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In Retrospect: What the Four Major Sports Leagues Have Done for Social Justice

Miami Heat power forward Meyers Leonard stands with his hand over his heart as his teammates kneel during the national anthem
Ryder Martin, Staff Writer September 1, 2020

Last week, the NBA playoffs came to a halt as players collectively began to strike in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For a 24-hour period, there were talks that the...

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...

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment
Josh Peck October 9, 2019

After leaving office, President Donald Trump will be regarded across the world as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States. From cruel policies that purposefully separate children...

E-cigarettes are not a safer option

E-cigarettes are not a safer option
Donald Escamilla Jr. September 24, 2019

The American Vaping Association loves to defend their products as a “healthy” or “safer” substitute for smoking cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not a healthy substitute to regular smoking....

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call

For Antonio Brown, the ruling is under review; now it’s the NFL’s call
Xavier Richardson September 24, 2019

Just when we thought the situation was settled after he signed with the New England Patriots, we were hit with the news of a lawsuit filed against NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sept. 10. The lawsuit...

Chanel Miller speaks out and says “know my name”

Chanel Miller speaks out and says
Natalia Brookens September 17, 2019

On Jan. 18, 2015, Brock Turner permanently changed the life of a woman who for years was known by the public as Emily Doe. Due to the fact that Doe was unconscious, the details of the assault are unclear. However,...

UTSA master’s programs receive recognition

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Geoffrey Okolo September 11, 2019

Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, recognized three master’s degree programs at UTSA as among the best in the world. The company evaluated over 1,000 universities...

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy
Josh Peck September 11, 2019

Hundreds of mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. within the past several years. Shootings like Columbine and Sandy Hook were able to shock the country’s conscience for longer than a couple of...

Us and them: even after death

Us and them: even after death
Analisa Sulaica August 27, 2019

“The Cemeteries were separated by religion: Catholics and Protestants.” I wonder if the tour guide actually believes what he’s saying as he leads me through a cemetery. The names on the tombstones...

I still believe in America

I still believe in America
Josh Peck August 27, 2019

American greatness is not born from the ink on centuries-old documents. The principles we hold so dear, “unalienable human rights” and “all men are created equal” are not valued because their publication...

UTSA seeks European collaboration

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Heather Montoya August 27, 2019

UTSA announced expansion efforts of its International Study Center at Urbino, Italy (ISCU) that will include communicating with other European universities such as universities in Germany, France and Istanbul...

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

Graphic by Emma Reeves
Joseph Torres August 27, 2019

ASecureLife, a security research company, named UTSA the 2nd safest campus in the state of Texas and the 30th safest campus in the nation. The report, which analyzed campus safety, reviewed criminal activity...

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