Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Paisano events this upcoming semester. For any questions, contact [email protected]

How to get started

  1. Attend a general meeting to learn about The Paisano and pick up an article, graphic or photo assignment.
  2. Contributors can achieve staff member status by completing three contributions, attending a general meeting and an out-of-office event like distribution or tabling.

Weekly events explained

  • No events are mandatory for staff or contributing writers, we ask that if contributors write an article during the week they attend one of our two copyediting sessions. 
  • Wednesday General Meeting: Editors introduce themselves, pitch article ideas to attendees and share any important information or upcoming events.
  • Sunday Copyediting: Our first copyediting session after articles are due Sunday at 1 p.m. Our Editors and staff check each article and leave comments and suggestions on ways to improve and maintain AP style guidelines. Our Editors also design page layouts. 
  • Monday Production Night: Each Monday the office fills with Editors and staff for our production night, we do our second and final rounds of copyediting. Dinner is provided as well. 
  • Tuesday Distribution: Our hard work is published online and in print each Tuesday. Our distribution event includes placing the printed papers on newsstands across Main Campus. 
  • Tabling: On the listed calendar days we pass our papers to students outside the MH building. 

General Q&A

Do I have to contribute every week?

  • No, The Paisano operates on a 100% volunteer basis, you will never have to write something you do not want to or be required to pick up an assignment. We do ask that if a contributor commits to something they follow through by the relevant deadline and maintain communication with the Section Editor they are working with. 

I am not a big writer, can I still work with The Paisano?

  • Yes, the opportunities at The Paisano are endless! We offer varying sections and have something for anyone, from learning to run a business to traditional journalism to film, we have it all. 

I have something I would like covered but am not interested in covering it myself, where should I direct my idea? 

  • Any tips or suggestions can be directed to our “Submit a Tip” webpage. 

How is The Paisano funded and is it affiliated with UTSA?

  • The Paisano is funded through advertising, donations and charitable bingo. We are not affiliated with UTSA and are completely financially independent. More information about The Paisano’s operating model and general FAQ can be found on our “FAQ” webpage. 


If you have any other questions or are looking to get involved further email our Managing Editor at [email protected]