The Paisano

Flaws determine a resolution

January 17, 2011

I have often fallen into the trap of making a New Year's Resolution over the short time that I was self aware enough to do so. They're usually something along the lines of trying to lose 10 pounds (or...

See you next spring, hope you join us for the ride

November 27, 2010

From new controversial degree plans to an entirely overhauled grading system, UTSA looks to be making provocative changes that will not only affect the student body but also faculty and staff. How will...

‘Vote or Die,’ a self-defeating principle for today’s youth

November 8, 2010

I never thought of myself as an apathetic voter. I love discussing and reading about politics, and during the 2008 campaign, I looked at the eighteen-year-old classmates at my high school with no small...

Trying to score with Blackboard

November 8, 2010

Shall we sit down together, students and faculty, to learn the proper ways of Blackboard? What a strange and frightening system. I don't mean to mystify or spiritualize what seems beyond so many people's...

How Stephanie Meyer may ruin your marriage

November 8, 2010

I am not one to tell people that my diversions are better than theirs; that is why I'm reluctant to join the chorus of the educated voices that bash the popular vampire saga, Twilight, just for fun....

Put Into Place: Trash Talk

October 29, 2010

Trash. It's everywhere I look. Sure there is the cliché that one man's garbage is another's treasure, but I can assure you that I will not be the one to salvage the crap that is in my way as I...

Americans: lazy, fatigued or just stupid?

October 18, 2010

The upcoming election hasn't captured the attention of UTSA students. Take for example, the lack of student interest when mid-term political candidate representatives as well as judicial candidates filled...

Leave our stands alone!

October 4, 2010

For the past couple of weeks The Paisano has been forced into a debate about whether The Paisano newspaper stands in the University Center will be removed and The Paisano relegated to university distribution...

UTSA musicians make yourselves known

October 4, 2010

A hair-raising pitch causes hair follicles to stand as goose bumps spread from arms to legs. An epic scene unfolds, as music majors practice in the art of the vocalization of sound. I'm not sure of the...

Break the cycle and make a difference

September 27, 2010

The alcohol survey that the Student Government Association (SGA) held brought to light a re-occurring issue that UTSA students face each year - apathy. Now, it's easy to blame the lack of student involvement...

General studies will be a jock degree

September 27, 2010

I applaud the Faculty Senate for rejecting the creation of a General Studies Degree.  At an institution that is hoping to achieve Tier-1 status as a research institution, this program does nothing...

Locker room drama during a war, really?

September 20, 2010

This week the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) goes on the cutting room floor. For 17 years GLBT soldiers have not been allowed to serve openly in the military. Those who support "DADT" claim...

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