The Paisano

When Professors Bite Back

February 3, 2015

Robert Pistocchi/ The Paisano In 1975 when Dr. Douglas Brode created a cinema studies program at Syracuse University, one of his colleagues posed the question, “What would you do if a blind student ever wanted to take your class?” Brode responded, “That would be my nightmare s...

Reality at Prado remains far from advertised luxury

January 27, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Prado Student Living’s inconsistent move-in dates and alleged missed stipend payments have left some UTSA students leasing with Prado frustrated, stressed and living in a hotel months after the luxury apartment complex was scheduled to open. Prado Student Livi...

San Antonio blocks calls, texting while behind the wheel

January 20, 2015

Robert Pistocchi/ The Paisano San Antonio ordinance 255, a new distracted driving law which prohibits cell phone use while driving, is effective as of Jan. 1. According to Ordinance 255, drivers must use a hands free device, such as Bluetooth, if they want to communicate using a mob...

Exam week could soon be a memory

December 9, 2014

Michelle Siddiqui / The Paisano UTSA faculty may no longer be required to meet during final exam week. In fact, final exam week may soon be a thing of the past. At the Faculty Senate November meeting, Dr. Tom Cannon, representing the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholar...

Mass student abduction spurs a call for social reform

November 18, 2014

Associated Press File Photo The kidnapping and killing of 43 Mexican college students haunts, inciting a violent response across the nation. “Mexicans have looked in the mirror and see something that they don't like,” said Dr. Agustín Escobar about the bloody protests in Guer...

Artists think outside the can for Condensed Soup exhibition

November 11, 2014

Marcus Connolly/The Paisano Condensed Soup was presented by UTSA New Media Collective on Nov. 6 - 7 at Terminal 136. This spot, located in the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, is the new home to UTSA’s off-campus gallery. Both nights of experimental installation and performance laste...

AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AT AVALON

November 4, 2014

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano The close-knit community at Avalon Place apartments was shaken after the Oct. 29 alleged assault and kidnapping at the complex. Two female UTSA students were victims of burglary, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault at Avalon Place in the 6600...

Is there an end in sight for Prado’s construction delays?

October 28, 2014

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano The scheduled move-in date for the Prado apartment complex was Aug. 22, 2014; however, after nearly a two-month delay, students have yet to move into their bed space. Currently, residents are housed in either the Marriot Residence Inn, La Cantera resort...

UTSA researching how to control vehicles using the brain

October 21, 2014

Courtesy of UTSA UTSA is rapidly devouring brains. Within the last few months, two UTSA researchers received grants to study the human brain. Dr. Fidel Santamaria, a biology professor, received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dr. Yufei Huang, an electric...

Roadrunners celebrate Best Fest

October 14, 2014

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano UTSA celebrated their 36th annual Best Fest this past homecoming weekend the Convocation Center lawn and parking lot. UTSA’s bestsellers’ theme paid homage to the bestselling items sold at major Texas festivals and fairs. The event began with ...

THE GREEN FUND WITHERS

October 7, 2014

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, students will no longer pay a green/environmental services fee. The $5 fee, which is collected from UTSA students each semester – and $2.50 fee for each summer session fewer than six weeks – is ending. All the monies collected from the fee have been st...

UTSA Boulevard expansion project to reduce vehicle-cyclist accidents

September 23, 2014

Marcus Connolly / The Paisano Since UTSA’s inception, the university has grown exponentially. The student population has increased; this means more cars traveling through campus. UTSA Boulevard has become a traffic-heavy area, which presents problems for local and student bike...