driven change that is healthy for an emerging, t...

The logic behind the look

The logic behind the look

Editorial Board

March 12, 2016

Produced entirely by UTSA students for the UTSA community, The Paisano has published dynamic content of premier journalists since 1981.     The Paisano is more than words, stories and paper — it is the home of a diverse group of students who collaborate to produce a product worth t...

Smoking ban in vain, not designed for health

Editorial Board and Mia Cabello

January 26, 2016

According to UTSA’s Tobacco-Free Campus webpage, there are no designated areas for tobacco use on campus. However, anyone who has walked in between the McKinney Humanities building and the Business Building on UTSA’s Main Campus knows that there is in fact an undesignated area where clusters of students...

Tier what? Ambitious but ambiguous

Editorial Board

January 26, 2016

UTSA is hell-bent on being tier one. For the sake of one day being recognized among the best universities in the state (UT Austin, A&M and Rice, technically), UTSA has barreled towards the top, at all costs, and at times bulldozing elements that made it top-grade. In 2009, the Texas legislature...

Resignation casts doubt on program’s future

Editorial staff

January 14, 2016

UTSA’s athletic future appears unpromising after Larry Coker’s resignation. The former national champion’s announcement brought forth sweeping change within the six-year old start-up football program. Three assistant senior personnel on Coker’s staff have decided to leave the university and...

Students, athletes fight for equality

November 24, 2015

At the University of Missouri, real change happened — but only when loss of university revenue was threatened. Missouri student activist groups brought to light racial tensions at the institution. However, events apexed when the Mizzou football team threatened to boycott all football related activ...

Homecoming Foreclosed, Time to Remodel

Jakob Lopez and Mia Cabello

November 11, 2015

Homecoming is a hard sell in college. The ritual of welcoming back a school’s alumni — homecoming — includes activities for students and alumni and is centered around, and thereby focused on, major sports and social community. The tradition is strongly associated with American Football, ...

Yes, the college vote matters

November 4, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Texans have the opportunity to vote on seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Nearly half a million voters have already cast their ballots during early voting — one of the highest turnouts on record. But despite the impressive numbers, how many college-age stu...