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UTSA architecture team wins competition

UTSA architecture team wins competition

Ethan Gullett

November 6, 2019

The student architecture team at UTSA competed in an event held by the Texas Society of Architects and brought home the victory against teams from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Del Mar and Rice. The team consisted of Mauricio Garza, Rachel Henkes, Armando Arazia and Jesus Alfonso. The four are currently...

Cry for the cryosphere

Cry for the cryosphere

Dawson Fagan

October 9, 2019

The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” is terrifying, and it has come just in time for Halloween. The report is a harrowing account of sea levels rising and ice sheets melting at a much faster rate than previously anticipated. Jane...

You have stolen my dreams’

You have stolen my dreams'

Dawson Fagan

October 2, 2019

Greta Thunberg is an icon to many, and a victim of fear and indoctrination to others. However, like so many champions of worthy causes, critics and advocates alike focus on the messenger and not the message. When speaking of a person with as much influence as Thunberg, it is important to recognize...

The change we wish to see: San Antonio plays their part in the fight against climate change

Photo by Robin Molina

Robin Molina

September 24, 2019

Before the crowd proliferated through the streets for the Youth Climate Strike, an event part of the global climate strike and hosted by Operation Climate SA, Public Citizen Texas, Society of Native Nations and Climate Action SA. All organizations gathered at the front of the Municipal Court to h...

One mile at a time

image of an electric car charging.

Maha Qadri

September 6, 2018

Electric vehicles are lowering the carbon emissions placed into our environment. With environmentalism becoming more prevalent across the United States, electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction as one of the best ways to combat carbon emissions. While it seems to be common knowledge that EVs are ...

Peas on Earth

Hand drawn graphic of vegetables and a carton of French fries

Katrina Clements

August 30, 2018

Excess production and consumption of meat and dairy has led to a dying planet  Raised awareness of human contribution to the downfall of our environment has made some individuals ask themselves, “What can I do to make a change?” One of the most popular eco-friendly trends has been transitioning...

Paris climate discord

The Paris Agreement was signed on Apr. 22, 2016.

Ricardo Rodriguez

June 8, 2017

On Thursday, President Trump announced America’s exit from the Paris Agreement, an agreement that unified 194 countries towards the singular goal of reducing emissions and the impact of climate change. America will be the only major country to not participate, despite being second only to China as t...

Model U.N. Society Hosts Panel On Climate Change

Photos by Benjamin Shirani/  The Paisano

Ben Shirani

April 18, 2017

On Wed. April 5, the UTSA Model United Nations Society (M.U.N.S) hosted a panel of experts to speak on climate change. The panel consisted of four experts on fields related to climate change. According to Walker Adams, Senior Global Affairs Major and M.U.N.S. officer: “Dr. Gomez is one of the pr...

Trump chooses coal over climate change with executive order

Graphic by Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Samuel De Leon

April 5, 2017

In the face of a struggling coal industry, Donald Trump signed an executive order deadset to withdraw from and rewrite the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is the result of the United States’ promise by former President Obama to cut emissions by 26 percent  from 2005 in the next 10 years.The CPP was set to...

Liar liar, planet on fire

Justice Lovin

November 16, 2016

COMMENTARY Epistemology is the philosophical enquiry into the nature of knowledge; it is the question of how one knows what one knows and whether or not that knowledge is reliable. Responsibility is the quality of being the causal agent of a particular effect; it refers also to the ethical bur...