The Paisano

Quit hounding Fox

April 14, 2008

The recent article by Adam Coronado clearly shows his left leaning bias-big time. Plus that he is rather naive. Of course, a right wing show like Fox News wants to show Obama in a bad light, just like he wants to show Fox News in a bad light (it's called Freedom of the Press). Fox does so because...

Texas culture still has drama

April 9, 2007

There is nothing like a steady dose of Texas history, and that is exactly what the audience at the Institute of Texan Cultures got this past Saturday; and it's only a glimpse of what's to come. On Saturday, the Institute of Texan Cultures featured Suppertime on the Garr'y, a play based on the Works Progress ...

Is Texas ready to get Kinky?

March 26, 2006

    If Kinky Friedman were elected governor of Texas he would appoint Willie Nelson as state energy advisor.    UTSA students chuckled at Friedman's comment last Thursday in a filled auditorium in the University Center when he called Nelson the "Hillbi...

Letter: Baseball is still an American pastime

April 18, 2005

Baseball is and will always be an American pastime, regardless of publicity attempts from the Paisano's rookie of the year. While the Red Sox finally did win the World Series, it wasn't the only story in baseball last year. Roger Clemens won his seventh Cy Young award, setting the record for the mos...

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 ...