The Paisano

Baseball: still an American pastime?

April 11, 2005

Baseball season just began in case anyone did not notice. For some reason, professional baseball doesn't do it for me, at least not until the playoffs in September or October. But why is America's favorite pastime equivalent to an ant in your rearview mirror this time of year? The strik...

Diverse environment contributes to education

October 27, 2004

Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, African American, Hispanic, middle-aged, empty nester, baby boomer, gothic, skater, prep. Whether or not you choose to catagorize yourself, campus diversity is important and necessary for higher education. Relating to people from other countries, religions and cultur...

Tech Know: AMD processors beat Intel in value and benefits

October 19, 2004

Thinking about upgrading that computer? Is waiting five minutes just to boot up finally getting on yournerves? Maybe it is time to buy yourself a newcomputer. Computer prices are the lowest they have everbeen. An entire computer system, including printer andmonitor, costs approximately $600...

Letter: Wanted: Brenner’s advice for syllabus

October 18, 2004

 Dear Michael Brenner,     I just read your letter about your pointless classes, and I'd like to ask you a favor. I really need some help on my Spring syllabus, and I thought you might like to offer advice.   This semester I asked my students to write som...

Letter: Wal-Mart building despite protest

October 18, 2004

  I wish that Ms. Erin Hennigan could stop the cheerleading for Wal-Mart and realize truly what Ms. Lamaison wastrying to say in her article, "Falling Prices Kill Culture."   First of all, it is very easy to say how great a Wal-Mart will be in a certain area when it is not in he...

Fish Bowl: Finding employment proves time-consuming for new student

October 18, 2004

 From rent, food and gas to tuition and books,the list of expenses that the average college student incurs seemsto go on forever. The longer I am been at UTSA, the longer the list grows. So, like many students I know, I startedlooking for a job. However, I didn't have a lot of workexp...

Commentary: Bush’s foreign policy suffers

October 18, 2004

   Foreign policy is largely the reasonRepublicans get my vote. Republican advisors have had a far morerealistic grasp of geopolitical interests and conflicts. Theiremphasis on missile defense, high military budgets and aggressiveinternational intervention are important core ...