The Paisano

GLBTQ more likely to smoke

February 25, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez Studies reveal cigarette smoking is about twice as prevalent among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBTQ) adults as it is among heterosexual adults. According to a 2007 study by the Colorado School of Public Health, an astonishing 80.4 percent of the 1,500 GLBTQ-id...

How healthy is religion?

February 18, 2014

Daryl Smith The persistent message to live a healthy lifestyle is inescapable. The health-craze market is saturated with dietary options that guarantee promising results. However, attempts to obtain a healthier regimen often result in failure and continued poor health. So why ...

Energy secretary praises UTSA

February 11, 2014

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited UTSA’s Downtown Campus Thursday, Feb. 6, to meet with university and city leaders and to engage the community during a town hall discussion. Joining Moniz at the event were UTSA President Ricardo Romo, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Les Shepard, ...

Seeking: sugar daddy

February 4, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez SeekingArrangement.com, a “Sugar Daddy/Mommy” dating website, gives college students an unorthodox way to pay for college by creating mutually beneficial arrangements between wealthy benefactors and students seeking financial assistance or companionship. Rising tuiti...

HIV: Are you infected?

January 28, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF), in collaboration with The Play Campaign and the Alamo Area Resource Center, administered free HIV and Syphilis testing to UTSA students on Jan. 22 at the H-E-B University Center parking lot. “Students need to be aware tha...

Jogger attacked at local park

January 21, 2014

Marcus Connolly Last Friday, Jan. 17, a woman was attacked while jogging in a dark area in the Leon Creek Greenway near Ox Bow Park by Babcock Road —less than six miles away from a park murder that occurred a month prior. “The female was able to fight off the suspect and cal...

Sombrilla Fountain gets green makeover

January 14, 2014

Rafael Gutiurrez As of Friday, Jan. 10, the sound of flowing water filled the Sombrilla Plaza once again. The fountain was turned off during the fall 2011 semester because it wasted water under Stage II water restrictions. The fountain was brought back to life thanks to funding ...

Smoking ban not working

December 3, 2013

Lindsay Smith/ The Paisano Although UTSA is a smoke-free campus, students are still smoking in corners, on rooftops and along railways, prompting questions about the effectiveness of the policy. On June 1, 2013 UTSA began a ‘transition phase’ for the smoking policy on campu...

Risky business: system reviews consensual relationship policies

November 19, 2013

Brittney Davila/ The Paisano The UT Board of Regents has been working to create a uniform policy that addresses consensual sexual relationships between teachers and students. From April to August 2013, the University of Texas System’s Task Force for Employee and Student Re...

Open for business: Making sense of the government shutdown

October 22, 2013

Pete Souza/ The White House As of Thursday, Oct. 16, the United States government reopened after a 16-day partial-shutdown. The shutdown came at an especially inconvenient time at the end of the fiscal quarter, when the debt ceiling was reaching its limit. If Congress had not v...

Minds Wide Open

October 15, 2013

Photo Credit: Sarah Gibbens Minds Wide Open, was the theme of the TEDx San Antonio event Saturday, Oct. 12. TED conferences began in 1984 in Montgomery, California and are now undertaken and organized internationally. Held in the offices of Rackspace Hosting, the event fea...

Empowering students: 1 in 4 college students will be rape survivors

October 8, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Matt Trevino Late Sunday night Oct. 6 a group of students posted flyers around campus to bring awareness to the rights provided by Title 9. Title 9 is a provision of the Education Amendments of 1972 that gives a student certain rights when faced with sexual violence. ...