Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

UTSA PD strives to better their mental health crisis techniques

UTSA PD strives to better their mental health crisis techniques

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 14, 2021

UTSA PD, in collaboration with UTSA Department of Counseling, is organizing a mental health/crisis intervention training for campus police officers. The goal is to enhance the tools campus police officers...

VOICES members volunteer all over the city.

VOICES serves the San Antonio community

Laura Thevaos, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

The UTSA Volunteer Organization Including Community, Education, and Service, better known as VOICES, has been on campus since 1993. They focus on serving the San Antonio community and other nearby communities...

Various high traffic areas both pre-COVID and during.

SGA President voices concern over return to in-person learning

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 14, 2021

Last week, in an email from President Eighmy, the university announced fully in-person and hybrid instructions, as listed in ASAP, would resume on September 13.  Student Body President Jose Escobedo...

Downtown Campus remains closed with several buildings locked and only one in-person class. Julia Maenius/The Paisano

Two years into a pandemic and Downtown students are still left behind

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 7, 2021

One of the key components to President Eighmy’s ambitious ten year strategic vision, which launched in 2017, includes a new and improved downtown campus. Four years into the plan, the university website...

Members from ASAA at fundraisers. Courtesy of Anjali Shah

Roadrunner Student Alumni Association unites alumni and students

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021

The Roadrunner Student Alumni Association is a sponsored student organization at UTSA. The organization was founded in 2014 and works to connect current UTSA students with alumni. President Anjali Shah...

Dionne Onyemalzu, who moved from West Texas, is optimistic for the rest of the semester. Also pictured is the front of Guadalupe Hall and its coffee shop. Kaitlyn Rosas/The Paisano

UTSA opens Guadalupe Hall: students express praise, concern

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 7, 2021

At the start of the Fall 2021 semester, UTSA opened the doors to its newest residence hall, Guadalupe Hall.  When construction on the building began in 2019, the floor plans were designed to be open...

Students React to UTSAs Updated Pandemic Procedures

Students React to UTSA’s Updated Pandemic Procedures

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 2, 2021

As the new semester begins, classes are in not-so-full-swing as 34,000 UTSA students return to campus, but not to class. Almost two weeks before an expected 75 percent of the student body was supposed...

Student government dissolves judicial branch in updated constitution

Student government dissolves judicial branch in updated constitution

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 2, 2021

Over the summer the Student Government Association at UTSA made amendments to its constitution. In a Q&A with the Speaker of the Senate, Zach Nepote, the updates are further clarified and expanded...

Ongoing research leads to a promising development in preclinical drug treatment for COVID-19

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021

Doug Frantz is a UTSA Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Chair at UTSA’s Department of Chemistry. Aside from his teaching activities, Frantz is also involved in multiple research projects...

Members from Volunteers Around the World on summer service trip in Guatemala. Ricardo Sosa Silva\The Paisano

‘Volunteers Around The World’ lives up to its name

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 2, 2021

Volunteers Around the World has been on the UTSA campus for three years. With thirty active members, the pre-dental chapter extends the exciting opportunity to travel to other countries, where students...

UTSA requires testing for students showing symptoms of COVID-19

Bella Nieto, News Editor August 31, 2021

When UTSA announced its temporary switch to virtual learning for most courses, the university also announced a mandatory COVID-19 testing requirement that would be implemented for UTSA students.  The...

Photo by Robyn Castro

Historic $40 million gift: one component in equation for student success

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief June 27, 2021

On June 15, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett demonstrated their appreciation for higher education by gifting UTSA $40 million. As one of the wealthiest women in the world, Scott made it a goal to support...

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