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

Uvalde school shooting claims lives of 21 individuals including 19 children and 2 adults

Uvalde school shooting claims lives of 21 individuals including 19 children and 2 adults

Gauri Raje, News Editor June 8, 2022

On Tuesday, May 24, 21 individuals, including 19 students and two teachers, were fatally shot after an 18-year-old armed with an assault rifle opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  The...

UTSA hosts book signing for military sexual assault trauma novel Courageous Conversations

UTSA hosts book signing for military sexual assault trauma novel ‘Courageous Conversations’

Angie Santos, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

Trigger warning: Mentions of rape and sexual assault On Thursday, April 28, UTSA Veteran and Military Affairs hosted Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin and contributing author Sandra Morissette’s “Courageous...

Spring 2022 Distinguished Public Lecture - Dr. Eric Olson and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Spring 2022 Distinguished Public Lecture – Dr. Eric Olson and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Riley Carroll, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

On Monday, April 25, UTSA’s Neurosciences Institute & Brain Health Consortium presented the Spring 2022 Distinguished Public Lecture. Eric Olson, Ph.D., the professor and chair of the UT Southwestern...

Symphony members protest outside the home of Symphony Society Chair Kathleen Weir Vale. Photo courtesy of Diane Abdo

UTSA faculty member and primary symphony violist Allyson Dawkins opens up about symphony’s mismanagement

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor April 26, 2022

On Sept. 27, 2021, the San Antonio Symphony began its months-long strike after contract negotiations between the Symphony Society of San Antonio and the American Federation of Musicians reached a deadlock. Allyson...

UTSA’s School of Data Science to open in Spring 2023

UTSA’s School of Data Science to open in Spring 2023

Alex Fotschky, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

UTSA’s School of Data Science is slated to start operations in Spring 2023. David Mongeau, founding director of the School of Data Science, provided answers to questions about this development located...

Wellbeing Services at UTSA helping to make a difference for students

Wellbeing Services at UTSA helping to make a difference for students

Isabella McGovern, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

The priority for services regarding mental health for college students has grown since the pandemic. According to a 2021 Healthy Minds Network Study, rates of college students experiencing anxiety and...

UTSA to launch new Ph.D. program in molecular microbiology and immunology

UTSA to launch new Ph.D. program in molecular microbiology and immunology

Gauri Raje, News Editor April 26, 2022

UTSA’s Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) will launch a new Ph.D. program in molecular microbiology and immunology beginning this fall.  Janakiram Seshu, professor of bacterial...

Photo courtesy of the UTSA Student Government Association

Former SGA President reflects on his service and discusses hopes for the future

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator April 26, 2022

As graduation season approaches, the heads of several student organizations are bidding farewell to the communities they have called home for the past few years. This includes Jose Escobedo, the former...

Photo courtesy of Karen Williams

Cat feeders on campus vandalized; UTSAPD investigation ongoing

Riley Carroll, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

As previously featured, the UTSA Cat Coalition works hard to care for the stray cats wandering around campus. But to many people’s dismay, a feeder set out near Chaparral Village has recently been destroyed...

Wellbeing education coordinator discusses access to menstrual hygiene products on campus

Wellbeing education coordinator discusses access to menstrual hygiene products on campus

Gauri Raje, News Editor April 26, 2022

Jamie Singh, the wellbeing education coordinator at UTSA’s Wellbeing Services, shed light on the university’s efforts to make menstrual hygiene products available to students.  Singh started working...

Photograph courtesy of Professor Sarah Lasley

UTSA professor and students speak on forthcoming film & media studies program

Mason Hickok, Web Editor April 25, 2022

UTSA — for now, under the umbrella of University College — will be offering students the opportunity to major or minor in film and media studies. The program will be offered at the start of the Fall...

Blueprints for Pangaea donates medical supplies to underserved communities

Blueprints for Pangaea donates medical supplies to underserved communities

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor April 19, 2022

Blueprints for Pangaea (B4P) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating healthcare disparities by collecting and redistributing unused medical supplies. The organization has 10 chapters...

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