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The final debate: key takeaways

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator

October 24, 2020

The first debate was chaotic; the second debate never was. On Thursday night, the final debate of this year’s presidential election kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, promising that each candidate not speaking would have their microphone muted during the other candidate’s initial two-minute answer...

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that the contrasting images of a tanned, well-groomed Kennedy and a gaunt, stubbly Nixon had not only o...

Why should you register to vote?

Why should you register to vote?

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

September 18, 2020

At, you can check if you already are registered to vote and where. Per VoteTexas, you can register to vote if...: “You are a United States citizen You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;  You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and yo...

Don’t let false information deplete your voting rights

Don’t let false information deplete your voting rights

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

Like almost everything mentioned in high frequency on Donald Trump’s Twitter account, mail-in voting is not that complicated. Mail-in voting or absentee voting allows you to vote by mail, which is allowed by the Constitution. Each state has rules in place that regulate who can take part. Mail-in v...

COVID-19: San Antonio should be bracing for the worst

Photo by Jake Striebeck

Daniel Ysmael Dominguez, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

I work at a coffee shop in the medical center in which the majority of my customers are first responders in nearby hospitals.  Those who are awake enough before their morning dose of coffee often speak about the day as something foreboding, like the drizzle before the downpour: “It is steady, but...

Marijuana law slackens in SA

Editorial staff

October 4, 2017

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a new “cite and release” pilot program aiming to put fewer Bexar County residents, including members of the UTSA student body, in jail for nonviolent crimes—including marijuana possession offenses under four ounces. Instead of arresting offenders on the s...

SA mayoral candidates work to earn the student vote

Jeremiah Hobbs

January 25, 2017

Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina has never held an elected government office but has experience as a political consultant. He has pledged to regulate public utility rate and salary increases, improve public transportation, and restore public trust at City Hall along with other ...

UTSA downtown campus hosts Candidate Forum

Libby Wiedermann and Catherine Torres-Stahl debating at the Candidate Forum. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

October 12, 2016

UTSA students and San Antonio residents gathered at the Candidate Forum, located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, to learn about Bexar County’s public candidates. League of Women Voters (LWV) in partnership with the UTSA College of Public Policy. Candidates running for Bexar County sheriff, as well...