The Paisano

The Tea Party is not a hate group

February 14, 2011

I am writing regarding an editorial in the February 8, 2011 edition of the Paisano regarding the Atheist Agenda's "Smut for Smut" campaign. In this article, the author cites the Westboro Baptist Church and the Tea Party as examples of hate organizations. While no one, themselves included, would argue tha...

Don’t judge a group by its tactics

February 14, 2011

This letter is in response to Cliff Perez. I'd like to point out a few things about your article that maybe you should take the time to look back over before you make such rash assumptions. I'm an officer in the Atheist Agenda, and helped plan and organize the Smut for Smut campaign. And while yes...

The true, the false and the manipulative ways students get out of homework

February 14, 2011

There are things in this world that sometimes we cannot control or prevent from happening. There is an accident on the highway, you are late to class and your assignment is late as well. Yet there are times when we can adjust things to our own benefit. You spent all weekend hanging out with friends ...

What’s wrong with porn or smut?

February 7, 2011

Good job, Paisano. Last week an article on campus drug use (with plenty of attention grabbing paraphernalia on the front page), and this week atheists and smut? These are a few of my favorite things. I'm torn about the Atheist Agenda's campaign. On the one hand, as an avowed atheist I know the unsp...

Guns on campus may not be a bad thing

January 31, 2011

In response to the editorial that was published in the Jan. 25, 2011 edition of The Paisano titled "Gun rules and regulations are a must have." After reading and rereading this article, I felt that not all of the topics were thoroughly reviewed and thought out before this article was written. First ...

General studies will be a jock degree

September 27, 2010

I applaud the Faculty Senate for rejecting the creation of a General Studies Degree.  At an institution that is hoping to achieve Tier-1 status as a research institution, this program does nothing to further that cause.  We are a university. Our mission is to educate and create an environmen...

An alternative to the shuttle crisis

September 20, 2010

The front page story of The Paisano on Sept. 14 focused on the current transportation mess UTSA is in the midst of, and for the most part the article seemed to constantly mention how the students rejected a proposal to increase the transportation fee by $10. I believe the fee was rejected because students are ...

Diversity makes America a stronger country

September 7, 2010

What many people seem to not understand about the New York mosque is that it is not a Islamic and  Al Qaeda monument. Islam did not attack us on 9/11, rather, some very radicalized religious criminals motivated by U.S. foreign policy who happened to be Arab and Muslim. Ground Zero is hallowed...

Mosque debate should be a non-issue

September 7, 2010

After reading the two letters to the editor from Aug. 31 about the "ground zero" Islamic community center, I had to offer a letter in favor of the center. The only arguments I've heard offered by opponents of the center are based on emotions and fear. "This is a ‘victory mosque'" or "This is dis...

Media is to blame for controversy

September 7, 2010

The people who oppose the Islamic community center in New York City are bigots. No, not most of them, not a minority of them, but all of them. They are all bigots. Why do I say they are bigots? Their nonsensical arguments say it all. The bigots claim that this "mosque" is an affront to those who died...

How is this fair?

April 19, 2010

What a double standard. So much for the so called "Zero Tolerance for Hazing." This has now opened the doors for any future hazing at UTSA to be appealed. FIJI shouldn't have been kicked off. They should have just told members to stay quiet; after all, Kevin Price would have just slapped them on t...

What absurd assumptions

April 19, 2010

Music with substance. It's obvious to me that you know nothing about music with substance. I'd like to point you to Fabian, Mary Hopkins, Opportunity Knocks, Leif Garret, The Osmonds, The Partridge Family, Tiffany, New Kids On The Block, Nsync, Backstreet Boys and hundreds of other pop idols of yes...