Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Support LGBTQ+ youth

Support LGBTQ+ youth

October 26, 2021

The writer of this piece chose to remain anonymous. As you may notice, I am writing to you as an anonymous author. A brief explanation for this is that I am a queer person who has not yet come out to...

UTSA expands Bold Promise program to $70,000 income threshold

UTSA expands Bold Promise program to $70,000 income threshold

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 26, 2021

UTSA, for the Fall 2022 semester, plans to expand its Bold Promise program — a policy that offers free tuition and fees to eligible students from middle to low income households — to include students...

Dr. Campos and President Eighmy answer questions from the press. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

UTSA announces move to the American Athletic Conference

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

On Thursday, Oct. 21, UTSA and the American Athletic Conference (AAC) formally announced that UTSA had applied for and been accepted into the AAC. Alongside UTSA, five other schools from Conference USA...

Music majors rehearsing in the Recital Hall. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Art and music majors – journey to campus

Guissel Mora, Contributing Writer October 26, 2021

Art and music are two very interactive pathways, students majoring in these fields rely heavily on their peers’ feedback and the spaces provided by UTSA for inspiration and motivation — something many...

Students express mixed opinions about the efficacy of social media

Students express mixed opinions about the efficacy of social media

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

The 21st century is often referred to as the age of social media. College students in particular are a demographic whose daily lives are greatly affected by social media.  Overall, UTSA students expressed...

Rose Rodriguez-Rabin was arrested on Dec. 11, 2019 and charged with distributing counterfeit Adderall pills. Photo Courtesy of Guadalupe County Records

Former UTSA lecturer sentenced to five years in prison

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 28, 2021

After almost two years, Rose Rodriguez-Rabin, who was charged with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit Adderall pills, was sentenced to 60 months in prison with three years of supervised release.  After...

Photo courtesy of Ruby Patterson

Hispanic Excellence: UTSA lecturer commits to lifetime activism

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 28, 2021

Mario Marcel Salas grew up in San Antonio during a time of immense oppression and segregation. Salas attended a predominantly Black high school and mentioned that most of the hate he was exposed to was...

What happens behind closed doors?

What happens behind closed doors?

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts & Life Editor September 28, 2021

The most charming, funny, charismatic man in my life also happened to be the most dangerous. He could make you laugh until you cried, but he could also beat you until you bled. I witnessed this more than...

As students go back to class all have diverse opinions on wearing masks. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Students relatively optimistic about returning to campus

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2021

As of Sept. 13, UTSA has officially resumed in-person teaching and activities. The transition from the three-week online format to in-person activities was announced by President Eighmy via an email dated...

Public Health Society commits to promoting physical and mental wellbeing

Public Health Society commits to promoting physical and mental wellbeing

Laura Thevaos, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

The Public Health Society has been a part of campus since 2016. ​​The coordinator of membership outreach is John Quiroz, a junior at UTSA and public health major. Quiroz had the opportunity to explain...

Students express various concerns on removal of the Come and Take It slogan

Students express various concerns on removal of the ‘Come and Take It’ slogan

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 21, 2021

After the creation of a task force that deliberated on UTSA’s tradition of using the ‘Come and Take It’ slogan at football games, President Eighmy, last week, announced his intention to end the UTSA...

Enough with good intentions

Enough with good intentions

Analisa Sulaica, Social Media Editor September 14, 2021

On Aug. 9, we were notified by President Taylor Eighmy that the usage of the “Come and Take It” flag imagery by UTSA Athletics was under careful review. A petition started by UTSA professor Dr. Ellen...

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