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Cry for the cryosphere

Cry for the cryosphere

Dawson Fagan

October 9, 2019

The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” is terrifying, and it has come just in time for Halloween. The report is a harrowing account of sea levels rising and ice sheets melting at a much faster rate than previously anticipated. Jane...

You have stolen my dreams’

You have stolen my dreams’

Dawson Fagan

October 2, 2019

Greta Thunberg is an icon to many, and a victim of fear and indoctrination to others. However, like so many champions of worthy causes, critics and advocates alike focus on the messenger and not the message. When speaking of a person with as much influence as Thunberg, it is important to recognize...

The Tracy Rule: a great first step with an Achilles’ heel

The Tracy Rule: a great first step with an Achilles’ heel

Editorial Board

October 2, 2019

Effective this fall, the Tracy Rule holds all UTSA student athletes accountable for their actions. The Tracy Rule form consists of seven yes or no questions regarding the athlete’s criminal history and convictions of Serious Misconduct (any act of rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence,...

A letter from SGA’s judicial branch

A letter from SGA’s judicial branch

October 2, 2019

The judicial branch is committed to ensuring the success of elections and to maximize the level of student engagement. The sitting justices, while novice, recognize the weight of our duty and responsibility to the student government association and, most importantly, the student body of UTSA. We are...

In defense of UTSA football

In defense of UTSA football

Lacee Barnes

October 2, 2019

I am a current 3rd year female student-athlete at UTSA. After reading various articles from The Paisano based on athletics at UTSA, I am displeased with the representation of athletes by The Paisano newspaper. The previous article focused on UTSA vs Baylor football game displayed multiple accounts of...

Getting involved is democratic

Getting involved is democratic

Melisa Sanchez

October 2, 2019

I am writing to you today about an opinion piece titled “Where do you fit in our democracy?” I agree with the majority of what is presented in the piece. There are some conversations that are educational and serve as a learning experience, and there are others that make you have a headache for the...

SGA has two options: reform or be abolished

SGA has two options: reform or be abolished

Liam Quesada

October 2, 2019

I've been organizing on campus long enough to butt heads with the Student Government Association (SGA) on multiple occasions. Many students have been able to get on with their lives as if it doesn't exist, but I've had the pleasure of gaining multiple perspectives on SGA’s ability to function, or lack...

Professors lead stargazing experience

Professors lead stargazing experience

Amber Navarrete Gonzalez

October 2, 2019

During the spring and fall semesters, the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy will host free stargazing experiences. The event will take place on the first and third Friday of every month at the Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, which is located on the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. All...

UTSA offers new Master of Science programs

UTSA offers new Master of Science programs

Julia Maenius

October 2, 2019

Beginning Spring 2020, the College of Business and the College of Engineering will be offering a new master’s program to students. Collaborating on this new program, the two colleges will be offering a joint Master of Science program in Biomedical Technology Commercialization. “This degree...

SGA, don’t tread on us

SGA, don’t tread on us

Editorial Board

September 24, 2019

Outside the McKinney Humanities Building, some members of both The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and Turning Point USA, two of the most politically active organizations on campus, set aside their polarizing ideological differences and joined in solidarity to demonstrate their disapproval...

Campus takes steps towards a greener future – mostly

Campus takes steps towards a greener future – mostly

Maha Qadri

September 24, 2019

If you’ve been at UTSA for the past couple of years, you should be able to recognize all the patches of construction sprinkled around campus. UTSA’s upcoming Science & Engineering Building has steadily been making itself known. Our East Campus parking lot received an expansion. A little way down...

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Lindsey Thomas

September 24, 2019

A photo can say a thousand words. There are so many ways to speak without speaking and one of my favorite ways is through art. I find photography to be artistic because it exemplifies different viewpoints to someone and can be perceived in more than one way just as art would be. Photography has a way...