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Rowdy Rally revs up Roadrunners

September 9, 2014

Marcus Connally/ The Paisano Hooting and hollering, a massive crowd of students filled the UC Paseo, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the UTSA Roadrunner football team. As the team approached, the crowd erupted into a roar, cheering the team on as they strolled past the crowd with a confident str...

ROWDY ARRIVES AT UTSA

September 2, 2014

MARCUS CONNOLLY / THE PAISANO UTSA’s friendly Roadrunner mascot finally has a permanent spot on campus. Replacing the previous statue, “Border Crossing,” and immortalized in half a ton of bronze, Rowdy has been placed at the head stairs in the Sombrilla courtyard where he wi...

UTSA’s reactive sexual assault policies ahead of the curve

August 21, 2014

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano According to UTSA’s 2013 Annual Security Report, four sexual offense cases and seven dating violence cases were reported on UTSA’s Main Campus in 2012. Of the 13 cases, there were three incidents of “forcible fondling” and one case of ...

Revised UTSA advising program will nurture student-advisor relationships

May 27, 2014

Marcus Connolly (The Paisano) After several months of planning, the UTSA Academic Advising Program has completed the changes announced early last fall. The program has changed its structure to a centralized administrative unit that will provide a more relational and less informational advising ex...

First Lady launches education initiative at UTSA

May 2, 2014

Michelle Obama encourages San Antonio high school seniors to commit to higher education. Rafael Gutierrez/The Paisano First Lady Michelle Obama announced her new “Reach Higher” initiative at UTSA Friday, May 2. Reach Higher encourages students to take charge of their futu...

​First Lady to speak at UTSA

April 29, 2014

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama will be at UTSA on Friday, May 2. She will be speaking in support of the Fourth Annual College Signing Day, an initiative started by Mayor Julian Castro to encourage students to attend college. The Mayor announced the First Lady’s...

UTSA partners with Microsoft

April 22, 2014

Courtesty of UTSA UTSA and Microsoft announced a three-year sustainable energy research and development pact on Wednesday, April 16. In addition, Microsoft will be donating $1 million to the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA (SERI). Microsoft currently has one data center ...

Fiesta spirit comes to UTSA

April 15, 2014

Mohamed Ahmed / The Paisano The Sombrilla was packed with colorfully decorated booths as UTSA celebrated its 37th annual Fiesta celebration on April 11. This year’s theme was Culturas de Correcaminos, or Roadrunner Culture. Each student organization had a booth that represented ...

Scholastic dishonesty: Has cheating become a UTSA epidemic?

April 8, 2014

Darryl Smith/ The Paisano “If you’re going to cheat, cheat properly,” said a 2011 UTSA alumnus who supplemented his college income by writing essays for other students. The alumnus majored in English but didn’t have trouble writing essays on subjects for which he had lit...

Beer pong and engineering: what they have in common

April 1, 2014

Courtesy of Deborah Silliman Wolfe Last week, the UTSA College of Engineering invited the campus community to celebrate Engineering Week, from March 24 to March 28. UTSA’s Engineering Week, or “EWeek,” corresponded with the sixth annual San Antonio Engineering Week. EWeek featured five...

GLBTQ protests Chi Alpha sermon

March 25, 2014

Courtesy of Gisselle Loredo What is normally a peaceful forum for students to engage their peers turned sour last Thursday, March 20, when members of GLBTQ staged a silent protest against Christian Fraternity Chi Alpha. Reports of the protest allege that Chi Alpha yelled homophobic ...

Marriage Equality Texas judge strikes down ban on same-sex marriage

March 4, 2014

A federal judge in San Antonio struck down a Texas ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Feb. 26. Judge Orlando Garcia stated that the ban, established in 2005 with 76 percent of votes in favor of the amendment, was a violation of same-sex couples’ rights to due process and equal protect...