The Paisano

Figure it out: your future self will thank you

Figure it out: your future self will thank you

Joseph Torres

September 3, 2019

During the fall semester of 2018, I was staring blankly into my laptop as the contents of my screen blurred out of focus. I was completely zoned out. So, I closed my laptop and took a walk around campus and tried to recall my self-actualization which encouraged me to go back to school in the first...

Who really determines the retention of UTSA professors?

Who really determines the retention of UTSA professors?

Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

If professors who are beloved by students are expendable to the university, then the university’s teaching needs are not compatible with the needs of students. Professors, whether on the tenure track or not, have a significant impact on their students. Semester after semester, our professors are...

Letter to the Editor: Birds up. Feet up?

Letter to the Editor: Birds up. Feet up?

Anonymous

September 3, 2019

During the fall semester of 2018, I was staring blankly into my laptop as the contents of my screen blurred out of focus. I was completely zoned out. So, I closed my laptop and took a walk around campus and tried to recall my self-actualization which encouraged me to go back to school in the first...

Us and them: even after death

Us and them: even after death

Analisa Sulaica

August 27, 2019

“The Cemeteries were separated by religion: Catholics and Protestants.” I wonder if the tour guide actually believes what he’s saying as he leads me through a cemetery. The names on the tombstones are very different from the one my family carries. I can’t help but feel erased. I know the tru...

Thank you for reading

Thank you for reading

Editorial Board

August 27, 2019

Dear readers, We are The Paisano independent student newspaper. Our independence makes us unlike any other collegiate student publication in Texas. We are a non-profit. We own our building – The Paisano Media Arts Center. We provide the means to practice journalism at UTSA, as there is no academic...

Hitting the Road Running: Starting the School Year Strong

Hitting the Road Running: Starting the School Year Strong

Lloyd Doggett

August 27, 2019

  Welcome, Roadrunners new and returning! Whether you are learning your way around campus or embracing your last year, we need thoughtful leaders like you. I implore you to get involved. As a member of Congress that represents San Antonio and the downtown UTSA campus, I want to hear from you...

I still believe in America

I still believe in America

Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

American greatness is not born from the ink on centuries-old documents. The principles we hold so dear, “unalienable human rights” and “all men are created equal” are not valued because their publication coincided with the creation of the United States. Those words are enshrined in the American s...

Does size really matter?

Maha Qadri

April 23, 2019

Too many times, I’ve found myself in this situation: My friend is showing me a picture of their latest hook up or date, and I am giving my approval after hearing about his behavior. But sometimes, no matter how gentlemanly the boy is, I hear my friend say, “But I’m not gonna see him again… He’s...

Size does matter

Adrianne Kristianto

April 23, 2019

Yes, what’s inside matters the most when it comes to finding a partner; however, I believe that this saying is easier said than done. Before you get in your feelings, let me clarify that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being under 6’0” as a man – love yourself, love your height. There...

“This is the end of my presidency”

Josh Peck

April 23, 2019

“This is the end of my presidency. I’m f––d.” This is what President Donald Trump said after he learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had been appointed to conduct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This quote was unearthed in the report...

On the outside looking in

Alex Hanks

April 23, 2019

Last week, I was watching the news and saw a viral video of a 15-year-old African-American high school student being detained by police in Broward County, Florida. The officers on the scene took the teen and pepper-sprayed, punched and slammed his face into the ground repeatedly. At this point, none...

A picture’s worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo’s photos

A picture’s worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo’s photos

Editorial Board and Rudy Sanchez

April 23, 2019

UTSA has made ample efforts to promote a safe and comfortable campus environment for all students and faculty. In response to recent events, President Eighmy and his administration have created resources for supporting victims of sexual misconduct and discrimination. These efforts are in the form of...