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UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 28, 2020

According to a statement from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, a student and faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19 after their separate international travels. They became symptomatic after returning to the U.S. during a period of self-isolation. Because of privacy laws, UTSA is not releasi...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 16, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page.   March 23 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On March 23, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students updating them on how UTSA will adjust its operations after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelso...

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, all spring sports have been canceled by Conference USA (C-USA) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. UTSA athletics announced it is suspending all non-conference sports until further notice. “All UTSA sports programs that are in season may continue to hold practices...

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

March 12, 2020

On March 11, President Taylor Eighmy announced to the UTSA community via email that the university will extend spring break through the week of March 16. As a result, the university will move classes online starting March 23 through at least April 13 in light of growing concern about the spread of COV...

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA is recalling all 70 students, faculty and staff from study abroad programs in Italy, according to an email to students from President Dr. Taylor Eighmy on March 2. In another email sent to students on behalf of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Senior International Officer Dr. Lisa Montoya on Feb. ...

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

Editorial Board

March 3, 2020

The newly elected SGA should pursue three principles to establish a better connection with the students they serve and to better manage their organization as a whole: enhance their brand identity, treat fiscal responsibility as a goal rather than an obstacle, and properly fund and staff the judicial...

Baseball continues hot start

Baseball continues hot start

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

UTSA baseball (10-3) was back in action this weekend with a three-game series against the Grambling State University Tigers (5-7) and a Monday night game against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-6). The Roadrunners were able to sweep the series over the Tigers behind dominant starting pitching...

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Editorial Board

February 25, 2020

The Transportation Fee Referendum will be held on March 3-4, and students will have the opportunity to vote on a $15 increase to the current $20 student fee, totaling $35. Students should vote a resounding “yes” to this increase. The Runner is a shuttle service that students used over 1.7 million ...

Dean of students holds well-being forums

Dean of students holds well-being forums

Breahna Luera and Haley Jones

February 25, 2020

LT Robinson, dean of students and senior vice provost for academic affairs, sent out an email on Feb. 14 that informed students about three forums on the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing. The forums occurred on Feb. 18 in the Denman Ballroom on Main Campus, Feb. 20 in the Buena...

A conversation with Shea Serrano

A conversation with Shea Serrano

Ana Lorant and Christina Troy

February 25, 2020

Three-time New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano visited UTSA on Feb. 18 to share his thoughts on writing, white-washing in the publishing industry and more. The Honors College hosted the event as a part of their “A Conversation With … ” series. Serrano was raised in San Antonio ...

The state of mental health at UTSA

The state of mental health at UTSA

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...