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The state of mental health at UTSA

The state of mental health at UTSA

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

Lecturer hosts book discussion on ‘Black Fortunes’

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Senior lecturer and Director of African American Studies Karla Broadus partnered with the San Antonio Public Library’s Igo Branch to support Black History Month, presenting a lecture on a new book by black author Shomari Wills on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Broadus’s lecture generally covered black history...

Student jumps from second-story bridge

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the second incident of self-harm UTSA has acknowledged in the past three months — the last occurring in December — took place between the Business Building (BB) and McKinney Humanities Building (MH) when a student jumped off the bridge connecting the buildings. “Upon arrival [to ...

Protests collide near Sombrilla

Protests collide near Sombrilla

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

Opposing demonstrations clashed near the Sombrilla, resulting in a physical altercation and the involvement of UTSAPD officers on Feb 17. One of the demonstrations was organized by Red Star Magazine, a self-proclaimed “anti-government, anti-police, anti-fascist online magazine.” Its demonstration was ce...

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA will change the way it houses its students who live on campus. The university informed students on Jan. 23, via email, that Alvarez Hall and Chaparral Village will become freshman-only dorms, while non-freshmen students will live in Laurel Village or be referred to other hous...

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Xavier Richardson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The open forums for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates continued with Dr. Martin Camacho on Feb. 3 and Dr. Kathaleen Amende on Feb. 5. Camacho, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University, opened the forum by acknowledging his limited experience with UTSA and...

New administrative position to increase faculty diversity

New administrative position to increase faculty diversity

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 11, 2020

UTSA is undergoing an internal search for a faculty member to fill the newly created administrative position, the associate vice provost for faculty diversity and inclusion, which will focus on hiring and maintaining a diverse faculty. This position is oriented toward President Taylor Eighmy’s goal ...

Former NASA JPL director visits UTSA

Former NASA JPL director visits UTSA

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Dr. Firouz Naderi, former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), visited UTSA and spoke about past and future Mars missions on Feb. 7. Naderi worked in NASA’s JPL for 36 years, and before he stepped down four years ago, he was the director of solar system exploration. Naderi began his pre...

Early voting for primaries begins Feb. 18 on Main Campus

Early voting for primaries begins Feb. 18 on Main Campus

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

UTSA students can participate in early voting for the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries on UTSA’s Main Campus in the Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102) from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28. UTSA students can also vote for their party’s presidential candidate at the same l...

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on Jan. 30 to create a temporary new election commission in order to promote SGA elections and to increase voter turnout. This commission will temporarily replace the SGA judicial branch, which previously had the responsibility of promoting elections. S...

COLFA dean candidate open forums continue with Dr. Jason Yaeger

COLFA dean candidate open forums continue with Dr. Jason Yaeger

Xavier Richardson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Open forums for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) dean finalist candidates continued on Jan. 27. Dr. Jason Yaeger, associate dean of COLFA graduate studies and professor of anthropology at UTSA, spoke about how his current role and past experiences at UTSA would make him a good fit for the d...

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

A group of UTSA researchers has partnered with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to diversify the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field starting at the high school level by training Latinx educators to become computer science teachers. Dr. Timothy Yuen, associate profess...