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

Prioritize legislature to prevent incompetence

Prioritize legislature to prevent incompetence

Editorial Board November 22, 2022

On Thursday, Nov. 17, acting Uvalde Police Chief Mariano Pargas stepped down from his position, according to The New York Times. This resignation is the latest in a string of officials stepping down in...

Gen Z and voter turnout stereotypes

Gen Z and voter turnout stereotypes

Editorial Board November 15, 2022

As the 2022 midterm elections wrap up around the nation, one factor was immensely contradictory to the predictions and polls of major news networks — Gen Z voters turned out in massive numbers, keeping...

Voter intimidation and its impact on turnout

Voter intimidation and its impact on turnout

Editorial Board November 8, 2022

Since the results of the 2020 presidential election came under scrutiny over claims of voter fraud and electioneering, America has seen a rise in the population of people who are skeptical of the security...

Scrap the STAAR

Scrap the STAAR

Editorial Board October 31, 2022

For years, teachers, students and parents alike have all voiced criticism of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, more commonly referred to as the STAAR test. Given out by the State of...

Providing parents with false action

Providing parents with false action

Editorial Board October 25, 2022

Texas parents have been notified that public school systems will begin to provide free DNA identification kits to help assist law enforcement in the case of a life-threatening emergency on campus. According...

Polling problems ahead of midterm election

Polling problems ahead of midterm election

Editorial Board October 18, 2022

On Oct. 6, the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) officially filed a lawsuit against Bexar County and the Bexar County Elections Office. The lawsuit was filed due to the number of polling places within Bexar...

I ordered a bullet on the side

I ordered a bullet on the side

Editorial Board October 11, 2022

On Oct. 2, 2022, Officer James Brennand of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) shot and wounded 17-year-old Erik Cantu in a McDonald’s parking lot. Cantu was in the lot eating when Officer Brennand...

A fight against fascism

A fight against fascism

Editorial Board October 4, 2022

As of Sept. 22, Giorgia Meloni, of the Brothers of Italy Party, is favored to be elected as Italy’s new prime minister. The Brothers of Italy party is a far-right nationalist party known for having strong...

Natural disasters or natural consequences

Natural disasters or natural consequences

Editorial Board September 27, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico yet again experienced the devastating effects of a natural disaster. The island was first battered by Hurricane Maria in 2017 — images of people in distress,...

Is Obergefell v. Hodges next to be overturned?

Is Obergefell v. Hodges next to be overturned?

Editorial Board September 20, 2022

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) legalized same-sex marriage, but the restrictions could return in most states if the court decides, as it did with abortion, that such marriage is not...

Are Americans ready for a third party?

Are Americans ready for a third party?

Editorial Board September 13, 2022

After the 2020 election, it was clear that Americans were unhappy with both sides of the political spectrum and yearned for a new party. It is fair to say that the modern United States has largely been...

Youth turnout could sink or save midterms

Youth turnout could sink or save midterms

Editorial Board September 6, 2022

When it comes to voting, it is a known fact that young voters tend to have lower turnout rates than older generations, however, this may change come the November midterms. Last month, two politically-charged...

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