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Commencement Speaker: Congressman Will Hurd

Photo courtesy of Hurd House

Isaac Serna

May 10, 2017

Congressman Will Hurd was born and raised in San Antonio. He attended John Marshall High School before he left for Texas A&M University. Before he was elected to the 114th Congress, Hurd was an undercover CIA officer and a senior advisor to a cybersecurity firm. He was recently featured in Po...

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Juliet Garcia

Photo courtesy of the UT System Office of Community, National and Global Engagement

Samuel De Leon

May 10, 2017

Dr. Juliet Garcia hopes to provide the Sunday graduation ceremony with a call to serve as advocates. Formerly the president of UT Brownsville, Garcia now serves as the senior advisor to the UT System Chancellor for community, national and global engagement. Garcia was the first Mexican-American woman ...

Sociologist AMEA refreshes R&B in San Antonio

Photos by Sergio Ramirez. Courtesy of AMEA

Enrique Bonilla

May 10, 2017

According to her heart break-inspired and softly spoken lyrics, AMEA is a “Resident of hypocrisy and adamant lust,” but on campus she is a sociology graduate student, panelist at  2017’s Music Biz Day and research assistant. Oklahoma native Ayanna Moriah-Eliza Allen (a.k.a AMEA) has been stirring waves in t...

Books to read before you book it

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May 10, 2017

Père Goriot (Old Goriot) by Honoré de Balzac Isaac Serna, News Editor Père Goriot” is an 1835 French novel written by the celebrated novelist and playwright, Honoré de Balzac. Though the novel takes place in 1819 I found young Rastingnac, the protagonist, a relatable character as he struggles to juggle his studie...

Create your own path, don’t follow a path

Create your own path, don’t follow a path

Ethan Pham

May 10, 2017

Children are often asked, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” That question, while seemingly harmless, perpetuates the idea that, from a young age, we should have a definitive path set for ourselves. That same question eventually manifests itself into, “What are you going to do after c...

The next chapter

The next chapter

Derek Ngwu

May 10, 2017

As I approach the last semester of my undergraduate career, a wave of emotions and thoughts begin to surface. Sentiments of anxiousness, excitement, worry and focus are at the forefront of my daily academic and personal life. From registering for my first orientation to enrolling in my final college...

5 things you MUST do before graduating from UTSA

Raquel Simon Calderon

December 15, 2016

December is here, and with it comes cold weather, a million assignments due, finals and, for some very lucky people, graduation. With that in mind, I invite everyone to take a step back. If you are graduating, congratulations! Reflect on your journey, remember those who made your experience at UTSA mem...

From UTSA to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo courtesy of KXMB-TV

Shelby Rose

December 15, 2016

An alumna’s account from the frontlines at Standing Rock If you would have told me six months ago that I would be a reporter in the middle of a high-profile national news story, I would have called you crazy. My footage and interviews have made it on CBS national news. I’ve interviewed ...

Paisano staff reading recommendations

paisano.online1

December 15, 2016

  Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal Jade Cuevas - Magazine editor Miki Agrawal. At 37, this social entrepreneur has opened her own restaurant and established a sustainable underwear company (yes, it’s a thing) and a bunch of other cool sh*t. Agrawal shares her experience...

Who Run the World? Squirrels!

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Samantha Ceballos

December 15, 2016

After scurrying around cramming for finals, the time has come to for UTSA squirrels to scamper across the stage for a picture with a diploma place holder. This year’s squirrel class at UTSA proves to be the largest group to participate in the fall commencement ceremony. The graduation squirrel populat...

I didn’t graduate in four years… and that’s okay

I didn’t graduate in four years... and that’s okay

Ashlee Morales

December 15, 2016

We begin college aiming for the ever-elusive four-year graduation. We get our degree plans all mapped out and start working towards a degree and, ultimately, our  future. It’s supposed to only take four years, right? From the time we’re capable of riding the elementary school bus alone, we’r...