The Paisano

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Lloyd Doggett

November 13, 2019

As midterms close out and finals approach, paying for college and avoiding student debt loom larger for many Roadrunners than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free — but you have to ask for it first. And the paperwork needed to make that...

Getting involved in your local democracy

Getting involved in your local democracy

October 16, 2019

Hey Roadrunners! Councilman Manny Peláez here, your District 8 representative. I am constantly in awe with the work being done by students at UTSA and universities across San Antonio. I can say with certainty that the research and the minds developed here will have a profound impact on our community,...

In defense of UTSA football

In defense of UTSA football

Lacee Barnes

October 2, 2019

I am a current 3rd year female student-athlete at UTSA. After reading various articles from The Paisano based on athletics at UTSA, I am displeased with the representation of athletes by The Paisano newspaper. The previous article focused on UTSA vs Baylor football game displayed multiple accounts of...

Getting involved is democratic

Getting involved is democratic

Melisa Sanchez

October 2, 2019

I am writing to you today about an opinion piece titled “Where do you fit in our democracy?” I agree with the majority of what is presented in the piece. There are some conversations that are educational and serve as a learning experience, and there are others that make you have a headache for the...

A letter from SGA’s judicial branch

A letter from SGA's judicial branch

October 2, 2019

The judicial branch is committed to ensuring the success of elections and to maximize the level of student engagement. The sitting justices, while novice, recognize the weight of our duty and responsibility to the student government association and, most importantly, the student body of UTSA. We are...

The culture behind West Point’s alma mater

The culture behind West Point's alma mater

Dr. Scott Kruse

September 18, 2019

It is difficult for me to communicate the depth of the faux pas from Saturday’s post-game event. It transcends courtesy and ventures into cultural violation. I wrote this in recognition of the cultural divide between our populations. Following games, cadets, the Army Team, alumni, and family assemble...

Letter to the editor: NO PARKING zones at the main campus

Letter to the editor: NO PARKING zones at the main campus

paisano.online1

February 26, 2019

Hello, I have been working in the Main Building at main campus since 2007. In the years since I was hired, I have noticed a dangerous trend of drivers parked in the fire lane and NO PARKING zones around the Main Building. My office used to be on the first floor and I could sit and watch during my lunch...

Letter to the Editor: Tolerating the intolerant

Protest at a university

Eddie Cruz

November 1, 2018

Free speech is an important right on college campuses in America. It’s also the conservatives’ last resort when someone disagrees with them because there are no grounds for their argument. On Oct. 4, 2018, a right-winged organization known as the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) began a pro-Kavan...

Letter to the editor: Alternative Grading System

Letter to the editor: Alternative Grading System

Alex Sexton

April 10, 2018

I am the primary author of both GA 111 and GA 112. I am writing to inform you that some of the assertions present in your article, “Faculty Senate Votes to Discuss Alternative Grading System,” are simply untrue. GA 111 is the resolution that announced the Student Government Association’s offi...

Get involved: a message from UTSA Student Government Association President Andrew Hubbard

Get involved: a message from UTSA Student Government Association President Andrew Hubbard

Andrew Hubbard

August 16, 2016

Welcome to UTSA! My name is Andrew Hubbard and I have the honor to serve as your Student President. Whether you are here for the first time as a freshman or transfer student, or you’re returning a little older and a little wiser, now is your time to get involved. Getting involved on campus means, maki...

Find your voice at UTSA: a message from Rep. Doggett

Lloyd Doggett

August 16, 2016

  Whether it is your first semester or last, I applaud your decision to become a Roadrunner.  As you return to campus for Roadrunner Days and classes, I know your campus is full of active, engaged students, many of whom I have met with or have interned in my office just off West Travis Street. A l...