The Paisano

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2014

Dear Editor, This is regarding the Oct. 7 article titled "The Green Fund Withers.” As members and past chairs of the Green Fund committee, we felt we needed to respond to the negatively toned article. With the exception of UTSA and UTEP, all of the other Texas universities that have the Green...

UTSA: The UCLA of the UT System?

April 29, 2014

“University of California,” the phone operator on the other end of the line greeted UCLA Chancellor Franklin Murphy. UCLA had come a long way towards distinguishing itself as a top-tier university, independent in its own right from the flagship campus in Berkeley (then simply known as “The Un...

Google Fiber Brings Us Further Away From An “Ideal World”, But Does Have Its Benefits

April 2, 2014

With all the hoopla around Google Fiber coming to San Antonio, there is very little talk about a crucial aspect of San Antonio's, or any municipalities', getting Google Fiber. Namely: is Google Fiber going to make it harder for telecommunications and Internet to become a public utility, by entrenching Goo...

Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2014

Last Tuesday, President Obama addressed the nation in his fifth State of the Union speech since his inauguration in 2009. He laid out a set of ambitious goals for the future of our great country, as well as the concrete steps needed to take us there. The President championed a long-overdue hour...

Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2014

Dear Editor-in-Chief: I find your “Commentary” in the January 14, 2014, issue of “The Paisano” very insulting and very discriminatory. I am very proud to be a Roadrunner who finished her BA Summa Cum Laude, finished her MA, was very involved in the life of the University, and has been...

A micro digression to the irrational

October 29, 2013

Keely Moore’s commentary concerning “a microaggression of sexual abuse” would have been better served had facts been preferred over simply making up statistics that further a radical point of view. There is a legitimate problem in today’s society regarding sexual harassment and archaic gen...

Letters to the editor: Congratulations Republicans

October 22, 2013

Wednesday night, with the United States teetering on the edge of an unprecedented default, a last-minute deal was reached to reopen government. However, come February of 2014, it’s quite likely that déjà vu will be taking place all over again when they take the debt ceiling issue up again. If we...

Welcome back!

August 26, 2013

The time has come to begin another semester! As we trek back across campus and up and down its many staircases, let’s hope fall 2013 brings cooler weather very soon. For those of you just starting your college careers here, welcome! You’ll soon understand the ins and outs of the university...

Letter to the Editor: Gun-free zones are a lie

April 30, 2013

A “Gun Free Zone” is a lie. It is a lie propagated by those who are out of context with bad people, but nevertheless try to protect us with symbolic, feel-good efforts. A “Gun Free Zone,” supposed to keep us safe, but is in fact a “Killing Zone” for bad people.These bad people are individ...

Letter to the Editor: UTSA’s Harlem Shake

February 26, 2013

Thank you UTSA students and Dr. Romo!You have rekindled a fire that was slowly burning out. As I was heading to the Sombrilla to participate in UTSA’s version of the Harlem Shake (redux), I rode the elevator with another “adult” who described his hesitation about the whole activity. I asked h...

Letter to the Editor: What do we do with guns

January 15, 2013

After hearing about the campus shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, I was shocked and felt furious on the brutal killing of innocent children and adults. This was “America’s second-deadliest campus shooting incident which left 28 dead including 20 children”, according to Economics T...

The war on the augmentative

April 23, 2012

Over the past 40 years, I have watched and listened with dismay as the augmentative "-er" has been displaced by the work-around "more + adjective." For example, the augmentative of "clear" is "clearer," but it is now common to hear "more clear." Oh, how that grates on my ear! Circa 1970, I recall a ...