The Paisano

Troubling prison statistics

January 29, 2012

I enjoyed the opinion piece by Cliff Perez, who wrote about the distortion in the rates of African American/Black incarceration versus Caucasian/White incarceration. Being of African descent and currently studying law, I found this article touched on a subject matter that is not often discussed. Althoug...

Is there a soulution to rising tuition?

January 29, 2012

Rowley's take on the increasing of tuition for public universities in Texas hits on some very interesting points. The mention of deregulation of tuition was very interesting; I had no idea that the state legislature had considered deregulation since the 80's and had only addressed the issue in 2003. N...

Heinous pricing makes e-books more impractical

September 19, 2011

I wanted to write in response to your recent article on e-books. While in certain circumstances e-books can provide great features to students, in many cases I think they are more of a hinderance than a help. I think it depends on the style of the teacher and what you will be doing with your text ...

Allow all future students to reach their full potential

June 13, 2011

After reading the article titled, "Admission requirements will change for future students," I cannot help but have mixed feelings about the situation. Although I do think actions are necessary to improve graduation rates, I honestly feel that it is more important for a student to graduate rather than to gr...

Let down by SGA’s slow reaction

April 19, 2011

I am wholeheartedly disappointed in our SGA for failing to have the collective voices of the student body heard on the topic of guns on our campus. In a rare position of tangible power the SGA's lack of initiative perfectly personifies an inherent weakness in Student Government. Our representative...

Defense of pro-life is not black and white

April 11, 2011

As a member of Students for the Right to Life, I do feel bad for all those who lost their appetite after viewing the abortion exhibit. I feel bad for all those who were saddened or infuriated with the display. I too felt the exhibit to be over the top and controversial. Yet I still am happy we brou...

When history strikes don’t make today’s news tomorrow’s

March 30, 2011

I doubt this will ever be published by The Paisano, but if it does then good on The Paisano. I'm writing this after 10 p.m. on March 16 to give you some perspective. Tonight the front page of The Paisano Online reads "BREAKING NEWS: UTSA trumps McNeese State in Southland Final, 75-72." Seriously, UTSA ...

Lazy students fighting for parking is not news; Libya is

March 8, 2011

Student laziness is not the university's problem, and it shouldn't be front page news for the Paisano. The fact that students are more willing to spend 15 minutes driving in circles looking for a parking spot than spend 10 minutes walking from one of the farther lots is, in most cases, just plain ...

Rationalizing an abortion does not justify it

February 28, 2011

I was saddened by The Paisano's Feb. 22 editorial condemning the Texas Senate bill requiring expecting mothers to view a sonogram before proceeding with an abortion. It decried how this bill's "Republican religion-centered idealism" will be rammed "down the throats of helpless young women," but wh...

What affects the rights of women affects all

February 28, 2011

It seems that history repeats itself. The current constitution in the state of Texas was a result of a tyrannical government. Supposedly, this new constitution would embrace the liberties of people by limiting government. How can we talk about representation or liberty when the majority of representatives ar...

UTSA should hype up the outside world more

February 23, 2011

I have been attending UTSA for close to four years and throughout those four years I can honestly say I have still not found the true authentic San Antonio experience. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, so it is safe to say I had no real expectations to begin with except for the Alamo, River w...

Spreading tolerance with hate and violence

February 14, 2011

This letter is directed to Cliff Perez regarding his, "Atheists preach the ‘good word'" commentary article. There's something I've noticed about people who use the word ‘tolerance' to make a point; they often don't take their own advice. In your article covering ‘Atheist Agenda's' ...