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UTSA welcomes over 71 new faculty members after having to release 69 from their service this fall due to COVID-caused budget cuts

The rowdy statue in the Sombrilla is wearing a mask. UTSA announced that they were eliminating 243 staff and 69 faculty positions for fiscal year 2020 due to budget cuts caused by COVID-19

Breahna Luera, News Editor

August 28, 2020

A recent UTSA Today article announced UTSA’s addition of over 70 new faculty members — 68 tenure/tenure-track (TTT) and 3 non-tenure track (NTT) — to seven of its colleges for the Fall 2020 semester. This comes just short of two months after UTSA’s announcement of their fiscal year 2021 (FY202...

2020 census push to increase federal funding

UTSA encouraged students to get involved in the 2020 census at an event
on Jan. 23. Census results influence the amount of federal funds disttributed
to states and localities.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 4, 2020

UTSA held a 2020 Census Kickoff event on Jan. 23, which informed students about what the census is and encouraged them to count themselves under their UTSA community address. “It’s important for UTSA students to be counted where they live in school rather than where the rest of their family may li...

SGA proposes budget reallocations

SGA proposes budget reallocations

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed budget reallocations during their General Assembly (GA) on Oct. 24. Following SGA’s Leadership Summit and homecoming activities, SGA Chief Executive Assistant Kaitlyn Law presented a proposal for budget reallocations since some line item budgets...

Student government approves remaining $32,423 budget

Student government senators address concerns. Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Joseph Torres

September 24, 2019

The 2019-2020 budget for UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) was approved during the 8th Session of the 44th General Assembly. The budget is funded via Student Services Fee S001 which mandates students to pay $16.18 per semester credit hour with a maximum charge of $194.16 per semester. “The...

Student organizations protest student government spending

Students hold signs in protest to student government budget. Photo by Robyn Castro

Breahna Luera

September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the meeting, students have the opportunity to voice their concerns with a two-minute time limit. Multiple...

SGA, don’t tread on us

Illustration by Emmanuelle Maher

Editorial Board

September 24, 2019

Outside the McKinney Humanities Building, some members of both The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and Turning Point USA, two of the most politically active organizations on campus, set aside their polarizing ideological differences and joined in solidarity to demonstrate their disapproval...

Budget vote postponed

Graphic by Lindsey Thomas

Joseph Torres

September 18, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) of UTSA failed to pass their annual budget during their 7th Session of the 44th General Assembly. Representatives spent the majority of the meeting asking questions and discussing line items associated with their 2019-2020 budget. $47,183 was budgeted for the...

Quick meals to make in college

Quick meals to make in college

Shelly Moreno

January 30, 2019

Ramen? Wendy’s 4 for $4 meal? Chips and soda from a vending machine? If you buy any of these items, stay tuned for more options. Since you continued reading, welcome to the club that consists of millions of college students who struggle to find the answer to this question: What do I eat? We often choose...

Stunting on a budget

Shop Rare at Brick at Blue Star. Emily Hubbard/The Paisano

Emily Hubbard

November 1, 2017

Thrifting is taken to a new level through local businesses. Over the past year, vintage fashion has seen a come up from casual everyday life to high fashion. Because vintage fashion is one of the hottest trends right now, items are more accessible than ever: pop ups, online shopping, applications a...

Make it rain

March 2, 2015

Marcus Connolly After the holiday season, tuition and other expenses of the New Year, your bank account may seem a little less full then you would like. Saving money can be frustrating, but with these simple tips it’ll be easy and you’ll be able to keep more pennies in your pigg...

Going To The Gym

September 29, 2014

Some of the most neglected monthly expense’s are gym memberships. Although cheaper options are available to people who want a good workout, some people may need a monthly fee for motivation. Some may enjoy working out with their friends or other health-minded people, while others, sign up for a ...

New Cabinet takes shape for Obama’s second term

April 2, 2013

Courtesy of Pete Souza / The White House Over the past few weeks, the Obama administration has shifted into finding nominees for cabinet secretary positions to replace the large amount of outgoing secretaries. Among those who have left are Secretaries Hillary Clinton...