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Commencement Speaker: Congressman Will Hurd

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...

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Commencement Speaker: Dr. Juliet Garcia

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...

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Sociologist AMEA refreshes R&B in San Antonio

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...

Books to read before you book it

paisano.online1 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...

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...

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...

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...

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From UTSA to the Dakota Access Pipeline

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...

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...

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Who Run the World? Squirrels!

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...

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...

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