The Paisano

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Don’t let $15 leave you stranded

Editorial Board

February 25, 2020

The Transportation Fee Referendum will be held on March 3-4, and students will have the opportunity to vote on a $15 increase to the current $20 student fee, totaling $35. Students should vote a resounding “yes” to this increase. The Runner is a shuttle service that students used over 1.7 million ...

UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

I’m ashamed to be associated with the student body of UTSA following the campus protests on Feb. 17. I consider myself to be one of the greatest advocates when it comes to freedom of speech. I’m a veteran with two combat deployments in support of eliminating organizations such as ISIS. Witnessing th...

Effective Activism

Effective Activism

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA’s Main Campus is no stranger to controversy. Our student body is outspoken and opinionated, and that is amazing; all young people should have a voice, and I am glad to attend a school where a lot of my peers share the same opinions and passions I do. Because I know we all want to see this community...

The fatality of public opinion

The fatality of public opinion

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Caroline Flack, best known as the host of popular television show Love Island: UK, died by suicide on Saturday, Feb. 15. Before her untimely death, Flack was facing charges of alleged domestic abuse against her boyfriend. As a result, her character was ripped apart by British media outlets and people...

Jessica Cisneros is for Texans

Jessica Cisneros is for Texans

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Jessica Cisneros is a 26-year-old immigration and human rights lawyer running for congress against 15 year incumbent of the 28th Congressional District Rep. Henry Cuellar. Both are currently on the campaign trail for the primary election, which will take place on March 3. The general election doesn’t...

An open letter to Eighmy

An open letter to Eighmy

Mabel Diaz, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA is severely lacking mental health resources for LGTBQ+ students. This dearth of adequate care juxtaposed with the increasingly severe symptoms of students seeking services is not conducive to the university’s success. These statements aren’t news. However, it is more crucial than ever to bring...

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

In the wake of a tragedy, whom do students expect to hear from? No one other than the leader of our university: President Dr. Taylor Eighmy. One of the most tragic events in our community, a completed on-campus suicide, occurred in December. In the wake of this tragedy, when students looked for leader...

#YangGang’s Achilles’ heel

#YangGang’s Achilles’ heel

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 18, 2020

The Democratic presidential candidates running for the November 2020 election saw a continuation of the rise of single-issue candidates from the 2016 presidential election. Single-issue candidates build their campaigns on one issue they plan on completing within their term as president, should they become...

Enriching Campus Wellbeing

Enriching Campus Wellbeing

Tammy Wyatt, Vice Provost for Student Success and Chair of the Enriching Campus Wellbeing Initiative

February 18, 2020

The suicide death of one of our students this past semester has served as a tragic reminder of the personal struggles many of our fellow Roadrunners face in their lives and of the imperative we all share to work together for the wellbeing of our campus community. A recent study of UTSA students by...

The plot thickens with prejudice

The plot thickens with prejudice

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Oscar history was made last week when “Parasite” became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture, also taking home Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. In many ways, this signals the Academy’s progress, but responses on social media regarding the...

Who the Oscar doesn’t go to

Who the Oscar doesn’t go to

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 18, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards may have been just another awards ceremony for many, but for the disability community, they were monumental. On Feb. 9, Zack Gottsagen became the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Oscars. After waving proudly to the audience, Gottsagen said the iconic line, “And...

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 11, 2020

There are days when I wake up and think that I can’t make it through the day. Then I realize how thankful I am to have a roof over my head, breakfast to eat and a university to attend. No, I would not have all of this if it weren’t for money, but that feeling isn’t happiness; it’s satisfaction....