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The mostly-empty Sombrilla sits in the center of Main Campus. UTSA has recently decided to transition classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Josh Peck and Breahna Luera

April 8, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page. April 8 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On April 8, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students announcing that summer courses will be held online for the upcoming Summer 2020 terms. According to Eighmy, the univer...

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Bree Newsome shares her experiences with social activism.
The event was held in the Denman Ballroom.

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015. Presented by the African American Studies Program and the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Se...

The state of mental health at UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy addresses an on-campus suicide that occurred in December 2019. Dr. Melissa Hernandez, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, co-leads the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing.

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

Lecturer hosts book discussion on ‘Black Fortunes’

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Senior lecturer and Director of African American Studies Karla Broadus partnered with the San Antonio Public Library’s Igo Branch to support Black History Month, presenting a lecture on a new book by black author Shomari Wills on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Broadus’s lecture generally covered black history...

Student jumps from second-story bridge

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the second incident of self-harm UTSA has acknowledged in the past three months — the last occurring in December — took place between the Business Building (BB) and McKinney Humanities Building (MH) when a student jumped off the bridge connecting the buildings. “Upon arrival [to ...

Protests collide near Sombrilla

A UTSAPD officer separated a demonstrator from the crowd. This event takes place near the Sombrilla.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

Opposing demonstrations clashed near the Sombrilla, resulting in a physical altercation and the involvement of UTSAPD officers on Feb 17. One of the demonstrations was organized by Red Star Magazine, a self-proclaimed “anti-government, anti-police, anti-fascist online magazine.” Its demonstration was ce...

Enriching Campus Wellbeing

Enriching Campus Wellbeing

Tammy Wyatt, Vice Provost for Student Success and Chair of the Enriching Campus Wellbeing Initiative

February 18, 2020

The suicide death of one of our students this past semester has served as a tragic reminder of the personal struggles many of our fellow Roadrunners face in their lives and of the imperative we all share to work together for the wellbeing of our campus community. A recent study of UTSA students by...

UTSA’s new College for Health, Community & Policy launches

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Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 28, 2020

UTSA officially launched the new College for Community, Health & Policy (HCaP) this semester. The college will offer several undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a number of certifications. These degrees and certifications have been reallocated from the College of Public Policy, College of Ed...

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise graphic

Editorial Board

January 22, 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, UTSA’s Bold Promise initiative gurantees full financial aid for tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters to students who satisfy specific requirements: being an incoming freshman in Fall 2020, having a median household income of $50,500 or less and being in the top 25...

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Adrian and Jennifer Uribe attend Bold Promise announcement on Dec. 12.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 22, 2020

UTSA has recently announced its new Bold Promise program, a program that offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen. High school seniors and twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe will be among the first Roadrunners affected by this program. Growing up on San Antonio’s West Side, the Uribe twins have...

Three students pass away

Vigil held outside of Alvarez hall. Photo by josh peck

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA lost three Roadrunners in the Fall 2019 semester. Mariana Otero passed away in a car accident on Oct. 16. Senior finance major Eric Naranjo passed away in a plane crash on Dec. 1. Sophomore pre-music major Caesar Caballero passed away by suicide on Dec. 4. Dean of Students LT Robinson sent an e...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...