The Paisano

Moving on from disqualification

April 9, 2012

In the most recent issue of The Paisano, the article entitled ...

A greener solution to the Sombrilla Fountain issue

April 2, 2012

In "Commentary" (March 27), staff writer Cliff Perez lists among his "UTSA pet peeves" that the Sombrilla fountain isn't running. "Why is the water fountain currently off?" Perez asks. "While I recognize that the cost of running a fountain 24/7 might be excessive or indulgent, I still feel that the ambianc...

Self-defense: to pursue and kill?

April 2, 2012

This is in response to the opinion column titled "Self-defense has unofficial racial exceptions." The writer passionately makes a case that race is or was being used as an exception to laws in the State of Florida regarding self-defense. The primary question in my mind is not about race, but why was G...

Not sexy or scholarly

March 4, 2012

As a long-time reader of the Paisano, I've come to accept a certain amount of immaturity from the writing and articles. However, with this week's article, "Sexiest Scholars," the newspaper has reached a new low in its journalistic standard. This is one of the worst articles published in the paper's...

Student stands behind claims

February 26, 2012

In response to the two letters published in last week's issue, entitled "Education major stands behind name'" and "Standing up for fellow education major," I must first offer my sincerest apologies for the assumption that the name used by the initial writer was a pseudonym. I took a gamble when I cho...

Education major stands behind name

February 19, 2012

This is in response to the letter to the editor submitted by Dan Rossiter, but I just want to make it perfectly clear that I am NOT a character on a canceled television show. I was born with the name Veronica Mars. It is my given name. I am not insecure in my views or attempting to stand behind a cu...

Language not suitable for publication

February 19, 2012

Reference your February 14, 2012 Opinion Page, specifically your Editorial and the Photo Poll. I am tremendously disappointed in the lack of journalistic sophistication and professionalism that these two items reflect. Regarding the editorial on the use of powerful words in frivolous circumstances, ...

Standing up for fellow education major

February 19, 2012

When I read the February 14th issue of the Paisano I was amused by the response to a letter written by COEHD student Veronica Mars. Dan Rossiter accuses her of using an alias and spent a good portion of his article belittling her for it. Veronica Mars is very real. I see her daily and she is a dedicated student an...

It’s not that difficult

February 12, 2012

As I read the rant by a College of Education student in last week's edition of The Paisano, the first thing that stood out to me was that, instead of listing her real name, whoever wrote the piece was clearly too insecure in her views to sign under her real name. Veronica Mars is the lead character ...

Inflated grades or prime example?

February 5, 2012

I found your speculations regarding the UTSA GPA information very insulting to the College of Education faculty and students alike. Your implication that either the grades are severely inflated, or that the curriculum is not particularly difficult, is an insult. Your speculations are a dangerous a...

Where is the water?

February 5, 2012

I hope you can answer this question for me. When are they going to clean up and turn on the fountain in the Sombrilla? This is my second semester at UTSA, and I have yet to see it flowing. I can only recall what it used to look like. I know we are in a drought, but I think it is reasonable to spar...

Disappointing journalism

February 5, 2012

Firstly, I must congratulate the author of the Jan. 24 Editorial, entitled "Nazi methods used in American system." The writing could be used in an American History course as a textbook example of yellow journalism. Instead of relying any kind of fact, the editor bases his or her entire approach on the...