The Paisano

The state of mental health at UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy addresses an on-campus suicide that occurred in December 2019. Dr. Melissa Hernandez, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, co-leads the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing.

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 ...

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

“The three absent Eighmys,” Illustrated by Emmanuelle Maher

Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

In the wake of a tragedy, whom do students expect to hear from? No one other than the leader of our university: President Dr. Taylor Eighmy. One of the most tragic events in our community, a completed on-campus suicide, occurred in December. In the wake of this tragedy, when students looked for leader...

Baseball starts season off swinging

Jonathan Tapia swings at a pitch in a game. UTSA was about to kickoff conference play against the Charlotte 49ers when the outbreak of COVID-19 halted all sports in the United States and around the world Photo by Jack Myer.

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

UTSA baseball opened a new era and their season playing first against the Bobcats of Quinnipiac University. The Roadrunners swept the three-game series, giving new head coach Pat Hallmark a sterling start. Dominant pitching was the story of the series as the ‘Runners’ pitchers allowed only eight...

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

The university designated all non-freshmen to Laurel Village starting Fall 2020. Tammy Wyatt hopes that
clustering students in this way will increase student retention.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA will change the way it houses its students who live on campus. The university informed students on Jan. 23, via email, that Alvarez Hall and Chaparral Village will become freshman-only dorms, while non-freshmen students will live in Laurel Village or be referred to other hous...

Baseball set to open series against Quinnipiac

Bryan Sturges bats for the Roadrunners. The ‘Runners will open their season on Valentine’s Day at the Roadrunner Field.

Julia Maenius and Ryan Garza

February 11, 2020

For the first time since 2013, the UTSA Roadrunners will have a new skipper at the helm as former head baseball coach Jason Marshall resigned in May 2019. The man tasked with replacing Marshall is former University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals head baseball coach Pat Hallmark, who was lured away from...

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Editorial Board

February 11, 2020

College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates have passed, and with two remaining, the COLFA Dean Search Advisory Committee is coming closer to making its selection. In these forums, the candidates present their vision for the college and UTSA as a whole. Additionally, the forums provide an op...

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on Jan. 30 to create a temporary new election commission in order to promote SGA elections and to increase voter turnout. This commission will temporarily replace the SGA judicial branch, which previously had the responsibility of promoting elections. S...

There is still hope for UTSA men’s basketball

Jhivvan Jackson drives to the basket around the Middle Tennessee defenders.
The ‘Runners lost back-to-back games at home.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The UTSA Roadrunners men’s basketball team (10-13, C-USA 4-6) is currently ranking ninth out of 14 teams, but their record does not reflect the talent of this roster. The ‘Runners started off the year poorly with five consecutive losses and an average point difference of 17.4 points per game (PPG...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop music videos were being projected. Popular YouTuber John Norman was the DJ for the event. As the so...

Faculty diversity matters too

Faculty diversity matters too

Editorial Board

February 4, 2020

UTSA prides itself on being a Minority-Serving Institution that promotes diversity. Any racial disparities on our college campus between students and professors indicate a lack of drive for racial inclusivity of our campus. UTSA consists of 8% Black students, 56% Hispanic students, 6% Asian students and...

Review: Changing Social Discourses

Los Arboles Que Vieron Todo,” by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2020

On display from Jan. 22- Feb. 21, UTSA’s Main Art Gallery’s latest exhibition “Changing Social Discourses” is an arresting collection of personal, artistic narratives curated by UTSA faculty members Libby Rowe and Dr. Scott Sherer. Artists Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal and Anh...

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

The enduring cost of Frank Wilson

Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

UTSA is currently paying former head coach Frank Wilson $720,000 per year, and he doesn’t even work here. His payout comes from UTSA students’ pockets, despite us not having any direct say on this decision. The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports that 42% of UTSA’s athletic d...